1. Michael Dougherty, 40, was arrested on an attempted second-degree murder charge after deputies said he left a woman with a hatchet in her head in St. Petersburg and fled to Gainesville.
  2. Alexander Leszczynski, 24, of North Redington Shores, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering, as well as murder-for-hire and obstruction of justice.
  3. A Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputy walks past an apartment on Lakeview Lane in Dunedin that caught fire on Thursday. A neighbor pulled 82-year-old Patricia Mitchell from the burning unit. She later died at the hospital.
  4. Alligator trapper Phil Walters (standing) and a colleague remove an alligator from the Hillsborough River at Water Works Park in Tampa earlier this month.
  5. Federal prosecutors accused Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari of plotting an attack in support of ISIS. His attorneys have challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, and criticized the steps investigators took.
  6. Jaye Matthews will begin as Clearwater's Community Redevelopment Agency Director on Dec. 5 after serving as an operations officer with Baltimore's housing department since 2019.
  7. USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Christian Hardigree has an office that overlooks Bayboro Harbor. Her task as she settles into the job will be to retain the small campus's unique flavor while ensuring that it remains a vital part of a much larger university.
  8. Flu has spiked earlier than usual this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The H3N2 strain of influenza A is dominant.
  9. Seniors, individuals with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to become seriously ill from cases of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.
  10. Chase Cannone faces vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter charges in connection with a fatal crash in February.
  11. Eloda Hogan, the 54-year-old mother of a teen driver accused in a crash that killed two teen passengers, is facing a criminal charge in connection with the fatal crash, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.
  12. Anglers fish along the North Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier on Wednesday in St. Petersburg. Wildlife officials are considering new rules to prevent seabird entanglements at the Skyway Fishing Pier.
  13. Scott Herndon, 57, has been arrested on a charge that he left the scene of a fatal accident on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. He later returned to the scene after a witness followed him, police said.
  14. This rendering from St. Petersburg developers Eastman Equity Holdings shows a proposed 13-story, 114-room hotel at 1111 Central Ave.
  15. Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel, left reminisces on a stack of newspaper articles with her assistant, Jan Tracy, right, while recalling memories of her tenure as a public official on Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022, in her office at the Pinellas County Courthouse in Clearwater. Seel retired in November, after more than 25 years, including more than two decades on the Pinellas County Commission.
  16. The Dunedin City Commission on Nov. 15 votes to settle a Sunshine Law violation lawsuit with Bill Gay, a local government watchdog.
  17. Broderick McCullough with his niece, Keony Dilworth. McCullough was found beaten in the parking lot of the North Shore pool the day after Thanksgiving in 1990. His murder remains unsolved.
  18. Dominic Fike performs at Jannus Live during his sold-out St. Petersburg stop on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.
  19. Bruce Hines, 56, loads his bicycle with items collected at the food drive at Tangerine Plaza in St. Petersburg on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2002. It is the site of a weekly giveaway.
  20. A great horned owlet, left, and its mother share a rat on March 2 in Philippe Park in Safety Harbor. Within days, both would die.
  21. Joe Rufin with Creepy Creatures Termite and Pest Control, of Palm Harbor, organizes blocks of rodenticide while preparing a bait station as he worked to exterminate rodents from a condominium complex on Aug. 18 in Clearwater. The rodenticide is made with cholecalciferol, which is not among the anticoagulants that local wildlife advocates are trying to get off the street.
  22. Hope Village of America President and CEO Kirk Ray Smith in a 2018 portrait. Members of a fundraising committee for The Haven domestic violence shelter have resigned saying that Smith ranted and belittled them during a zoom call on Oct. 19. The nonprofit's governing board is holding an emergency meeting Monday.
  23. A 67-year-old man who was hit by an SUV last week on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg has died, St. Petersburg police reported on Monday.
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