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On November 8th, the Tallahassee City Commission addressed the resignation of Tallahassee City Attorney Casandra Jackson. Ms. Jackson will continue to serve as a consultant/employee through June 1, 2024.
A man was arrested and charged with attempted murder by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly stabbing a woman multiple times with a knife. Deputies were called to a residence in the 1600 block of Alshire Court North around 9:40 a.m. on Saturday. When law enforcement arrived, they found a woman outside her residence suffering from the stab wounds, and a 23-year-old male standing outside the residence holding the knife.
There were two fatal crashes in Tallahassee on Friday night. The first occurred at 7:00 p.m. near the intersection of Crawfordville Road and Woodville Highway where a motorcycle and vehicle collided. One man died in the crash. The second crash occurred near the intersection of West Tennessee Street and Aenon Church Road where a pedestrian was “not utilizing a marked crosswalk in an unlit area” when a sedan hit the man head-on.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
Florida State football defeated their rivals the Miami Hurricanes 27-20 on Saturday for their 16th straight win.
FAMU football defeated the Division II Lincoln Oaklanders 28-0 on Saturday’s Senior Day game. Florida A&M (9-1) is ranked No. 9 in the FCS coaches poll and has won 19 consecutive home games, the second-longest active streak in the FCS (Montana State, 26). The Rattlers’ next game is this upcoming Saturday in Orlando in The Florida Classic against Bethune-Cookman.
On Friday night, FSU basketball defeated Kennesaw State 94-67, and tonight they play host to the Central Michigan Chippewas at 7:00 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra.
Over the Veterans Day weekend, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody highlighted the state’s effort to recover approximately $3.5 million taken by scammers from military members, veterans, and families. Since 2019, Florida’s Military and Veterans Assistance Program (MVAP) has received more than 2,300 complaints. The program’s dedicated attorneys, investigators and team members educate and assist Florida consumers from businesses and individuals that engage in unfair methods of competition or unfair practices.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis – while on the campaign trail in Iowa – provided more details for his national school choice model that he proposed earlier in the month. He said that his plan would be modeled after Florida where “we get 100,000 students for a billion dollars a year (for) scholarship and administrative cost. So I think if you did like $25 billion, it could be revolutionary throughout this country.”
DeSantis also floated the idea of Iowa Caucus Sites in southwest Florida so that Iowa snowbirds wouldn’t have to go home to Iowa to vote. Florida’s governor joked in-jest that he may petition the Iowa GOP for caucus sites in Naples and Marco Island.