Tallahassee is preparing to open a new Real Time Crime Center, bringing together law enforcement agencies from across the county. This is an expansion and revamping of the center the Leon County Sheriff’s office created back in 2018. It’s being paid for by the city, county and FSU. During Wednesday’s city commission meeting, TPD Deputy Chief of Police Jason Laursen announced the center will be opening this weekend.
On Wednesday, JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) announced that its new service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) beginning on January 4, 2024 is available to book starting today. Flights are on sale now at JetBlue.com at an everyday low fare starting at $99.
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A Tallahassee man, Terrance Randolph Faulk, was convicted on one count of Human Trafficking of a Child for Commercial Sexual Activity, one count of Lewd and Lascivious Battery, and one count of Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device. The guilty verdict was returned on February 21, 2023, at the conclusion of a day-long trial. Sentencing is to be scheduled at a later date. Faulk faces Life in prison and will have to register as a sexual offender. Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell said that they are grateful to see justice prevail in the case.
The Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee passed legislation that would fine any and all credit card companies for tracking gun and ammunition purchases. The proposed legislation came after the International Organization for Standardization announced it would be creating a new merchant category code with the specific intent of identifying the sale of firearms and ammunition. The new code would change the category under which firearm vendors operate from sporting goods to guns and ammunition.
Florida’s Board of Governors has signed off on hiring former Florida lawmaker and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran as the Interim President at New College of Florida. The New College trustees offered Corcoran a base salary of $699,00 with an $84,000 housing allowance and $12,00 auto allowance for 18 months. José Oliva, a member of the Board of Governors, said he couldn’t support the contract with the negotiated terms. He was one of two votes against the contract. Oliva followed Corcoran as House Speaker in the Legislature and served as part of Corcoran’s leadership term. Oliva’s concerns were over the benefits and perks of the contract.
Florida State women’s basketball is taking on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons tonight at 6:00 p.m. on the road. The Seminoles are looking to snap a two-game losing skid at Wake Forest, last getting a win in Winston-Salem on Jan. 23, 2020, in a 70-65 victory. FSU has a shot at earning 13 ACC wins, which would be its most in a season since going 13-3 vs. the
conference in 2016-17. That was the last time the Seminoles made a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight.