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Daniel Figueroa IV - Digital producer

Digital producer

I sacrifice precious hours of sleep to make sure folks get the news they need. I’m originally from the Bronx, but Florida’s now home. When I’m not trying to figure out ways to sneak Star Wars and Indiana Jones references into my stories (both of which I’ve done successfully) I’m probably on my motorcycle in search of my next favorite taco shop.

  1. Alex Trebeka speaks at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, Trebek announced that he's on a leave of absence from "Jeopardy" after undergoing brain surgery for blood clots - medically known as subdural hematoma - that were "caused by a fall I endured two months ago." [Photo by Chris Pizzello | Invision | AP]
    Tournament of Champions contestant Dhruv Gaur decided to sacrifice his Final Jeopardy answer to send the host a loving message: #weloveyouAlex.
  2. FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo characters from Disney and Fox movies are displayed behind Cathleen Taff, president of distribution, franchise management, business and audience insight for Walt Disney Studios during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Disney Plus launches its streaming service. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
    The Walt Disney Company’s foray into streaming services is off with a few hitches
  3. An arctic blast will chill the eastern U.S. this week and send temperatures in Florida well below normal on Wednesday.
    Tampa Bay might not freeze this week, but we’ll get the coldest temperatures of the season so far as they dip well below normal.
  4. McDonald's is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Happy Meal by re-releasing some of its most popular toys from Nov. 7-11.
    From Power Rangers and Space Jam to Cowboy McNugget and Furby, McDonald’s is re-releasing some of the most popular Happy Meal toys from the last 40 years for a limited time.
  5. The St. Petersburg waterfront shines in the morning sun. Cool, dry weather is forecast to continue well into the week.
    Following the hottest October in history, things might finally cool during the second week of November.
  6. Former Florida State football player Deion Sanders, left, joins Head Coach Willie Taggart prior to the start of the spring game action Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee in 2018.
    NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported the development Thursday night.
  7. Metered parking spots like these along the 200 block of First Avenue S in St. Petersburg, along with spots in surrounding areas, have been changed to include weekend and more evening hours.
    The city recently extended metered hours to include nights and weekends and is working to phase out most free parking downtown.
  8. Stephen Grosso, a 61-year-old minister, is accused of hitting a teen in the head with a novelty "Christian affiliation" badge.
    Stephen Gross runs a Christian ministry with his wife.
  9. Dakota Haber faces multiple charges after deputies say he shot into a car he thought was occupied by a man he had recently fought with.
    Deputies said Dakota Haber tried to kill someone he got into an earlier road rage incident with, but targeted the wrong car.
  10. Screenshot of the landing page for the Daily Show's browser add-on that turns  Donald Trump into Florida man in headlines.
    'The Daily Show’ has it out for the president with a new browser extension for Google Chrome or Firefox that replaces the name “Donald Trump” with “Florida man” anytime it appears.