Daniel Figueroa IV, Digital Producer

Daniel Figueroa IV

Digital Producer

I sacrifice precious hours of sleep to make sure folks all over the Tampa Bay area get all the news they need when the morning starts. I’m originally from the Bronx, but Florida’s been home for the last eight years. There are few things cooler to me than being on the forefront of information and connecting with the community I love. 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 might add) I’m probably riding a motorcycle somewhere in search of my next favorite taco shop. Some days I write the weather. Please don’t hold that against me.

News at Noon: Autonomous robots may soon crawl through St. Pete's sewers; check out the first restaurant reveiw from our new food critic; and more

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News at Noon: MacDill families get help fighting mold contamination; St. Pete Mayor and Rays to meet over Montreal idea; and more

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Florida sees your Chance the Snapper, Chicago. We raise you these 10 gator tales

Chance the Snapper floats in the Humboldt Park Lagoon, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Chicago. Officials couldn’t say how the creature got there, but traps are being placed around the lagoon in hopes the animal will swim into one and be safely removed. (Associated Press)
When something’s strange and it don’t look good, who’s Chicago gonna call? Florida man, it seems.

A pedestrian killed. A sergeant injured. Stolen cars still haunt St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway in a 2014 photo. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   Times]
St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway is frustrated that teen-fueled auto thefts is still taking its toll.

News at Noon: Climate scientists say Florida is gonna get a whole lot hotter; Florida senators won't say 'racist'; and more

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