TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, September 24.
(1) 2012 Florida drug deaths report
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Assistant Commissioner Mark Zadra will release data on Florida drugs deaths on Tuesday.
The 2012 Medical Examiners Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons Report will list how many Floridians died in 2012 from legal and illegal drugs.
Medical examiners found drugs caused or contributed to the deaths of 9,135 people in Florida in 2011. The majority of drug-related deaths last year were due to benzodiazepines, oxycodone, methadone, cocaine, ethyl alcohol, morphine, hydrocodone and diazepam.
The announcement will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
(2) National Voter Registration Day
Local Supervisor of Elections Offices are holding events on Tuesday for National Voter Registration Day.
In Hillsborough County, voter registration drives will take place in the following locations:
In Sarasota County, voter registration drives will take place in the following locations:
You can also fill out voter registration applications at any Supervisor of Elections office, Tax Collector office, public library, public assistance office, center for independent living, office serving persons with disabilities or armed forces recruitment office.
To register you must be a U.S. Citizen, a Florida resident and at least 18 years old. People who are 16 or 17 years old may pre-register.
(3) Rep. Gus Bilirakis job fair
Congressman Gus M. Bilirakis is holding a job fair at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey on Tuesday.
"This career fair will provide an excellent opportunity for those in search of work to meet with potential employers in the area." said Rep. Bilirakis.
The event is bringing together employers from various fields, including manufacturing, education, retail and healthcare. It will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Jobseekers are requested to come prepared with their resume and to dress professionally. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Rep. Bilirakis' district office at (813) 501-4942.
(4) Fútbol Americano Fiesta
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hosting a Fútbol Americano Fiesta on Tuesday in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Bucs linebackers Jonathan Casillas and Dekoda Watson, safety Dashon Goldson, and running back Doug Martin will lead a predominantly-Hispanic group of students from Webb Middle School through football drills as part of the celebration.
Students will also learn salsa dancing instruction from Buccaneers Cheerleaders, healthy Hispanic recipes from Buccaneers Chef Mike Beadles and Hispanic cultural music instruction from World Drumming Certified Teacher Nathaniel Strawbridge.
The Buccaneers will continue Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations with special events and activities during their September 29 home game against the Arizona Cardinals.
For more information about the NFL's efforts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage, visit www.NFL.com/HispanicHeritage .
(5) Gornto Lake Road Expansion ribbon cutting event
Update: Due to the heavy rains in the Tampa Bay area, Hillsborough County is canceling today's ribbon cutting event. The Gornto Lake Road Expansion will open today as scheduled.
Hillsborough County Commissioners is celebrating the completion of the Gornto Lake Road Expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday.
The newly extended roadway is approximately a half mile-long and provides easier access to Brandon Westfield Mall from State Road 60.
Pedestrian will also enjoy the 5-foot-wide sidewalks along both sides. There are also two dedicated 4-foot-wide bicycle lanes on the roadway.
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