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On Tuesday, the Leon County Commission adopted a resolution declaring a climate emergency in Leon County.
A teenager, 17-year-old Ja’Darius Brown, was arrested on manslaughter charges in connection with an accidental shooting on Monday at the Springfield Apartment Complex in Tallahassee. Brown and three other people were in a car smoking marijuana in a parking lot around 4 p.m. when Brown “inadvertently” pulled the trigger, striking a woman. Brown allegedly drove the victim to the hospital, but not until he ditched the firearm at a separate location. The victim died at the hospital, police confirmed.
The Tallahassee City Commission will consider authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and execute a License Agreement between StarMetro and Greyhound Lines, Inc. (GLI) for co-location and use of public amenities at C.K. Steele Plaza. If the item should be approved, Greyhound Lines, Inc. projects should start at the C.K. Steele Plaza in the first quarter of 2024.
A federal appeals court has put on hold a battle about a 2022 Florida law that restricts instruction about gender identity and sexual orientation in schools, after attorneys said they were in settlement talks.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the age of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump is a “legitimate concern” for voters. “The presidency is not a job for someone that’s 80 years old, and there’s nothing wrong with being 80,” DeSantis added. “Obviously, I’m the Governor of Florida. I know a lot of people who are elderly; they’re great people, but you’re talking about a job where you need to give it 100%.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis while remembering the 9/11 tragedy earlier this week, he is afraid the next big terrorist threat to the United States could originate out of the porous southern border. “Millions and millions of people coming illegally and understand there’s people coming from China, there’s people coming from the Middle East, there’s people coming from all across the world (to get a) free pass into our country,” DeSantis said.
Despite a dominant first set victory, Florida State Volleyball (5-4) was unable to come away with a win, falling to Florida, in five sets on Tuesday night in Tallahassee. FSU travels to Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday at 7 p.m. ET to take on TCU. The match will be televised on ESPN+.