The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, April 17

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, April 17


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Former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum will be in a federal courtroom today to face public corruption charges. Get the details.

Tallahassee People on the Move & Milestones includes moves by LCSO Chief Grady Jordan, TOC’s Dr. Andrew Dec, & FSU’s Jonathan Fozard. Get the details.

Tallahassee man, Tyriq Hill, entered a plea deal to charges of second-degree murder late last week and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a deadly shooting at an apartment complex from 2018. Hill was accused of shooting and killing 21-year-old Sharod Bryant and opening fire on four other people during a drug deal in the parking lot.

Florida State University is now offering free Narcan and training sessions to campus making FSU the second university in Florida to be considered a Narcan distribution site. Florida State administrators said they don’t want a single FSU student to succumb to an accidental overdose from fentanyl, as fentanyl deaths have sharply risen over the last few years. FAMU is also offering Narcan on its campus as a preventative measure.

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The latest reports show that Leon County gained 2,017 jobs in February. There were 158,493 people working in Leon County in February compared to last month’s revised employment number of 156,476.


Commenting on Florida’s recently signed 6-week abortion ban into law, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came up short of endorsing the legislation but said that the voters will decide if they approve of the work lawmakers have been doing. Florida’s junior senator, Sen. Rick Scott, took to Twitter and said he would have signed it if he was governor.

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that which stated that punching a defense attorney or public defender in court could soon be a felony. Under current law, violence against law enforcement, correctional officers, prosecutors and judges counts as a felony, with the severity of punishment dependent on the brutality of the act. For defense lawyers and public defenders, it’s a misdemeanor.


FSU women’s tennis defeated the Clemson Tigers on Sunday to conclude the regular season. Florida State returns to action Thursday when it begins play in the ACC tournament. The Noles ended the regular season with a record of 15-9.


15 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, April 17"

  1. This governor is a public servant and is responsive to the people of Florida to be transparent in his actions.His Putin-esque dictatorial decrees do not represent this state..We did not vote for a Dictator. The Governor ‘s response represents weakness and fear in his over reach of proposed policies, vigilante army, open gun carry, violation of the first amendment, book banning,on and on.

  2. It would appear that entities like FSU, FAMU, and others feel that the best way to stem drug overdoses is to simply provide a means to deal with it, rather than prevent it. Why not join those with common sense who feel the best way to address the problem is to start by publicly demanding that the Resident Biden Sadministration end their partnership with the drug cartels, close our borders, honor our Nation’s sovereignty, and protect our citizens from the historically high flow of fentanyl flooding our country and killing our people… you know, honor your Oath of Office and do your damn job.

  3. Cannon Bud

    I think you’re writing while drinking too much Bud Light and. – believe me – you are not Wiser, Bud.

  4. Whatsamatter Pat A., your hatred affecting you ability to spend your money? BTW, it’s a well known belief by many that people who are the most phobic are often the ones with the most to hide.

  5. If only Narcan would work for my overdose of despot Lil Napoleron with his undeclared presidential campaign on our tax dollars, his vindictive war against Disney (with taxpayers foot those legal bills), his absolute hate of women controlling their bodies, and on and on and on…where’s a Narcan for this overdose?

  6. Sounds like a good move making FSU a Narcan distribution and training site.

    Why is Don Trump Jr. calling to end the boycott of Budweiser? How is that a MAGA position?

  7. @TallahasseeReports –

    You should really clarify your position in regard to censorship. For the second time in as many weeks, all comments on a post were scrubbed. In this case, it is the one by Jay Revel who wondered aloud about the magnifying glass that might be put on Tallahassee if DeSantis runs for President.

    There were true Patriots expressing their valid and totally not backwards conservative values on that post, and suddenly all of their first amendment rights were thrown in the trash like so many empty packages of puberty blockers after the lefties feed their children breakfast. What gives?

    1. Thanks for your inquiry. We are in the process of re-evaluating how we provide comments. We have maintained anonymous comments – unlike other outlets – in the hope it would stimulate a vibrant discussion around the posted article. However, we are beginning to see more comments attacking people and readers posting political statements unrelated to the article. We want to provide an opportunity for people to comment on community issues. For now, we will review all comments and delete all posts which use profanity, attack people personally, and do not relate to the posted story. We hope to provide a more specific comment policy in the near future. Thanks Steve Stewart.

  8. So, what did the FBI “train” Johnson to do? Lie to the public and tamper with our elections? That seems to be their specialty…

    Anyone trained by the FBI deserves to have a watchful eye trained on them 24/7. You cannot trust anything they say to be true. The FBI lied to the FISA court with alacrity, that is a fact.

    Now they have trained Grady to do the same thing.

  9. Speaking of jobs,
    No wonder that HGTV+ bunch cannot get a good job/career, afford a car, or payoff their student loans. The idea of business is to provide goods and services that people with money will buy. As local businesses should realize if you employee trannies that dressed in provocative cloths, I will not patronize your business. Just like I no longer eat at McDonalds, where their employees grow their finger nails way too long and are not very polite.
    And do you really want financial advice, healthcare advice, or any advice from anyone who believes in more than two genders?

  10. Attacking ANYONE unprovoked should have always been a Felony.

    Saying “Leon County gained 2,017 jobs in February” makes it sound positive as if local Businesses created 2,017 MORE Jobs to fill but in reality, it’s 2,017 People either lost or quit their Jobs.

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