1. Azalea Middle School math teacher Adam Zele, right, reacts with his former student, Julia Mara, a student at St. Petersburg High, as he is crowned the 2022-23 Pinellas County Schools Teacher of the Year at the Mahaffey Theater on Feb. 8, 2023, in St. Petersburg.
  2. Construction work is underway on an affordable housing community in Miami-Dade County. The Florida Legislature is moving forward a bill aimed to address workforce housing.
  3. In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it will cut about 7,000 jobs as part of a “significant transformation” announced by CEO Bob Iger.
  4. President Joe Biden talks with reporters after returning on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, from a weekend at Camp David in Maryland.
  5. The entrance to Disney's Reedy Creek Improvement District administration building is seen Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, in Lake Buena Vista. A new bill released in early February 2023 would put the entertainment giant’s district firmly in the control of Florida’s governor and legislative leaders.
  6. Sen. Travis Hutson, seen here during a committee meeting Tuesday, is the sponsor of a bill that would effectively repeal Florida's name, image and likeness law.
  7. Estella Maria Bailey, 79, is accused of gaining power of attorney over a woman living at a nursing home and stealing nearly half a million dollars from her.
  8. Busch Gardens has announced its new thrill ride Serengeti Flyer will open Feb. 27. Serengeti Flyer will be the world’s tallest and fastest ride of its kind, a screamin’ swing pendulum ride that can move more than 60 mph.
  9. Billy Bennett Adams III, left, sits beside Assistant Public Defender Donna Perry during his murder trial on Jan. 24 in Tampa.
  10. A Donald Trump post on Truth Social in which the former president gives oxygen to a claim by one of his supporters that Gov. Ron DeSantis was "grooming" students as a high school teacher.
  11. PASCO Wesley Chapel,FL. 12/2/09--PASADDLEBROOK03----Saddlebrook Resort announced this week it is looking to hire as many as 100 new staffers in anticipation of a busy winter season. "Given the dismal economy and job market, we are excited to begin this hiring campaign and are looking forward to speaking with anyone interested in working in a beautiful environment at the finest resort on the west coast of Florida," said Greg Riehle, the resort's General Manager. Positions range from housekeepers to line cooks and restaurant servers and other positions. FRED BELLET STAFF PHOTO for McCOY REQUEST for PASCO
  12. The WalMart Neighborhood Market at 6900 US 19 Highway 19 North in Pinellas Park is seen in this image from Google Earth.
  13. The National Weather Service is forecasting a cool down this weekend, after storms pass through the area Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. A woman used an umbrella to make her way around town during rainy conditions as storms moved through the area last March.
  14. Tampa City Council member Bill Carlson has received the endorsement of the West Central Florida Labor Council for the District 4 seat.
  15. Isabella Angelina Scavelli, a 17-year-old junior at Hernando High School in Brooksville, was killed in a shooting in South Brooksville on Tuesday, school district officials said.
  16. This photo provided by Rakuten Rewards shows Alicia Silverstone in a scene from Rakuten Rewards 2023 Super Bowl NFL football spot.  Big name advertisers are paying as much as $7 million for a 30-second spot during the big game on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023. In order to get as much as a return on investment for those million, most advertisers release their ads in the days ahead of the big game to get the most publicity for their spots. (Rakuten Rewards via AP)
  17. Lockers are shown at Sunlake High School during the first day of school for Pasco County students in 2021 in Land O’ Lakes. A student has been arrested on charges related to threats made to the school.
  18. Golfers head out to the putting greens when the Sarasota PopStroke opened in April. A quote by co-owner Tiger Woods is seen on display at the entrance of the TGR Design courses.
  19. Big Cypress National Preserve, seen here in this 2008 file photo, is an important habitat for the endangered Florida panther and is a key ingredient in maintaining the Everglades' ecosystem health.
  20. Aerial of the lost College Hill Cemetery, which is now a parking lot for the Italian Club Cemetery.
  21. Kids hang on to their ride at the 2022 Florida State Fair, which will return Feb. 9-20. It was founded more than 100 years ago and now sports the nation's largest midway.
  22. Construction has wrapped on the 22-story, 70-unit luxury condo tower Hyde Park House, located at 2103 Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. Shown here is the building's communal clubhouse area.
  23. Clearwater police were searching Wednesday for the driver who hit a pedestrian on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard Tuesday night and kept driving.
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