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Law enforcement officers, Pinellas sheriff's deputies and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol, whose patrol car is pictured above, will be in a wolf pack looking for impaired driver this week. (Sgt. Steve Gaskins, Florida Highway Patrol)
Law enforcement officers are dedicating their efforts to a man who was killed by an impaired driver in St. Pete Beach in 2018.
Yesterday• Pinellas
Wind gusts briefly delayed flights at Tampa International Airport. Authorities are also monitoring the Sunshine Skyway bridge, though it remained open as Friday morning.
Yesterday• Local Weather
James Dailey has spent three decades on death row for the 1985 murder of a 14-year-old girl. His defense says another man did it. A judge will hear that witness on March 5.
Yesterday• Crime
The critically-acclaimed Sphinx Virtuosi orchestra is dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music. They’re in St. Petersburg for a three-day residency at the Museum of Fine...
Feb. 20• Music

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  1. Localtopia is St. Pete's largest “Community Celebration of All Things Local,” showcasing over 200 independent businesses and community organizations. [Courtesy of Keep St. Pete Local]
  2. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor answer questions during a meeting of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club Friday. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  3. Law enforcement officers, Pinellas sheriff's deputies and troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol, whose patrol car is pictured above, will be in a wolf pack looking for impaired driver this week. (Sgt. Steve Gaskins, Florida Highway Patrol)
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  5. School employees Jarvis Delon West, left, and Dontae Antonio Thomas, right, were both arrested in connection with the assault and injury of a 12-year-old boy who attended AMIkids in Pinellas Park. The state shut the school down. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  6. New Orleans-based Dat Dog offers exotic sausages like alligator, duck and crawfish, along with multiple vegan options and more than 30 toppings. The chain is seeking franchisees to bring a location to Tampa Bay. [Dat Dog]
  7. Patrick Suiters, 10, left, and Gabriel Stanford, 9, both fourth-graders at San Jose Elementary School in Dunedin, fill out a survey after tasting falafel tots and nuggets during the 2nd Annual Student Food Connection taste test at Pinellas Technical College. About 120 students tasted and rated 28 new food items that could be added to school breakfast and lunch menus next year. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  8. People fill Community Cafe as drag queen Viktoria Sommers reads a Dr. Seuss book to children during Drag Queen Story Hour.  [Times (2019)] [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  9. The Pinellas County school system is offering driver education camps to hundreds of students like this one over the summer. The program will be held over two sessions at nine high school campuses across the county. [Times (2011)]
  10. The Sunken Gardens Forever Foundation has published a children's book, "Sophie & Zack at Sunken Gardens." The project includes giving a copy of the book to third graders in Title I schools in St. Petersburg and inviting them to visit the gardens on a docent-led trip. [SCOTT KEELER  |  TAMPA BAY TIMES]
  11. Brian Davison is chief executive officer of Equialt, which bought this Safety Harbor home in a tax deed sale. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission contends in a new lawsuit that EquiAlt is a Ponzi scheme, and Davison has diverted investor funds for his own lavish personal spending. Times (2015)
  12. Madico spent $40 million developing its new corporate headquarters and factory on Belcher Road in Pinellas Park. [Amy Pezzicara | Pezz Photo] [PEZZ PHOTO  |  Madico]
  13. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  14. Police say Terrence Hoover, right, broke into a $4 million Vinoy Place condo on Jan. 17. The penthouse is owned by Scott Swift, left, the father of supererstar Taylor Swift. [CHRIS URSO   |  [CHRIS URSO | Times and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]]
  15. Express Parcel Service says is plans to shut down its operations at the Amazon distribution station at 9900 18th Street N in St. Petersburg, as well as in Tampa, Miami, Fort Myers and Palmetto. (Google street view) [Google street view]
  16. Luis Espel, 22, uses the Cass Street bike lane to commute to work in Tampa. Times (2019)
  17. Justin Callahan, 34, from St. Pete, looks out to the water as the sunrises on a crips morning at North Shore Park on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  18. Author, educator and activist Toni Tipton-Martin talks about history and food culture as keynote speaker at the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival on Saturday in the gardens at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  19. The St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, beautiful landmarks like the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and public art all made it on the list of reader's reasons why they love Tampa Bay. [Times]
  20. Ahmad Weston, left, and Charleston Long are awaiting trial in federal court. They are accused of running a drug ring out of their mother's apartment in a downtown St. Pete senior complex. [CHRIS URSO    |   Times and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
  21. Grace Connection Church, at 635 64th St. S in St. Petersburg. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  22. Police are looking for Keith E. White Jr., 38, and a red 2005 Hyundai Accent with rear passenger-side damage that may have been involved in a hit-and-run crash. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
  23. The process for getting into a Pinellas County school choice program is in its final phase, the "acceptance period," which expires at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 for the 2020-21 academic year. [Times (2006)]
  24. Shareholders voted Wednesday to sell Tech Data, which employs about 2,000 of its 14,000 employees in the Tampa Bay area, to Apollo Global Management for $6 billion, or $145 per share. DIRK SHADD  |  Times (2019) [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
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