The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, October 31st

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, October 31st

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TR Exclusive: How does Tallahassee/Leon County compare to other counties of similar size when it comes to sewage spills? We have the answers.

Testimony in the murder for hire trial of Charlie Adelson turning to money Monday afternoon as investigators describe a big spike in bank deposits and a rash of pricey purchases in the months after Dan Markel’s murder.

Two people were shot in separate incidents within ten minutes of each other Monday night, according to the Tallahassee Police Department. Get the details.


The Florida High Seminoles (3A) and the Chiles Timberwolves (6A) will play for a spot in the FHSAA Volleyball State Championships this week. Florida High will face Trinity Christian in Jacksonville, Tuesday night at 7 p.m. and the Timberwolves will host the Ponte Vedra Sharks on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

No. 1 FSU soccer will take on fifth-seeded Pitt (14-4-1, 6-3-1) after the Panthers defeated fourth-seeded North Carolina 2-1 in two overtimes on Sunday night in Chapel Hill, N.C. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at WakeMed Park in Cary, N.C., and can be seen live on the ACC Network.


Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis announced more than $6 million in Hurricane Idalia disaster relief for Florida’s Big Bend. $5 million will directly be given to the City of Crystal River to further help operations within the community. Additionally, $700,000 will be directed towards Florida’s shellfish aquaculture industry and $100,000 for Taylor County’s workforce education and economic development.  Finally, $250,000 will go towards the North Florida Economic Development Partnership in order to grow tourism and commerce in the area.

The State of Florida launched the Father First website that is the landing page for a “statewide and community-driven initiative” designed to assist fathers with resources in order to “be present” in the lives of their children. The Florida Legislature allocated $68.9 million to the program that falls under the Florida Department of Children and Families.

On Sunday, Ron DeSantis defended Florida’s record to protect the Jewish community after State Rep. Randy Fine accused the governor of not doing enough to fight antisemitism in Florida. DeSantis said Fine was just “trying to get his 15 minutes of fame” while noting that Fine was praising DeSantis months ago.

The University of Florida (UF) has secured a total of $5 million from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to advance research against citrus greening. The allocation, divided into five grants, will support various research strategies to develop citrus varieties resistant or tolerant to greening, which has marred Florida’s growers with significant difficulties in crop production over the past decade.


5 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, October 31st"

  1. At the very slooow rate the city, county, sheriff and police efforts are addressing the crime problem in Leon County, all we have to do is be patient.

    We’re now seeing multiple killings on almost a daily basis. It won’t be too much longer before most of the residents in the high-crime areas shoot each other and there won’t be any more shooters left in Leon.

    Crime problem solved.

  2. $68.9 million for a program that is designed to assist fathers to “be present” in the lives of their children? WTH is going on in this Town? You’re spending $TENS of MILLIONS on failing Programs to keep people from committing Crimes and NOW, $68.9 MILLION on THIS CRAP? You do know that most of those “DAD’S” you are talking about are the same ones committing the Crimes that you are spending $MILLIONS to prevent?

  3. “Mayor Flintstone sponsored a pro abortion event on the south side last night. Wth”

    That will alleviate crime and fix the sewage spills.

  4. Many years ago I worked with a group out of UF’s Ag school. Florida Agriculture Services and Technologies, or FAST. They were a pretty good group, and it looks like the group mentioned above is either the newest generation of FAST or a sister organization. (It looks like FAST no longer exists.)

    Anyway, kudos to my old friends in the computer programming group at FAST. Their tag line was “We’re not FAST programmers, and we’re not SLOW programmers. We’re Half-FAST!”

    Loved working with those guys….

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