A Tallahassee woman accused of a 2018 kidnapping entered into a plea deal and will spend 10 years in prison. She entered a no-contest plea to charges of accessory to murder in connection with the 2018 kidnapping and killing of 27-year-old Kelton Washington.
On Wednesday, February 23rd, the Tallahassee City Commission will hold a regular meeting at city hall beginning at 3 p.m. The issues to be discussed include an update related to the Real-Time Crime Center and the recent announcement about JetBlue service in Tallahassee. Review the agenda here.
Florida A&M University announced Monday that it’s receiving $1.3 million from BP to help fund scholarships for students. It’s part of an HBCU fellowship grant program put on by the oil and gas company. The grant money will fund five full-ride scholarships each year for the next three years.
Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Annette Taddeo announced her plan “RESET” as she seeks to become chair of the Florida Democrat Party. She noted that she thinks most Floridians feel a distrust of Florida Democrat Party officials. “We know that major donor confidence is quite low, and we know the party has never built a meaningful small-donor program to unleash the potential of our Democratic base,” Taddeo wrote.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested moving federal agencies outside of Washington D.C. to counter the “accumulation of power” in the nation’s capital. “Too much power has accumulated in D.C. and the result is a detached administrative state that rules over us and imposes its will on us,” DeSantis said.
The Tallahassee-based Community Leadership Academy (CLA) Lions boys basketball team won the 1A Florida Independent Christian Athletic Association (FICAA) state championship on February 11. The Lions defeated the Beacon of Hope Christian School Eagles, out of St. Augustine, in the state title game in blowout fashion, 70-29.
In their first series of the new season, Florida State baseball swept the James Madison Dukes to start the season 3-0. In the final game of the series on Sunday, the Noles blew out the Dukes 17-10 in an overall barrage of runs throughout the weekend. The Noles’ next game is on the road tonight against the Jacksonville Dolphins at 6:00 p.m. and can be heard of 100.7 WFLA.
In Sunday’s Senior Day game, the FSU women’s basketball team defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 80-66. The Noles honored seniors Valencia Myers, Erin Howard, Taylor O’Brien, and Jazmine Massengill before tip off. However, freshman phenom Ta’Niya Latson took over by dropping 31 points while shooting 63 percent from the field.