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.

A Riverview man has seen ‘Avengers: Endgame’ a record 116 times and he’s not slowing down

The 30-year-old man is looking to break the world record for most viewings of the same film in theaters.

Largo man asks officer to help start the scooter police say he was trying to steal

Raymond Millwater was arrested after he asked a Clearwater police officer for help starting the scooter he was trying to steal. [Clearwater Police]
Raymond Millwater, 30, was arrested and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle.

Forecast: Widespread storms set to come early Monday ahead of wet week for Tampa Bay

Go to tampabay.com/weather for current conditions, live radar and extended forecast.
Temperatures in Tampa Bay are easing back into normal values just in time for a rash of rain and unsettled weather to swing through the region.Wake-up temperatures are right around the...

Florida got hot in May. Like, record-breaking hot.

From left, Brayden Emmett, 8, Lindsay Lipp, 10, Jameson McBride, 7, Kaitlyn McBride, 9, and Madden Emmett, 6, enjoy ice cream cones while Kingston Boston, 8, (all) of Orlando, center, chills out in a tidal pool while visiting Clearwater Beach with family on Friday. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
There's no doubting Florida is the Sunshine State. It was the only state in the U.S. to set a new heat record this May, which it did by nearly four mercury-busting degrees.

Drunk, high, armed Sarasota boat captain kept passengers hostage in gulf, police say

Sarasota charter captain Mark Bailey, 36, has been arrested after authorities say he got drunk and high and threatened to shoot passengers. [Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office]
Capt. Mark Bailey also threatened to shoot the people who hired him for a fishing trip and dump their bodies in the water, according to Sarasota police.