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FSU completed an in-depth update and expansion of LCSO’s Anatomy of a Homicide report. FSU to conducted a detailed analyses of LCSO and Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) case files for 733 homicide and nonfatal shootings committed in Leon County over the past four years. Get the details.
Leon County Schools is looking for input from parents who have kids in public and/or private schools. See survey here.
The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is creating a workshop that will run over a 12-week period to help businesses think outside the box when crafting job requirements. Get the details.
Jury selection begins Monday morning in the murder-for-hire trial of Charlie Adelson. Adelson is accused of plotting and paying for the murder of his former brother-in-law, FSU Law professor Dan Markel. Markel was gunned down behind the wheel of his car on July 18, 2014, as he pulled into the garage of his Tallahassee home.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
While Florida State stayed undefeated in their 38-20 win, FAMU football also got a win. Rattler quarterback Jeremy Moussa accounted for 3 touchdowns in their 35-21 win over Texas Southern. The Rattlers won their 12th straight SWAC win.
In yesterday’s game, Florida State soccer defeated the Duke Blue Devils 4-0 on the road to clinch a share of their sixth ACC Regular Season Championship. This is the first time in school history that FSU has won back-to-back ACC Regular Season Championships. The Noles’ next game is this Thursday night, and is also their home regular season finale against NC State. The Noles continue to be the No. 1 team in the country.
Florida Congressman Byron Donalds announced he is running for Speaker of the House. Rep. Cory Mills, R-Fla., said on social media that he supports Donalds to be the next speaker of the House. The party’s members are set to hold another forum for speaker candidates on Monday, a vote ideally set for Tuesday.
The Florida GOP celebrated another benchmark this week, as public data showed the party’s voter registration lead over Democrats had reached 626,618 at the end of September. In June, the GOP surpassed a significant benchmark of half a million. The momentum has continued into the fall, as Republicans added 37,588 registered voters in the month of September alone.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said over the weekend while on the campaign trail in Iowa that he contends toll roads in New York are a grift and simply enrich the Democrat “machine.” He stated that he contends, since the roads are not well maintained, that the money is going to “special interests” and is being laundered for the Democrat party.
DeSantis continued on Saturday by saying that the FBI and Justice Department are not independent agencies. DeSantis said that the reason, he claims, the agencies have been weaponized is because they have not been held accountable for “many, many decades.”