The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, March 14, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, March 14, 2024

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On March 7th, the Leon County Children’s Service Council held their Governing Council meeting discussing summer programs and more. Get the details.

At the March 19th Leon County Commission, elected officials will receive a a status update on the Amazon Fulfillment Center following its initial six months of operation.

Quincy Police Department arrested a 12 -year-old student at James A. Shanks Middle School. Police said that student called in bomb threats. The school had three bomb threats within 30 days including one on Tuesday that led to police and school staff finding the student who made the call. Quincy Police Interim Chief Carlos Hill said the school staff recognized the background noise on the phone call leading them to the school gym.


The battle between Florida State University and the Atlantic Coast Conference is ongoing with the two sides filing more paperwork against each other within the last few days.

FSU basketball defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies in their first game of the ACC Tournament yesterday, 86-76. Jamir Watkins scored 12 of his career-high 34 points in the final three minutes and Jalen Warley added 18 points. The Noles face off against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the next round later today at 12:00 p.m. 


Governor Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday the state is deploying more resources to Southern Florida to stop illegal immigration from Haiti. The Florida State Guard, will deploy more than 250 additional officers and soldiers and over a dozen air and sea craft to the southern coast. State agencies have been helping with security and surveillance in South Florida and the Keys as a part of Operation Vigilant Sentry since DeSantis declared a state of emergency last year.

Florida’s representatives in Washington were largely united in voting to force popular social media platform TikTok to be separated from the Chinese-based company ByteDance, or face a ban in the U.S. However, three members from Florida detracted, including Republicans Matt Gaetz and Greg Steube, and Democrat Maxwell Frost. Gaetz explained his vote, saying he believed the current bill was “overly broad, rushed and unavailable for amendment or revision,” but that banning TikTok is the “right idea.”

State ethics officials have dismissed another complaint against Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, finding “no probable cause” to believe he accepted pricey tickets to high-profile events in exchange for governmental influence.

The Florida Commission on Ethics found no grounds to further look into whether he violated state statutes by “accepting a thing of value given to influence a vote or other action … in (his) official capacity.” 


If some U.S. lawmakers have their way, the United States and China could end up with something in common: TikTok might not be available in either country.

Donald Trump’s lawyers are set to ask a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss the federal criminal case that accuses him of illegally holding onto classified documents, arguing that he is allowed to keep the records after leaving the presidency.


3 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, March 14, 2024"

  1. Keep them cannibals from coming to Florida. there are 6 Caribbean nations between Florida and Haiti. They could take them in… but they won’t. And that should tell you something.

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