🌱 The Battery Wheels Of Success Dinner + Recycling Fire Investigated

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Get on up, Tampa! Let’s get this Saturday started. Here’s everything worth knowing around town today.

First, today’s weather:

Sunshine; windy in the p.m.. High: 70 Low: 50.

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Here are the top five stories today in Tampa:

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1. The 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled that the Seminole Heights murder trials can include evidence from other killings. The fact that the same gun was used in each homicide is relevant for the state to establish that Donaldson was the perpetrator, wrote appellate Judge J. Andrew Atkinson. (Tampa Bay Times)

2. A fire that broke out at a recycling facility Wednesday in Drew Park is being investigated as possible arson. Tampa Fire Rescue responded to the fire in the 4800 block of North Hesperides Street at around 3:30 a.m. to find a large trailer fully involved. Firefighters attacked the fire from both the ground and above with a ladder truck. (Tampa Patch)

3. The Battery at Sparkman Wharf will host a four-course wine pairing dinner and auction to benefit local charity, Wheels of Success. The event will be held on Monday, April 11 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (Tampa Bay Newswire)

4. Coffee + Conversation is a newly created local meetup for locals and politicos curated by East Tampa CRA Vice Chair Dominique Cobb and hosted at Cafe Quiquiriqui within Hotel Haya in Ybor City. Cobb says she is on a mission, “to help educate and inform residents and local officials about each other to improve understanding and access to government services.” (83 Degrees Media)

5. Tampa city leaders are considering a new noise ordinance to replace the one they repealed last month. The new plan would only apply to the Channel District. City officials said fines from the ordinance would be issued based on what officers perceive as “excessively loud” noise to the human ear. (WFLA)

Today in Tampa:

  • Easter Extravaganza At Humane Society. (11:00 AM)
  • Spring Plant Festival at USF Botanical Garden. (9:00 AM)
  • Ybor City Walking Tour. (10:00 AM)
  • Sip ‘N’ Shop Market at 81Bay Brewing Company. (10:00 AM)
  • Wtr Pool Party With Nora En Pure. (12:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Tampa General Hospital is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Moseley has been named the first president of USF Tampa General Physicians (USFTGP), its newly formed academic medical group. (Facebook)
  • The East Tampa Business and Civic Association is celebrating its new affordable housing townhome complex in Tampa, Park Sands Townhomes, on East 113th Avenue. All 28 units are already rented out. (Bay News 9)
  • Campo Family YMCA is celebrating 20 years serving south Hillsborough County community. They offer everything from a traditional gym to workout classes, swim lessons and child care. (ABC Action News)

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Carlos Hernandez

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