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What you need to know for Monday, April 18

The workweek gets off to a pleasant start with highs in the low 80s and a slight breeze, according to 10Weather WTSP.

• John Jonchuck, accused in the death of his daughter, is expected to make an appearance in court this morning.

• The political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States illegally. The court is weighing the fate of Obama administration programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and grant them the legal right to hold a job.

• It's Mock Draft Monday. Staff writer Matt Baker brings you up to date on the latest projections for the Bucs and the top state college players this morning at

• State regulators are dropping the limit on redfish in the northern part of the state to one fish. The stocks are doing great in the Tampa Bay area because of catch and release, but in the Panhandle and Jacksonville area, the stocks are down. Read Outdoors Editor Terry Tomalin's report this morning at

• Plan your week! Here are the top things to do in Tampa Bay this week, including the St. Anthony's Triathlon and a Bloody Mary Festival in Tampa's Channelside district.

• There aren't too many 78-year-old social media icons adored by college students. Before George Takei talks tonight at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, the beloved Star Trek helmsman chatted with us about today's political climate, Donald Trump and what it means to be human clickbait.

George Takei speaks at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa tonight. Courtesy of George Takei.

George Takei speaks at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa tonight. Courtesy of George Takei.

What you need to know for Monday, April 18 04/18/16 [Last modified: Monday, April 18, 2016 11:18am]
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