The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, December 28, 2023

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, December 28, 2023

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A man was arrested on Wednesday for trespassing at the Leon County Detention Facility (LCDF), according to Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

On Thursday December 28 at 8:30 a.m., the Tallahassee Growth Management Department will hold a Type A & Pre-Submittal meeting. Get the details on the five projects on the agenda.

See holiday schedule changes for City of Tallahassee services and Leon County Government.


Christmas is over and the stretch run to January presidential nominating contests has begun for Ron DeSantis. Starting on Thursday, the Republican candidate is back on the road in Iowa for two days, followed by a trip to New Hampshire Saturday for various events.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, with support from Governor Ron DeSantis, has initiated a lawsuit against the Biden administration, challenging a new federal rule that mandates states to set targets for reducing CO2 emissions from road transportation. The…read more



US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to Mexico City yesterday, meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador over a record number of migrants flowing through Mexico toward the US border.

Border officials have recorded more than 240,000 migrant encounters in both October and November (see stats)—a pace surpassing the post-pandemic surge of the past three years and well above peaks in the ’80s and ’90s, which averaged around 130,000 encounters per month. Only about a quarter are Mexican nationals, and just over half are listed as single adults.  

The New York Times sued Microsoft and OpenAI yesterday for mass copyright infringement, estimating damages to be worth billions of dollars. The Times, the first major media company to file a lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI, accuses them of using its articles to train artificial intelligence chatbots without permission. 

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