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  1. A great blue heron rests off a coastal mangrove estuary at Port Manatee earlier this month. A water sample taken off the coast of Manatee County showed low levels of the organism found in Red Tide, the state said. The discovery amplifies concerns that contaminated water pumped into Tampa Bay from the old Piney Point phosphate plant property could fuel a bloom.
  2. Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah.
  3. Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala
  4. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby speaks during Opening Day at the Capitol Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Tallahassee.
  5. Opera Tampa, which presented "The Pirates of Penzance" in January of 2020, will bring the show back to the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in March of 2022.
  6. Authorities have finally identified the bodies of two homicide victims who were found buried in the Southern California desert in 1980 and linked to a man imprisoned for murder in Mississippi.
  7. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10 percent Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  8. A home for sale, 541 Locklie Street, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  9. A city evaluation committee has whittled five bids to build on the downtown waterfront to two shortlisted firms. [ City of Clearwater ]
  10. Soccer fans place a protest banner outside Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium in England on Monday, opposing the formation of the European Super League.
  11. Carlos Amado, left, with the Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections, guides Isabel Lui to the slot to drop off her ballot, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 in North Miami.
  12. A 46-year-old man was killed Wednesday when he was struck by a pickup while trying to cross U.S. 19 in Holiday, troopers said.
  13. President Joe Biden speaks to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington.
  14. The Florida Department of Transportation has postponed plans to improve roadways in the West Shore Interchange area until 2026. Renderings show planned modifications to general purpose lanes, additional tolled express lanes and a new, two-lane flyover ramp.
  15. Florida education commissioner warned Hillsborough County school officials to address a financial crisis in the district or risk a state takeover.
  16. Pete's General is expanding with a new location at 2361 First Ave. S in St. Petersburg.
  17. President Joe Biden speaks to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, from the East Room of the White House, on Thursday.
  18. Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C., center, joined from left by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference ahead of the House vote on H.R. 51- the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington
  19. Hurricane Hermine deluged the Tampa Bay region in 2016 and overloaded sewage systems, including in Largo, where manholes spewed water. This overflow included bits of toilet paper and a dollar bill.
  20. Ella and Milo are two puppies available for adoption this week. There are plenty of other animals waiting for you in area shelters too.
  21. Make it Legal Florida is a campaign to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot legalizing adult use of recreational marijuana in Florida.
  22. Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his State of the State address in the House chamber at the Capitol in Tallahassee during Opening Day of the Florida Legislature on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  23. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
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