Tallahassee Police confirmed an accident involving a pedestrian shut down part of Capital Circle Northeast last Saturday night. An adult male was struck by a vehicle around 11:30 p.m. and parts of the highway were shut down for approximately one hour.
The City Commission recently discussed a follow up from a meeting held in October related to the city noise ordinance and voted 5-0 to direct staff to meet with impacted parties – including various citizen and neighborhood committees – and to bring back recommend changes in January.
Two former Citizens Police Review Board members said politics is to blame for them not getting reappointed. Former member Barry Munroe said that he never saw Taylor Biro’s “anti-police” sticker on her cup, and he called it “mythology.” Biro denied bringing any anti-police mug to a CPRB meeting and board chair Edward Gaines said that he remembered the cup staying “Abolish Police Brutality” and said he was a supporter of Biro. Get the full story about the Biro removal here.
The Leon County Commission will hold a regular Board meeting on Tuesday, December 13th. You can read the agenda here.
The Florida Legislature unveiled its bills related to hurricane relief ahead of its special session. One of them is for residents to earn tax refunds for the days their homes were uninhabitable because of the pair of storms. Under the Division of Emergency Management (DEM), the bill also creates the Florida Emergency Management Assistance Foundation, a proposed state nonprofit to distribute funds, grants, gifts and more to local governments and individuals impacted by natural emergencies.
Lawmakers are also working on legislation that will plan for $1 billion for reinsurance to stabilize Florida’s property insurance industry. Homeowners with coverage from state-run Citizens Property Insurance are likely to see rate increases and insurers are likely to get more protections from lawsuits.
Florida State University’s Senior offensive lineman Dillan Gibbons is being recognized for his work with the non-profit he founded, Big Man Big Heart. Gibbons was named the recipient of the 2022 Wuerffel Trophy during The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN Thursday night.
Florida State men’s basketball defeated the Louisville Cardinals 75-53 their in second ACC game of the season. Caleb Mills scored a game-high 16 points on six made field goals and Matthew Cleveland pulled down eight rebounds and Naheem McLeod added a career-high six blocks. The Noles are 1-1 to start conference play.