Jack Evans - Breaking News Reporter — Pasco

Breaking News Reporter — Pasco

I cover crime, court cases and law enforcement in Pasco County, as well as breaking news across the Tampa Bay area. 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. Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, 23, esta acusado de intentar ayudar a una agrupación terrorista extranjera. Al -Azhari esta en custodia en la prisión del condado de Pinellas. Foto: Oficina del alguacil de Pinellas [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
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  6. Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, 23, is charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, according to a federal criminal complaint. He is being held in the Pinellas County Jail at the request of federal agents. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]
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  10. Clearwater police declined to comment after a Pinellas County woman sued the city, alleging that a car crash caused by an officer left her with lasting, expensive injuries. [Clearwater Police Department]
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  16. There was plenty of room along the narrow strip of sand at Pass-a-Grille Beach on Memorial Day. The dark skies help explain why. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  17. Florida's five Supreme Court justices listen to oral arguments on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Chief Justice Charles Canady, middle, issued an order Thursday for the state court system to develop a remote-trial program for civil jury trials. All trials have been on hold since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. [CAITLIN JOHNSTON  |  Times]
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  19. Thomas Saxon poses with a Beechcraft Bonanza single-engine plane he co-owned. Saxon died when the plane crashed in a Wesley Chapel neighborhood May 12. [Courtesy of Robert Schupbach]
  20. Check for the latest breaking news and updates. [Times]
  21. Trainer Neil Magida, 44, and his client, Kevin Northcott, 31, both of Tampa, train at Optimum Gym on its first day opening back up for members, on Monday, May 18, 2020 in Tampa.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  22. Smoke rises from a brush fire in Pasco County's Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. As of 12:30 p.m. Friday, the fire covered 20 acres. [Pasco County Fire Rescue]
  23. Thomas Saxon poses with the 1973 single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza he co-owned. He died Tuesday when the plane crashed in a Wesley Chapel neighborhood. [Courtesy of Robert Schupbach]
  24. A single-engine plane crashed Tuesday in a Wesley Chapel neighborhood and came to rest inside the backyard of a home. [Pasco County Fire Rescue]