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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. Check tampabay.com for the latest breaking news and updates.
    The 15-year-old threatened to use an automatic weapon on students and referenced “blowing up” the school, police said.
  2. Erica Calculli thanks Jack Asbury, known as the Batman of Spring Hill, in a Facebook post for walking her daughter to school.
    Spring Hill has its own Dark Knight, and he came to the rescue of a Crystal River mother frustrated by the lack of help from her daughter’s school.
  3. Justin James Wilson caused an estimated $30,000 in damages to 20 cars, then told police he did it because “Donald Trump owes me one trillion dollars.”
    Justin James Wilson faces 14 felony and six misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
  4. Temple Terrace police are looking for the driver of this green Kia Soul seen at the Boardwalk at Morris Bridge apartment complex when two people were shot, one fatally. Anyone with information about this driver or this case is asked to call Temple Terrace police at (813) 989-7110.
    Police are looking for a man seen driving a green Kia Soul in the apartment complex the night of the shooting.
  5. Finnegan and Maxwell race down a sidewalk to greet each other in this joyful video shared by Michael D. Cisneros on Facebook.
    No two people have appeared more excited to see each other than Finnegan and Maxwell.
  6. Jermaine Bell, of Allendale, S.C., was surprised on his 7th birthday when employees of Walt Disney World arrived at his house bearing balloons, stuffed animals, gift bags and an invitation to enjoy a getaway at the resort later this month.
    Jermaine Bell was surprised on his 7th birthday when employees of Walt Disney World arrived at his house bearing balloons, stuffed animals, gifts and a special invitation.
  7. Derrick Snelson, second from right, of Meriwether County, Ga., is believed to have set a state record when he bagged a 14-foot gator earlier this month on Lake Eufala.
    It took five people more than five hours to bag the 700-pound alligator.
  8. President Donald Trump talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington.
    ‘No one else writes like that on a map with a black Sharpie,’ a White House official told the Washington Post.
  9. A Twitter user uses a Sharpie to make President Donald Trump appear to be taller than former president Barack Obama.
    Twitter users had their fun after the president showed a map of Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory that appeared to be altered to back his claim that Alabama was in danger.
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    Bacon makes everything better.