1. Kids hang on to their ride at the 2022 Florida State Fair, which will return Feb. 9-20. It was founded more than 100 years ago and now sports the nation's largest midway.
  2. Construction has wrapped on the 22-story, 70-unit luxury condo tower Hyde Park House, located at 2103 Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. Shown here is the building's communal clubhouse area.
  3. Clearwater police were searching Wednesday for the driver who hit a pedestrian on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard Tuesday night and kept driving.
  4. St. Petersburg police have launched a homicide investigation after a 43-year-old man was found dead Tuesday in a home on 17th Street South.
  5. Darius Barnwell, 25, was arrested on a grand theft charge two days after starting as a cadet with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, deputies said.
  6. This kind of phone texting scam is becoming increasingly common. People need to watch out, the experts say, because the problem is only likely to get worse.
  7. Volunteers distribute aid to people in Antakya, southern Turkey on Wednesday. Thinly stretched rescue teams worked through the night into Wednesday, pulling more bodies from the rubble of thousands of buildings downed in Turkey and Syria by a catastrophic earthquake.
  8. A banner for the FHSAA 2022 girls' basketball state championship in Lakeland, Florida.
  9. Pasco County built the Hercules Aquatic Center in Zephyrhills after voters agreed to tax themselves in 1986 for new parks and libraries. The county shut down the pool in 2011 amid prolonged budget constraints.
  10. A drone lifts off during a test flight and delivery simulation by a DroneUp delivery hub at a Walmart Spuercenter in Tampa on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to teachers at a Florida Teacher of the Year Conference at the J.W. Marriott Orlando on July 12, 2022.
  12. The exterior of HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital in Hudson. The hospital threatened employees who were discussing unionization with termination or other reprisals, according to the National Labor Relations Board.
  13. Gov. Ron DeSantis waves to the crowd after being sworn in to begin his second term during an inauguration ceremony outside the Historic Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, in Tallahassee.
  14. The maiden voyage of the SunRunner pulls up to the St. Pete Beach stop as the sun rises on Oct. 21 in St. Petersburg. The SunRunner, the new bus line run by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, started service at 6 a.m. that day.
  15. President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., applaud.
  16. Hillsborough detectives are investigating an apparent murder/suicide at the Waterford at Cypress Lake Apartments, located in the 4700 block of West Waters Avenue near Tampa, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Tuesday night.
  17. Paul Wayne Williams II has been identified as a suspect in a carjacking at a Hillsborough County gas station that left one man dead and another injured Saturday night, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
  18. Sen. Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill, speaks to a colleague on the Senate floor at the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, in Tallahassee. Florida legislators are meeting in a special session.
  19. The Florida High School Athletic Association's 16-member Board of Directors is expected to vote on whether student athletes should be required to submit information about their menstrual history to school.
  20. Smith & Wesson regional sales manager Will Sloat, 33, loads a pistol on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Bill Jackson’s in Pinellas Park.
  21. Nathan Hart watches a video in Courtroom 15 of the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa on Tuesday.
  22. Yoandy Mora-Perez, 38, was arrested Saturday and faces charges including felony murder in connection to a Pasco County shootout in which a man was killed and a Florida Highway Patrol trooper was injured, according to authorities.
  23. Inmate William Thomas "Tommy" Zeigler, on Florida's Death Row in Union Correctional Institution, hopes that DNA testing of evidence in his case will set him free.
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