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Jefferson County Clerk Kirk Reams was arrested Wednesday for grand theft and fraud. The clerk and two other former court employees are accused of “plott[ing] to illegally enrich themselves” and defrauding Jefferson County of more than $800,000 in public funds.
Today, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency (IA) will consider two requests for funds to promote local economic development projects. Get the details.
Today, on The Steve Stewart Show, get the latest on the upcoming Blueprint IA Board meeting. Tune-in at 12 noon on RealTalk93.3.
A suspect was arrested in connection to a death of a 69-year-old man at The Oaks Apartments on Lake Avenue from Monday. It was determined that the man was stabbed to death. During the investigation, officers noticed 21-year-old Zyion Morris was watching the crime scene from a distance. When getting in contact with him, he was in possession of a pair of scissors and had dry blood on his hands. Morris was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.
On Thursday, September 14, the Children’s Services Council of Leon County (CSC Leon) approved $150,000 in funding to 10 small nonprofits. Get the details.
Lucy Morgan, an icon in Florida politics and American journalism, has died. She was a Pulitzer Prize winner and chief of the St. Petersburg (now Tampa Bay) Times capital bureau in Tallahassee for 20 years, retiring in 2006 and serving as senior correspondent until 2013.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking more shots at former President Donald Trump saying his views on abortion are out of step with what pro-life voters want. “I think that if you have something where you have a baby that has a detectable heartbeat, if you’re pro-life, you would want to say that there should be protections there,” he said. “And if he’s saying, ‘That’s a terrible thing,’ I know most pro-life voters would think that he’s wrong.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made a campaign promise that he will get gas prices back down to around $2.00 per gallon as part of his new plan for energy independence. “As president, I will be laser-focused on reducing gas prices and energy costs,” DeSantis said. “We will unleash American energy dominance as a way to stop inflation and achieve $2 gas in 2025.”
The Seminole Gaming Compact signed by the Florida Legislature in 2021 granting the Seminole Tribe of Florida near exclusive sports-betting rights is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawsuit by West Flagler Associates and Fort Myers Corporation, a corporation doing business as Bonita Springs Poker Room in Southwest Florida, argued the decision conflicts with other appellate rulings and “enables an extreme shift in public policy on legalized gaming that, once started, may be difficult to stop.”
The No. 3 Florida State women’s soccer team looks to add to their perfect record on Thursday night as they travel to Syracuse. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium and can be seen live on ACCNX.