Tony Marrero, Tampa Bay Times

Tony Marrero

Tampa Bay Times

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Recent articles by Tony:

Live updates: Tropical Storm Ian threatens Florida, path remains uncertain

Much of Florida and the entire Tampa Bay region remained in the forecast cone as of Sunday morning. → Read More

Siblings face attempted murder charges in St. Petersburg road rage incident

Narciso Rosario, 32, turned his car into a motorcyclist on Central Avenue, causing the motorcyclist to crash head-on into a truck, police said. → Read More

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Tampa man charged with teen girl’s slaying

Ronny Tremel Walker is accused of killing Nilexia Alexander, 14, in May. → Read More

Valrico man was speeding just before Tampa crash that killed pedestrian, police say

Keshawn Minor was driving more than 80 mph just before he hit Joseph Bunch, 57, on Hillsborough Avenue, according to an arrest affidavit. → Read More

Wimauma man killed in crash with tractor trailer in Fort Lonesome

The near-head-on crash happened on State Road 674 near Katie Stanaland Road early Tuesday, troopers said. → Read More

Dover man arrested in wife’s fatal shooting

Cornelio Negrete Jr. faces charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and principal to first-degree murder, among others, in connection to wife Erica Negrete’s death. → Read More

Hillsborough’s sheriff and state attorney seemed in sync. What happened?

Sheriff Chad Chronister said he has long had concerns about Andrew Warren’s philosophy and decisions. Warren said he did what voters elected him to do. → Read More

Hillsborough law enforcement officials aren’t talking about decision to remove state attorney

Police chiefs and other officials who have worked with Andrew Warren to enforce and uphold the law declined to weigh in on the move, if they responded at all. → Read More

Woman arrested in connection to two Hillsborough homicides

Fatima Garcia Avila took part in the fatal shooting of Erica Negrete and the conspired to kill Antonio Benito Cuellar-Enriquez and blame Negrete’s death on him, records show. → Read More

Tampa man fatally shoots roommate, police say

The shooter told police he shot his roommate during a fight at their Sulphur Springs home, according to police. → Read More

Woman killed, man injured in Dover shooting, deputies say

Deputies responded Monday night to a shooting call on the 3000 block of Al Simmons Road. → Read More

Largo preschool teacher arrested on child abuse charge

Rebecca Lynn Bird, 62, mistreated a 2-year-old child in her care at Aldersgate Christian Learning Center, deputies said. → Read More

Tampa man accused of impersonating police officer, stealing gun

John Inglis Jr., 26, was under a court order forbidding him to possess a gun when he stole a pistol during one of the fake stops, authorities said. → Read More

Tampa police release name of man killed in May shooting, seek tips

Antonio Richardson, 21, was shot on May 29 on E North Bay Street while celebrating a family member’s graduation, police said. → Read More

Hillsborough middle school teacher’s aide arrested on child porn charges

Detectives found multiple child pornography files on the electronic devices of 23-year-old Sean Shafer, a paraprofessional at Mulrennan Middle School in Valrico. → Read More

Man arrested in the slaying of Pinellas Park homeless man, police say

Joseph Alan Maiden, 65, was homeless and had been staying in the abandoned home where his body was discovered Wednesday, police said. → Read More

Child killed, driver arrested in I-75 crash in Pasco

A tractor-trailer driver crashed into a slow-moving Ford sedan near State Road 52 early Thursday and left the scene, troopers said. → Read More

One year on, new Skyway barrier cuts suicide numbers, officials say

But intervening to keep people from jumping from the bridge is still part of the job for first responders. → Read More

Hillsborough jail inmate lured deputy, choked her with pillowcase, Sheriff’s Office says

The deputy was able to radio to colleagues for help while other inmates came to her rescue. → Read More

Body found in Tampa Bay linked to crashed car on Howard Frankland Bridge, troopers say

The 21-year-old Brandon man whose body was found Monday was the registered owner of a Lexus found on the bridge Sunday morning, authorities said. → Read More