Former Times Staffer

  1. Michael Clark, 34, is charged with murder, arson, tampering with evidence and possession of cocaine. According to Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Clark set a minivan on fire with his dead girlfriend inside. | Courtesy the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
  2. From left: Lara Higgins Ragunas, 52, from Jacksonville, her mother, Paula Higgins, 75, from Tampa, and Beth Weinstein, 46, from Tarpon Springs, protest outside Congressman Gus Bilirakis' Women's Forum at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Fla, June 9, 2018. The women wore the red cloaks and white bonnets synonymous with the popular show, The Handmaid's Tale. MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE   |   Times
  3. Jaime Castellano, 27, of Riverview, was returned to the Hillsborough County jail on Friday after a judge found he violated the terms of his 2016 release in a fatal crash by being arrested for driving in an alleged hit-and-run incident. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
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  5. A jury said that Lobster Haven, 12807 W Hillsborough Ave in Tampa, should pay a couple $6.7 million after the restaurant served them food that caused food poisoning. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   | Times (2014)]
  6. File photo of police lights Credit: Wikimedia Commons user Matty Ring
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  8. Deputies are searching for four men who stole nearly $200,000 worth of fishing gear and electronics from West Marine, 6492 Highway 41 N. [Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office]
  9. Workers at the Starbucks on South Howard Avenue called police about Jerry Nixon about 26 times between 2013 and 2018. Police have arrested Nixon at the cafe four times for trespassing. According to police records, Nixon, 47, was again at that Starbucks in April. [Tampa Police Department]
  10. A small memorial for Jessica Raubenholt, of Jeromesville, Ohio, can be seen off of Bayshore Boulevard and W Knights Avenue on Thursday. The 24-year-old mother was pushing her 21-month-old daughter across Bayshore when they were struck by a racing car on Wednesday, Tampa police said. The mother was fatally injured and died that day. Her daughter, Lillia, was pronounced dead on Thursday, police said. [SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times]
  11. Assistant Chief Eli Vazquez wears a Marine Corps pin above his name. The 265 veterans at the Tampa Police Department have started wearing pins identifying which branch of the military they served in on their uniforms Tuesday. [JONATHAN CAPRIEL | Times]
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  13. Inez Anderson, 76, holds a photo of herself taken on Feb. 29, 1960 while she participated in a sit-in to desegregate the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in downtown Tampa. On Saturday, the city unveiled a historic marker at the former site of the store on N Franklin Street. JONATHAN CAPRIEL | Times
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  15. Tampa strip club owner  Joe Redner won his court fight to be allowed to grow his own medicinal marijuana plants. Now he's challenging a stay that prevents him from doing so while the state appeals that earlier ruling. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  16. Rowers wit the Tampa Bay Dragon Boat Club pull there boat out of the Hillsborough River Saturday during the grand opening of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. [JONATHAN CAPRIEL | Times]
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  19. Martha Morales-Santizo, 26, of Wimauma, was arrested on charges of attempted murder, first-degree arson, violating a domestic violence injunction and making written threats to kill, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. [HCSO]
  20. Thurnell "Chip" Shields sings the National Anthem during the annual 'Our Heroes'' luncheon honoring first responders working in Hillsborough County. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]