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A suspect fired shots at a home in southwest Tallahassee on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. LCSO said shots were fired at 4:49 pm. at the 4300 block of Windy Pine Court as someone drove by a home in the residential area near the Tallahassee International Airport. A bullet struck a window of the home, according to LCSO, but no injuries were reported and no suspects were identified.
A man in reportedly bloodstained clothing was arrested early Wednesday and charged with attempted murder and kidnapping. The Leon County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old Robert Ihrke III at nearly 1 a.m. after finding him at a home with a woman who had been stabbed multiple times and had multiple cuts. She was transported to a hospital for treatment to her wounds, which LCSO described as non-life-threatening.
The Florida Democratic Party on Wednesday filed three Ethics and Elections complaints against high-ranking members of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive staff. Party Chair Nikki Fried filed the complaints on behalf of the party against DeSantis Chief of Staff James Uthmeier, Legislative Affairs Director Stephanie Kopelousos, and Director of Policy and Budget Chris Spencer.
University professors and students are urging a federal appeals court to uphold a decision blocking a 2022 Florida law that would restrict the way race-related concepts can be taught in classrooms — a law that Gov. Ron DeSantis dubbed the “Stop WOKE Act.”