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Local elections are over a year away, however local progressives have signaled they will target Leon County School Board member Laurie Cox during the 2024 cycle.
TPD announced yesterday a third arrest was made in connection with an officer-involved shooting on Sandpiper Street. Tyrell Guinnie, 26, was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact. The first suspect was picked up in Tallahassee, and the second suspect was located and arrested in Alachua County earlier this week.
The officer shot last week was hit in femoral artery. New details released in home invasion incidents.
Tallahassee Community College hosted a final town hall to discuss possible rebranding. The college is considering changing the school’s name to more accurately fit the college’s vision for the future.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
Florida State athletics will add women’s lacrosse as a varsity scholarship program, Vice President and Director of Athletics Michael Alford announced on Tuesday. With this decision, FSU becomes one of 118 Division 1 NCAA women’s lacrosse programs spanning 16 conferences. The first season will likely be during the 2025-2026 school year.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis questioned the decision to oust Kevin McCarthy from the post of House Speaker. DeSantis called it “performative” and just “theatrics” and replicated other comments from Florida Republicans who have criticized Matt Gaetz to doing this for publicity without a replacement for McCarthy.
A new law in Florida that went into effect this week makes child rapists eligible for the death penalty if the victim is under 12 years old. The new law, signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, is considered a direct challenge to existing U.S. Supreme Court precedent, which prohibits the use of the death penalty for sexual predators.
The State of Florida’s August revenue exceeded initial projections recording a gain of $285.7 million, an approximately 8.8 percent increase compared to initial economic forecasts. Sales Tax collections for the month surpassed estimates, with a boost of $136.9 million, driven by an ongoing inflationary trend leading to higher consumer prices and increased sales tax receipts.