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At a budget workshop next week, Tallahassee City Commissioners will hear a proposal to increase the number of police officers in FY 2024 due to violent crime trends. One possible way to pay for the investment is an increase in property taxes.
Tallahassee Police is investigating a shooting from Wednesday that left one person injured. The incident occurred at the 2500 block of West Pensacola Street around 2:00 a.m. The man was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. No details have yet been released explaining why the shooting occurred.
Lawton Chiles High School football coach Kevin Pettis has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations of possible athletic violations. The investigation relates to an allegation that Pettis solicited a Chiles player to injure another player during a game last fall.
Florida’s Republican Congressional Delegation keeps rolling in the presidential endorsements for Donald Trump. Most recently, Vern Buchanan, the Co-Chair of Florida’s congressional delegation, became the latest to endorse Trump. Buchanan became the eighth member of the delegation to support Trump, but Congresswoman Laurel Lee is the only members of Florida’s delegation to endorse the unannounced DeSantis. Meanwhile, Texas Republican Chip Roy, a notable figure in the conservative wing in Washington D.C., doubled-down on his DeSantis endorsement.
The Florida Senate passed anti-ESG legislation that bans state and local governments from investing in environmental, social and governmental considerations. The vote was along party lines with Democrats opposing it saying it limits the state’s options for investments. “This legislation is an attack on free speech and an affront to the free market,” said Sen. Lori Berman (D). The bill now heads to DeSantis’ desk.
FSU women’s basketball added another guard from the transfer portal, this time it’s rising sophomore Amaya Bonner from the University of California. She played in 21 games for the Cal Bears, and was a Top-100 prospect coming out of high school.
FSU softball pitcher Kathryn Sandercock was named a top 25 finalist for the 2023 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. She holds a 1.08 ERA with a 15-3 record and has a total of 94 career wins in her Seminole career.