Sunday, April 22, 2018
News Roundup

The DayStarter: News on a lawsuit over stolen car deaths, talk about religion in schools and some big concert news

10Weather WTSP says today should be pretty pleasant, with partly sunny skies and highs in the 70s. From Wednesday onward, look out for the humidity to creep up.

• Yashica Clemmons' 16-year-old daughter Dominique Battle was one of three teens who drowned when the stolen car they were riding in plunged into a St. Petersburg pond on March 31. Now Clemmons plans to sue the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, according to the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement. Clemmons will attend a 10 a.m. news conference being held by the Uhurus. Follow Tony Marrero on Twitter (@TMarreroTimes) today for updates.

• More than 3,000 national experts, executives and investors in the marijuana industry will be in Orlando for what's billed as the nation's oldest and largest cannabis trade show. Follow Michael Auslen on Twitter (@MichaelAuslen) today as experts talk about the spotlight on Florida's nascent medical marijuana business.

• A panel of appeals court judges will hear oral arguments today in the next phase of a high-profile and controversial lawsuit challenging a voucher-like scholarship program that helps poor children attend private schools in Florida. Check tampabay.com/politics later today for updates.

• Almost since the first day of school, critics of public school proselytizing in Hillsborough County have been asking questions about Idlewild Baptist Church and other faith-based partners. With the school year winding to a close, the School Board and superintendent are poised to discuss the issue publicly. This report from Superintendent Jeff Eakins is included on the agenda of the board's 3 p.m. meeting. As of Monday morning, three members of the public had signed up to speak. Follow Marlene Sokol on Twitter (@marlenesokol) today for live tweets.

• Here are the top things to do today around Tampa Bay, including the rap trio Flatbush Zombies at the State Theatre and Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week continues.

• New concert announcements today on our Soundcheck music blog reveal that Latin pop king Pitbull is coming to Tampa's Amalie Arena, and so is the hugely popular alt-pop duo Twenty One Pilots. Stay up on the latest music news in the Tampa Bay area on our Soundcheck blog.

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