The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, February 2, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, February 2, 2024

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The Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) has announced the arrest of four suspects in a series of December and January burglaries. All are between 18 and 22 years old. The incidents targeted Lincoln High School and a business on Bannerman Road in Bradfordville.

Yesterday Florida State athletics announced that legendary FSU baseball coach Mike Martin, Sr. passed away at the age of 79. He had been battling with dementia for three years.

Florida State University announced the establishment of the Institute for Pediatric Rare Diseases Thursday. This was made possible by a $1 million funding initiative led by Rep. Adam Anderson, R-Tarpon Springs. The institute will be dedicated to “advancing research and developing treatments for pediatric rare diseases, filling a critical gap left by the pharmaceutical industry.”


This weekend, FSU men’s and women’s basketball are seeking to improve their ACC standing on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The men’s team is traveling to Louisville to take on the Cardinals at 8:00 p.m. Saturday. The Noles are currently 6-3 in ACC play and fourth in the conference standings. The FSU women’s team is playing Sunday at 11:00 a.m. against Miami. The women’s team is having to claw their way up the top-heavy ACC standings as they are currently seventh in the ACC with a 6-4 conference record.


Disney on Thursday appealed a judge’s dismissal of its free speech lawsuit over what it described as Gov. Ron DeSantis’ retaliatory takeover of Walt Disney World’s governing district, as the Florida governor separately called any appeal “a mistake.” “They were wrong and we were right,” DeSantis said at a news conference in Jacksonville a day after the ruling. “They should move on.”

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson joined 11 other state ag officials in penning a letter to American big banks accusing them of colluding to force ESG onto America’s farmers and ranchers. State leaders vowed continually to “encourage, promote, and advance the interests of agriculture.” They include regulating animals, food, fuel, plants, soil, and pesticides.

With a new bill in the Florida Legislature, Floridians could be afforded the legal right to defend their property from bears so long as the bears aren’t baited or provoked first. The bill would allow people without a hunting permit to use fatal force against a bear that’s threatening a human, a pet or a home. The bill was introduced in November because of a growing number of encounters between people and bears.


The nation’s employers delivered a stunning burst of hiring to begin 2024, adding 353,000 jobs in January in the latest sign of the economy’s continuing ability to shrug off the highest interest rates in two decades.

Apple’s Vision Pro headset launches in the US today, the company’s first major product release since the Apple Watch debuted in April 2015. Starting at $3,500, the headset boasts compatibility with more than 1 million apps and games, including Disney+, PGA Tour Vision, and Microsoft 365 productivity tools.

US stock markets close higher (S&P 500 +1.3%, Dow +1.0%, Nasdaq +1.3%), rebounding after sell-off driven by Fed’s decision to keep interest rates steady (More). 


6 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, February 2, 2024"

  1. Joe

    I do see why you step into this world from time to time, to get out of the chaos and confusion in your world, (which you fail to recognize).

    Okay, you have your three breaths of reality, now take flight back into your darkness, crime, and madness .

  2. @ Joe… Go woke and stick your fingers where they don’t belong… learn a tough lesson.

    Disney did this to themselves.

  3. David; I understand what you are saying, but does the government have the right to retaliate against them for utilizing their right to say what they want??? Sure don’t spend your money there(as a consequence), but that isn’t what DeSantis is doing.

  4. RIP Coach Mike Martin.

    Hey Disney, I have always said, “Just because you have the right to say what you want, that does not mean you are free from the Consequences from WHAT you say”.

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