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Partly sunny and pleasant. High: 78 Low: 63.

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1. A committee has recommended that the USF’s long-hoped for football stadium be built on the northeast side of the Tampa campus. The Sycamore Fields site is the best option because of its proximity to student housing and the university’s Greek village, as well as multiple parking and tailgating options, according to officials. (WUSF)

2. A 20-year-old Tampa man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to a fatal shooting on January 3. According to Tampa police, a man was driving by the entrance of The Riviera apartments, at 8412 Rio Bravo Court near Riverhills Drive at 2:18 p.m., when he began exchanging gunfire with a man in another vehicle. (Tampa Patch)

3. A driver was killed Saturday morning in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Alturas, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they responded to the crash on SR 60 which happened approximately one mile east of Alturas around 7 a.m. (WFLA)

4. Tiger Dust is a new pinball arcade now open at 4222 North Florida Avenue. It has books, pinball machines, magazines, a mesmerizing wall of taxidermy, VHS tapes, vintage furniture, and more. A grand opening celebration is set for Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (That’s So Tampa)

5. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies issued 39 criminal charges and more than 160 citations Saturday night and Sunday morning as part of a county-wide operation targeting drunk driving. (Tampa Bay Times)

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Today in Tampa:

  • Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) Meetings at Seminole Garden Center. (8:00 AM)
  • Story Time at Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (10:15 AM)
  • Kid Crafts: Pi Day at Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (2:00 PM)
  • Friends of the Seminole Heights Library Meeting at Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (6:00 PM)
  • Andre Rieu at Amalie Arena. (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after a man was shot during a road rage incident Monday night while crossing the Howard Frankland Bridge. (WFLA)
  • Crumbl South Tampa is expected to open by Memorial Day weekend in late May. The business has over 300 locations across the country, and nearly a dozen in Florida. (Creative Loafing Tampa)
  • On Friday, March 11, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco counties hosted a volunteer build day for the Largo City Commission and department heads. (Tampa Bay Newswire)
  • American Aquarium is performing back in Ybor City at Crowbar today. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

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