Chris Tisch - Senior News Editor, Breaking and Criminal Justice

Senior News Editor, Breaking and Criminal Justice

I'm the editor of the Times' NOW team, a group of 13 breaking news editors and reporters who bring you the Tampa Bay area's most urgent stories. I've lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1995 after growing up in a remote town of 2,500 in northern Wisconsin. After a childhood filled with things like ice fishing, Green Bay Packers worship and saying funny words like "bubbler" and "you betcha," I studied journalism at Northwestern University before landing a job covering the cops beat at the Bradenton Herald. I came to the Times five years later and have been in the thick of a number of big stories, including covering Florida's death penalty, riding out and reporting on Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, helping with the Terri Schiavo story and co-authoring a project about the mounting number of fatal prescription drug overdoses in Florida.

  1. The boy was charged with manslaughter after the girl died, police reported on Friday.
  2. Florida Highway Patrol troopers are searching for the driver of a sport-utility vehicle who hit and killed a bicyclist early Friday morning and left the scene.
  3. A 91-year-old Clearwater man has died after a cigarette left in a garbage can caused a house fire Monday, officials said.
  4. A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Ybor City in the early morning hours of Oct. 9.
  5. A second person has died after a shooting in Tampa on Sept. 30.
  6. Thomas Martin Marnets, 52, of Longwood, was arrested Thursday night on a burglary charge.
  7. El automóvil golpeó a una mujer dentro de la casa, Donna Rein, y se estrelló parcialmente en el frente. Rein murió en el lugar
  8. This Sept. 10 file photo shows a Palm Harbor home on Caird Way that was heavily damaged Sept. 3 when a Tesla driver lost control. The vehicle struck the back of the house, killing a 69-year-old woman who lived there.
  9. Polk Sheriff Grady Judd informa a los medios de comunicación sobre los tiroteos en la Interestatal 4.
  10. Polk Sheriff Grady Judd briefs the media about shootings on Interstate 4. Ronald Donovan, whose photo is shown, faces multiple charges in the incident.
  11. A 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old on Oct. 1 in Brandon, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday.
  12. A Jayhawk helicopter, similar to this aircraft flying over Tampa Bay, rescued two people and a cat from a vessel taking on water 34 miles off Sarasota on Monday.
  13. Antonio Tyrone Flowers was arrested Sunday on an armed sexual battery charge.
  14. A 28-year-old man on a bicycle was killed early Monday morning when he was hit by a car, the Florida Highway Patrol reports.
  15. One person was killed and two others were seriously injured after a shooting in East Tampa Thursday evening, police said.
  16. A crash has critically injured one person, caused a hazardous materials spill and will result in traffic being shut down at Belcher Road and Nebraska Avenue for hours Friday afternoon, Palm Harbor Fire Rescue said.
  17. Three people were injured, one seriously, after a sport-utility vehicle crashed into a mobile home in Riverview early Friday morning.
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  19. Yamirka Menendez has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse, child abuse and battery.
  20. Fire crews battle a blaze in Tampa on Friday.
  21. Two men are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Hernando County early Thursday morning.
  22. Hillsborough sheriff's officials are investigating the death of a man who they say had a medical episode at the jail Sunday.
  23. Taylor J. Anderson, 38, was arrested Monday night on multiple charges.