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The Tallahassee City Commission narrowly passed a new budget Wednesday night that, among other adjustments, will raise property taxes to increase funding for the Tallahassee Police Department.
TR’s news briefs from the Tuesday Leon County School Board meeting are now available.
Tallahassee People on the Move highlight David Tyson, Mike O’Connor, Jason Hollister, Jonathan Kilpatrick & Mary Simmons.
One of the three men accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Jefferson County’s public coffers has fled the area. Charles Culp’s bond has been revoked by State Attorney State Attorney Jack Campbell. He was ordered to not flee Georgia or Florida. Campbell’s motion also says Culp’s defense attorney, Ryan Davis, “has no knowledge” of where Culp is now.
Former Leon High School security guard was arrested after being accused of engaging in sexual activities with a 16-year-old. George Stoney IV, 31, was charged with sexual battery and sex with a minor. The wife of the Stoney discovered the 16-year-old with Stoney in the Stoney’s apartment.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took shots yesterday before last night’s debate at Nikki Haley for her “corporatism.” “We’ve seen corporations go very woke and you know, Nikki attacked me for standing up for the kids of Florida and she sided with Disney when we had a big fight over parents’ rights in education.” Haley accused DeSantis of having a “vendetta” against Disney earlier this year and called on him to “hash it out” with the company.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also took shots at former President Donald Trump on the issue of abortion. “When I hear people like Donald Trump attacking heartbeat legislation, like your Governor, Kim Reynolds, signed, similar to what I signed in Florida, you’ve got to wonder like, you know, what has happened to this guy? This is not the guy who ran in 2016,” DeSantis said.
The No. 2 ranked FSU soccer team will return home to take on the Miami Hurricanes this Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Case Soccer Complex. The game will also be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra.
FSU women’s basketball is ranked 16th in The Athletic’s preseason poll. The Seminoles return their top three scorers in sophomore guard Ta’Niya Latson (21.3 points per game), junior forward Makayla Timpson (13.2 points) and graduate guard Sara Bejedi (10.8).