Hello all. It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Tampa Daily — back in your inbox with all the most important things happening locally. Let’s do it.
First, today’s weather:
An afternoon thunderstorm. High: 91 Low: 74.
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Here are the top stories in Tampa today:
1. A grand opening event for KRATE Micro Shops in Wesley Chapel is set for Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. The festivities will include live music, dance performances, face painters, balloon art, bounce houses, magic shows and so much more. It will feature 55 unique boutiques, offices, restaurants, and bars. (That’s So Tampa)
2. Police are still investigating after an unidentified 47-year-old man died searching for Frisbees in a lake adjacent to a disc golf course in Largo. Largo Police added in an email that “a gator was involved.” (Spectrum News 13)
3. On Saturday, June 11, participating Aspen Dental locations nationwide, including several in Tampa Bay, will open their doors to provide free care to military veterans across the country. Veterans and their families can call 1-844-277-3646 (1-844-ASPENHMM) to find a participating Aspen Dental office in their community and schedule an appointment. Advance appointments are required. (Tampa Patch)
4. A Swedish construction company called Skanska has taken on the building of a new $19.5 million campus for a Hillsborough County school for children with emotional and behavioral needs. Construction on the school began in March and is expected to be complete by August 2023. (Business Observer)
5. A federal judge in Greeneville, Tennessee, has sentenced two Tampa men for their roles in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme after years of investigation by federal agencies throughout several states. “This sentencing is the result of a multi-agency investigation into a complex telemedicine pharmacy fraud scheme, requiring substantial investigative resources,” said Special Agent in Charge Joseph E. Carrico of the FBI’s Knoxville Field Office. (Tampa Patch)
Today in Tampa:
- Creating Resumes at Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (2:00 p.m.)
- After School Art at Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative. (3:30 p.m.)
- Run Club at Armature Works (6:00 p.m.)
- Wellness At The Wharf at Sparkman Wharf. (6:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday Gathering: Meditation Service, Conversation & Music at Unity Of Tampa. (6:30 PM)
From my notebook:
- The Tampa Bay Lightning will host watch parties at Amalie Arena for the Eastern Conference Finals. The Bolts will take on the New York Rangers in the finals, with the first game set for 8 p.m. on Wednesday in New York. (ABC Action News)
- Rock the Park Tampa returns this Thursday, June 2 at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. Future-soul songwriter NDO will join the event. (Creative Loafing Tampa)
- Tarpon Springs police said they found the body of a missing man floating in Salt Lake Tuesday afternoon at around 2:29 p.m. Officers found Robert Fiscus’ body near the area of Riverside Ridge Road. (WFLA)
- FDLE is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hernando County. The deputies involved, including one from Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and three from Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, have been placed on administrative leave. (ABC Action News)
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That’s it for today! I’ll see you around.
— 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 ( and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.
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