🌱 Tampa Bay Bucs Acquire Julio Jones + Banks Ins. Group Leaving FL

Hello again, friends! It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Tampa Daily. Come along to find out the most important things happening these days in town.

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny. High: 94 Low: 79.

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Here are the top stories today in Tampa:

1. Seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jones was released by the Tennessee Titans in March after he played in just 10 games while struggling with a hamstring injury. (Tampa Patch, ESPN)

2. A Hillsborough County middle school teacher was charged with domestic battery in March 2022, was arrested again Tuesday and charged with tampering with a witness and violation of pretrial release, according to Gulfport Police Department. 56-year-old Richard Pokorny teaches science at Greco Middle School. (WFLA)

3. Bankers Insurance Group based in St. Petersburgis pulling out of Florida’s plagued home insurance market. It is the 13th insurer to leave the market this year. The company said “state lawmakers did not do enough during the home insurance special session to combat fraud and litigation. “(WESH)

4. Accused Tampa January 6th Insurrectionist, Jeremy Brown, is running this November for the Florida House from jail as the R.epublican nominee. Federal prosecutors say Brown claims to be a member of the Oath Keepers extremist group. Members of the group have been charged with Sedition against the United States of America. (Subscription: Tampa Bay Times)

5. Union leaders representing Tampa police, Tampa Fire Rescue and other blue collar workers across the city have negotiated historic 18.5% raises over the next three years for their members. The raises come as the Tampa Bay region saw an 11.3% jump in the cost of living in just 12 months. (Fox 13)

Today in Tampa:

  • Tampa Job Fair | Multi-Industry Hiring Event at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (10 am)
  • Things that GO: Ride On Car Parade at WestShore Plaza. (10:15 am)
  • Summer Movie: Raya And the Last Dragon at Thonotosassa Library. (2:30 pm)
  • Book Discussion: Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens at Brandon Library. (3 pm)
  • Tampa International Fringe Festival at Hillsborough Community College – Ybor City Campus. (6 pm)

From my notebook:

  • Hillsborough County will host four community meetings and an online engagement option for residents to learn about county greenways. It will be used to update the Greenways Master Plan and be shared with commissioners. (Tampa Patch)
  • US Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said he’s not sorry for the remarks he made at Saturday’s Turning Point USA Student Action Summit in Tampa regarding abortion rights protesters. During his speech by lui Gaetz said, “Nobody wants to impregnate you if you look like a thumb. These people are odious on the inside and out …” (Tampa Patch)
  • Complaints are piling up from local homeowners against Point Drainage & Erosiona division of Point West Construction, over unfinished work after forking over thousands of dollars. (WFLA)
  • Visit Tampa Bay launched its first Disability Pride Month campaign this month by partnering with local influencers who embrace their disabilities. (Bay News 9)

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Thanks for following along and staying informed. See you all tomorrow morning for another 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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