5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, May 7

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, May 7.

(1) Tampa Police Memorial

The Tampa Police Department will remember the city's fallen officers on Tuesday.

At 6:30 p.m. Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Police Chief Jane Castor will pay tribute with a ceremony at the Fallen Officers memorial outside of Tampa Police Headquarters in downtown Tampa.

The annual event also recognizes the families who lost their loved ones in the line of duty. The public is welcome to attend today's ceremony.

For more information on the TPD memorial, visit www.tampagov.net/dept_police/information_resources/honoring_our_heroes/.

(2) Scott LoBaido mural painting

World renowned artist Scott LoBaido will be in Tampa on Tuesday to paint a huge American flag on the north side of the Tampa Firefighters Museum.

LoBaido is giving back to the Tampa community for supporting Marine Sgt. Mike Nicholson, who lost both his legs and part of his left arm during an IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan in July 2011.

The painting is scheduled to begin today at 9:00 p.m.

LoBaido will also perform at the Lt. Dan Band concert to benefit Sgt. Nicholson on Friday night at Curtis Hixon Park. The Lt. Dan Band was co-founded in 2004 by actor Gary Sinise.

Thursday a groundbreaking ceremony will be occur on a Smart Home being built for Nicholson in South Tampa.

Tickets for Friday's concert are available at SupportMikeNicholson.com.

(3) Human trafficking press conference

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will discuss her plans for a zero-tolerance human trafficking initiative in Tallahassee on Tuesday.

According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), there are 27 million people enslaved worldwide.

In 2011, the NHTRC ranked Florida 3rd in the number of calls received by the center's human trafficking hotline.

During the 2012 legislative session, Bondi joined Senator Flores and Representative Snyder to advocate legislation to crack down on human trafficking.

Today's news conference occurs at 11:30 a.m. in the Cabinet Meeting Room at the Florida State Capitol.

(4) Citrus industry announcement

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will attend an agricultural announcement in Auburndale on Tuesday.

Coca-Cola Americas President Steve Cahillane will announce a major investment by Coca-Cola in Florida's citrus industry. Cahillane will be joined by Cutrale Citrus Products Chairman Jose Luis Cutrale and Peace River Citrus Products President Bill Becker.

Coca-Cola owns two major juice brands: Minute Maid and Simply Orange.

Today's announcement occurs at 10:45 a.m.

(5) Crosby, Stills & Nash

Legendary folk rock group Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform in concert in Clearwater on Tuesday night.

Tonight's concert will be the ninth time the trio performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

The group's first album, Crosby, Still & Nash, was a smash hit when it was released in May 1969. Their second studio album, Déjà Vu, released the following year went number one on the Billboard Music chart.

As of early Tuesday morning only a handful of tickets remain for tonight's concert.

For more information, call (727) 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.

To learn more about Crosby, Stills & Nash, visit the band's official website at www.crosbystillsnash.com.

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