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On August 23rd, the Tallahassee City Commission will consider approving several proposed amendments to the Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) Policies and Procedures. These changes come after several controversies with the CPRB which resulted in the removal of CPRB members and resignations.
On Saturday, Office of Economic Vitality Director Keith Bowers announced that the Amazon facility will open mid-September. Information provided to the county shows the date could be as early as September 14.
A suspect was arrested in connection with a series of attacks from last week which included an axe attack and then a shooting. Cory Tanner, the suspect, allegedly got into a verbal fight with a man in a wooded area and subsequently struck him with an axe around 4 p.m. That man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Tanner was also named as the suspect who got into another verbal fight less than an hour later with another man in the same area. Police said Tanner shot the man in the head and fled the scene.
The Leon County Sheriff’s office was involved in an incident at the Rickards v. Leon preseason high school football game at Cox Stadium from Friday night. An 18-year-old was arrested following an altercation inside the stadium and a 15-year-old was also arrested after LCSO spotted a gun inside his waistband. The gun was later determined to have been an Airsoft gun which shoots BB pellets. The game abruptly ended at halftime.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis posted to Twitter, now known as X, that Florida is prepared and ready to help California as they are facing Hurricane Hillary. “In Florida, we know how challenging storms can be and have significant experience responding in their wake — we stand ready to help the people of California in any way we can,” DeSantis said.
Former New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie called Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis a “big-government conservative” regarding the Governor’s fight with Walt Disney. “Look, a leader who is not willing to stand up for the well being of children and the innocence of children, that’s not somebody that you can count on,” DeSantis said.
Two goals in the second half gave the No. 6 Florida State soccer a boost as they beat the No. 9 TCU Horned Frogs. The Seminoles now hold an unbeaten streak of 17-straight non-conference games dating back to Sept. 1, 2019. The Seminoles also improved to 12-3-5 against top 10 opponents since the 2020 season.