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Daniel Figueroa IV - Digital producer

Digital producer

I sacrifice precious hours of sleep to make sure folks get the news they need. I’m originally from the Bronx, but Florida’s now home. When I’m not trying to figure out ways to sneak Star Wars and Indiana Jones references into my stories (both of which I’ve done successfully) I’m probably on my motorcycle in search of my next favorite taco shop.

  1. As the Nude Party performs in the background, Alicia Wilcox, 36, of New York, washes up at a mobile hand-washing station at the Gasparilla Music Festival in Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa on March 7, 2020. The festival and city installed the stations in the wake of the coronavirus’ spread in Tampa Bay and Florida at large. Wilcox said she had no hesitation about traveling to the festival following the cancellations of major festivals like South by Southwest and the Ultra Music Festival, and said as long as you keep clean, there should be no reason to worry. “Wash your freaking hands,” she said. “It’s just practicing hygiene. That’s what it comes down to.” [JAY CRIDLIN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Justin White faces 19 charges relating to the sexual battery of a 10-year-old girl. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
  3. FILE - In this Monday, March 2, 2020 file photo, a health alert for people traveling to China is shown at a TSA security checkpoint at the Denver International Airport in Denver. A steep drop in business travel could be a gut punch to a tourism industry already reeling from the coronavirus outbreak, as big companies like Amazon try to keep employees healthy by banning trips. [CHARLES REX ARBOGAST  |  AP]
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  5. Eleanor Buist, left, Anne Slattery and Pat O'Reilly Hauser toast during a St. Patrick's Day lunch at Four Green Fields.
  6. Un club de striptease de Tampa dijo que está ayudando a combatir la propagación del coronavirus al dar máscaras faciales a sus clientes. [Times files/Deja Vu Showgirls]
  7. A Tampa strip club said its helping fight the spread of coronavirus by giving face masks to its customers. [Times files/Deja Vu Showgirls]
  8. Remember to set your clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time this weekend. [Associated Press file photo]
  9. Kelli Freeman, Jessica Smith and Mary Murphy pose as World War II icon "Rosie the Riveter" during a rally. [PAUL CONNORS  |  AP]
  10. Sarasota police officers said they found drugs in Latoya Carley's car after they noticed her parked in a handicap space with a different vehicles tag. [Sarasota Police Department]
  11. Tampa police said Marcelo Romero, 33, was behind an April 2019 jewelry store burglary where he nabbed $3 million of goods. He's also accused of multiple crimes in California, where DNA evidence was used to connect him to the Tampa crime. [Tampa Police Department]
  12. A protester at left, is held back by Jill Biden, center, and her husband Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, during a primary election night rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. [MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ  |  AP]
  13. Danny New, 24, reaches for the frisbee while playing on the beach at Honeymoon Island State Park on New Years Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 in Dunedin.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  14. In this photo made available by the Florida Highway patrol shows confiscated drugs following the arrest of two men Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, Santa Rosa County, Fla. Authorities confiscated methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl. (Florida Highway Patrol via AP) [AP]
  15. Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin on "the Office," partnered with Bush's Beans to bring the chili his character was famous for spilling to life. [Bush's Beans]
  16. Actor Clint Eastwood pretends to speak to President Barack Obama during the 2012 Republican National Convention held in Tampa. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times (2012)]
  17. Drone video posted by See Through Canoe shows David Beede of Shallow Point Fishing Charters scraping a manatee's back with a fishing pole. [See Through Canoes]
  18. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  19. A newly signed Florida law states that homeowners associations cannot ban marked police vehicles from parking in neighborhoods.
  20. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Charles Polen, 40, ran over and killed his girlfriend before turning around and going back to the bar where they'd been drinking. [Polk County Sheriff's Office]
  21. New Orleans-based Dat Dog offers exotic sausages like alligator, duck and crawfish, along with multiple vegan options and more than 30 toppings. The chain is seeking franchisees to bring a location to Tampa Bay. [Dat Dog]
  22. Twitter user Ashley Bower asked what movies traumatized people as children, prompting a deluge of responses and a spattering of old movies to trend on Twitter on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. [Ashley bower]
  23. A "wild night" in Poinciana left two people dead and one shot seven times, but in stable condition. [Polk County Sheriff's Office]
  24. This YouTube screen shot shows local news coverage in Pensacola as a man fleeing from police climbed a 365-foot tall radio tower on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. [Youtube]