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Natalie Weber - Breaking News Reporter

Breaking News Reporter

I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in English and minors in journalism and computing. My hometown of Grand Junction, Colo., is situated in a valley known for its peaches and hiking trails. The area also is famous for an annual festival celebrating a chicken that survived for 18 months without a head. When I’m not puzzling over the perfect lede for my story, you can find me experimenting with a new recipe or with my nose in a book.

  1. Robert Warren, pictured in 2017, was arrested on a second-degree murder charge Thursday, deputies said.
  2. Kevin Conway and Ashlie Case Sletvold, of Peiffer Wolf, speak to reporters via Zoom about a lawsuit alleging that Pasco County Jail inmates received infected insulin over the course of a year.
  3. St. Petersburg resident Chez-Armand Blackwell, 39, spent about 12 of his nearly 15 years in Florida prisons in isolation while serving his sentence for burglary. He is now the project coordinator for the Hidden Voices Project.
  4. Deputies arrested Lucretia Bruno and Michelle English in connection with a fatal crash Nov. 24. They said Bruno was under the influence and English gave her the car keys.
  5. Activists gather outside the St. Petersburg Police Department to protest the police shooting of 17-year-old Christopher Tonsel, after law enforcement ruled that the use of force was justified.
  6. Servy Gallardo, 52, the artistic director and co-founder of the St. Petersburg Ballet Conservatory, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity and a count of lewd or lascivious molestation. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday.
  7. Jerry Baker, 36, was arrested Sunday in connection with an attack on a woman near the entrance to the St. Pete Pier that evening.
  8. K9 Officer Leighton Williams confronts domestic battery suspect Christopher Tonsel behind a home in St. Petersburg in this image from body camera footage. A review determined Tonsel was armed and Williams was justified in shooting him.
  9. America's Auction Channel in St. Petersburg is a television network that sells jewelry, rare coins and real estate. Over the course of six months, somewhere between $100,000 and $200,000 went missing from the network.
  10. Police investigate a shooting Thursday evening that occurred in the 3700 block of Manatee Drive Southeast on Coquina Key in St. Petersburg.
  11. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper inspects a vehicle that caught on fire along with a gas pump at the Circle K station at 3470 East Lake Road on Wednesday. One person was killed.
  12. Thad Bereday stayed in touch with the outside world through photos and letters from his family that he received in the mail while serving time in prison.
  13. A memorial for 21-year-old Savannah Mathis at BJs Alabama BBQ, her family’s restaurant.
  14. Before crews could enter a Clearwater parking garage this week a structural engineer had to check for safety after a stairwell collapsed. The body of a construction was recovered Wednesday morning.
  15. Clearwater police Chief Dan Slaughter, left, talks with other officials on Wednesday in front of the parking garage where a worker was killed two days earlier when a stairwell partially collapsed. At a news conference, Slaughter identified the worker as 23-year-old Mitchel Klock, owner of M Klock Welding Services.
  16. First responders at the scene where a stairwell partially collapsed in a building at the Tampa Bay Water facility at 2575 Enterprise Road on Monday.
  17. Dec. 18, 2021• Breaking News
    A 27-year-old Orlando man has died after he collided with another vehicle on Interstate 75 in Pasco County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  18. Trent Diggs, 28, was arrested earlier this week in New Mexico.
  19. An image included in a government sentencing memo shows Robert Scott Palmer as he retreats from a tunnel outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as rioters clashed with police.
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  22. Tom White, co-owner of Skipper's Smokehouse, speaks during a memorial service for fellow co-owner Vince McGilvra at the restaurant and music venue in Tampa on Monday.
  23. Shane Dugan, 29, was arrested on a manslaughter charge in connection to the death of 48-year-old Lonnie Wilson. Detectives said Dugan threw Wilson off a boat after an argument.