The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, December 13

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, December 13



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On December 11th, Jessica Lowe, the Director of Attendance and Families in Transition provided the School Board with a presentation on chronic absenteeism during a workshop meeting.

Today, the Tallahassee City Commission will consider an appointment to the Citizen’s Police Review Board brought forward by City Commissioner and nominated by the Dream Defenders – a socialist and abolitionist group.

A former Panama City law enforcement officer is facing several felony charges for failing to report his social media accounts and vehicle information while currently being on active sex offender probation. James Howard Newnan’s active probation stems from his 2004 Leon County sexual offense convictions.

Charlie Adelson was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday morning for the 2014 murder of his former brother-in-law, FSU Law professor Dan Markel. Adelson stood in court in front of the same judge who announced a trio of guilty verdicts at his trial last month.


Florida State soccer’s Onyi Echgini was named a finalist for the Honda Award. The award is presented annually by the College Women’s Sports Awards for the past 48 years to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics.”


Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed around $21.6 million to safeguard the integrity of future elections as a part of his recommended $114.4 billion “Focus on Florida’s Future” budget for fiscal year 2024-2025. The governor’s office said the $21.6 million will safeguard the integrity of future elections and shield the state from cyber threats, fraud and other irregularities.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said her office is investigating potential “anticompetitive conduct” of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee after it excluded Florida State football from the playoff. In a press release, Moody’s office slammed the committee’s “secretive selection process.” The investigation began with a Civil Investigate Demand from Moody’s Antitrust Division.

A new piece of Florida legislation would implement new restrictions on political advertisements and communications that utilize artificial intelligence. It covers political ads, electioneering communications or “other miscellaneous advertisement of a political nature” that are created with AI.


3 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, December 13"

  1. Half the cops in Panama City have neck tattoos, and now it seems like a percentage of them are also convicted sex offenders. I grew up on Tyndall AFB, if you think Leon county is sketchy, we ain’t got nuthin’ on Bay county. No sir!

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