The Tallahassee Police Department is currently conducting a homicide investigation following a shooting that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of S. Meridian Street. One victim, an adult male, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. This remains an open and active investigation and updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident but did not speak with an officer on scene, to please call 850-891-4200. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.
The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows that December 2022 passenger traffic was 63,489. December traffic decreased 7.6% when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down 5,312 from the 68,703 reported during December 2021. Get the details here.
The City of Tallahassee and Vet Events Tally seemed to reach an agreement after the City charged the nonprofit group with a $3,245.11 bill in order to put on the event. Because of the charge, the organization was on the verge of disbanding. Mayor John Dailey offered to use grant money that would’ve gone to the group in order to cover the cost of the charge. Vet Events Tally President Joe West said that his organization is glad they could come to an agreement.
Former Florida Secretary of State and now Congresswoman Laurel Lee now has a post on the House Judiciary Committee and House Homeland Security Committee. Many are saying the Judiciary Committee is a good fit for Lee since she was appointed to Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit as a circuit judge for Hillsborough County. The Chair of the Judiciary Committee is Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan who has launched an investigation into President Joe Biden over alleged mishandling of classified documents after his time as Vice President.
The Florida Legislature just unveiled a universal voucher bill that will expand Florida’s school choice options. The bill would allow parents of a K-12 public school-age child in Florida to receive a voucher to send their student to a private school next year. The bill is priority legislation for House Speaker Paul Renner and Florida’s Democrats are pushing back saying the bill erodes and attacks public schools.
FSU women’s basketball got a come-from-behind win over the Louisville Cardinals last night 77-68, after trailing by 13 points near the end of the third quarter. Ta’Niya Latson had 15 points and became the fastest player in FSU history to reach 500 points in a season, doing it in 21 games played. The Noles will host the Pitt Panthers Sunday at 2:00 p.m.