Paul Guzzo, General Assignment/Vintage Tampa Bay Reporter

Paul Guzzo

General Assignment/Vintage Tampa Bay Reporter

I am a general assignment reporter with specific and varying niches – the local film industry, U.S.-Cuba relations, Tampa history, professional wrestling and the odd and unique people who make up this area. I have been a journalist in Tampa since 1999. In my younger years, I was also an independent filmmaker best known for an award-winning documentary on Charlie Wall, Tampa’s first crime lord. At home, I am married to a woman who is way out of my league and a father of four kids who have diverse career goals – engineer, veterinarian, ballerina, and a “fighting ninja.” As opposed to a pacifist ninja.

Pasco firefighter arrested for possession of child porn at work, deputies say

Pasco County Fire Rescue firefighter Daniel Esteban Rebora, 32, was arrested at his fire station on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, according to deputies. Pasco County Sheriff's Office
The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said he had 10 videos depicting children being sexually assaulted on his phone. He is now on paid leave.

Sarasota man, accused of trapping, assaulting a girl for 18 months, arrested in St. Petersburg

Center: A 43-year-old fugitive wanted in Sarasota County for sexually battering a teenage girl he kept trapped in a room for 18 months there was captured in St. Petersburg on Friday, authorities said. Dwight Bainbridge, right, is now being held in the Pinellas County jail. His girlfriend, Jessica Bambrilla, 39, was also arrested in Sarasota County case in September. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office | Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
The girl said was kept trapped in a room and given a bucket to urinate in, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. His girlfriend was arrested months ago.

‘Jabo’ Stewart of John’s Pass, whose tall tales were true, dead at 95

The boy raised in Polk’s “Sand Pit” went on to fight in the Pacific, develop John’s Pass Village and romance a princess.

Tampa theft rings shipped diapers, shoes and watches as far as Cuba

Among the items seized in the breakup of two Tampa theft rings were purses, shoes, detergent and tools. Paul Guzzo
Seven arrested and hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise was recovered in an operation led by the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office.

United flight from Orlando to Houston diverts to Tampa over smoke smell

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The airplane and its 134 passengers landed safely. No smoke or fire was visible.