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Mary Claire Molloy - Breaking News Reporter

Breaking News Reporter

I’m a rising senior at Indiana University Bloomington covering breaking news in the Tampa Bay area. My work has been published in The Washington Post, USA TODAY and The Indianapolis Star. I’ve written about the debate surrounding critical race theory in a small Midwestern town, exposed a sorority’s secret hazing ritual, covered the FedEx mass shooting in my home city of Indianapolis and published nearly 50 obituaries about the lives of child gun violence victims. I have an appetite for news and chocolate chip cookies. Send tips and recipes accordingly.

  1. Robbert Hubbard, 43, points a BB gun at Pinellas deputies before they fatally shoot him on June 30.
  2. Kay Elizabeth Baker, 43, was an elementary school math teacher. A neighbor found her dead in his yard with multiple stab wounds on May 28. Her boyfriend, Matthew Terry, has been charged with first-degree murder.
  3. Foto familiar. Thomas Kenning, de 38 años, con su esposa Jasmine y su hija Rory.
  4. Thomas Kenning, 38, shown here with his wife, Jasmine, and daughter, Rory, drowned in Lake Michigan on Monday.
  5. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice said Friday that it has closed the Charles Britt Academy, pictured here in a Google image from May, after two employees at the state-owned residential treatment center for boys were arrested on child abuse charges.
  6. Police are on the scene of a crash in downtown Wednesday that involves a trolley.
  7. Delray Beach Police are searching for “Jack Ass” star Bam Margera, shown in this 2013 photo, after he escaped from a Florida drug rehabilitation center Monday, a department spokesperson confirmed.
  8. The fountain in Safety Harbor was vandalized in April.
  9. Laura McElroy is the former spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department and a crisis communications consultant.
  10. Thomas Henderson, 27, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder.
  11. A fire broke out Tuesday in a residential building at the Regency Oaks retirement community in Clearwater, shown here in a Google Maps image. No injuries were reported but about 40 apartments were damaged and more than two dozen people were relocated to hotels, officials said.
  12. Tat’yana Mekeva Gaston, 23, was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree murder.
  13. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has extended the county jail's lockdown because of an ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
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