The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, January 18, 2024

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BREAKING NEWS: The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating a double homicide which took place last night at Griffin Heights Apartments, located at 1010 Basin Street.

At the Tallahassee City Commission retreat on Wednesday, Tallahassee Police Department Chief Lawrence Revell told officials that his department was looking at installing school zone speed detection devices.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Officresponded to Rivers Bank Way in Northwest Tallahassee Wednesday morning after a report of a deadly shooting. A spokesperson with LCSO told WCTV that the incident appeared to be domestic. Officials worked the scene for nearly five hours on Wednesday. No suspect information currently available.


Yesterday, four-star quarterback Trever Jackson announced that he was pledging to Florida State over Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, UCLA, and others. The Seminoles have never officially offered him a scholarship so it’s possible that he’s joining the program as a walk-on. The Florida native was invited to the Elite 11 over the summer.


The Republican Party of Floridannounced Wednesday that Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson donated $100,000 to the party as a show of “confidence” for new Chairman Evan Power. Power became chairman on Jan. 8 after the party ousted former Chairman Christian Ziegler amidst a sexual assault investigation. Power was previously the vice chairman.

Former 2024 GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy said DeSantis should withdraw before the next primary in the race. DeSantis said he won’t be doing that after the governor finished second in the Iowa caucuses – albeit by 30 points.

Florida House lawmakers advanced a measure that would require pornography websites to take more steps to confirm viewers’ identities. After winning support in the House Judiciary Committee, legislation (HB 3) moved forward that would require publishers of material “harmful to minors” to provide reasonable age verification and limit access.


U.S. consumers defied inflation to ring in a solid 2023 holiday shopping season, fueled by a strong appetite for beauty products, apparel and electronics that drove a 3.8% rise in sales, data from the National Retail Federation (NRF) showed on Wednesday.

Maine judge pauses secretary of state ruling that made former President Donald Trump ineligible for state’s GOP primary ballot, says US Supreme Court must decide on the same issue for Colorado first (More

A company backed by Silicon Valley tech titans unveiled details of an ambitious plan to turn thousands of acres of rural land between San Francisco and Sacramento into a walkable new city of at least 50,000 residents. The proposal has support from LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs.

US stock markets close lower (S&P 500 -0.6%, Dow -0.3%, Nasdaq -0.6%); December US retail sales rose more than expected to 0.6% over November (More).


2 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, January 18, 2024"

  1. The Washington Generals (The Republicans) rolled over and passed another short term CR with no provisions for border control. Just like I said, they would do.

  2. Republicans better wake up that their new chairman has a 0.1% rate of electing Republican candidates in Leon County. He is; however, proficient at electing Democrats. This should be NO CONFIDENCE.

    It should be mandatory that you have a track record of ELECTING Republicans otherwise you don’t qualify for the position.

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