BREAKING NEWS: Tallahassee City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow is scheduled to appear on The Steve Stewart Show on RealTalk 93.3 FM today at noon to discuss the request by the PBA to remove a Citizen’s Police Review Board member due to bias against law enforcement.
A portion of Apalachee Parkway from Calhoun Street to Broward Street will be closed from Thursday, November 17th at 5 a.m. until Tuesday, November 22 at 5 a.m. Crews have posted detour signs to help drivers navigate the construction. During this time, construction crews will be making final repairs to a CSX railway overpass on Apalachee PKWY.
Katherine Magbanua is being brought back to Tallahassee. A judge has ordered Magbanua return to Tallahassee to answer questions in a closed-door session with prosecutors called a proffer. Her proffer is taking place just two days before Charlie Adelson is expected to make his next appearance in court on December 2. Some have speculated that Magbanua may be sharing information about the Adelson family in the hopes of reducing her sentence. She is currently facing a life sentence in the murder-for-hire plot of FSU professor Dan Markel.
Yesterday Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attempted to quench rumors of a growing GOP “civil war” over their preference between he or former President Donald Trump. DeSantis said, “People just need to chill out a little bit on some of this stuff.” He reiterated that the GOP ought to be focused on the Senate runoff election in Georgia and that he is continuing to focus making Florida one of the national leaders and a model for freedom. Former President Trump announced his candidacy for president in 2024 Tuesday night.
The Melbourne, Florida-based group Moms for Liberty (MFL) slammed the National Education Association over a post on social media saying that teachers know best what students need to learn and to thrive. Moms for Liberty said they would be fine with partnering with some of the largest teachers’ unions but “WE DO NOT CO-PARENT WITH the NEA, AFT (American Federation of Teachers), School Boards or any government entity.” MFL launched and grew in the wake of COVID mandates in schools, and teachers’ unions advocating to keep schools closed.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott lost to Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell for the Senate Minority leader election among the Senate Republicans. According to a secret vote, only 10 GOP senators voted for Scott. Scott announced earlier this week his intentions for oust McConnell from head of the Senate Republicans.
FAMU women’s basketball is traveling to the State of Michigan to take on two opponents. First is against the Michigan State Spartans tonight at 6:00 p.m., and then against Eastern Michigan Saturday at noon. The Rattlers are 1-2 to start the season.
Florida State women’s basketball defeated the Florida Gators last night, 92-77. Five players reached double figures in scoring for the Noles and Ta’Niya Latson delivered her third 30-point performance of the season. FSU next travels to Houston to take on the Cougars Saturday night at 5:00 p.m.