Langston Taylor - Data and General Assignment Reporter

Data and General Assignment Reporter

I write words. Sometimes they're in code. I'm a Maryland native who first worked at the Times as a reporting intern in 2016. Now, my job is to dive into data to find news affecting Tampa Bay or all of Florida. That could mean following money or counting followers. I also build tools that make data and documents easier for our readers to understand. I'm on my phone too much, and you can @ me any time with story ideas or NBA highlight tapes.

  1. Country music singer and reality television star Daniel Lee Martin, 54, of New Port Richey, was accused of child sex abuse charges in Pasco County and Tennessee.
  2. The Clearwater city elections are March 17. Check for everything you need to know about this year's races.
  3. Pasco Fire Rescue responded to a house fire at this home on Darby Road in San Antonio about 10 p.m. Friday.
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  5. Philip Courter of Crystal River posted on Facebook Friday this picture from the deck of a Japanese cruise ship quarantined for a coronavirus outbreak.
  6. Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Drive. The area’s newest outlet is touting the shop tax free weekend and extra savings on top of already reduced prices.
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  9. Benjamin Douglas Ehas, 31, of Tampa, faces charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide after Tampa police said he struck and killed a man on Bayshore Boulevard's scenic sidewalk on Jan. 9.
  10. Jami Claire, 62, one of two plaintiffs accusing the state of Florida of sex discrimination because state health plans exclude coverage for gender affirming treatment. [Courtesy of Nancy Kinnally]
  11. From left, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos speak at a summit held by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council's Resiliency Coalition on Tuesday at the Hilton Carillon Park in St. Petersburg.
  12. In this April 23, 2019 file photo, immigration activists rally outside the Supreme Court as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, in Washington. [AP Photo (2019)]
  13. An enumerator interviews a woman for the 1940 census in this photo provided by the National Archives at College Park, M.D.
  14. Voters line up in front of the Coliseum in St. Petersburg on Nov. 8. A nonpartisan group estimates that more than a quarter of Florida’s adult-age population isn't registered to vote.
  15. Brian Stoll, 34, was charged Thursday in the 2005 murder of Beverly Bobrick, then 79, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
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  17. Church of Scientology members cross S Garden Avenue at Franklin Street in Clearwater, near the church's Flag Building in July. Ten of the 13 candidates for Clearwater City Council say voters frequently ask them about issues related to Scientology.
  18. Cecilia Washington, an organizer with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, speaks during a news conference to announce the elimination of remaining court fines and fees for 31 former felons seeking to register to vote. "I am somebody. My voice matters," Washington exclaimed at the podium. "I'm running down to the polls."
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  21. Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Lieberman greets well wishers as he walks through the crowd to make his speech to the Florida Democratic Party Convention delegates at the Coronado Springs Hotel in Orlando.

  22. Nicole Kristine Gaskins, 45, died Monday in a single-car crash on I-275. The Wesley Chapel woman was a mother of two.
  23. Hillsborough County Director of Pet Resources Scott Trebatoski holds a rescue puppy as a line forms to apply to adopt one of 300 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in September.