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.

Here are the 46 men sent to death row by Tampa Bay area courts

[Florida Department of Corrections]
From execution-style killings to murder-for-hire plots, they are some of the most heinous killers in Tampa Bay. Here are their crimes.

Triple-digit temps in Tampa Bay 'not out of the question' over Memorial Day weekend

The National Weather Service said temperatures will near or exceed records going through the holiday weekend.

Dr. Beach again ranks Caladesi Island among country’s best beaches

Times files
The Pinellas County-adjacent beach retained is position as the seventh-best beach in the U.S. for the third year in a row, according to the annual list.

Forecast: Sunshine and heat dominate the week in Tampa Bay

Go to tampabay.com/weather for current conditions, live radar and extended forecast.
Some say it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. This week, it’s definitely the heat.

News at Noon: Genshaft gives USF $20 million for eponymous building; Ndamukong Suh's dirtiest plays in the NFL; and more

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Here are the top five latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.