Justine Griffin - Night Editor

Night Editor

I'm a native Floridian who grew up in Pasco County. Prior to becoming an editor, I covered health and medicine and business news at the Times. Before joining the paper in 2015, I worked for the St. Augustine Record, the Sun Sentinel and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where I gained national attention for my retail coverage and for a long-form article I wrote about my experience as an egg donor. I'm a graduate of the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!), where I studied journalism. I'm also an equestrian. My horse's name is Mikey.

  1. Michael Friedt, 61, of Spring Hill, faces possession of child sexual abuse material charges, according to FDLE.
  2. A truck hit two pedestrians Friday night on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. One has died.
  3. Firefighters were working to save homes from a large brush fire in Pasco County Friday afternoon.
  4. A 17-month-old girl is in critical condition after a motorcycle accident in Clearwater on Thursday.
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  7. The Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was called to assist after Kyle South barricaded himself and refused to come out, deputies said.
  8. The state will likely reach the 2 million COVID-19 cases milestone over the weekend, with a grand total of 1,999,257 reported cases as of Friday.
  9. Clearwater police are investigating a shooting in the 400 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Thursday night.
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  11. A 76-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by a car on Jan. 30 in Clearwater, police said.
  12. Vincentito Otero, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Falkenburg Road Jail in Hillsborough County on Feb. 16.
  13. Investigators comb through the scene where PCSO Deputy Michael Magli was killed while attempting to deploy stop sticks on a suspect on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in East Lake
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  16. Billy Smith, in center on truck, with the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation department, works to unload a new shipment of bottled water as they prepare to distribute water to vehicles in line at Al Barnes Park, 2902 N. 32nd on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 in Tampa. As of December 7, the City of Tampa is under a Boil Water Notice. Until the Boil Water Notice is rescinded, the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will be distributing free bottled water to city residents. Bottled water is limited to 1 case per household. Households with more than 4 members may receive 2 cases. While picking up water, residents can also pick up free face coverings. Location include: Himes Ave. Sports Complex - 4501 S. Himes Ave, MacFarlane Park - 1700 N. MacDill Ave. (near the basketball courts Ð turn onto Main St. from MacDill Ave), Al Barnes Park - 2902 N. 32nd St., New Tampa Community Center - 17302 Commerce Park Blvd.
  17. Michael Stevens, de 28 años, a la izquierda, trata de mantenerse abrigado con su amigo Cash Holland, de 21, a la derecha, afuera del refugio nocturno frío del Boys and Girls Club de Tarpon Springs el miércoles 22 de enero de 2020.Los refugios para enfrentar elclima frío abren el martes, dic. .1, antes de que las temperaturas desciendan a 40 grados o menos.
  18. Michael Stevens, 28, left, works to stay warm with friend Cash Holland, 21, right, outside the Boys and Girls Club of Tarpon Springs' cold night shelter on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Cold weather shelters are opening on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in advance of temperatures dropping to 40 degrees and below.
  19. A man runs in heavy rain due to Tropical Storm Eta, along Bayshore Blvd on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Tampa. More than 17,000 Duke Energy Florida customers were without power around the state as of 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to its outage map.
  20. Richard Ellis, 35, of Tampa, faces grand theft charges. He was booked in the Hillsborough County jail on Nov. 6.
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  22. One man is dead after a collision Tuesday morning between a pickup truck and semitrailer on Denton Avenue in Pasco County.
  23. Florida added 3,204 coronavirus cases and 140 deaths on Friday, according to the Florida Department of Health.