Dennis Joyce, Assistant Metro Editor

Dennis Joyce

Assistant Metro Editor

I am a newsman and communicator who pitches his tent at the crossroads of the community, the place you find the greatest number of ideas and the most fruitful debate. I’m a local news editor at the Tampa Bay Times, helping guide colleagues as they tell the stories of our community. It’s a role I’ve been blessed to play in half a dozen states, including two stints each in sunny Arizona and Florida. The approach I bring to the job is rooted in my family – including my wife Emilie and our two grown sons, one a world-traveling diplomat and the other a student in architecture. I’m a bicycle and transit commuter, so look for me on the bus and we’ll bat around a few ideas.

Human bones found at Anderson Park homeless camp area in Tarpon Springs, police say

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None of the evidence immediately recovered shows signs of foul play, police said. The cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s office.

Motorcycle driver fatally injured in Largo after losing control while making left turn

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The crash occurred just after 9 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Ridge Road Southwest and Ulmerton Road, police said

Pinellas jail kitchen worker got $200 to smuggle in cell phone, then $100 a week for batteries

Terrika Hall, 32, of St. Petersburg, is one of four people arrested in connection with the discovery of the phone during a random search last week at the Pinellas County Jail, deputies said. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
Four people were arrested in the scheme, including two inmates and a girlfriend, deputies said

Morning glory: Exhaust from Cape Canaveral launch glows with rays from rising sun

The unusual exhaust trail from an Atlas 5 rocket launch in Cape Canaveral turned heads as far away as Tampa Bay. This view is looking east on 38th Avenue N in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Steve Martin]
Clear across the state in Tampa Bay, people marveled at the breathtaking display from the wake of an Atlas V rocket.

St. Petersburg man arrested after shooting neighbor, police say

Marquise Davis, 34, was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. [PCSO]
The two men knew each other, police said. The wounded man did not suffer life-threatening injuries.