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  1. Kale pesto and avocado "toasties" are served at The Works, a new plant-based cafe in St. Petersburg's Historic Uptown from the owner of Squeeze Juice Works.
  2. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will open Iron Gwazi, the world’s fastest and steepest hybrid coaster, for passholder previews Feb. 11 and will officially open March 11.
  3. Construction seen underway including two new rides in the background at Adventure Island in Tampa. The park is undergoing its biggest enhancement in 30 years.
  4. A sign for Microsoft offices, Thursday, May 6, 2021 in New York. Microsoft stunned the gaming industry when it announced, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, it would buy game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo.
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  6. The price of an ice tea at a local Starbucks went up recently, like pretty much everything else.
  7. Priatek Plaza, once known as the Bank of America building, stands at 200 Central Ave. in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. [Times (2015)]
  8. Tampa Bay was named the hottest housing market for 2022, according to Zillow. But housing has also become "musical chairs," one community leader said, with local renters being pushed out of the cities due to high costs.
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  10. Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota.
  11. The Tampa Sports Authority announced it is bringing the Tampa Taco and Margarita Festival to Raymond James Stadium on March 12. But Tampa organizers say they have learned from the past mistakes of the event's promoter and are taking measures to control the event.
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  13. Florida Sen. Danny Burgess, right, sponsored the bill to protect health care providers from COVID-related lawsuits.
  14. Airlines across the world, including the long-haul carrier Emirates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, rushed Wednesday to cancel or change flights heading into the U.S. over an ongoing dispute about the rollout of 5G mobile phone technology near American airports.
  15. Oranges ripen in a grove in Plant City. If the current forecast holds true through the rest of the citrus growing season, it will be the smallest orange crop since the 1944-1945 season, when the state produced 42.3 million boxes of oranges.
  16. The New York attorney general’s office says its civil investigation has uncovered evidence that former president Donald Trump's company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to get loans and tax benefits.
  17. This billboard on Adamo Drive in Tampa, paid for by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, targets Tampa General Hospital for having a McDonald's fast food restaurant inside.
  18. Exterior photo of Radiant Health Care of Brandon, formerly Consulate Health pictured on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 in Brandon.
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  20. Jack Timmel, 34, and his father, John Timmel, 65, who are licensed harbor pilots, serve as the sail masters for the "Jose Gasparilla" pirate ship that leads a flotilla of private boats into downtown Tampa before its signature parade. They are standing in the elevated perch that the captains use on the ship, which was built in 1954 for the festival.
  21. California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019.
  22. A Dreamliner 787-10 arriving from Los Angeles pulls up to a gate at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land.
  23. Port Tampa Bay, viewed here from its cruise terminal area in October 2020, has approved several potential manufacturing expansions over the coming years.
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