The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, February 12, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, February 12, 2024

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Late Friday, after ten months of bargaining, the Leon Classroom Teachers Association (LCTA) and Leon County Schools (LCS) reached an agreement that includes $5.12 million in salary increases.

On Friday, Leon County Commissioner Christian Caban announced his bid for re-election for County Commission District 2. Caban defeated Hannah Crow in the 2022 race for the seat held by Jimbo Jackson, who tragically passed in May, 2022.

The Tallahassee City Commission meeting briefs from the February 7, 2024 meeting are now available. Get the details.

TPD responded to the 2200 block of Parkbrook Court around 11:00 p.m. Saturday where they found a deceased male outside. TPD did not provide information about any possible suspects in an update posted to their social media pages a little after 12:30 Sunday morning.

Nearly three years after a woman was allegedly beaten nearly to death in front of a Tallahassee Sam’s Club, police have arrested a second suspect. Aaron Carter, 20 years old, is charged with attempted murder and carjacking in the November 4, 2021 incident. Tallahassee Police allege Carter conspired to carjack the woman with Shakel McClain, who was arrested three years ago. Police allege the pair planned to attack the woman, who worked at the warehouse chain with Carter. They also accuse McClain of beating the woman with a tree branch in the store’s parking lot, fracturing her skull and causing a brain bleed


The 4-1, No. 4 Florida State softball team defeated FAMU, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Softball Complex in the final game of the JoAnne Graf Classic.  Ashtyn Danley earned her second career start on Sunday and pitched for three full innings while striking out two and allowing two runs on five hits. The Seminoles will now play four top 10 opponents in four days at the Shriners Children’s Clearwater Invitational. The Seminoles will open up their week in Clearwater against No. 3 Stanford on Thursday at 4 p.m. on ESPNU.


Florida could soon be the first state to criminalize cultivated meat— and China appears thrilled. A legislative package (HB 1071) heads to the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee for a Monday vote. That bill as written would outlaw the manufacture, sale or distribution of lab-made meats, a move industry advocates say will compromise both the state’s economy and America’s food security.

LGBT activists on Friday pretended to stage a die-in in front of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles office in Gainesville, a protest of the FLHSMV’s new policy prohibiting residents from altering their birth sex on their drivers licenses. Replacement licenses will only be issued when one is lost or stolen, or a person has a significant change in the name, address, or restrictions.

Sen. Joe Gruters won a close election over James Campo at the Republican Party of Florida’s meeting Saturday in Wesley Chapel to be the new RNC National Committeeman from Florida. Gruters got 107 votes, with Campo getting 100. Former President Donald Trump praised Gruters’ leadership of the Republican Party of Florida from 2019 to 2023. During that time, Trump won Florida’s electoral votes, one of the only states in the 2020 election where the Republican’s share of the vote went up.


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was hospitalized again Sunday to address a bladder issue as he continues to recover from prostate cancer and has transferred authorities to his deputy, the Pentagon said. Austin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December and continues to deal with complications from his treatment.

A woman’s motive for opening fire in celebrity pastor Joel Osteen’s megachurch was unclear Monday, a day after the shooting sent worshippers rushing for safety in between busy services.

Markets end Friday mixed (S&P 500 +0.6%, Dow -0.1%, Nasdaq +1.25%), but all three indexes notch fifth straight winning week; S&P 500 finishes above 5,000 for the first time in index history (More).


5 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, February 12, 2024"

  1. How many candidates will run against Christian Caban?? A commissioner who has successfully pissed off many of his residential voters.

  2. Tallahassee Police allege Carter conspired to carjack the woman with Shakel McClain, w

    More crime compliments of the Black Community. Let’s throw another million dollars at the problem without any positive results.

  3. The Teachers reached a Deal of $5.12 million in salary increases, that’s great but, where is that Money coming from? NOW, when will the Fire Department get their Deal?

  4. We will never know another word about that Houston shooter. Her MO smacks of Izlamic Terorism. They constantly use people as shields. Also a purple headed screamer would have left a manifesto or something.
    No pics of ‘her”. So we will never know.

    Thank you for not anything ANYTHING about the Stuporbowl.

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