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For the July 31-August 6, TPD reported 75 crime incidents. This included 29 violent crime incidents which is 36.2 % more than the average number of violent crime incidents reported on a weekly basis in 2022, which was 21.3.
After some education institutions are scrapping their plans for AP Psychology this upcoming school year, Leon County School District Superintendent Rocky Hanna announced LCS will proceed with instruction of the course. College Board encouraged Florida districts and their teachers not teach the course at all, and the Florida Department of Education encouraged the same to teach the course without the topics of gender identity and sexuality.
After over two and a half years, federal agents arrested a couple in connection to the Jan. 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Bryan Roger Bishop, 51, and Tonya Bishop, 47, were both charged with unlawfully entering the Capitol building. The husband was also accused of spraying a chemical irritant in the face of a D.C. police officer.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has had another shakeup in campaign staff. James Uthmeier, previously the Governor’s Chief of Staff in his official state capacity, will move over to lead the political operation. He replaces Generra Peck as Campaign Manager. Peck will remain with the campaign in a new role.
Federal authorities are looking into state and local official over the Florida Department of Education’s handling of a bid to oversee the Jefferson County School District. Specifically, they are looking into how the Florida Department of Education may have steered a contract to help run the school district toward a former GOP state representative and colleague of former Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.
FSU Head Football coach Mike Norvell announced the NCAA has denied a hardship waiver request that would have allowed Noles defensive tackle Darrell Jackson Jr. to play this season. Jackson transferred to FSU after playing at Maryland to be closer to his mother who has a medical condition in his nearby hometown of Havana. Jackson said he was disappointed and that he will work to get ready to play, whenever that might be.