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Tallahassee Police is searching for a man accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian last month before fleeing the scene. The incident occurred at North Monroe Street and John Road Knox. According to officers, the driver was identified after the suspect vehicle was recovered. A warrant was issued and there are “ongoing attempts” to locate the suspect.
The Blueprint IA meeting – dealing with the Northeast Park – scheduled for Thursday has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled for August 24th.
TPD is also investigating a deadly SUV crash at West Tennessee St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A driver in an SUV was traveling east when they attempted a left turn into a parking lot. A man on a motorcycle traveling west collided with the back of the SUV. That motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital. No arrests have yet been made.
Three weeks after local law enforcement was ambushed by a woman with a rifle at Tom Brown Park while officers were making an arrest, the body cam footage was released yesterday. The woman attacking the law enforcement officers was eventually subdued by returning fire.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has received an endorsement from Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. Stitt backed former President Trump in the 2020 election. “I watched what he did [as governor]. He never backs down. He’s a true leader, a true conservative… We need someone who can win,” Stitt said.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also noted that if he is elected president, if he had Supreme Court nominees his picks would be better than President Trump’s picks from during his term. “Well I would say we’ll do better than that. I mean, I respect the three appointees he did, but none of those three are at the same level of Justice (Clarence) Thomas and Justice (Samuel) Alito,” DeSantis said.
The Florida State soccer team added another key piece to their 2023 squad as former top 100 high school recruit Addie Todd committed to the Noles. Todd was rated a four-star product and ranked the No. 56 player in the country by Top Drawer Soccer in the 2023 class and was one of the top goalkeepers in the nation.