Tony Marrero, Tampa Bay Times

Tony Marrero

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Past articles by Tony:

Teen injured in Tampa shooting

The boy, 17, was found shot Tuesday morning on the 8700 block of Del Rey Court in the city’s Temple Crest neighborhood, police said. → Read More

Hillsborough jail deputy suspected of selling THC products to inmates resigns

An ongoing investigation has found evidence that Deputy Marlon Blankenship was selling THC vape pens and edibles, records show. → Read More

Latin Kings gang leaders among 21 arrested in Hillsborough drug operation, sheriff says

Operation Checkmate focused on the Wimauma area and resulted in the seizure of large amounts of drugs, Sheriff Chad Chronister said Monday. → Read More

Tampa mayor’s chief of staff for police chief? ‘Nonsense,’ Castor says

Mayor Jane Castor denied a rumor that she plans to tap chief of staff John Bennett, a former assistant police chief, to be the city’s top cop. → Read More

Man killed when two vehicles hit him on New Port Richey road, troopers say

One of the drivers did not stop after striking the 66-year-old Elfers man who was trying to cross Little Road near Decubellis Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. → Read More

Woman, 62, found dead in fire-damaged Dunedin home, deputies say

Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of Ivette Martinov, whose body was found in the home at 2180 Evans Road, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Judge denies request for new trial by Julie Schenecker, Tampa mom who killed children

Circuit Judge Michelle Sisco ruled that Schenecker failed to prove that her public defenders were ineffective in representing her. → Read More

Hillsborough sheriff’s deputy arrested on DUI charge in Tampa

Deputy Attila Tapolyai provided a breath sample that put his blood alcohol level at more than twice the legal limit, deputies said. → Read More

Woman arrested on murder charge in death of St. Petersburg man

Detectives believe Shakerra Long stabbed Brian Graham, 43, on Sunday in a St. Petersburg home where his body was found two days later. → Read More

Tampa rapper acquitted of murder now accused of killing pregnant mom

Billy Bennett Adams III killed a pregnant Tampa woman three days after he was acquitted in a 2020 double shooting, police said. → Read More

Hernando High student, 17, killed in Brooksville shooting, school officials say

Isabella Angelina Scavelli was a tennis player and student government member, according to the Hernando County School District. → Read More

Clearwater police search for driver in fatal pedestrian crash

A 50-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard near Belcher Road on Tuesday, police said. → Read More

2 injured in shooting at Land O’Lakes shopping center

The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. when four people got into an argument at the Village Lakes Shopping Center, deputies said. → Read More

One dead in shooting at New Tampa apartment complex

The shooting happened Monday night at the Andover Place at Cross Creek apartment complex, deputies said. → Read More

Tampa police officer arrested on battery charge, placed on leave

Tampa police arrested Officer Clarence Nathan after he put a woman in a bear hug and pushed her during a domestic dispute, police said. → Read More

Permitless carry proposal divides Tampa Bay law enforcement officials

Most who replied to the Tampa Bay Times support the bill but some worry that more guns and no mandated training will increase the danger for cops and the public. → Read More

Teen arrested in fatal shooting of Tampa boy, 12

The 14-year-old boy faces a charge of manslaughter with a weapon in the Jan. 8 shooting of James Lett. → Read More

Tampa Bay leaders condemn fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis

“We fear for our lives every day,” said one local NAACP leader. → Read More

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor will start police chief search after April elections

The mayor said through a spokesperson that she wants to “ensure early input” from City Council members as she works to pick the next chief. → Read More

St. Petersburg plastic surgeon Christopher Newman dies at age 48

Newman died six days after deputies responded to a double shooting call at a home he and his wife own in Brooksville, records show. → Read More