Keylon Lovett stands near his childhood home, which was abandoned and later sold, on Feb. 14 in St. Petersburg.
Experts worry longtime residents are pushed out by rising prices.
A Palm Beach County family has filed a class action lawsuit as victims of a “decade long predatory scheme” emerge.
A bill written by a utility company could expand “renewable natural gas,” made from methane emitted by waste, in the state.
Bills reauthorizing the My Safe Florida Home program would only allow low- and moderate-income households to apply for 60 days after July 1.


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  2. Tim Burke departs federal court in Tampa after his hearing on Thursday.
  3. A topiary of Mirabel from the Disney animated film “Encanto” will greet guests once again at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, running Feb. 28-May 27. The annual springtime event is filled with creative topiaries, gardens, food kiosks and free daily concerts.
  4. The Florida Capitol complex in Tallahassee. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would preempt local governments from being able to set living wage standards for contractors they hire for publicly funded work.
  5. Keylon Lovett stands near his childhood home, which was abandoned and later sold, on Feb. 14 in St. Petersburg.
  6. Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Paul Renner, right, and President of the Florida Senate Kathleen Passidomo are pictured in 2023.
  7. Media consultant Tim Burke, 45, stands in his digital media studio at the Seminole Heights home which he shares with his wife, Tampa City Council member Lynn Hurtak, on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, in Tampa where agents with FBI conducted a search and seizure of personal electronics and notebooks in early May.
  8. The Tampa Housing Authority broke ground Thursday on two towers that will add 188 affordable units to the West River project.
  9. In its Feb. 9 bankruptcy filing, the The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration states that the group’s founder, Leo Govoni, took money from more than 1,500 trust funds through an unsanctioned loan to the Boston Finance Group, a company he owned.
  10. Beachgoers enjoy alcoholic drinks near Caddy's on the Beach on Treasure Island in 2019. It's legal to drink on Treasure Island, but with a set of rules including no kegs and no glass bottles.
  11. A double rainbow seen from Ybor City in Tampa on Monday, November 13, 2023.
  12. Cows line up to be milked at a dairy in Tampa. The methane produced by cow manure is a popular source of renewable natural gas across the country.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Big Cypress National Preserve is part of the Caloosahatchee-Big Cypress Corridor.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. An aerial of a massive sinkhole that opened up underneath a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant in Mulberry in 2016.
  20. 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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  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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