What Flowers Are Blooming In The Tampa Area And What’s To Come?

First Black-owned Ben & Jerry’s in Florida opens in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Tampa bay area just got a little sweeter with two new Ben and Jerry’s scoop shops that are not only serving ice cream, but also ensuring representation matters.

One Ben and Jerry’s location is now open in Clearwater and a second location is set to open in Midtown. The stores will be the first Black-owned Ben and Jerry’s in Florida. Both shops are owned by a franchisee group run by three African-American men. They are the only group of Black men within the company to own several stores across the country.

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Curtis Reeves to testify in murder trial, testimony expected to wrap soon

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Curtis Reeves murder trial could soon be coming to a close. Judge Susan Barthle told the jury she expects they will begin their deliberations on Friday.

Reeves – the man accused of killing Chad Oulson in a Wesley Chapel movie theater in 2014 – is set to testify on Thursday.

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40 killed in Russian attack on Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (NewsNation Now) — Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine on Thursday, as President Vladimir Putin cast aside international condemnation and sanctions and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere would lead to “consequences you have never seen.”

The invasion began with big explosions before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of an invasion that could cause massive casualties, topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government and threaten the post-Cold War balance on the continent.

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