Dennis Joyce, Assistant Metro Editor

Dennis Joyce

Assistant Metro 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.

Man rescued while lying in one street is fatally injured while lying in another

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Thomas Vinson Oliver was hit by at least one vehicle around 9 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, near the entrance to the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.

Woman missing two months found dead in river near Water Works Park

The body of a 62-year-old woman was found Friday morning lodged beneath a dock on the Hillsborough River at Water Works Park. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times (2018)]
Foul play is not suspected in the death of Deborah Washington Saucier, 62, who disappeared Jan. 8 and was the subject of a Silver Alert because of medical conditions, Tampa police said.

Deputies identify man who died in Town ‘N Country standoff, confirm he shot himself

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office sealed off an area around The Cove neighborhood in Town ‘N Country on Thursday morning as they negotiated with a man who was barricaded inside. The man was found dead there Thursday afternoon. [TONY MARRERO   |   Times]
Michel ‘Frenchy’ Barbeau, 47, lived at the home. The Sheriff’s Office will not identify the two women he shot and injured.

Police investigate shooting death on Seventh Ave in St. Petersburg

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Roderick Jackson, 28, died at the scene of the shooting Wednesday evening, police said.

Early-morning fog blamed in death of man, 71, as he crossed U.S. 19

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William Folsom 71, was not using a crosswalk, police said. He had been cited in November by Pinellas Park police for failing to use a crosswalk.