The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, January 12, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, January 12, 2024

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The Tallahassee City Commission will conduct interviews for the City Attorney position on Tuesday, Jan. 16, beginning at 2 p.m. Get the background on the four candidates.

LCS Board member Rosanne Wood said that some social apps cause chaos in schools everyday and noted the impact on a student’s self image, depression, bullying and suicide rates. Listen to her comments here.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers chased a suspect in their vehicles and on foot yesterday near Capital Circle NE and I-10. The troopers caught the man outside Keiser University by tasing him. FHP was not able to give details on why the man was initially pulled over that caused the chase to ensue.

The Florida State football program received penalties Thursday from the NCAA after an infractions case involving an assistant football coach. The two infractions were determined to be level two violations, and the penalties will be enacted over a two year period starting January 12th, 2024.


Florida State football landed Terrence Ferguson – an offensive line transfer from Alabama – from the transfer portal yesterday. The Georgia native appeared in five games, contributing at both guard spots while making the first start of his career in Alabama’s win over USF this past season.

Yesterday amid rumors of coaching changes, it was reported that Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell was one of the front runners to replace Nick Saban at Alabama. While other coaches – like Oregon head coach Dan Lanning said that he is staying at Oregon – Norvell tweeted, “Future is bright in Tallahassee.”


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled against Gov. Ron DeSantis in former State Attorney Andrew Warren’s appeal over his suspension by the governor in 2022. In the court’s ruling, as obtained by ABC, it said that Warren won his election via the voters of his district and that DeSantis suspended him over protected 1st Amendment speech, such as vowing to not enforce abortion restrictions or legislation “targeting the transgender community.”

During an event hosted by the Never Back Down super PAC, the Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis cited Richard Corcoran as an example of someone who opposed him at one point, before becoming a key part of his administration. DeSantis was discussing building bridges across the political spectrum.

Legislation by Rep. Berny Jacques, R-Seminole, establishing an online pregnancy resource hub unanimously passed the Florida House Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee on Thursday. Sen. Erin Grall, R-Fort Pierce, filed the Senate companion bill, SB 436. The Florida Department of Health would contract with a third party to develop the site.


Annual inflation in the US rose 3.4% in December, a 0.3% rise from November and slightly higher than analysts’ expectations, according to new government data released yesterday. Inflation peaked in June 2022 at 9.1% and has remained under 4% since May.

winter storm is sweeping across the country today and is poised to become a bomb cyclone, bringing blizzard conditions and flooding across much of the country’s eastern half. The storm will be followed by a blast of arctic cold air, with as much as 88% of the contiguous US expected to experience temperatures dropping below freezing by Monday.

New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick to depart after 24 seasons and six Super Bowl titles with the Patriots; Belichick has racked up 333 wins across his 29 seasons as an NFL head coach (More).

Markets close roughly flat Thursday (S&P 500 -0.1%, Dow 0%, Nasdaq 0%) following higher-than-expected inflation data (More).


One Response to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, January 12, 2024"

  1. Yes, people Voted for Andrew Warren BUT, wasn’t that BEFORE he announced that he will NOT do his JOB and enforce the Laws on Abortions?

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