Justine Griffin - Night Editor

Night Editor

I'm a native Floridian who grew up in Pasco County. Prior to becoming an editor, I covered health and medicine and business news at the Times. Before joining the paper in 2015, I worked for the St. Augustine Record, the Sun Sentinel and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where I gained national attention for my retail coverage and for a long-form article I wrote about my experience as an egg donor. I'm a graduate of the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!), where I studied journalism. I'm also an equestrian. My horse's name is Mikey.

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  2. Billy Smith, in center on truck, with the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation department, works to unload a new shipment of bottled water as they prepare to distribute water to vehicles in line at Al Barnes Park, 2902 N. 32nd on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 in Tampa. As of December 7, the City of Tampa is under a Boil Water Notice. Until the Boil Water Notice is rescinded, the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will be distributing free bottled water to city residents. Bottled water is limited to 1 case per household. Households with more than 4 members may receive 2 cases. While picking up water, residents can also pick up free face coverings. Location include: Himes Ave. Sports Complex - 4501 S. Himes Ave, MacFarlane Park - 1700 N. MacDill Ave. (near the basketball courts Ð turn onto Main St. from MacDill Ave), Al Barnes Park - 2902 N. 32nd St., New Tampa Community Center - 17302 Commerce Park Blvd.
  3. Michael Stevens, de 28 años, a la izquierda, trata de mantenerse abrigado con su amigo Cash Holland, de 21, a la derecha, afuera del refugio nocturno frío del Boys and Girls Club de Tarpon Springs el miércoles 22 de enero de 2020.Los refugios para enfrentar elclima frío abren el martes, dic. .1, antes de que las temperaturas desciendan a 40 grados o menos.
  4. Michael Stevens, 28, left, works to stay warm with friend Cash Holland, 21, right, outside the Boys and Girls Club of Tarpon Springs' cold night shelter on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Cold weather shelters are opening on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in advance of temperatures dropping to 40 degrees and below.
  5. A man runs in heavy rain due to Tropical Storm Eta, along Bayshore Blvd on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Tampa. More than 17,000 Duke Energy Florida customers were without power around the state as of 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to its outage map.
  6. Richard Ellis, 35, of Tampa, faces grand theft charges. He was booked in the Hillsborough County jail on Nov. 6.
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  8. One man is dead after a collision Tuesday morning between a pickup truck and semitrailer on Denton Avenue in Pasco County.
  9. Florida added 3,204 coronavirus cases and 140 deaths on Friday, according to the Florida Department of Health.
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  11. National Hurricane Center forecasters are watching four tropical systems this week.
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  13. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a crash with a suspected drunken driver  in Wesley Chapel Monday night.
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  15. Marissa Lawrence and Clayton Cunningham have been missing since July 29.
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  17. Jawuan Malik King, 24, left and Devin Smith, 21, right, were arrested in connection with a June 10 shootout at a Brandon apartment complex, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. When Smith was arrested deputies said he had three firearms, center.
  18. A woman raises her fist in support as demonstrators march by during one of two daily marches in protest of police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd's death, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  19. Demonstrators march through Historic Roser Park during one of two daily marches in protest of police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd's death, on Monday, June 15, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  20. In this 2017 photo, a custom-made diving helmet beer tap at the bar of the Galley in St. Petersburg.
  21. Protest organizer Terron Gland, 31, of St. Petersburg, encourages a moment of dancing from the steps of St. Petersburg City Hall on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.
  22. Protesters are reflected in a window as they march along Central Avenue Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  23. Yohance Wicks, left, sets the cadence for members of the public defender's offices with Florida's 6th, 12th, and 13th judicial circuits, past and present, and their family and friends, as they march south on 49th Street North from the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater on Monday, June 8, 2020.