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Five teens were arrested in connection with a shooting on Warwick Street earlier this month, according to Tallahassee Police. It happened July 12 at about 6 p.m. Three of the suspects are 18, and the others are 16 and 17 years old. All five are charged with armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
The Leon County School Board voted 5-0 to keep the book “I am Billie Jean King” on LCS shelves. “I think it sends a loud, clear message to all of our community that we want our children to read, we want them to have access to all kinds of books, and we’re not afraid of the word ‘gay,’” Board Chair Rosanne Wood said.
Twenty-seven year old Anthony McGinnis was found guilty of murder in the killing of Lamar Nelson in 2020 at his Mission Road apartment. McInnis was found guilty of first-degree murder and theft of a firearm after a three-day trial last week. The jury reached a verdict on Friday after about an hour and a half of deliberation.
An armed kidnapping from around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday near the 900 block of Edgehill Circle has lead to the arrest of 20-year-old Stone Robinson-Fisher in Quincy. TPD said he was arrested for armed kidnapping with intent to terrorize, aggravated assault with a firearm and battery. TPD said he was found to have a stolen gun, and they believe he and the kidnapped woman know each other.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his motorcade were involved in a crash yesterday. “While traveling to an event in Tennessee this morning, the Governor was involved in a vehicle accident involving several cars in the motorcade, including the Governor’s vehicle. The Governor was uninjured, his staff and FDLE Agents were evaluated, and all have been cleared with no significant injuries,” asserted Gretl Plessinger, spokesperson for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Abortions in Florida have increased to over 38,000 ahead of a Florida Supreme Court ruling on the six-week abortion ban signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this year. As of right now, abortions are legal up until 15 weeks and Florida has become known regionally as an abortion haven as other surrounding states have similarly restrictive abortion laws.
Florida State softball’s Kaley Mudge has been nominated for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year the NCAA. In 2023, Mudge helped the Seminoles to another ACC Championship and their second NCAA WCWS National Runner-Up finish in the last three seasons. Mudge earned Second Team All-ACC honors and was named to the WCWS All-Tournament Team for the second time in her career.