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Tallahassee Police is investigating a shooting on the 2100 block of Melanie Drive from yesterday. Two women were found to be suffering from gunshot wounds. One had serious life-threatening wounds, the other did not. Preliminary findings indicate this is not a random act of violence and all parties involved are known to each other.
Depositions in a lawsuit involving the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency begin next month. Nineteen people, including Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey, City Manager Reese Goad, and Leon County Administrator Vince Long will be deposed.
An audit of the Tallahassee Police Department’s (TPD) use of force policy found TPD’s policy aligns with best practices but made three recommendations that could enhance the policy.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
One Tallahassee high school football team is still playing, as the North Florida Christian Eagles in the 1S state semifinals this Friday night.
A historic season for Florida A&M football was recognized by the SWAC this week as several Rattlers earned conference honors.
No. 4 Florida State earned a program-record 25 selections on the All-ACC teams released Tuesday, including a conference-best eight on the first team. FSU also had the most players on the second team, with six and the third team, with four. FSU also had seven players recognized as honorable mentions.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio called for an investigation into more than 500 White House employees who reportedly called for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in an open letter to the president. Rubio’s office argued in a press release that the employees should be held “accountable” for supporting “pro-Hamas policies,” which they said may also be in violation of the Hatch Act, a policy that prohibits federal employees from participating in partisan political activities.
Rep. Bob Rommel, R-Naples, filed a bill that aims to increase penalties on groups of people that commit retail theft. HB 549 makes it a third degree felony if the crime has five or more people within one or more establishments for the purpose of “overwhelming the response of a merchant, merchant’s employee, or law enforcement officer in order to carry out the offense or avoid detection or apprehension for the offense.”
Florida State Sen. Blaise Ingoglia has filed legislation that he hopes would ban reparations to descendants of slaves. The bill would place a measure on the 2024 general election ballot asking voters to approve or disapprove of the measure.