Anastasia Dawson, Tampa Bay Times

Anastasia Dawson

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  • Tampa Bay Times
Past:
  • The Ledger
  • The Miami Herald
  • TBO.com

Recent articles by Anastasia:

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

Defense rests in Pasco case over killing, dismemberment of ‘ThunderCats’ writer

If found guilty of shooting comics author Stephen Perry, James Davis faces the death penalty. → Read More

Tampa man, 19, killed in 3-vehicle crash in Pasco County

He was a passenger in a car that veered into traffic while attempting to pass a semitrailer on a two-lane country road, troopers said. → Read More

Pasco jury acquits Black Lives Matter protester of battery on police officer

It took less than two hours for a jury to find local activist Marlowe Jones not guilty. → Read More

Palm Harbor man charged with hate crimes after ‘racially-motivated’ road rage attack, officials say

Deputies said Jordan Patrick Leahy, 29, gave a Nazi salute before punching a Black driver in Seminole and later threatened to commit a mass shooting. → Read More

Pasco deputies confirm that body found is missing Tampa mother, 27

Few details were released, but the Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for information about Teneisha Griffith. → Read More

Widow of man shot in theater pushes beyond anger to make love his legacy

One month after a Pasco jury acquitted her husband’s killer, Nicole Oulson speaks with the Tampa Bay Times about the couple’s relationship, the void Chad Oulson leaves and coming to grips with an unexpected acquittal. → Read More

No bond for Tampa man arrested in stabbing deaths of 2 women

Damien Marshall, 40, will remain in jail until he is tried in court on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Linda Harris and Jenny DeLeon. → Read More