TR’s summary of last night’s Tallahassee City Commission meeting is now available.
At the March 7th Leon County School Board meeting, school officials delayed the adoption of the proposed Human Growth & Development curriculum due to concerns of some parents and school board members.
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Tallahassee Police have arrested a man in connection to a shooting from February 28 at the 1900 block of Lake Bradford Road. Travis Gilbert, 28, approached a man who was suspected to be selling illegal narcotics and brandished a firearm in an attempt to rob the man, TPD said. When attempting the robbery, the man shot Gilbert. Gilbert fled the scene and was transported to a local hospital for treatment to his non-life-threatening injuries.
Testimony has commenced in the trial of 23-year-old Zatoriyan Gould. Gould is one of two men accused in a deadly hold-up at the University Courtyard Apartments in July 2020. Co-defendant Jacob Davis has already entered a plea and been sentenced to life in prison.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson is backing a new proposal from the state that is designed reduce the tax burden for farmers by providing farmers with a tax exemption card. “When we think about our food or food products, we need to think about our farmers,” Simpson said. “Any time we regulate a farmer, any time we put restrictions on the farmer, any time we’re doing anything that’s hampering the farmer — adding weight to their back — we need to think of it like that. This is a national security issue.”
Florida lawmakers are considering tighter abortion laws with a 6-week abortion ban, and Florida’s Democrats have said, “If it’s a war they want, it’s a war they will get.” The bills (SB 300, HB 7) would effectively end access to the procedure for most in Florida, except for victims of documented rape and incest, or those facing life-threatening circumstances or a fatal fetal abnormality.
Earlier this week, FAMU baseball fell at home to the Ball State Cardinals 11-9. The Cardinals held an 11-6 lead but the Rattlers came from behind but could not complete the comeback. FAMU hosts the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles this Friday after the Eagles were just in Tallahassee and defeated the Link Jarrett’s Florida State Seminoles, 11-10.