The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Tuesday, Feb. 7

The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Tuesday, Feb. 7


Leon County Commissioner Christian Caban recently initiated a discussion about the continuing homelessness issue facing Leon County. Get the details.

Tallahassee Police is investigating a shooting from Saturday night at the 4000 block of Weatherby Court where a teenage male was shot. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot injuries. The original cause of the altercation was a drug purchase gone wrong and no arrests have yet been made.

After TMH faced a cyber attack last week, the FBI has been assisting in the investigative process. The incident also prompted ambulances to be rerouted to HCA Florida Capital Hospital. The investigation continued into the security incident, and the hospital warned that it would take time to investigate it and fully restore IT operations.


The Florida House on Monday proposed an overhaul of the Reedy Creek Improvement District that would give power to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who targeted the district last year after he clashed with the Walt Disney Co. over a controversial education law.

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is calling upon the Florida Legislature to stand in the way of the IRS from expanding audits into Florida. Patronis slammed the recent decision by Congress to budget 87,000 additional IRS agents at President Joe Biden’s request. Patronis said he’s especially concerned after attempts in 2021 by the IRS to step up reporting requirements on bank accounts with more than $600 in transactions.

The Florida Supreme Court is close to considering a 2024 proposed constitutional amendment. Late last week, Smart and Safe Florida, the political committee behind the amendment, submitted 294,046 valid petition signatures to the state’s Division of Elections. That’s more than the 222,898 signatures required to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review of the measure’s proposed wording. If the measure passes the Supreme Court’s standards for clarity, it will be one step closer to being on the 2024 general election ballot.


Play within high school soccer is heating up, as district titles have been won, and next week brings on the regional quarterfinals. One team hoping to make a run at their first state title, are the ladies from Lincoln High School. Get the details.

No. 10 Florida State women’s golf opened its spring season at Guadalajara Country Club for the Collegiate Invitational and is currently in third place at 9-over par (441) after 27 holes of play. Junior Charlotte Heath leads the Seminoles with a round one score of 2-under par (70) and finished the first nine holes of round two at even-par.


5 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Morning Briefs: Tuesday, Feb. 7"

  1. Please inform the FBI that TMH sponsors junkets to Sandestin and Amelia Island with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Perhaps TMH should redirect their funds into their patients and securing against cyber attacks. A major airline pulled out of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce years ago. Do the math… This junket is a PR event that elected officials spend taxpayer money on and it is sucking the life and energy and safety out of Tallahassee. Perhaps it is time for a new CEO at TMH who cares about humanity and not about the local elected officials re-election campaigns.

  2. If you catch the People involved with the cyber attack on the Hospital, send them straight to Gitmo. That is where Terrorists belong.

  3. Hopefully you heard Preston Scott’s report/warning yesterday about what finding a water bottle on your car means. Yesterday, the Leon Co Lockup welcomed a car-jacker who attacked a person over age 65.

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