Happy Sunday, people of Tampa! Let’s get you all caught up on what’s happening locally to start today off on an informed note.


First, today’s weather:

Clouds giving way to sun. High: 79 Low: 57.


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Here are the top stories in Tampa today:

1. ABOUTne person was hospitalized in critical condition after carbon monoxide leaked into a Tampa apartment complex he Friday. Tampa Fire Rescue crews were called to the Oaks at Riverview apartments in the 7500 block of North Florida Avenue just after 10:45 am. and found a man unconscious in his apartment on the second floor. Two people were also taken to the hospital in stable condition. A representative of the Tampa Housing Authority arrived on the scene and is investigating the incident as well. (Tampa Patch)

2. State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. St. Petersburgis asking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to call for special session on homeowners insurance. “People are opening their reinsurance bills, their renewal bills, right now and seeing that their rates have gone up sometimes 30, sometimes 100%“said Brandes. (WFLA)

3. Bello Kitchen and Bar on Franklin Street and 2 other businesses have scaled back hours after a deadly shooting. It will now close at 10 pm and only be open for brunch on Sundays. Bar owner NZ Polycarpe made his concerns known during the last community forum on gun violence hosted by Tampa Police. (Bay News 9)

4. A man who was rescued from a sinking vessel he Lake Seminole Friday afternoon died while trying to recover the boat several hours lateraccording to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. 39-year-old Sean Thomas sank with his boat while trying to recover it with a friend. The incident is under investigation. (Fox 13 Tampa)

5. Innings Festival at Raymond James Stadium is bringing music and baseball to Tampa this weekend. Along with music, several former major leagues are making appearances and there are baseball activities all around. Green Day and the Lumineers are headlining the 2-day event in the fields south of Raymond James Stadium. (ABC Action News)


Today in Tampa:

  • Lucky Leprechaun 5k at Nathan Benderson Park. (7:15 AM)
  • SoHo Sunday Market And Flea at MacDinton’s Soho. (11:00 AM)
  • Wtr Pool Party Sundays With The Cat Dealers. (12:00 PM)
  • Grief And Recovery Support Group at Unity of Tampa. (1:00 PM)
  • Baseball: Rollins JV Vs. Tampa JV at The University Of Tampa Athletics. (1:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Brandon Hagel and Chicago’s fourth-round picks in 2022 and 2024 from the Blackhawks in exchange for forwards Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk and their first-round picks in 2023 and 2024. (Facebook)
  • Newsome High School’s Justin Shive won the Tampa Bay Bucs Coach of the Week. Winners receive a $ 2,000 grant from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation and new gear from Nike this help maintain and upgrade their football program. (Facebook)
  • AND permit this host a seven-day tent city protest for rent control in front of St. Petersburg City Hall was denied. Now, affordable housing advocates want to organize tenants to collectively bargain with landlords. (Tampa Bay Times)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Sunday! See you all tomorrow morning for your next update.

Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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