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. Three men face charges in connection with thefts from Brandon are businesses: Joshua David Vining, 36; Jason William Slater, 46; and Brad Justin Krantz, 34. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  2. Tampa rates high in outdoor fun for dogs in a new survey by personal finance website WalletHub. This one takes to the water at Picnic Island park. [JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ  |  Times]
  3. Deputies seized a pistol and a bottle of beer carried by a man walking down the street in Wimauma, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  4. A Chevron station at Sligh Avenue and 56th Street was the scene of a fight that erupted into a shooting early Sunday. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  5. Turkish CentCom adviser Huseyin Kurtdere, 39, faces charges of false imprisonment and battery in the death of his wife. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  6. Check for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  7. Angela, 46, and Alexis, 19, Jolley were seen on camera 6:52 a.m. Thursday, withdrawing and transferring funds at a bank drive-through. [St. Petersburg Police Department]
  8. Check for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  9. Alex Bancroft, 30, faces charges in connection with Facebook posts threatening violence, deputies said. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  10. Check for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  11. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd on Wednesday announced the arrest of three suspects in the shooting deaths of three friends near Frostproof on Friday night. [Polk County Sheriff's Office]
  12. El alguacil del condado de Polk, Grady Judd, anunció el miércoles  el arresto de tres sospechosos por la muerte a tiros de tres amigos cerca de Frostproof. [Polk County Sheriff's Office]
  13. A van driver was seriously injured Monday morning when he drove into a semitrailer that was making an illegal U-turn on Interstate 275, the Highway Patrol said. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  14. Polk County sheriff's deputies arrive at the scene near Lake Streety on Friday where three men were found slain. The white-and-red truck was driven by one of the victims and the black truck was driven by the father of Damion Tillman, who received a cell phone call from his fatally injured son. [Courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff's Office]
  15. Temple Terrace Police Chief Kenneth Albano, shown here in September with State Attorney Andrew Warren, now has the money to purchase body cameras for his force of 47 officers. [MONICA HERNDON  |  Times]
  16. Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan is appointing a chief's advisory committee separate from the Citizen Review Board, the police oversight panel appointed by the mayor and City Council. [Facebook]
  17. A boycott of Goya products has produced a backash that includes a tweet from Ivanka Trump and a GoFundMe account to buy the company's products for distribution to the poor. [Twitter]
  18. Raymond James Stadium, shown here in March, is one of the sites where free coronavirus testing is being offered by Hillsborough County. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  19. Check for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  20. Distribution of free masks at Hillsborough County parks has ended but the program resumes Thursday at 10 libraries in the county. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  21. The section of Clearwater Beach where lightning struck two people trying to leave the beach on Sunday afternoon near Somerset Street between the shoreline and the dunes. [SHARON KENNEDY WYNNE  |  Times]
  22. Check for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  23. Firefighters in Clearwater were kept busy overnight with house fires blamed on fireworks. [Clearwater Fire and Rescue]