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Josh Fiallo - Breaking Reporter

Breaking Reporter

Those who live outside of our state love to joke that Florida doesn't have seasons, but I disagree. No, our leaves don't change colors in the fall. We don't have to spend our winters shoveling away snow. But anybody that's lived here knows that June through November is hurricane season, and I'll be here every day to keep you informed about all tropical activity before and after it reaches our state. I also hope to be your go-to for weather stories that matter to you throughout the entire year — from cold fronts to dry spells. I grew up in Zephyrhills, went to college at USF and have lived in Tampa Bay for all 21 years of my life. If you can't tell by that alone, I love it here and plan to stay.

  1. The sun rises Monday over a pond in north Tampa's Forest Hills neighborhood. The week is starting out with fall-like temperatures.
  2. Local boosters downplayed the hurricane of 1921 as people who lived along Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard experienced the worst of it. The storm wiped out the Bayshore seawall and destroyed the homes of some of the city's wealthiest residents.
  3. A Clearwater man was arrested early Thursday morning after leading deputies on a chase over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and back in his Charger.
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  5. Jaime Lee Scott, 26, of Tampa, has been arrested in a fatal shooting Feb. 6 in Ybor City as thousands gathered there to celebrate Super Bowl weekend.
  6. Chad Allen Jenkins, 50, of St. Petersburg, was shot to death by deputies who had come to his home to arrest him on charges including child abuse, police said.
  7. Michael Anthony Peak Jr. was arrested Saturday by St. Petersburg police on a charge of second-degree murder.
  8. Two people were killed and one was injured in a shooting Monday morning at the parking lot of Hit Promotional Products in Pinellas Park, police said.
  9. Five men have been arrested in the Aug. 22 shooting death of 4-year-old Suni Bell in Tampa. They are, clockwise from top left, Zvante Sampson, 30; Quandarious Hammond, 28; Jaylin Bedward, 22; Andrew Thompson, 22; and James Denson, 24.
  10. A fire at the water plant in Dunedin has prompted the city to ask that customers conserve water.
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  12. A GoFundMe page was created to help the family of 18-year-old Barbarajean Lombardi pay expenses. Lombardi was shot to death in her St. Petersburg home Sept. 16.
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  14. Storm clouds roll into Clearwater Beach on Aug. 15 as Tropical Storm Fred brings rain to the Tampa Bay area. Hurricane season, June 1 to Nov. 30, is showtime for resident weather spotters but their work is in demand all year round.
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  16. Jesus Manuel Diaz, 18, was arrested Monday night for leaving the scene of a crash involving a death.
  17. Clearwater police responding to a 911 call found a man shot and critically injured in a house at 1489 Park St.
  18. The standoff began Friday morning at a home on the 1000 block of N Taylor Road.
  19. Kary Stevenson, 47, left, and Corey Quinn, 35, right, both of Tampa, face up to seven years in prison in a federal unemployment fraud case.
  20. The driver of a pickup truck died Wednesday morning after striking two firetrucks and a firefighter. Troopers say he was speeding at the time of impact.
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  22. Kevin Kells, 23, was arrested on a charge of DUI manslaughter, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  23. A pedestrian stops to take a picture of the sunset while walking along Edgewater Drive Friday, Aug. 17, 2021 in Dunedin.