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The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, a nonprofit that manages trust funds for individuals with complex medical needs, including victims of road accidents and medical malpractice, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing the loss of $100 million that it says was taken in an unsanctioned loan by the nonprofit's founder, Leo Govoni. It is located at the Roosevelt Lakes office building at 12425 28th St. in St. Petersburg.
A nonprofit that administers trust funds for more than 2,000 people with special medical needs has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after discovering the shortfall.
Bills reauthorizing the My Safe Florida Home program would only allow low- and moderate-income households to apply for 60 days after July 1.
A megachurch took over a struggling smaller one at its request. Now a plan to develop the property goes to county officials. Some long-timers object.

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  1. An aerial drone view of the tents for Cirque du Soleil Bazzar in the parking lot of Tropicana Field on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 in St. Petersburg. The show runs from February 22, 2024 - March 24, 2024.
  2. The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, a nonprofit that manages trust funds for individuals with complex medical needs, including victims of road accidents and medical malpractice, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing the loss of $100 million that it says was taken in an unsanctioned loan by the nonprofit's founder, Leo Govoni. It is located at the Roosevelt Lakes office building at 12425 28th St. in St. Petersburg.
  3. Big Cypress National Preserve is part of the Caloosahatchee-Big Cypress Corridor.
  4. Eric Wear, owner of Dania Beach-based Extreme Window Systems, installs impact doors and windows at a Deerfield Beach home on April 13, 2023. The popular My Safe Florida Home program is expected to resume taking applications on July 1, but many homeowners might find it more difficult to secure grants of up to $10,000 for stormproofing their homes.
  5. Char siu lechon, coconut-ginger braised greens and chicken adobo bao buns are served at Lucky Tigre in South Tampa. The restaurant is moving to a new address at 1713 N Albany Avenue soon.
  6. The former First Baptist Church of Palm River, later a campus of Bell Shoals Baptist Church. Members of the original 97-year-old congregation are protesting a plan to tear down the church buildings to make way for townhomes.
  7. An aerial of a massive sinkhole that opened up underneath a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant in Mulberry in 2016.
  8. Crowds walk along 22nd Street South, browsing vendors booths during the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, Saturday, February 17, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
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  10. Coca-Cola's Dunedin plant will shut down at the end of May, nearly 2½ years after an initial closing date announced in 2020, the company said last week. It's been a producer of juice and jobs since the 1940s and a connection to the city’s bygone era as a citrus powerhouse.
  11. Duke Energy laborers work on power lines at a home on Sixth St. S. after strong storms came through the area in January. Members of the City Council have proposed the idea of parting from a contract with Duke Energy when an agreement comes up for renewal in 2026.
  12. The Squishmallows booth sells toys modeled after Warren Buffett, pictured, and Charlie Munger in the exhibit hall for the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, May 6, 2023, in Omaha, Neb. In a lawsuit filed Monday, Kelly Toys and parent company Jazwares accused Build-A-Bear's new “Skoosherz” line of copying Squishmallows' look and feel. Skoosherz toys have the “same distinctive trade dress” of Squishmallows, the complaint said — pointing to shape, face style, coloring and fabric similarities.
  13. The Florida House is proposing divesting an estimated $277 million in state pension fund investments in Chinese state-owned companies. Among the investments is Kweichow Moutai, which specializes in a particular liquor.
  14. Rideshare drivers taking part in a strike, yell for a Lyft driver approaching LAX-IT, the rideshare pickup location at LAX, to turn off their app and join them. The strike was aimed to push congress to pass the protect the right to organize act, proposed federal legislation that allows contractors to unionize if they choose.
  15. This is a photo of professional race car driver Joey Logano doing a burnout after winning a NASCAR exhibition auto race at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2022. Two recent cases of drivers doing burnouts at Tampa Bay area businesses didn't end as well for them.
  16. Construction continues with more homes being added to the Lennar at Bryant Square subdivision near Bryant Park Drive on Feb. 1 in New Port Richey.
  17. Florida Power & Light and Miami-Dade County launched a half-acre 402-panel floating solar array next to Miami International Airport on Jan. 28, 2020. At least seven major solar projects are scheduled to be finished in the state this year.
  18. David Pizzo at a Florida Blue event announcing a $1.7 million investment to fight poverty in North Tampa. The West Florida market president for Florida Blue, Pizzo volunteered with United Way for more than two decades and catapulted the company's donations to the nonprofit to more than $1 million annually.
  19. Walt Disney Imagineering shares a first look at the first-ever Princess Tiana audio-animatronic figure, which will debut this summer in Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom park. Tiana was Disney's first Black princess in the film "The Princess and the Frog."
  20. Jonathan Sanchez, the tech lead and shop supervisor at EV Garage Miami, examines a tire of an electric vehicle on Jan. 9, 2023.
  21. Two men accused of running a Hollywood-based health insurance agency that scammed more than 400,000 clients have been found guilty in an Illinois federal court.
The ruling comes just five days after a South Florida federal judge, in a separate civil trial, issued a $195 million judgment against the company, Simple Health Plans LLC.
  22. Allegiant Travel Company, parent company of Allegiant Air and Allegiant Vacations, plans to start nonstop service between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Plattsburgh International Airport this summer. An Allegiant aircraft is shown in this 2019 photo at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
  23. Analaya Lazaro, 2, offers cotton candy to a stuffed unicorn at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 9 in Tampa.
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