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Slideshow: Latest from Hillsborough County
  • A group of bystanders and police officers teamed up rescue a kitten that had been stuck in a storm drain in downtown Tampa. (Photo: Tampa Police Department)
  • A group of bystanders and police officers teamed up rescue a kitten that had been stuck in a storm drain in downtown Tampa. (Photo: Tampa Police Department)
  • The Officer and the Kitten: Officer Simmons holds the kitten that was rescued from a storm drain in downtown Tampa. (Photo: Tampa Police Department)
  • Members of the public packed Tuesday's Hillsborough County School Board meeting. The school board is set to decide Superintendent MaryEllen Elia's fate. (Photo: Chris MacDonald, staff)
  • Police say a man between the ages of 20 to 25 was fatally shot Monday night at the corner of N 29th Street and E 29th Avenue in East Tampa.
  • Rosemarie Blitch, 77, walks her Hillsborough County neighborhood twice a day to pick up trash.
  • Couples and bystanders wait for a mass same-sex wedding set to take place Tuesday in downtown Tampa. (Photo: Cait McVey, staff)
  • The line for couples seeking marriage licenses stretches down a hallway Tuesday morning at the Hillsborough County courthouse. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Together for 25 years, Shirley Winslow and Brenda Cuevas were married Tuesday in downtown Tampa. (Photo: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • Same-sex couples line up outside the Hillsborough County courthouse in downtown Tampa on Tuesday morning. (Photos: Jason Lanning, staff)
  • BMX bikers and Siam the elephant gather Friday at the Amalie Arena before showtime. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • The team at 2nd C.H.A.N.C.E. bow their heads in prayer before feeding the homeless in a downtown Tampa park.
  • Everyday Hero: Keith Babb founded 2nd C.H.A.N.C.E for Boyz, a program that offers juvenile delinquents a chance to start over.
  • Azaria Santos, 10, delivered 60 baskets to the parents of premature babies in the NICU. Santos spent months putting the baskets together as a way to comfort the babies through what can be a trying time.
  • The felines at Big Cat Rescue pounced on their Christmas presents Tuesday at the sanctuary.
  • Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings serves up the team's annual Thanksmas meal at the Salvation Army in Tampa Tuesday night.
  • Fog shrouds Interstate 4 early Tuesday in Seffner. (Photo courtesy Jason Lanning)
  • The Florida Highway Patrol received multiple calls about a motorcycle going the wrong way on Interstate 275 near downtown Tampa around 5:30 a.m.
  • The Anna Pavlova room is decorated in honor of the famous Russian ballerina and features hand-painted toe shoes and several antique tutus. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • The Plant Museum Hotel in Tampa is decked out for the annual Victorian Christmas stroll. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • The new, 12-story tower is slated to be constructed on Channelside Drive at South Meridian Avenue on land donated specifically for this project by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik. (Artist rendering courtesy State University System of Florida)
  • According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman was confused and not impaired when she drove north in the southbound lanes of I-275.
  • Both directions of Interstate 4 were shrouded in smoke after the bus caught fire. (Photo courtesy Florida Highway Patrol)
  • A Plant City home that is nearly a century old may soon be history. Plant City commissioners approved the demolition of a historic house on 709 Evers Street.
  • Dale Gordon, the director of the Tampa/Hillsborough Film Commission, said a feature film like 'The Infiltrator' could have contributed up to $20 million to the local economy.
  • Tampa's outdoor ice skating rink is open for business, and young and old took the opportunity to hit the ice for some holiday fun.
  • Alonso High senior Keilly Pulgar (left) poses with her mentor, Samantha Friday. Pulgar just learned she is a finalist for a Take Stock in Children’s Leaders 4 Life Fellowship. (Photo: Ashley Jeffery, staff)
  • The cold front moving through the Bay area Monday dumped heavy rain on the Alafia River in Riverview. (Photo: Steve Watkin)
  • Officials announced Thursday that Tampa International Airport will begin carrying nonstop flights to Frankfurt, Germany, starting next year. (Photo: Chris McDonald, staff)
  • Tampa's police department is making a major effort to recruit more minority officers. And that latest effort is taking place on Sunday mornings in Tampa churches.
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