Dennis Joyce - Day Editor

Day 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.

  1. Jamel Jermaine Muldrew, 32, was arrested Friday during a sheriff's surveillance operation on charges including human trafficking.
  2. Victor Hernandez Figueroa, 53, of Lexington, N.C., was being held without bail Monday at the Hillsborough County Jail on two counts of armed false imprisonment.
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  4. One Tampa woman was killed and another critically injured Sunday morning in a wrong-way crash on U.S. 41, troopers said.
  5. Police investigate the scene of a hit and run crash early Monday in Pinellas Park that left a bicyclist critically injured.
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  8. Three people were injured when two cars collided Tuesday night at at a U.S. 301 intersection in Riverview.
  9. People make appointments Jan. 5 for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Clearwater Health Department.
  10. The wreckage of a car sits along a shoulder on eastbound Interstate 4 after a collision Wednesday night that seriously injured the driver.
  11. Deputies released video of suspects in a shooting that injured four Sunday night outside the SB Banquet Hall on East Hillsborough Avenue.
  12. A fight in a car ended when the driver rammed into the passenger as he walked away, Hillsborough deputies say.
  13. An overturned truck closed southbound Interstate 275 near Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.
  14. Tampa police honored Master Police Officer Jesse Madsen during a candlelight vigil in front of Tampa Police headquarters on Thursday. During the ceremony, Madsen’s name was added to the Tampa police memorial monument.
  15. This unoccupied house burned down after a car hit a tree and bounced into a power pole, pulling free the utility lines attached to the house and causing them to spark, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
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  18. A photo taken by investigators shows the damage to a car hit from behind by a speeding motorcycle early Sunday on Interstate 275 in Ruskin.
  19. A Tampa police officer's body camera footage shows the officer aiming a gun at Jeremy D. Liwag just before opening fire at a Tampa apartment complex on Jan. 18. Police say Liwag raised a gun toward the unidentified officer, forcing him to open fire.
  20. Tampa police are seeking information about a shootout Monday night that claimed the lives of two men, 18 and 27.
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  22. A Winter Haven man died when his motorcycle hit a semitruck tractor driven by a Winter Haven woman, troopers said.
  23. The occupants of one vehicle died and the driver of another was not injured when they collided early Sunday, the Florida Highway Patrol said.