Langston Taylor, Times Staff

Langston Taylor

Times Staff

I write words. Sometimes they're in code. I'm a Maryland native who first worked at the Times as a reporting intern in 2016. Now, my job is to dive into data to find news affecting Tampa Bay or all of Florida. That could mean following money or counting followers. I also build tools that make data and documents easier for our readers to understand. I'm on my phone too much, and you can @ me any time with story ideas or NBA highlight tapes.

They advise Ron DeSantis. They were also top campaign donors.

Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis greets supporters with his son Mason after voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Our Lady of the Sea Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP) FLJAJ105
At least 22 of DeSantis' biggest campaign donors are helping him mold policy before he takes office Jan. 8.

Man found unresponsive in Hillsborough County jail dies

A pod at Falkenburg Road Jail. [Courtesy Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]
Deputies said Mauricio Blanco Jr., 45, was found unresponsive about 6 p.m. Saturday.

Police identify body found in bay as woman, 26

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Sheila Capone was found dead by a fisherman near the Howard Frankland Bridge.

Pasco deputies: Skeletal remains found, little else known

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The remains of the body were partially clothed, but authorities said the sex of the victim and the cause of the victim’s death are as yet unknown.

Forecast: Tornado warning in East Hillsborough, storms across region

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Wimauma, Balm and Keysville are affected.