1. Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu, president of Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute, demonstrates endoscopic ultrasound technology, on Wednesday.
  2. State Rep. Mike Beltran filed legislation to kill the half-cent sales tax but his bill appears to be dead.
  3. Police patrols are ramping up, both uniformed and undercover, to stop underage drinking, thefts, fighting, or worse during spring break in Fort Lauderdale.
  4. A photo of Martin Fennelly greets guests during a celebration of life for the former Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times columnist Friday in Tampa.
  5. Pilot Patrick Keenan maneuvers his Cessna 182 on final approach to Clearwater Airpark on Thursday.
  6. Vakarvery Scott looks on during a hearing in the murder trial of Savannah Mathis at the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa on Tuesday.
  7. A missing persons poster for 13-year-old Madeline Soto on display as Orange County Sheriff John Mina announces updates on the investigation on Friday.
  8. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is welcomed to a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives by House Speaker Paul Renner, left, and Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo to give his State of the State address in Tallahassee on Jan. 9.
  9. The University of Florida announced Friday it has ended all spending on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in response to new state policy.
  10. Banned books are on display in a booth during the American Association of School Librarians national convention on Oct. 19, 2023, in Tampa. Florida is crafting new rules on book challenges after Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized "bad actors" that he said are abusing the challenge process.
  11. Rowers from Team Tampa Rowing girls varsity paddle along the Hillsborough River on Wednesday in Tampa.
  12. People gather outside the much-anticipated Publix GreenWise Market, at 555 Channelside Drive in Tampa, moments before the store’s grand opening at 7:00 am on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, in Tampa. The 26,000-square-foot store is the anchor retail tenant at Heron, the first apartment tower to open at Water Street Tampa, the $3.5-billion downtown development from Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates’s Cascade Investment.
  13. Six people were arrested after a fight broke out at Chamberlain High School on Thursday morning, according to Tampa police.
  14. Deputies say Jahfahree Edwards, 24, fired at students after a fight down the street from Spoto High School in Riverview.
  15. Molly Christine Cox, 50, is facing a felony grand theft charge in connection with more than $153,000 in missing deposits from a Largo Dunkin' store.
  16. Former Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Lipari, left, received the Governor’s Veterans Service Award from Gov. Rick Scott in 2018.
  17. Mike Harting, CEO of Three Daughters Brewing, has filed to seek the St. Petersburg City Council seat being vacated by Ed Montanari due to term limits.
  18. IndyCar, St. Petersburg and the Grand Prix have changed a lot since the 2005 event.
  19. Abraham Melendez, 22, is pictured in a Hillsborough County jail booking photo taken on Thursday after his arrest on charges of second degree murder and tampering with evidence in connection to the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy earlier that day.
  20. The Beach Theatre on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach is shown in this 2021 photo. The theater has recently sold and the new owners plan to use it to show movies and theater productions.
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  22. Pastor Alfonso Jackson Jr. of New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Miami talks about the importance of Black History month to the congregation during Tuesday Service.
  23. State Rep. Yvonne Hinson, D-Gainesville, argues that Florida teachers must understand the history of Ocoee, Jim Crow  laws and other aspects of Black history in order to properly educate their students. She sought to amend a bill that would bar "identity politics" from teacher preparation programs, during House floor debate on Feb. 29, 2024.
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