1. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Derrick McLaughlin, the principal of Dawson Elementary School, chatted with undercover detectives posing as a 15-year-old boy on a social media app and tried to get the "teen" to engage in sexual acts.
  2. Diane Leahy prays with others before receiving the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
  3. Appearing with students on the Capitol steps in Tallahassee, state Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, and state Rep. Susan Valdes, D-Tampa, announced on Jan. 27, 2022 that they had filed bills aimed at ending hunger on Florida’s college campuses.
  4. A view of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park during the MiLB International Championship game in 2019 in Durham, N.C. Major League Baseball will not require players with minor-league contracts to be vaccinated against COVID-19 this season.
  5. Jordan Gracia, left, and Jaycob Riley, right, face charges in an undercover gun buy that ended in gunfire Monday at Westfield Brandon mall.
  6. Clearwater police Officer Jason Lambe faces charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment, tampering with a witness, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting an officer without violence.
  7. This cover image released by Pantheon shows "Maus" a graphic novel by Art Spiegelman. A Tennessee school district has voted to ban the Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to “inappropriate language” and an illustration of a nude woman.
  8. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the retirement of Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, left, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday.
  9. Students cross through a school zone as they head to class at Davidsen Middle School in Tampa's Westchase community.
  10. Tampa City Council Chairman Orlando Gudes wants Tampa to emulate St.Petersburg's ordinance requiring developers that get significant amounts of city money to reinvest in the community.
  11. The campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. [WIKIMEDIA COMMONS]
  12. Rosalie Rendu Residences has won a national community development award in Pasco County.
  13. Travelers pass a sign near a COVID-19 testing site in Terminal E at Logan Airport, on Dec. 21, 2021, in Boston. A new AP-NORC poll shows that few Americans – just 15 percent – say they'll consider the pandemic over only when COVID-19 is largely eliminated. By contrast, 83 percent say they'll feel like the pandemic is over when it's largely a mild illness, like the seasonal flu.
  14. An architect's rendering of a new three-story senior housing complex that is planned to replace the Jordan Park historic village.
  15. Magda Alicia Gutiérrez sold her first food truck before the pandemic hit in March 2020. Now, she's opened a new one, Mr. G Taqueria in Ruskin, this time with help from She’s now doing business as Mr. G Taqueria in Ruskin with her husband, Giovani Espinoza (left).
  16. A House subcommittee voted on Thursday to approve a bill that would allow parents of adult children to pursue pain-and-suffering damages in medical malpractice cases.
  17. Teacher Diane Thomssen explains the concept of collage art to her prekindergarten students on Tuesday at Dunedin Elementary. The Pinellas County school district's free VPK program has been expanded and runs during the school year.
  18. This Jan. 7 image from 52-3 District Court shows Ethan Crumbley in a Zoom hearing in Rochester Hills, Mich. Attorneys say Crumbley, who is charged with killing four students at a Michigan high school, will pursue an insanity defense.  A summary of case filings available online says a notice was filed Thursday.
  19. A man found clinging to a capsized boat in the waters off Florida's east coast said 39 others who were on the vessel went missing. One body has been recovered so far.
  20. Michael, Jason and Papaya are three of many animals hoping to find families.
  21. Leonardo Silva Oliveira, 26, of Coconut Creek, was arrested last Thursday on a warrant out of Palm Beach County and was jailed for five days in a case of mistaken identity.
  22. FILE - Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominated to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on pending judicial nominations, April 28, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Joe Biden has already narrowed the field for his first U.S. Supreme Court pick. One potential nominee is Jackson, 51. She attended Harvard as an undergraduate and for law school. Obama nominated her to be a federal trial court judge, and Biden elevated her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Early in her career, she was also a law clerk for Breyer.  (Tom Williams/Pool via AP, File)
  23. A screenshot of body camera video showing Officer Matthew Cavinder using his Taser on a man who minimally resisted arrest. A police review board fired Cavinder, the agency announced Thursday.
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