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The latest reports show that Leon County gained 508 jobs in April. There were 159,063 people working in Leon County in April compared to last month’s revised employment number of 155,269.
Leon County Commissioner David O’Keefe will appear on The Steve Stewart Show on RealTalk 93.3 at noon today.
A woman has died after a shooting in a south Tallahassee neighborhood Wednesday evening, according to police. The shooting took place just before 7 p.m. in a residence on the 800 block of Cochran Drive, a road in the Apalachee Ridge Estates neighborhood near Jack McLean Jr. Park.
Tallahassee Police could take weeks to months to identify skeletal remains that were found my a construction crew near Fairview Middle School. The remains were found beneath a paved roadway, so TPD detectives are focused now on learning more about the property’s history, what it was used for and how long ago the road was paved to try to figure out how long the remains may have been there.
Cape Canaveral is becoming the new home of the United States Space Force Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM). Specifically, the HQ will be at Patrick Space Force Base just six months after Space Force opened its second regional headquarters at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base under U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). STARCOM is tasked with developing and testing warfighting techniques and procedures while preparing combat-ready fighters.
A new law signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will make it easier for out-of-state teacher to come to Florida and teach. The state will accept the teaching licenses of professionals from other states without requiring any additional coursework or state-specific exams. The bipartisan bill from Democratic Rep. Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland and Republican David Smith of Winter Springs makes Florida the sixth state to sign on to the Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact.
According to the head of an LGBT group, members of the LGBT community are leaving the State of Florida in droves. They claimed that legislation signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has triggered a mass exodus.
This fall, Florida State football’s first three games will be set for national television in primetime. The season opener was previously announced to be at 7:30 p.m. on ABC on September 3, but FSU’s home opener against Southern Miss is at 8:30 p.m. The Noles’ third game of the season on the road against Boston College will be on ABC at Noon on September 16.
FSU softball’s Kathryn Sandercock was named a Second Team All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma City. This is Sandercock’s third All-American honoree as she was named an All-American in 2021 and 2022.