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The DayStarter: More presidential primaries, the feds' report on ticketing of black cyclists in Tampa and a public Go Hillsborough hearing

Watch for temperatures to climb this week, with highs flirting with 90, according to 10Weather WTSP. Rain chances will be relatively low today and for the rest of the week.

• Today the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. to release its report looking at how the Tampa Police Department stops and tickets bicyclists. Last year the Tampa Bay Times reported that over a 3-year span Tampa police wrote more bike tickets than police did in Jacksonville, Miami, St. Petersburg and Orlando combined — and eight out of 10 of those tickets went to black bicyclists. Today, U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley III, DOJ official Ronald Davis, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa police Chief Eric Wardwill all be there. Follow our reporters Alexandra Zayas (@AlexandraZayas) and Dan Sullivan (@TimesDan) on Twitter for updates.

• Tonight will be the first of two hearings that could determine the future of Hillsborough County's transportation system. The county commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on increasing mobility fees for developers to help pay for transportation improvements. After public comments, the commission will vote. This vote needs to take place before the commissioners consider the proposed half-cent sales tax referendum for transportation on Wednesday. Tonight's meeting on mobility fees will take place at East Bay High School, 7710 Old Big Bend Road in Gibsonton. Follow Caitlin Johnston on Twitter (@cljohnst) for live updates from tonight's meeting.

• With the news about the Zika virus getting more dire by the week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has pulled together a slate of local experts to talk today about how Tampa Bay area residents can prevent the illness from spreading through mosquitoes. Earlier this month, U.S. health officials confirmed that Zika causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.

• A hearing today will determine whether John Jonchuck is competent to stand trial for first-degree murder. Jonchuck is accused of dropping his daughter, Phoebe, off the Dick Misener Bridge in January 2015. The hearing was supposed to happen April 18, but a judge delayed things when the public defender said Jonchuck hadn't been taking all of his medications while in jail.

• At its 3 p.m. meeting, the Hillsborough County School Board may discuss a consultants' report on its transportation system and the controversy involving the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. We'll be there if they discuss these and other pressing issues, including a shake-up in the administration and the ongoing federal complaint into allegations of racial discrimination. Follow Marlene Sokol on Twitter (@Marlenesokol) for updates.

• Tampa-based Bloomin' Brands will discuss the company's first quarter results for the fiscal year 2016 in a conference call with analysts this morning. CEO Liz Smith will lead the call and discuss the performance of the many chains under the Bloomin' name, which include Bonefish Grill, Outback Steak House, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Carrabba's Italian Grill. We'll have a full story about the performance of Bloomin', which like a lot of chain restaurants had some struggles of late, later this morning at tampabay.com/money.

• Just weeks after the passage of a school choice bill that allows membership in the Florida High School Athletic Association on a per-sport basis, the non-profit organization has already angered some legislators and private schools with its "retaliatory" policies. The new opt-in members won't be allowed to compete in the playoffs — that's a benefit only full members will enjoy. We'll have the story later this morning at tampabay.com/sports.

Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet will meet today and will try for a second time to choose a new insurance commissioner. Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater must agree on the same candidate, and both have different favorites. Follow Steve Bousquet (@stevebousquet) and Michael Auslen (@MichaelAuslen) on Twitter for developments.

• Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and GOP front-running Donald Trump today are both looking for major delegate pick-ups to help seal their respective nominations. Primaries are being held in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Keep up with the race at tampabay.com/politics.

• Prosecutors in Dallas are set to announce today whether Johnny Manziel has been indicted on allegations he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January.

• Here are the top things to do today around Tampa Bay including the opening of Beautiful — The Carole King Musical at the Straz Center in Tampa and the Florida Orchestra holding its first community sing-along tonight at the Mahaffey Theater.

• Check out our review of Drama Burger, the funky Lithuanian spot that recently opened in Tampa. Our restaurant critic Laura Reiley was charmed and found the single best sandwich isn't a burger at all.

• Bey Watch continues in our Beyoncé Week countdown on the Soundcheck music blog. Here's what to bring to tailgate before Friday's show at Raymond James Stadium, from Drunk in Love cocktail ideas and how to put an (onion) ring on it. For more from our Queen B Hive, see our Soundcheck blog for updates.

Renaldo Longstreet, 34, right, and his friend Quinn Hayes ride their bikes on N Rome Avenue in West Tampa on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. A Tampa Bay Times investigation last year found racial disparities among those who received tickets from the Tampa Police Department. [OCTAVIO JONES | TIMES]

Renaldo Longstreet, 34, right, and his friend Quinn Hayes ride their bikes on N Rome Avenue in West Tampa on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. A Tampa Bay Times investigation last year found racial disparities among those who received tickets from the Tampa Police Department. [OCTAVIO JONES | TIMES]

The DayStarter: More presidential primaries, the feds' report on ticketing of black cyclists in Tampa and a public Go Hillsborough hearing 04/26/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:38am]
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