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Frank Pastor - Senior Digital Editor, tampabay.com

Senior Digital Editor, tampabay.com

Whether you realize it or not, you interact with me throughout much of the day. I'm the voice behind the Times Sports Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as our Bucs Cannon Fodder and Lightning Strikes! Facebook groups. I prepare the sports email newsletters that appear in your inbox and news alerts that go to your phones. And on game days, I curate the live blogs that appear on tampabay.com. When I'm not promoting my colleagues' content, I'm creating my own, leaning on my 20-plus years of experience as a reporter and editor to find stories that are worth your attention or giving you a different perspective into ones we're already talking about. Though I'm a Pittsburgh native and Notre Dame graduate, I've spent the past 20 years in Tampa Bay and have set down roots here. I've started a family, and we, too, now share your passion for the Bucs, Rays, Lightning, Rowdies and more.

  1. William Walden, 34, of Clearwater faces charges related to a sexual assault that took place in the 700 block of North Saturn Ave. on Sept. 10.
    The attack took place in September. Recent DNA tests point to William Walden, according to Clearwater police.
  2. Crews work to put out a fully involved mobile home fire that included reports of explosions Monday morning in Brooksville, according to Hernando County Fire Rescue.
    A male occupant managed to escape the home prior to the fire department’s arrival.
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    The pedestrian walked into the path of the Toyota Tundra pickup truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
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    The driver lost control of his SUV while negotiating a curve, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  5. Elex Junior Jones faces charges of armed robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, robbery by sudden snatching and grand theft.
    Elex Junior Jones, 18, was identified from fingerprints collected from an item of recovered property.
  6. Tampa police are looking for an armed man on bicycle who they believe has been robbing people at gunpoint in Ybor City.
    The man follows victims on a bicycle and robs them using a silver revolver, according to Tampa police.
  7. Carldon Travis King Jr., 35, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
    Carldon Travis King Jr. shot the man after an altercation, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
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    Carlos Medina lost control of his vehicle and crashed after trying to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone, according to Tampa police.
  9. A driver was hospitalized and an entrance ramp to northbound Interstate 75 was blocked Tuesday morning after a semitrailer overturned, troopers said.
    The driver failed to negotiate a curve. He was hospitalized with minor injuries and cited for careless driving.
  10. The northbound lanes of I-275 were closed for more than four hours early Tuesday morning as troopers investigated a deadly crash.
    Two men were seen driving the wrong way on Fifth Avenue S when they fled from police officers, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.