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Past articles by Dan:

This local newsman has witnessed every Florida execution since Ted Bundy

Since 1989, John Koch has been a consistent press witness to the state’s executions, fulfilling what he views as a duty and responsibility. → Read More

New jury gives 2010 Ruskin ice cream man murder case a second look

Michael Keetley is accused of shooting a group of men on Thanksgiving morning 2010. A jury in his first trial was unable to decide if he is guilty. → Read More

Christopher Sabella elected as Hillsborough County’s next chief judge

Sabella will succeed Ronald Ficarrotta, who has been the county’s chief judge since 2015. → Read More

Russian national charged in Tampa with malicious software conspiracy

Dariy Pankov is accused of stealing and selling login credentials for thousands of computers, including those of two Florida law firms. → Read More

DeSantis pushes new Florida death penalty standards as execution looms

As the state readies for its first execution in three years, lawmakers and Gov. DeSantis aim to roll back laws regulating death sentences. → Read More

Tampa man accused in terrorism case to plead guilty, accept 18 years in prison

Muhammed Alazhari signed a plea agreement this week admitting to allegations that he prepared for an attack in the name of ISIS. → Read More

Tampa rapper to remain jailed while awaiting 2nd murder trial

Attorneys for Billy Adams III didn’t contest his detention, but sought a judge’s order restricting public information about the case. → Read More

After 2nd murder arrest, Tampa rapper again claimed self-defense

Prosecutors asked a judge to order Billy Bennett Adams III to remain jailed until he can face trial for the killing of Alana Sims. He was previously acquitted in a fatal double shooting. → 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

‘You should be dead’: Mothers berate Steven Lorenzo in Tampa penalty trial

The mothers of Jason Galehouse and Michael Wachholtz asked a judge to give Lorenzo the death penalty for the murders of their sons. → Read More

‘Let’s violate the world.’ State seeks death for Steven Lorenzo in 2 Tampa murders

Hillsborough State Attorney Susan Lopez described a scheme to sexually assault and murder gay men → Read More

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