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Recent articles by Dan:

Meet the man in charge of DeSantis’ voter fraud cases

Nicholas B. Cox isn’t one for the limelight, but his office makes him powerful player in state justice and politics. → Read More

Jury finds Tampa rapper not guilty in fatal double shooting

It took the jury four hours to acquit Billy Bennett Adams III on all counts. Adams, who performs as Ace NH, said he shot the two men in self-defense. → Read More

‘I was in fear’: Rapper explains why he shot 2 men in Lutz recording studio

Billy Adams III, who performs as Ace NH, took the witness stand in his double-murder trial in Tampa and detailed his claim of self-defense. → Read More

‘This is not over.’ Judge says DeSantis was wrong, but declines to restore Andrew Warren to office

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle ruled that DeSantis violated the state constitution when he suspended the Hillsborough state attorney — but stopped short of returning Warren to office. → Read More

Tampa Bay internet celebrity ‘Baked Alaska’ gets 60 days for Jan. 6 riot

The far-right provocateur was a prominent face of the 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

In Warren vs. DeSantis, here’s what the judge might be considering

There’s no ruling more than five weeks after the suspended Hillsborough state attorney went to trial against the governor to try to win his job back. → Read More

Hillsborough man gets 30 years in human trafficking case

Alvin Lynch Jr. was arrested in an operation that targeted human trafficking ahead of the 2021 Super Bowl. → Read More

5 Tampa Bay court stories to watch in 2023

The Seminole Heights case, an ice cream man’s re-trial and local Jan. 6 prosecutions are among the high-profile court matters on the docket next year. → Read More

Man sues ex-Hillsborough deputy 2 years after dropped case against cop

Sgt. Janak Amin was fired and arrested over Carl Elkins’ arrest, but prosecutors found scarce evidence of a crime. → Read More

Tampa police officer loses job after dragging woman into jail

Officer Gregory Damon was seen on video dragging the handcuffed woman. He was fired after a review found he violated department policies. → Read More

DeSantis appoints ousted Hillsborough judge to new appeals court

Judge Jared Smith lost the August election after controversy over an abortion case. The governor appointed him Tuesday to a new appeals court. → Read More

Tampa jury finds ex-Special Forces soldier with Jan. 6 ties guilty on 6 charges

Jeremy Brown was accused of having illegal weapons and classified military documents in his Tampa home. → Read More

Trial in Seminole Heights killings to begin in August, lasting 2 months

A judge set a trial date Tuesday for Howell Donaldson III, who is charged with four Seminole Heights murders. → Read More

19 years later, Steven Lorenzo admits to 2 Tampa murders

Lorenzo pleaded guilty to the sexual torture and killings of Jason Galehouse and Michael Wachholtz as he asked a judge for the death penalty. → Read More

The DeSantis/Warren battle: Takeaways from a Tallahassee courtroom

Three days of testimony in the closely watched case revealed politics both Tampa and Tallahassee style. → Read More

4 highlights from Day 1 in Warren v. DeSantis trial in Tallahassee

As Andrew Warren aims to get his job back, witnesses illuminated the circumstances of his ouster as Hillsborough County’s state attorney. → Read More

What to expect as Warren v. DeSantis heads to trial today in Tallahassee

Hillsborough’s ousted state attorney gets his day in court Tuesday against the governor who removed him from office. → Read More

Tampa terrorism case sees sparring over classified info, searches

Prosecutors accused Muhammed Alazhari of supporting ISIS. His defense has questioned the steps investigators took before arresting him. → Read More

Judge declines to reduce 24-year sentence for Cameron Herrin in Bayshore crash case

Herrin’s defense cited comments from ousted Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren that the sentence was “excessively harsh.” → Read More

Florida constitutional amendments: Votes fall short for property tax cuts

Votes for changes to the state constitution fell below the needed 60% on Election Day. → Read More