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.

Apopka man, 77, killed on I-4 when he drives into Road Ranger stopped to help, troopers say

An Apopka man died and a passenger was injured after he drove his minivan into the back of a parked Road Ranger truck on Interstate 4, the Highway Patrol said. [Florida Highway Patrol]
Joseph C. Schoenbauer Jr. was headed west on the highway near the Hillsborough-Polk line when he veered onto the inside shoulder, the Highway Patrol said.

One dead, only one lane remains closed after dump truck collides with vehicle on Courtney Campbell

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The truck was headed west about 10:25 a.m. when it crossed over the median into oncoming traffic, striking a vehicle head on, police said.

Fake cop arrested after pulling over real cop to say, ‘Slow down,’ according to deputies

Barry Lee Hastings Jr. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)
Barry Lee Hastings Jr. was driving a black Ford Crown Victoria equipped with sirens and lights when he stopped the Lee County deputy in Plant City.

One dead in Gibsonton as pickup driver runs red light, causing three-vehicle collision, deputies say

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The victim was driving with two children, one of whom required treatment for injuries at a hospital, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Plant City man, 53, killed after driving into rear of semitrailer on I-4, troopers say

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Erik Adam Walton was headed east in a 1996 Geo Tracker at about 3 p.m. Thursday when the collision occurred.