The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, October 4

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, October 4

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One person is dead and another injured after a crash early Tuesday night on Interstate 10 East near Olson Road. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol and deputies with the Leon County Sheriffs Office said the crash, between a pickup truck pulling a box trailer and semi, happened around 5:30 p.m.

The City of Tallahassee recently held its annual neighborhood awards program. Continuing a more than 40-year tradition of recognizing residents and neighborhoods that have gone above and beyond to further enhance and enrich the community, awards were presented on September 28 in the Parkview Ballroom at Cascades Park.

TPD announced a second suspect was arrested in connection to an officer being shot at a home invasion from September 25 on Sandpiper Street. Rahiym Sanders, 26, was located and arrested in Alachua County by TPD Monday, with assistance from the United States Marshal Service. He is charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, attempted murder, home invasion robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

People on the Move: LandrumHR announced the expansion and strengthening of its team with the addition of Michael Monreal in Tallahassee. Monreal joined the PEO (Professional Employer Organization) team with six years of experience in sales in both Indiana and Florida. His tenure in sales started in 2017 in Indiana before moving to Florida to work as an account manager. Most recently, he served as a staffing manager with Randstad USA.


The Florida High Seminoles outlasted the Lincoln Trojans in a 5 set volleyball match last night winning 3-2 with set scores of 23-25, 25-27, 25-17, 25-15 & 16-14.

Florida State’s David Mullarkey was named the ACC Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Week on Tuesday. Mullarkey finished fifth in the men’s 5-mile race at the Joe Piane Invitational at 23:24.8 and was also the first runner from an ACC school to cross the finish line.


Attorney General Ashley Moody released a legal opinion that came alongside a legal challenge to a recent interpretation of federal law by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regarding pistol braces. Attorney General Moody’s legal opinion concludes that under Florida law, stabilizing braces are not short-barreled rifles.

Former Florida Education Commissioner and interim New College of Florida president Richard Corcoran has been appointed at New College’s long-term president. The bulk of the trustees said Corcoran was the right person to lead the college at the time. The move comes as the DeSantis administration has worked to create New College of Florida as the “Hillsdale of the South.”

As Kevin McCarthy was ousted as House Speaker yesterday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he “opposed McCarthy when it wasn’t cool years ago.” DeSantis said that some of his presidential supporters, like Chip Roy and Thomas Massie, would be options that could move the country “in a better direction.”


Cool weather is coming, but first we have to get through some smoky air and afternoon warmth. Smoke from Canadian wildfires is still pouring into South Georgia and Florida Wednesday.

4 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, October 4"

  1. To Resident since 1990, I understand and share your hopelessness. Those who could support change instead bury the messengers crying out for it while, simultaneously, they support wholeheartedly those doing everything possible to keep the crooked, entrenched status quo network.

    Listen to that still, small voice and stay safe regardless of what you choose.

  2. Did WTXL get paid for their blatant advertisement of one local business disguised as reporting on the aesthetics of North Monroe Street?

    Do other competing businesses in the area get equal time?

  3. Sadly, most of Tallahassee’s Crime, (Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Chicago, Memphis, St. Louis, Portland, New Orleans), is Black on Black.
    Tallahassee, with a 40% African American population, has an extremely high black on black crime rate. Why is not the Black Community speaking out for a political change?
    Local hate groups want to defund the police, but the first people called are police officers, who are both black and white officers, who try to protect most of us citizens (black and white), who want to live in peace and harmony with our neighbors, of many races.
    Take the race issue out of the equation. Arrest and prosecute people who commit violent crimes…white and black…or Hispanic, Asian or whatever…
    I moved to Tallahassee over 30 years ago and never intended to leave. Now, despite many unnecessary life disruptions. I just need to get away.
    I simply no longer trust our local government officials to solve these issues, and the deck is stacked against electing politicians who want to make change happen.
    After viewing this local political system for many years, I have simply lost hope of any meaningful change to make this city a desirable place to live for the rest of my life.

  4. Ref: “TPD announced a second suspect was arrested in connection to an officer being shot at a home”

    Why, in our community and communities across our Country, do so many black people find this type of criminal behavior acceptable? The news reports of store looting shows black people doing the vast majority of these types of crime.

    Local politicians need to wake up and smell the coffee. But that would assume local politicians have any intentions of doing something.

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