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The blue signs at 11 Leon County intersections have sparked a lot of talk. They urge the public to donate to service providers like the nonprofit Big Bend Continuum of Care, rather than giving directly to people panhandling on the street. But the need for solutions is growing faster than the response.
The costs of installing turf fields at Leon County High Schools has changed dramatically over the last six years, from $910,000 in 2017 to $2.5 million in 2023 – a 175% increase. Get the details.
Two shootings occurred overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning. The first shooting occurred around 6:00 p.m. on the 2000 block of Warwick Street near Lake Bradford Road. No arrests have been made. Similarly, a shooting at a Circle K around 1:00 a.m. Thursday on the 3400 block of Crawfordville Road led to one victim and one suspect being arrested.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that Ukraine joining NATO is a “non-starter” and came out opposed the Biden administration sending cluster bombs to Ukraine. DeSantis said it would escalate the conflict. He also said that admitting Ukraine into NATO makes it more likely the United States will be dragged into a war.
DeSantis also said he is not interested in being a Vice Presidential pick. He said that he doesn’t view himself as a “No. 2 guy.” Former President Donald Trump noted that he much more likely would have considered DeSantis as a VP pick had DeSantis not run for president.
After Farmers Insurance announced they are leaving Florida and Citizens Property Corp. announcing they are taking on more insurance policies, AAA Insurance is dropping a small percentage of homeowner insurance policies in Florida due to the need to manage risk and catastrophe exposure. Operational expenditures, hurricane season, and inflationary rises were reasons they cited for ending the insurance policies.
Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell is on of 21 coaches named to the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Preseason Watch List. Norvell enters his fourth year after a 10-3 season in 2022. Outlets like Athlon Sports and 247 Sports have each predicted Florida State to be ACC Champions this year.