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TR EXCLUSIVE: For the July 10-16 week, TPD reported 78 crime incidents. This included 28 violent crime incidents which is 28.4% more than the average number of violent crime incidents reported on a weekly basis in 2022, which was 21.8. Get the details.
On July 10th, the Leon County School Board addressed several issues during their Agenda Review Meeting, including how LCS might find an athletic trainer for Chiles High School which has been struggling to hire one. Get the details.
A Wakulla County man was arrested last week in connection to the death of a one-year-old and court documents detailed a graphic scene of how the child was “beaten to death.” The child was found unresponsive in a Dollar General parking lot and detectives immediately noticed signs of physical abuse on the child.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said over the weekend that he would consider Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds as a running mate should he win the GOP nomination in 2024. Reynolds has appeared at numerous events with DeSantis, along with other GOP candidates, but specifically moderated a conversation with DeSantis and his wife, Casey.
DeSantis also stated that he had little faith that Congress would ever pass a six-week abortion ban even if he was president and asked for it to hit his desk. “And so I think we’re going to really have a strong bottom up approach,” DeSantis said. “We’re going to be working with states and localities to be able to advance the cause of life.”
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, candidate for president for the GOP ticket, said he is strong enough to meet the qualifications for the first GOP debate. Suarez said he raised $13.6 million and had $5.9 million cash on-hand at the end of 2022. To compare, former President Donald Trump raised $54 million in the first six months of 2023 and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis raised $20 million in his first six weeks as a candidate.
Florida State women’s basketball announced they are going to Greece and Croatia on an international tour. On Aug. 8, the Seminoles will scrimmage against the Canadian All-Star Team in Athens. FSU will also face Team Croatia in Dubrovnik on Aug. 12.