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On Monday, September 4, the Big Bend Labor Chapter (BBLC) hosted an event to help veterans and their families who are experiencing homelessness at the American Legion Hall on Lake Ella Dr. However, comments from some local officials -including City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow – introduced politics to what was supposed to be a donation drive.
Tallahassee Police is investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian on Labor Day. The pedestrian was hit around 8:32 p.m. Monday evening at the intersection of Apalachee Parkway and Capital Circle Southeast. The man was transported to an area hospital where he eventually passed away. The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Tallahassee Police is investigating a shooting over the weekend on West Pensacola Street. It occurred at 8:30 p.m. on the 2200 block of West Pensacola Street. The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
On Thursday September 7th at 8:30 a.m., the Tallahassee Growth Management Department will hold a Type A & Pre-Submittal meeting and address four projects, including the downtown Valencia Hotel project.
Florida Senator Rick Scott suggested that his challenge to Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was “rushed.” Scott also did not rule out another run for Senate leadership since McConnell has not suggested if he is going to leave.
Scott also called upon Florida lawmakers to fix Florida’s insurance market and that it is “bankrupting the state.” Earlier this year Scott said the insurance marketplace is a “disaster” and that Farmers Insurance leaving the state is a “wake up call.”
A Florida appeals court has tossed Florida’s recent congressional redistricting map from last year. Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd’s office has already announced an appeal. The judge who struck down the maps, Leon Circuit Judge Lee Marsh, said that the state failed to prove that the former Congressional District 5 was a “racial gerrymander.” The former district comprised Tallahassee’s southside, Gadsden County, and went all the way to northside Jacksonville.
After Florida State football’s decisive win over the LSU Tigers, quarterback Jordan Travis, wide receiver Keon Coleman, and offensive lineman Bless Harris were named ACC Players of the Week yesterday. Additionally, in the new AP Top 25, the Noles came in as No. 4 in the country.