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  1. Homes in the Palmetto Palms Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers showed significant damage sustained during Hurricane Ian on Sep 29.
  2. Fossil restorers Elia Smaniotto, of Trieste, Italy, left, and Tomas Stark, of Sezana, Slovenia, remove the skull of Big John from a crate on Wednesday at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa. The complete triceratops skeleton will be the center of an exhibit opening Memorial Day weekend.
  3. Dan Evans, chief academic officer for Pinellas County Schools, tells school board members why the district removed the Toni Morrison novel "The Bluest Eye" from all high schools during a board meeting on Jan. 24.
  4. A pedestrian was critically injured Wednesday morning after she was hit by a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus in downtown St. Petersburg, city police reported.
  5. Thomas Mantz, the president and chief executive officer of Feeding Tampa Bay, speaks about the nonprofit’s new expanded headquarters along Causeway Boulevard on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, in Tampa.
  6. Outlined in red, the 74-acre site of the proposed Anclote Harbor apartment complex touches the Anclote River to the north and U.S. 19 to the west. The project's Texas-based developer is pressing the city of Tarpon Springs for permits to begin construction, having won a court battle with a citizens group.
  7. The city of Tampa previously improved the bike lane with better visual graphics for bike safety on Platt Street in Tampa. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced two grants totaling $39.7 million would be coming to Tampa and Hillsborough County to improve road safety. [Times 2015]
  8. The Boulevard, a 260-unit apartment complex at 2098 Seminole Blvd. in Largo, sold Jan. 20 to the Connor Group, an Ohio real estate investment firm, for $76.7 million.
  9. A copy of Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" inside a Little Free Library in Crystal Beach on Jan. 26.
  10. Rad Power Bikes' new Warehouse Arts District store, at 2400 5th Ave. S, just off the Pinellas Trail.
  11. A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy has resigned after he was accused of having inappropriate relationships with women he met on calls, according to an internal affairs report made public by the agency this week. This photo shows a deputy vehicle being used to block traffic in September.
  12. Mike Kinnard, of Palm Harbor, deploys a pair of rigs while pursuing his quarry — blacktip sharks and spotted sea bass — off the shallows of the Dunedin Causeway on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023, where a dense fog advisory remained in place through 10 a.m., blanketing Pinellas, Polk, and portions of Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Manatee counties as a ridge of high pressure continues to dominate weather conditions over Florida, keeping multiple upper-level disturbances from sliding into the area through most of the week, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin.
  13. A poster assembled by St. Petersburg police shows Franklin Delano Floyd and several aliases he is known to have used. Floyd died last week after 20 years on Florida's death row.
  14. Stephanie Calvert, with Sunstar Paramedics, left, pauses to visit with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue firefighter-paramedic Josh Burch and his 7-month-old son, Kane, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, at the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County in Clearwater. That's where officials gathered to announce the expansion of locally-born Sleep Baby Safely campaign to eight counties across the state.
  15. Hillsborough County plans to sue an insurance carrier to try to recoup $2.48 million it fronted CareerSource Tampa Bay to repay the U.S. Department of Labor over misspending identified in a federal audit.
  16. A 39-year-old man riding an electric bicycle died after he collided with an SUV at a St. Petersburg intersection on Monday, police said.
  17. Protesters rally against the fatal police assault of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn., on Friday.
  18. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch gives his 2023 State of the City address on the steps of City Hall on Monday. During the speech, Welch announced he'd be backing a plan by the Tampa Bay Rays and global development firm Hines to redevelop the city's 86-acre Tropicana Field site.
  19. A look at the Pinellas County Resource Recovery Facility, where recycled materials from Clearwater residents were processed for six months rather than being taken to the Waste Management facility in Ybor City.
  20. Butterfinger and Marcus are two of many animals hoping to find "fur"ever homes.
  21. Wendy Merson is accused of scheming to defraud Windmoor Healthcare of Clearwater, where she worked as chief executive officer from 2006-2018. Merson was more recently the chief financial officer at Pinellas County nonprofit Directions for Living.
  22. The U.S. Department of Treasury is sending an additional $6.5 million to the Tampa Bay area to help families facing evictions. [SUSAN TAYLOR MARTIN | Times]
  23. A copy of Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" inside a book box in Dunedin on Jan. 26, 2023. Pinellas County school officials have removed the book from all high schools.
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