The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

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On January 22, the Leon County Commission held their annual retreat and celebrated Tallahassee’s Bicentennial year. At the retreat, the Commission unanimously approved a motion by Commissioner Bill Proctor asking the Commission to apologize for their role in slavery.

The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows that December 2023 passenger traffic increased 14.1% when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was up 9,169 from the 64,864 reported during December 2023 to 74,033 in December 2023.

A 17-year-old accused on firing at a TPD officer at the Old St. Augustine Apartments has been charged as an adult and pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning. The accused was charged for attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer, three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and firearm possession by a minor, according to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest. The incident allegedly originated from a domestic dispute.

A firefighter was left with minor injuries on scene of a house fire that occurred on Mahan Drive Monday afternoon, according to Tallahassee Fire Department. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but the home is on the 1700 block of Mahan Drive. Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County EMS and Great Southern Demolition assisted TFD on scene, TFD says. The State Marshal’s office was also called to the scene for further investigation.


In Capital City Preps, the Florida High Seminoles beat the Rickards Raiders 59-52 in a battle of top ranked boys basketball teams. The Seminoles were led by TJ Baker who had a team high 19 points and Dakota Morris who had 11 points.


Florida lawmakers are continuing to take steps toward blocking children under the age of 16 from social media. Legislation offering some of the first age restrictions in the country on use of the digital platforms sparked discussion on the House floor. 

Donald Trump has now received the endorsement of 55 of Florida’s sheriffs out of 67. In the Big Bend region, the sheriffs from Jefferson, Wakulla, Madison, Liberty, Taylor, and Franklin counties all were included. “As Sheriffs, we understand that government’s primary responsibility is to protect its citizens, and we need a President in the White House who will stand with us as we protect our citizens, their freedoms and our communities,” said Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

Florida Republicans added over 81,000 registered voters to their lead over state Democrats for December 2023, according to the state. As of Dec. 31, 2023, Republicans lead Democrats by 779,701 voters.


Former President Donald Trump wins New Hampshire GOP primary with over 50% of the vote, defeating former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley; President Joe Biden wins Democratic primary, fueled by write-in campaign (More) | See results (More).

Tesla has told suppliers it wants to start production of a new mass market electric vehicle codenamed “Redwood” in mid-2025, according to four people familiar with the matter, with two of them describing the model as a compact crossover.

US stock markets close mixed (S&P 500 +0.3%, Dow -0.3%, Nasdaq +0.4%) as investors assess latest batch of earnings reports; S&P 500 notches third straight record close (More).


5 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Wednesday, January 24, 2024"

  1. How about an update of the new electric buses the city bought. Apparently the electric buses North Carolina purchased (from the same vendor) are a total failure. Unreliable with no spare parts.

    The manufacturer, Proterra, filed for bankruptcy in August.

  2. TR,

    Is the increase in the airport passenger numbers have any correlation to the increase in illegal immigrants at the border?

  3. On the news this morning, they said that the 17 Year Old fired his gun AT the Officer until it was emptied. You can count the number of times he fired and charge him with that many Counts of Attempted First Degree MURDER, because that IS how many times he tried to KILL the Officer.

  4. Bill Proctor lives in the woe is me mentality who is not serving his constituents in any way that is productive. A resolution sent out to his constituents to go to church, do not commit crimes, and have successful men and women be role models voluntarily would send a much better message.

    Meanwhile, while Rome is burning, they certainly have overworked their collective little minds on the county commission. Their taxpayer funded junket is only 8 months away to take advantage of taxpayers for all their self-perceived hard work.

    Perhaps at the next meeting they could make a resolution for Fani Willis to resign. Now that would be an improvement.

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