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Dennis Joyce - Former Times staffer

Former Times staffer

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. The driver of a Mini Cooper turned left into the path of a motorcycle rider on First Ave North, St. Petersburg police said.
  2. Donald Mason Jr., arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of his roommate, told deputies the man had swung at him with a knife.
  3. A two-block stretch of First Avenue South was closed after a pedestrian was killed.
  4. A Spring Hill man died when he walked into the path of a car, the Highway Patrol said.
  5. A man was struck and killed by a hauling truck in a commercial and industrial area of north St. Peterburg.
  6. Maleena Valdez, 4, was killed when a vehicle plowed into her day care center in Arcadia, troopers said.
  7. A bicyclist from Masaryktown died after he was struck by a pickup truck on U.S. 41, troopers said.
  8. Tampa police are investigating a fatal crash involving a bicycle and a dump truck
  9. Northbound lanes of U.S. 19 in Dunedin were closed Tuesday morning after a fatal crash.
  10. A car rear-ended an inmate transport van Tuesday on Interstate 75 in Hernando County, troopers said.
  11. A Sarasota man died from injuries he received in a crash on 34th Street North last week.
  12. Maj. Eric DeFelice speaks Monday about a shooting at Pin Chasers, 4847 N. Armenia Ave., in Tampa. Three people were injured, including a bystander, in the Sunday night shooting.
  13. Armando Lagares II, de 29 años, enfrenta cargos que incluyen agresión agravada con un arma mortal en un ataque a su prometida por devolverle un anillo de compromiso.
  14. Armando Lagares II, 29, faces charges including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in an attack on his fiancee over returning an engagement ring.
  15. Bello Bar & Kitchen italian bistro on North Franklin Street was the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday night.
  16. Nicholas Primo, shown when he was booked on a federal drug charge in November, provided the heroin and fentanyl that led to a man's death.
  17. Troopers don't know why a man lost control and hit a tree north of Dade City. He died from his injuries.
  18. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates.
  19. A driver lost control and hit a brick wall early Tuesday in downtown St. Petersburg.
  20. Noticias
  21. An unidentified Navy officer serving as commander of a Virginia-based guided-missile cruiser like this one has prevailed so far in his court battle to avoid the COVID-19 vaccine.
  22. Two motorcycle crashes claimed two lives Sunday night in Pasco County.
  23. At Sligh Middle Magnet School, pro wrestling star Titus O’Neill and eighth grader Kourtney Anderson presented the nominees for best animated feature Tuesday morning.
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