Bail Denied + BellaBrava Midtown Now Open + Paint Pour

Morning, neighbors! Carlos Hernandez here with a brand-new copy of the Tampa Daily.

In this issue, you’ll learn about a new Italian restaurant now open in Tampa, a new art class in Clearwater, the death of a detective with over 15 years at Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, and more. Now, let’s get started.

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First, today’s weather:

Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. High: 89 Low: 77.

Here are the top stories today in Tampa:

1. BellaBrava: New World Trattoria is now open at Midtown Tampa. It’s blend Old-World Italian cuisine with a modern flair and has long been popular across the bridge in Downtown St. Petersburg. Guests can enjoy pastas and antipasti, seafood, burgers, pizza, calzones, and more. (Tampa Patch)

2. Detective Tommy Breedlove of The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office died this weekend from COVID-19 at 54 years old. He spent 15 years with the agency’s Sexual Offender/Sexual Predator Monitoring program (SPOT). Breedlove was also a long-time instructor at a local law enforcement agency. A Line of Duty Death funeral service will be held. (WTSP)

3. A judge has denied bond for a Marine who officials say shot and killed four people, including a baby, and injured an 11-year-old girl in the Lakeland area. 33-year-old Bryan James Riley will be held for the deaths of Justice Gleason, 40; a 33-year-old woman; her 3-month infant; and the baby’s 62-year-old grandmother. (WFLA)

4. Grammy-award winning Stephen Marley is joining the line-up for St. Pete’s Reggae Rise Up. The festival is happening October 21st to October 24th and a number of tickets are already sold out. People who bought tickets to last year’s canceled show are eligible to get passes this year. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

5. A new type of paint class at Painting with a Twist in Clearwater called Paint Pour is bringing back customers after a pandemic break. An instructor says she first saw it trending on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook and that it is a relaxing experience for customers. (ABC Action News)

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Today in Tampa:

  • Bucs Drive-Thru Kickoff Event at Raymond James Stadium. (5:30 AM)
  • City of Tampa Human Rights Board Meeting. (9:00 AM)
  • Free Tuesdays At The Glazer Children’s Museum. (10:00 AM)
  • Paws for Literacy at Humane Society of Tampa Bay. (2:45 PM)
  • West Tampa Chamber of Commerce Happy Hour at Bay Cannon Beer Co. (5:00 PM)

Tampa Patch Notebook

  • Tampa Bay Rays: “Take a look back at last week’s action against the Red Sox and Twins!” (Facebook)
  • Tampa Tarpons: “The final regular season home stand starts Tuesday when the #Tarpons take on the Blue Jays! You don’t want to miss this exciting week of games! Get your tickets on” (Facebook)
  • Tampa Museum of Art, Inc.: “Shine bright like a diamond Experience the vibrant celebration of fashion, art, and culture as the Tampa Museum of Art celebrates the 10th annual CITY. Watch the Museum transform into an energetic runway filled with fashions by intern…” (Facebook)
  • Vincent Rajkumar: “Almost 25% of daily US COVID deaths are in Florida. This wave is striking because it is pretty hard to go above pre-vaccination waves. It’s almost double.
    Thankfully has not happened in any other state. In fact, very few countries have had this happen either.” (Twitter)

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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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