5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, April 3

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, April 3.

(1) Tagerson sentencing

Betty Jo Tagerson will be sentenced in a Pasco County courtroom on Tuesday for running down a group of young girls and killing one of them.

In January a jury found Tagerson guilty of vehicular homicide, culpable negligence manslaughter and reckless driving.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, on November 5, 2010, Tagerson peeled out her front yard after an argument and almost immediately lost control of her Jeep.

Investigators say Tagerson hit a mail box and ran into a group of young girls playing in a neighbor's yard. The group included 10-year-old Victoria Rossman and her 5-year-old triplet sisters, Delaney, Gabrielle and Isabella.

Delaney later died, Gabrielle was seriously injured. The other girls escaped with minor scrapes and bruises.

Investigators say she was going about 5 miles over the 30 mile per hour speed limit.

Tagerson could receive 25 years in prison when the sentencing hearing begins at 1:00 p.m. at the West Pasco Judicial Center in New Port Richey.

(2) Tampa State of the City

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will deliver his first official State of the City Address on Tuesday.

In a preview of his speech two weeks ago before the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor said he wants better job opportunities to develop in Tampa.

Buckhorn spotlighted the University of South Florida's new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation as an example of type of business he wants to see in the city in the future.

Buckhorn became the City of Tampa's 58th Mayor when he was sworn into office on April 1, 2011. He will make his public address at 11:00 a.m. in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.

For more information on Mayor Buckhorn, visit www.tampagov.net/dept_mayor/ .

(3) ACLU First Amendment rights forum

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida will host a public forum on Tuesday on the rights of individuals, groups and the media related to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

The forum is being held to help Tampa Bay residents prepare for the convention and learn the First Amendment rights they and the thousands of journalists, delegates, public officials, demonstrators and protestors who will be coming to the area in August are entitled to.

Expected participants include Hillsborough County Public Defender Julianna Holt, Stetson University Constitutional law professor Louis Virelli, National Press Photographers Association General Counsel Mickey Osterreicher and Tampa City Attorney James Shimberg Jr.

The forum will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Stetson University College of Law Tampa Law Center at 1700 North Tampa Street. A reception before the forum begins at 5:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks will be served.

Both the reception and forum are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.aclufl.org .

(4) Lara Logan at USF

CBS News correspondent Lara Logan will be the guest speaker at the University of South Florida's University Lecture Series on Tuesday.

The South African born Logan will share her experiences both as a journalist and citizen reporting on war, conflict, and global change during the two decades of her career.

Logan joined CBS in 2002 as a correspondent and a contributor to 60 Minutes II. Since 2006, she has been CBS News' Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and a correspondent for 60 Minutes.

While reporting on the revolution in Egypt in February 2011, Logan was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob in Cairo's Tahrir Square. She described the incident during a 60 Minutes piece to highlight the difficulties female journalists experience while reporting from war zones across the world.

Lara's lecture begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.

For more information about the University Lecture Series, call (813) 974-6107 or visit uls.usf.edu .

To learn more about Lara Logan, visit www.cbsnews.com/8301-18564_162-531421/lara-logan/ .

(5) America's Got Talent tapings

Mahaffey Theater will host two days of live-taping episodes of America's Got Talent beginning on Tuesday.

The contestants for the tapings, one of several "audition" episodes being taped around the country, were previously selected from people who tried out in Tampa last November.

The judges attending the tapings including radio shock jock Howard Stern, comedian Howie Mandel, and music manager Sharon Osbourne. Nick Cannon is the host.

America's Got Talent needs more than 2,000 energetic fans to fill the seats in the Mahaffey. The minimum age to attend the tapings is 14.

Today's tapings will take place at 12:00 and 5:00 p.m.

To register

to attend the tapings and read the rules, go to on-camera-audiences.com/shows/Americas_Got_Talent .

The seventh season of America's Got Talent will premiere over the summer. It is not known when the Mahaffey episode will air.

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