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Up and at ’em, Tampa! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Tuesday started off right.


First, today’s weather:

Nice with plenty of sunshine. High: 84 Low: 66.

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Here are the top five stories today in Tampa:

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1. Safety Harbor residents are mounting a rescue operation Sunday to save a baby owl, the sole survivor of a beloved owl family at Philippe Park that died after eating rats dosed with rat poison. Since the city doesn’t have the legal authority to ban the use of the rodenticide, it’s launched a public education campaign to alert residents, restaurants and other businesses of the dangers to the raptor population that feeds on the poisoned rats. (Safety Harbor Patch)

2. Tampa will soon become the location of Avanade’s first U.S. engineering hub through a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft. The announcement comes as the Tampa Bay area is said to continueto become a global hub for the world’s brightest tech talent.” (WTSP)

3. St. Pete police said 23-year-old Javier Tellez-Reyes went into a woman’s home through an unlocked front door while she was asleep at around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Police said once inside, Tellez-Reyes got completely naked and began to try to sexually batter the victim while she was sleeping. (WFLA)

4. HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital unveiled its new $50 million hospital designed for endocrine surgery on Friday, showcasing the new program dedicated to the treatment of endocrine tumors. Tampa Democratic Rep. Susan Valdes joined Friday‘s unveiling celebration and tour, delivering a proclamation to congratulate the hospital’s opening. (Florida Politics)

5. Most of the defendants in Florida’s lawsuit over the opioid epidemic have settled for more than $870 million, according to the state attorney general. A jury has been seated in Pasco County to hear the state’s case against Walgreens. (WUSF)


Today in Tampa:

  • Bella Prana Yoga at Armature Works. (9:00 AM)
  • School Board Workshop at Hillsborough County Schools. (10:00 AM)
  • Tampa Business Alliance at McAlister’s Deli. (11:15 AM)
  • Dragonforce at The Orpheum. (7:00 PM)
  • Taco Tuesday: Caribbean Takeover at Room 1701 Restaurant Lounge. (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • ZooBrew tickets are almost sold out. Don’t miss out on Tampa Bay’s wildest beer event. Get your all-inclusive tickets now at zootampa.org/zoobrew. (Facebook)
  • Easter Sunday Brunch and Batting Practice at GMS Field. Grab your tickets for this weekend’s game with a full gourmet brunch and on-field batting practice on April 17. 🥞Enjoy a delicious brunch at the ballpark before game time. (Facebook)
  • City of Tampa’s Revenue & Finance Department is hiring a Budget Operations Manager to serve as one of two principal assistants to the Budget Officer. (Facebook)
  • Now through May 31, ride through Pinellas County on public transit for only $2.50 per day with the Flaming Fares app. (Twitter)

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