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Frank Pastor - Senior Digital Editor, tampabay.com

Senior Digital Editor, tampabay.com

Whether you realize it or not, you interact with me throughout much of the day. I'm the voice behind the Times Sports Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as our Bucs Cannon Fodder and Lightning Strikes! Facebook groups. I prepare the sports email newsletters that appear in your inbox and news alerts that go to your phones. And on game days, I curate the live blogs that appear on tampabay.com. When I'm not promoting my colleagues' content, I'm creating my own, leaning on my 20-plus years of experience as a reporter and editor to find stories that are worth your attention or giving you a different perspective into ones we're already talking about. Though I'm a Pittsburgh native and Notre Dame graduate, I've spent the past 20 years in Tampa Bay and have set down roots here. I've started a family, and we, too, now share your passion for the Bucs, Rays, Lightning, Rowdies and more.

  1. Emily Stallard, 37, faces charges of attempted arson of a structure, fire bombing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child abuse and battery on a law enforcement officer.
    The 37-year-old woman is accused of trying to cause an “explosion" inside the store, said Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister.
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    Timothy Knott, 33, faces charges of second-degree murder in the death of Brian Waller.
  3. A 350-pound Warsaw grouper was caught off the southwest coast of Florida late last month, according to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.
    Biologists from the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s Age & Growth Lab estimate the age of the fish at 50 years old.
  4. Alexander Fortuna faces charges of sexual battery and probation violation.
    Alexander Fortuna told detectives he took photos during the attack, then conducted internet searches related to sexual assaults afterward.
  5. Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 were closed in Hernando County early Friday morning after a semi-trailer caught on fire.
    Approximately 150 gallons of diesel fuel leaked onto the roadway, according to Hernando County Fire Rescue.
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    The man was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where he later died from his injuries, deputies said.
  7. Two lanes of I-275 South were closed Wednesday afternoon after a tractor trailer spilled buckets of paint onto the highway.
    Approximately 15 to 20 five-gallon buckets of white paint shifted and fell from an open flatbed trailer.
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    The SUV driver saw the 16-year-old bicyclist just before impact but couldn’t avoid a crash, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
  9. Veronica Bonilla recently was reunited with her 11-year-old Yorkie, Leeann.
    The Yorkie wandered away shortly after her family moved from New York to New Jersey in October 2016.
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    The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a turning vehicle, according to Largo police.