Tallahassee City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow appeared on The Steve Stewart Show on Thursday. You can listen to the interview here.
Following a story by Tallahassee Reports, the Florida PBA Big Bend Chapter is calling for the removal of Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) member Taylor Biro for “promoting an inappropriate, incendiary, and anti-police message at a recent CPRB meeting.” Get the details here.
Tallahassee Police is investigating three armed robberies that took place over two days earlier this week at convenience stores. Two of the incidents appear to be connected. The first incident occurred 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at a Circle K on Crawfordville Road, the second took place 30 minutes later at a Circle K on Jackson Bluff Road. And the third took place just before 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Circle K on Shamrock Street West. The criminals involved in the Shamrock Circle K incident were armed and forced the store employee to forfeit the cash from the register. No arrests have yet been made.
The latest numbers out of VISIT FLORIDA reveal a strong showing for Florida’s tourism industry. According to the state’s tourism agency, 35.1 million people visited Florida between July and September this year which is nearly a seven percent increase over the same period from last year. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called the latest numbers an indicator of “Our freedom first policies” continuing “to bring visitors to Florida from across the country and around the world.”
U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a defeat for the DeSantis administration by halting the implementation of the “Stop WOKE Act.” The bill was part of DeSantis’ anti-woke legislative effort that he unveiled in December 2021. The bill shields Floridians who oppose Critical Race Theory in classrooms, in the workplace, and provides a legal framework to seek litigation against unwanted “indoctrination.” Walker invoked George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” calling the law “positively dystopian.” The ruling can be appealed at the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Florida Gov. DeSantis also announced state workers will be getting additional days off for the holiday season this year. DeSantis said that state offices will be closed Nov. 23, Dec. 23, and Dec. 30.
Florida State men’s basketball hosts the Florida Gators tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center. The Noles have struggled to start their 2022-2023 campaign by going 0-3 with losses to Stetson, UCF, and Troy. The game can be viewed on the ACC Network.
Florida State soccer also plays host to the LSU Tigers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament tonight at 5:30 p.m. FSU defeated the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in their first game of the tournament last week 3-0 and LSU defeated Lamar University in round one 3-1. Should the Noles win, they will face the winner of the four seed Pitt Panthers versus the five seed Georgetown Hoyas.