1. The driver of a Jeep Wrangler was killed in a crash in Pasco County Thursday night. The driver who hit him was arrested on a DUI-manslaughter charge.
  2. A new nighttime show debuted Tuesday at Epcot called “Luminous The Symphony of Us,” with fireworks, dancing fountains, lasers and lights, along with two original songs plus new arrangements of iconic Disney hits.
  3. The Florida Department of Children and Families this week launched a new platform for government assistance programs sparking concern that some of Florida's poorest residents may have trouble applying for or renewing benefits.
  4. Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., a Tampa Bay Tech alumnus raised in Dade City, is a finalist for the 2023 Heisman Trophy, to be presented Saturday night in New York City.
  5. Several years ago, the Pasco County Commission on Tuesday approved a $500,000 loan to West Pasco Habitat for Humanity to help finance the purchase and demolition of dilapidated properties on Van Doren Avenue and Leisure Lane near the city of New Port Richey. The project was sidetracked and now the county and the city of New Port Richey, which surrounds the neighborhood, are working together to fix ongoing blight in the area.
  6. Children walk past the John Overstreet House (circa mid-1860s), a two-story pioneer-era farmhouse constructed of native heart pine at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village in Dade City.
  7. The West Pasco Government Center houses the County Commission chambers.
  8. The Pasco County School Board added more long weekends to the 2024-25 student calendar as a way to encourage families to make sure their children attend on school days, and vacation on days off.
  9. Rhea Law, left, began 2023 with her inauguration as the University of South Florida's eighth president, a moment captured in this Jan. 19 photo. She ends the year with a $300,000 performance bonus awarded Tuesday by the university's board of trustees.
  10. The West Pasco Government Center, at 8731 Citizens Dr in New Port Richey, houses the County Commission Chambers.
  11. University of South Florida President Rhea Law, center, and USF board of trustees chairperson Will Weatherford, right, talk with reporters after Law was named president on March 22, 2022 in Tampa. On Tuesday, the two spoke about campus free speech controversies that have arisen since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.
  12. Carpenter Jeffrey Cain builds a seven-foot Star of David at his home workshop in Clearwater for the Chabad of Clearwater's Hanukkah celebration to be hosted on Dec 7 at Coachman Park. The event will have performances by the Nerdy Noah Show, live music, a Hebrew school performance, latkes, doughnuts, dreidels, a visit from Tampa Bay Lightning’s ThunderBug, and a chocolate gelt drop with the Clearwater Fire Department.
  13. Tampa police investigate on East Cluster Avenue in November 2019 after two officers fired at and fatally wounded a man who police said pointed a gun at them. The department is among law enforcement agencies in Tampa Bay and across the state that are grappling with how to amend their policies and procedures in the wake of Thursday’s sweeping Florida Supreme Court ruling on the victim rights measure known as Marsy’s Law.
  14. Pinellas County Schools Superintendent Kevin Hendrick, shown at an October school board meeting, says his district aims to respect every student and employee. The district recently issued an Inclusive Schools Support Guide toward that end.
  15. Mateo Smith, better know as Trash Wolf, picks up litter along 54th Avenue in Lealman on Nov. 15. He figures he has collected over 5,000 pounds of litter.
  16. An aerial drone view of the Gulf of Mexico looking west west from the beach on Treasure Island Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023 in Pinellas County.
  17. Evan Rowlands, left, high-fives his mother, Jessica Rowlands, after answering a question while completing schoolwork at Riverview Public Library on Nov. 8.
  18. West Pasco Judicial Center
  19. In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, photo Tinkerbelle the Dog models a Martha Stewart Pets scarf sweater and a Santa hat during the PetSmart holiday collection preview in New York.
  20. Imam Abdullah Jaber, executive director of the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, speaks during a news conference announcing a federal lawsuit against state and University of South Florida officials on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, in Tampa.
  21. Hundreds of attendees browse booths during the national convention of the American Association of School Librarians on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 in Tampa. Some Pasco County residents want the school district to end any financial support of the association and its parent, the American Library Association.
  22. Target is joining Walmart, Best Buy and Walgreens in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a long tradition of jump starting Black Friday sales.
  23. The Trinity Palms at Seven Springs in New Port Richey is seen in this Google Earth image from July 2023. A resident inside an apartment at the complex fatally shot a man who was armed with a hatchet as he tried to break into the unit on Tuesday, deputies said.
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