The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, May 8

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, May 8


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Tallahassee Police arrested one 50-year-old male in connection to a Friday morning shooting in the parking lot of a North Monroe Street credit union. That suspect has been identified as Johnathan Wooten. Wooten is now facing attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by an out-of-state convicted felon.

At the next Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency meeting on May 11th, elected officials will consider approving the project scope and the revised project budget of $18 million for the Northeast Park. Officials will also consider authorizing Blueprint staff to advertise and award a contract for construction of the park. Get the details.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge announced on Saturday the ongoing Orange Avenue redevelopment project would receive more than $3 million in federal funding. Fudge joined city and county leaders for a tour of the site which will soon be home to 290 affordable housing units.

Florida Highway Patrol is looking for public witnesses to a hit-and-run crash Friday afternoon on Apalachee Parkway in Leon County. The incident took place near the intersection of Apalachee Parkway (U.S. Highway 27) and Apalachee Trail when a white van hit the back of a red pickup truck. An elderly woman was injured who was driving the pickup.


As the Florida Legislative session came to an end last week, Florida Democrats expressed frustration after battling GOP policies for eight weeks with only a few bipartisan pieces of legislation this session. “A lot was written and said about how this Session was in service of Gov. Ron DeSantis and his future political ambitions,” said House Democratic Leader Fentrice Driskell. “As the hankies dropped today in the traditional Sine Die ceremony, all he has to show for it is a list of unpopular accomplishments.”


Florida State softball ended their regular season as regular season ACC Champs and swept the Louisville Cardinals in three games to extend their winning streak to 13 games. The Noles got the win on Sunday 2-1 for a Senior Day win. The Seminoles will play at 11 a.m. on Thursday against the winner of Virginia and Syracuse in the first game of the ACC Tournament and can be seen live on the ACC Network.


6 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, May 8"

  1. I encourage all citizens to contact their respective Congresspersons and Senators and encourage all to participate in raising the debt ceiling. Future spending can be negotiated in a bipartisan effort to do what is best for America, not an individual party.

  2. There has been 4 bad Hit & Runs in the last 9 Days. Something needs to Change.

    House Democratic Leader Fentrice Driskell says all DeSantis has “to show for it is a list of unpopular accomplishments?” She must be saying they are unpopular for DEMOCRATS.

    1. Hi Jack, In regards to the E-Edition, what would work better for you? Any examples? Thanks, Steve Stewart

  3. Fentice Driskell should worry about her own party imploding due to the dereliction of duty, incompetence, treason, failure in National Security, border crisis, high crime, inflation and the entire Administration being a failure.

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