1. Law enforcement investigators examine what appears to be a Toyota sedan after it crashed into the side of a building in Winter Haven on Monday.
  2. The exterior of Pups Pub Tampa, 2202 W Kennedy Blvd, is seen in this Google Street View photo taken in November 2022. Pups Pub Tampa and Pups Pub Orlando are challenging the Florida Department of Health over decisions to block dogs from being in the establishments. The bars filed a case last week at the state Division of Administrative Hearings after health officials issued orders to prevent dogs in what the case describes as “dog friendly bars.”
  3. A man carries the body of an earthquake victim in the Besnia village near the Turkish border, Idlib province, Syria, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. A powerful earthquake has caused significant damage in southeast Turkey and Syria and many casualties are feared. Damage was reported across several Turkish provinces, and rescue teams were being sent from around the country. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
  4. Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis released his proposed budget for the coming year, calling for the tax proceeds to be refunded and the rest spent on transportation projects, except mass transit.
  5. The sign outside the Reedy Creek Improvement District administrative office building is seen on April 23, 2022, at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.
  6. Florida Sen. Travis Hutson (R-Palm Coast) is leading a push to change the state's name, image and likeness law.
  7. Brandon Russell has been arrested on charges connected to a plot targeting Baltimore's electric grid. He was previously sentenced in Tampa federal court to prison time for having bomb-making materials.
  8. Construction workers build a house near Rangeland Boulevard and Gunn Highway on June 30, 2022, in Odessa.
  9. Passengers onboard a No. 6 Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority bus on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, in Tampa.
  10. On his first day as the University of Florida's president, former U.S. Sen Ben Sasse talked about disruption and change in letters to the UF community.
  11. Steven Lorenzo, who is representing himself, listens to a witness during his penalty hearing on Monday in Tampa.
  12. The exterior of The Tampa Edition hotel in Tampa in 2022.
  13. In this 2004 photo, then-Florida state Rep. Ed Jennings hugs Rosewood survivor Robie Allenetta Mortin after the unveiling of a historical marker for Rosewood, a Black community destroyed by racial violence in 1923.
  14. Aiden Fucci is directed to his seat by his attorneys. The Florida teenager has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a 13-year-old classmate 114 times in 2021.
  15. A 30-year-old Tampa man was killed Sunday night in Hernando County when the driver of an SUV hit him as he was helping load a vehicle onto a car hauler, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
  16. Anthony Leo will retire as CEO of St. Petersburg's BayFirst Financial at the end of 2023.
  17. The Tampa Police Department arrested one of its own officers on a misdemeanor battery charge on Sunday.
  18. An 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at a New York nursing home but found to be breathing three hours later at the funeral home where she had been taken, authorities said.
  19. Demolition of downtown Tampa's former Tarr Furniture building began on Saturday.
  20. A bull shark inspects a photographer, coming close to the camera, during a shark dive off the coast of Jupiter on Florida's east coast last year. Sharks bit 16 people in unprovoked attacks off Florida’s waters last year, marking the highest reported number of bites than anywhere else in the world.
  21. The Metro, a seven-story, 100-unit apartment building at 77 11th St. N in St. Petersburg, has sold for $28.2 million before its opening in May.
  22. The books books and instructional materials available to students at Florida schools, such as those shown here at Sawgrass Bay Elementary School in Clermont, have come under scrutiny over whether their content is appropriate for children.
  23. Members of the Krewe of Sant’ Yago pass out beads to people along Bayshore Boulevard during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, in Tampa. The krewe will host their signature event, The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade, on Feb. 11.
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