The latest campaign finance reports filed with the Leon County Supervisor of Elections show six candidates have surpassed $50,000 with more than six months until the first vote will be cast.
Tallahassee Police said they are investigating an aggravated battery incident that took place Thursday morning, leaving a man with a stab wound. Around 8:24 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of West Georgia Street in reference to an injured person. Upon arrival, they found a man with a stab wound. It is still under investigation.
Wawa hit a milestone Thursday afternoon, breaking ground in Tallahassee. Wawa also hosted a community partnership event on Thursday to welcome the convenience store to the Tallahassee community.
LOCAL SPORTS NEWS
The No. 23 Florida State Women’s Basketball team fell to ACC opponent Duke on Thursday night, 88-46, at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Sophomore Ta’Niya Latson led FSU with her 18th double-figure game of the season, scoring 15 points.
Thursday was a big night on Tallahassee’s Southside as the Rickards Raiders scored a pair of key victories as RHS’ girls hoops downed rival Godby and boys soccer defeated Ridgeview for the program’s first district tournament victory in a decade.
The Florida House passed HB 1 which will prevent children under the age of 18 from having social media accounts. But opponents questioned the bill’s constitutionality and said it would take away the rights of parents to determine whether their children use social media. Thirteen Democrats voted against the bill, while 23 Democrats joined Republicans in supporting it. The bill would require platforms to use independent organizations to conduct age verifications when new accounts are created.
A new bill in the Florida Legislature could give expanded legal protections and immunities to the Florida State Guard that the Florida National Guard currently receives. One of the other provisions of the bill would be to allow the use of the Florida State Guard outside the State of Florida – recently inspired by the border debacle in Texas and the State of Texas utilizing state personnel to enforce border restrictions. Rep. Mike Giallombardo said that in order for the Florida State Guard to operate outside of Florida, the states where they would be deployed would have to be mutually agreed upon by the other states.
Additionally, as the border debacle continues, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis took to Twitter yesterday to post a video where he stated that the Founders would not have ratified the Constitution if the states had not been permitted to enforce their own borders. “They have every right to fortify the border, vis-a-vis an invasion. That’s Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution,” he said. “They’re in the right.”
In the multi-year fight over Florida’s redistricting case, the Florida Supreme Court has said they will take up the legal challenge to the new congressional maps endorsed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature. The court could take up the case soon, or by May at the latest.
A bipartisan Senate deal to pair border enforcement measures and Ukraine aid faced potential collapse Thursday as Senate Republicans grew increasingly wary of an election-year compromise that Donald Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee, says is “meaningless.”
Schools nationwide have invested millions of dollars in the monitoring technology, including federal COVID-19 emergency relief money meant to help schools through the pandemic and aid students’ academic recovery.
The Biden administration is delaying consideration of new natural gas export terminals in the United States, even as gas shipments to Europe and Asia have soared since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.