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Dennis Joyce - Day Editor

Day Editor

I am a newsman and communicator who pitches his tent at the crossroads of the community, the place you find the greatest number of ideas and the most fruitful debate. I’m a local news editor at the Tampa Bay Times, helping guide colleagues as they tell the stories of our community. It’s a role I’ve been blessed to play in half a dozen states, including two stints each in sunny Arizona and Florida. The approach I bring to the job is rooted in my family – including my wife Emilie and our two grown sons, one a world-traveling diplomat and the other a student in architecture. I’m a bicycle and transit commuter, so look for me on the bus and we’ll bat around a few ideas.

  1. The emergency lights were flashing on a state trooper's car when he was hit from behind by an impaired driver, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
  2. Shanquia Zaneta Holte, 29, of St. Petersburg, was arrested in connection with a three-vehicle collision that left two people dead Sunday night on the Bayside Bridge.
  3. Zeshaan Naqvi, 31, a teacher from New York City, was arrested after bringing an underage victim to a Brandon hotel for sex, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
  4. Deputies are investigating a death in Brandon.
  5. Jan. 17• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    A K9 officer and his dog from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement check the Capitol in Tallahassee on Sunday.
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  7. Sheriff's Cpl. Brian LaVigne was killed when a fleeing suspect rammed his car in Brandon on Monday, deputies said.
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  10. Scott Allen, 71, of Wimauma, receives a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by OnSite Safe Nurse Kedra Rance in Plant City on Wednesday.
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  13. Adam Johnson of Parrish streamed a Facebook live video Wednesday, apparently as he walked the halls of the U.S. Capitol. His Facebook page was later taken down.
  14. Romney Christopher Ellis, 57, of Indianapolis, was sentenced Tuesday to almost five years in prison for a pattern of cyberstalking against his ex-wife in Tampa.
  15. Michel Amalfi, 45, and Lazaro Millian, 50, face charges including attempted murder of a law enforcement officer in connection with an attack Saturday on a Florida fish and wildlife officer.
  16. Poklk County Sheriff Grady Judd and state Fish and Wildlife officers describe an attack on a state officer as he investigated poaching Saturday night.
  17. Lorenzo B. Butler Jr., 27, of Clearwater, was arrested in Hudson in connection with a Tarpon Springs carjacking about 25 minutes earlier, police said.
  18. The Sheriff's Office said in a news release Thursday that it had recovered the body of Eugene Wilson, 54, who disappeared during the weekend on a fishing trip to the Tampa Bypass Canal.
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  20. An 8-month-old boy drowned at this Plant City mobile home while his mother was sleeping, sheriff's detectives said.
  21. No one was hurt when a car rear-ended an SUV Monday on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, sending the SUV spinning onto an outside barrier.
  22. A fire broke out Saturday at the Tuscano at Suncoast apartments in Odessa, forcing the evacuation of 48 apartments and damaging five of them.
  23. Martin J. Garcia Trujillo, 38, of Tampa, faces criminal charges for causing a crash in Riverview then leaving the scene, troopers said.