Anastasia Dawson, Tampa Bay Times

Anastasia Dawson

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Past articles by Anastasia:

New Port Richey man sentenced to life in prison for 2001 cold case murder

This week, a jury found Randy Petersilge guilty of murdering Simon Clarke in 2001. The case was reopened after going “cold” in 2004. → Read More

Spring Hill man shot, killed by Hernando deputy next door to senator’s home

It wasn’t the first time Gary Jean Schryver was shot by a Hernando deputy. This time, though, the 61-year-old was killed. → Read More

Ybor City shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 in custody while police search for 2nd shooter

A 20-year-old man was shot in the upper body and taken to a nearby hospital, where he died hours later. Tampa police say they have arrested the 21-year-old shooter but are still looking for a second suspect. → Read More

After 12 years in jail, Hillsborough ice cream man denied bond reduction

At Michael Keetley’s first trial, a mistrial was declared after jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict — 10 voted not guilty and two voted guilty. → Read More

As Ian’s aftermath is felt across Florida, its destruction comes into view

48 hours after Hurricane Ian made landfall, the full extent of damage remains unrealized, unimaginable. → Read More

Lee County beachfront resident compares Hurricane Ian experience to horror movie

Many said they didn’t ride out the storm in their waterfront mansions by choice. By the time they knew Ian had changed course, there wasn’t time to leave. → Read More

Hurricane Ian’s catastrophic toll includes at least 17 dead

The deaths are expected to grow as residents and officials assess the damage. One resident said it looked like an “atomic bomb” had been dropped. → Read More

Hillsborough deputies respond to shots fired outside Brandon Chuck E. Cheese

The reports of at least one shot being fired drew a large law enforcement presence but deputies say they haven’t found anyone who was shot. → Read More

Judge declares mistrial in case of man accused in Valrico carjacking, slaying

During opening arguments, one juror remembered her connection to the case. All 12 jurors had to be dismissed. → Read More

Granted reprieve from life sentence once before, Valrico man back in court as murder trial begins

James Hanson Jr., 41, faces seven charges, including felony counts of carjacking, kidnapping, armed robbery and first-degree murder. → Read More

Independent Bar St. Petersburg to close next month

An announcement on social media said the bar’s last day is Oct. 2. → Read More

Overnight shooting in West Tampa leaves 1 dead

Police were sent to the area of W. Arch Street and N. Boulevard around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday. → Read More

New Port Richey officer fired amid allegations of fondling girl in custody

Bobby Lubrido, 43, was fired after an investigation into claims he touched a 17-year-old girl’s buttocks and breasts while taking her to juvenile detention. → Read More

Pinellas woman arrested in case of burned body found in St. Petersburg alley

Cree Worley, 30, faces one count of abuse of a dead body. Investigators still aren’t sure what caused 31-year-old Heather Olmstead’s death. → Read More

Tampa police investigating homicide at 7-11 store

Officers responding to call about an altercation at the store at 4943 E Busch Blvd. found a man suffering from “severe upper body trauma,” police said. → Read More

Teen shot at Tropical Smoothie runs into Crunch Fitness in Land O’ Lakes seeking safety

Two teens were trying to sell marijuana when they were approached by two men in ski masks, Pasco deputies said. → Read More

Lightning fan knocked out by Rangers fan sucker punch in viral video

A video viewed millions of times on Twitter shows the man falling to the floor after he is punched in the face. → Read More

Teen couple killed in Wesley Chapel crash shared heart for helping others

Caitelyn Leonidas and Logan Schaer, both 17, died after the SUV they were in crashed into a retention pond and sank. → Read More

Closures on Morris Bridge Road due to 4-foot hole in roadway

It’s the second time this month that a hole has formed on roadways in the Zephyrhills area. → Read More

Pasco jurors find man guilty of murder in death, dismemberment of ‘ThunderCats’ writer

It took the jury less than four hours to convict James Davis of first-degree murder in Stephen Perry’s death. → Read More