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Jack Evans - Breaking News Reporter — Pinellas Sheriff, St. Petersburg Police, Clearwater Police

Breaking News Reporter — Pinellas Sheriff, St. Petersburg Police, Clearwater Police

Nothing excites me more than finding and telling a compelling, human story that illustrates a complicated issue. If you've got tips or story ideas, I want to hear them. I grew up in Tennessee, went to college at Indiana University and started at the Times shortly after graduating in spring 2018, and I love Florida and its idiosyncrasies (except the 90-degree October days). When I'm not at work, I write songs and spend too much time on Twitter. Let's talk about books and what new (or old) music you're listening to.

  1. A drug lab exploded Wednesday inside an apartment at the Alta Mar at Broadwater complex, St. Petersburg police said. Residents of 11 other apartment units were temporarily displaced.
  2. The SpaceX Cargo Dragon vehicle begins its separation from the station after undocking from the Harmony module’s international docking adapter. The unmanned capsule made a successful splashdown late Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico, west of the Tampa Bay area, according to SpaceX.
  3. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Brian LaVigne was killed by a fleeing suspect Monday evening after a 30-year career that was supposed to end in retirement a day later, Sheriff Chad Chronister said.
  4. Policías investigan la escena del accidente en el que perdió la vida el agente Brian Lavigne en W. Lumsden Rd. el lunes en Brandon.
  5. Deputies investigate the scene of a fatal deputy involved crash on W. Lumsden Rd. on Monday January 11, 2020 in Brandon.
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  9. St. Petersburg Chief of Police Anthony Holloway speaks with protestors outside City Hall Saturday on June 6. In July, the city announced plans to start sending social workers to handle certain nonviolent, noncriminal calls instead of police officers. The City Council on Thursday approved an $850,000 contract to launch the new program.
  10. A screenshot of a Jan. 6 YouTube video shows Hernando County blogger Tom Lemons in front of the U.S. Capitol.
  11. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor addresses the media after she cast her ballot in person during early voting at Amalie Arena, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Tampa. After talking with reporters, Castor took photos with the Stanley Cup, won by the Tampa Bay Lightning, that was on site at Thunder Alley for people to see.
  12. Bayshore Blvd in Tampa fills with protesters Saturday, June 13, 2020.
  13. A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office honor guard members stand at attention next to the casket of Lt. Chris Cunningham during his Aug. 15 funeral at Paxon Revival Center Church. The 48-year-old died of complications from the coronavirus on Aug. 5.
  14. Kristoff A. King faces a murder charge in connection with the death of Scott Jenks, 48, whose body was found one January morning in the parking lot of Northgate Center at 1144 94th Ave. N.
  15. A 32-year-old New Port Richey woman lost control of her car on Little Road, troopers said. It flipped before hitting a tree and catching fire.
  16. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski, third from left, works with other Sheriff's Office personnel at the scene of a man who barricaded himself inside a home on the 1900 block of Sparkman Road in unincorporated Plant City on Monday.
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  23. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualitieri points to the semi-automatic pistol he said Dominique Harris used to shoot a St. Petersburg Police officer during a Wednesday shootout with officers in St. Petersburg. The sheriff held a news conference on Thursday to discuss the incident, which ended when police officers fatally shot Harris after he wounded an officer. Harris was struck by 38 bullets fired by six officers, the sheriff said. St. Petersburg officers fired a total of 50 rounds. Harris is also a "person of interest" in a 2019 homicide, the sheriff said.