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Good morning. It's Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Here's the Times' John Woodrow Cox on the search for Tiffany Sessions up in Gainesville: For two weeks, they had watched the dirt fall. They had waited to see pieces of bone or the Rolex watch Tiffany last wore. They had dug for closure, but the holes were all empty.

And here's the Times' Lisa Gartner on a staff member belt-beating a first-grader at an elementary school in St. Pete. The money quote comes from a Shaquanna Shelton: "Do you know how many kids give that lady issues? Do you know how many kids in that school need a whooping?"

Craig Pittman on counting manatees from the air.

A pickup truck hit and killed a bear early this morning on I-4 in the heart of Bearlando.

Says Gainesville's Donald Goodman, the one-armed victim of an alligator attack, in the February Florida Trend: "I still love alligators."

There's Walmart, there's cat food, there's the friend with 300 cats, and there's the stealing of said cat food to then sell it in what the kid calls "hustling." There's a lot going on here. I'd read more.

This suspected thief, meanwhile, was traveling in a dark-colored, four-door vehicle, police say ... and was accompanied by three unknown elderly subjects.

Then there's this: "He was advised twice to not blow in my face. The defendant told me he could blow in my face and that he doesn't take orders from 'Asians.'"

Don't do ... drugs?

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