On Monday, March 13th, the Federal District Court granted the City of Tallahassee’s motion to dismiss a complaint filed by Taylor Biro. Biro filed the complaint after being removed from Tallahassee’s Citizens Police Review Board. Get the details.
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Members of the Florida Teachers Union and Leon County Schools were joined outside of the Capitol Tuesday voicing their concerns over the state’s new mandated book review process for schools. Superintendent of Leon County Schools Rocky Hanna who attended the rally – said he thinks the legislation is pitting educators against parents and students.
Review recent single family home sales in the Killearn Estates neighborhood. The sales information is from the Leon County Property Appraiser.
Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a residential fire Tuesday morning that destroyed the house. Crews arrived on the scene around 8:00 a.m. and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the house. No occupants were inside the house at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The house has been ruled a total loss and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has set the death date of the “ninja killer” from 1989. Barring delays on appeal, the convicted double-murderer will be executed April 12 at 6:00 p.m. The man was dubbed his nickname after wearing all black when committing the crimes. It will be the second execution in just a few months.
The Florida Legislature is considering a proposal that would grant fathers to children born out of wedlock equal parental rights under Florida law. Currently under Florida law, if a child is born to unwed parents, Florida only recognizes the mother as a legal guardian and fathers have to prove paternity in order to achieve legal recognition as the father. This bill would help fathers who acknowledge paternity to receive equal legal recognition. The mother and father would have to sign an affidavit acknowledging paternity and that both parents are the child’s natural guardian with the same rights and responsibilities of married parents. The bill has received bipartisan support.
Michael Yaworsky takes the helm as the State of Florida’s Insurance Commissioner after he was approved unanimously by the Florida Cabinet. Yaworsky takes over for David Altmaier, who stepped down in December after holding the position for six years. Altmaier has taken a position at Southern Group. Yaworsky previously served as Interim Insurance Commissioner, and before that was Vice Chair of the Florida Gaming Control Commission.
FSU baseball fell on the road last night in game one of a two game series at UCF, 14-3, and FSU softball fell on the road to the No. 1 ranked Oklahoma Sooners, 5-4.