1. 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.
  2. The Pasco County School Board, seen here meeting in January 2023, will consider approving a $1.2 million settlement with the family of a student who was severely injured in a school bus crash in 2006.
  3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, right,  hold a news conference in Del Rio, Texas, on July 17, 2021, to talk about an effort to enforce the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
  4. With rates of chronically absent students increasing statewide and nationally, educators are seeing the trend play out mostly in high schools. Pictured here are Gulf High School students boarding buses during dismissal on April 1, 2022, in New Port Richey.
  5. More expansion of amenities has been approved for Pasco's Sunwest Park in the northwest corner of Pasco County.
  6. One of two people pulled from a burning home in Holiday on Saturday night has died, according to Pasco County Fire Rescue.
  7. Former state Sen. John Legg is using money left over from an abandoned legislative campaign to run for Pasco County schools superintendent.
  8. The former Schwettman Education Center was put up for sale and New Port Richey made an offer. When the deal fell through for technical reasons, school officials had some second thoughts after hearing proposed uses for the historic site, which used to house Gulf High School. The city has made a new proposal opening the door to further discussions.
  9. Pasco County has been extending Ridge Road in sections. The first phase pictured here opened several years ago. The next phase, approved by commissioners earlier this month, will extend the road from Sunlake Boulevard to U.S. 41.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Analaya Lazaro, 2, offers cotton candy to a stuffed unicorn at the Florida State Fair on Feb. 9 in Tampa.
  13. Actor and wrestler John Cena surprised the crowd at Tampa's George Steinbrenner Field at the Savannah Bananas game Feb. 10 by going to bat in uniform. He struck out. Savannah Bananas image via Instagram
  14. The man who died was riding a Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle on westbound State Road 56, according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol.
  15. Tampa resident Chip Weiner, a freelance food photographer, holds up a piece of melty Wisconsin cheese curds that come with the Honey Bunny Curd Burger at the Florida State Fair. Weiner considers himself a bit of a food thrill-seeker and defends fair food.
  16. Overgrown vegetation spills into the parking lot outside the former Sears store at the Gulfview Square Mall in a 2022 photo. That portion of the mall, which is now being developed into apartments, was one of many areas in west Pasco where sprawling and empty parking lots generated discussion of future parking needs as Pasco becomes more urban. The Pasco County Planning Commission has again pushed back against creating parking maximums to cut down on future parking spaces. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
  17. Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, left, and Gov. Ron DeSantis discuss a statewide grand jury's report on COVID-19 during a roundtable in Tallahassee on Friday, Feb. 9.
  18. Gunfire was exchanged this morning between law enforcement and a man who was a homicide suspect, Pasco sheriff’s officials reported.
  19. The Clevelander Hotel and Bar is shown at dusk along Ocean Drive, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Miami Beach. The iconic Miami Beach hotel and bar will soon be replaced with a high-end restaurant and affordable housing units, the building's owner announced, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.
  20. Gov. Ron DeSantis shares a moment with his children Mason and Madison during their visit to the Florida State Fair on opening day at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.
  21. A larger 'prototype' Publix with added features has opened in Wesley Chapel.
  22. Pasco County parent Jessica Wright urges the school board to reject the use of "Foundations in Personal Finance" by Dave Ramsey during a public hearing on June 20, 2023. Wright has announced her bid for Pasco County School Board.
  23. Randy McKinney of Clearwater holds "I Voted" stickers after casting his ballot at the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Pinellas County Courthouse during early voting on Oct. 19, 2020, in Clearwater.
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