Daniel Figueroa IV, Digital Producer

Daniel Figueroa IV

Digital Producer

I sacrifice precious hours of sleep to make sure folks all over the Tampa Bay area get all the news they need when the morning starts. I’m originally from the Bronx, but Florida’s been home for the last eight years. There are few things cooler to me than being on the forefront of information and connecting with the community I love. When I’m not trying to figure out ways to sneak Star Wars and Indiana Jones references into my stories (both of which I’ve done successfully I might add) I’m probably riding a motorcycle somewhere in search of my next favorite taco shop. Some days I write the weather. Please don’t hold that against me.

Tampa man, 27, accused of exposing himself to teens in Westchase

Sean Dixon, 27, of Tampa, faces a charge of lewd and lascivious exhibition, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. [HCSO]
Deputies said Sean Dixon exposed himself to teenage girls at four locations. There may be more victims out there.

Forecast: Warmth and dryness continue Friday, but weekend could bring rain

Go to tampabay.com/weather for current conditions, live radar and extended forecast.
Keep an eye on the weather before heading to the State Fair.

Fifty years ago, an Oldsmar woman became the first professional female jockey

On Feb. 7, 1969, Oldsmar's Diane Crump became the first professional woman jockey in U.S. history.
Men tried to boycott, but the race went on and so did her career — for 30 years.

Forecast: Warm weather set to last in Tampa Bay through weekend

Go to tampabay.com/weather for current conditions, live radar and extended forecast.
Temperatures will remain above normal, even in the face of a weekend cold front.

Florida ranked best state for singles

A couple enjoy their Valentine's Day date at Lowry Park Zoo. [Times files]
The Sunshine State is apparently abounding with dating opportunities.