Dennis Joyce - Assistant metro editor

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.

  1. Cassidy Dylan Daniels, 27, of 944 Oak Arbor Circle in St. Augustine, faces two counts of carjacking, one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Pinellas Park police.
    He stole cars from a woman who was leaving work and a teen who just got home, police said.
  2. Tampa police found Donta Allen, 33, in the area of E Palifox Street near N 44th Street at about 9 p.m. Sunday. He was suffering from upper body trauma and died later in a hospital.
    Police are seeking information from anyone who may have seen Donta Allen, 33, on Sunday night near the Tampa office center.
  3. David Allen Boileau, 58, of Holiday, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of threatening and intimidating his Iraqi-American neighbors. He faces up to a year in prison.
    David Allen Boileau, 58, pleaded guilty in federal court after throwing screws at a car, breaking into the family’s house, and going through their mail,
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    The driver couldn’t see her walking until the last minute, and despite his evasive maneuver, the semi hit her, the Highway Patrol said.
  5. Tampa police officer John Arthur Hildenbrand, 23, was arrested on a DUI charge by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
    John Arthur Hildenbrand was arrested early Sunday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He was placed on administrative leave.
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    James Paul Stewart 32, of Clearwater, was driving east on Park Boulevard when he collided with an SUV.
  7. Sharon Weiss of Tampa purchases propane in preparation for Hurricane Dorian Thursday in Tampa.
    Do you live in Hillsborough County? Here’s what you need to know about Hurricane Dorian.
  8. Spin scooters sit in a scooter distribution warehouse located in east Tampa on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
    As a storm approaches, there’s a plan for Tampa’s dockless, electric scooters.
  9. Anthony Tamargo, 52, of Tampa, gets his allotment of sandbags Thursday at MacFarlane Park in preparation for Hurricane Dorian.
    Do you live in Hillsborough County? Here’s what you need to know about Hurricane Dorian.
  10. Preparations are underway in Pinellas County for Hurricane Dorian.
    Do you live in Pinellas County? Here’s what you need to know about Hurricane Dorian.