The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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On Thursday April 4 at 8:30 a.m., the Tallahassee Growth Management Department will hold a Type A & Pre-Submittal meeting. Check out the details.

The latest reports show that Leon County added 1,068 jobs in February when compared to last month. There were 159,932 people working in Leon County in February compared to last month’s revised employment number of 158,864.

Tallahassee Police Department released more details Monday regarding three separate shootings that occurred over the weekend. The first incident to occur ended up leading to a 16-year-old suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound in the leg. The second incident outside of Potbelly’s led to man being found in a driveway with a gunshot wound in the leg. The third incident led to a man being shot in the shoulder at the Alight West Tennessee Apartments. 


Coming off a second series win in the ACC, No. 14 Florida State (22-4, 5-4 ACC) hosts back-to-back mid-week games versus Jacksonville and Bethune-Cookman beginning tonight. It is $2 Tuesday at Dick Howser with $2 tickets along with select concessions. Brady Louck is taking the mound as the starter for the Noles with a 2.57 ERA. First pitch is at 6:00 p.m. on the ACCNX. 

Ernie Sims, an All-American linebacker at Florida State before being the No. 9 overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, has joined the Florida State football staff as a defensive analyst, head coach Mike Norvell announced Monday. Sims has seven years of experience working on college staffs, all in the state of Florida, and most recently served as UCF’s linebackers coach in 2023.


The Florida Supreme Court on Monday rejected decades of legal precedents and upheld a law that will lead to preventing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy — but also cleared the way for voters to decide in November whether they want to enshrine abortion rights in the state Constitution.

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson hailed the Florida Forest Service and its firefighters with the Blackwater Forestry Center Monday for mitigating a wildfire that occurred March 28 on Garcon Point in Santa Rosa County. Simpson, in response, credited the fire’s quick disbursal to subsidies from the 2022 Emergency Wildlife Fund. According an announcement, the funds helped prevent the fire from destroying homes while saving lives.

Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Monday suspending Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill after she was indicted on seven felony charges relating to alleged fraud of an elderly citizen. On March 27, Hill was indicted on three counts of exploitation of elderly person or disabled person greater than $50,000, one count of scheme to defraud of $50,000 or more, one count of fraudulent use of personal identification over $100,000, and a number of other fraudulent-related crimes. 


UPS announced it will become the primary air cargo provider for the United States Postal Service following unsuccessful negotiations between FedEx and USPS. The USPS, which doesn’t own or operate any aircraft, has had a relationship with FedEx since 2001 for US Mail, Priority Mail, and Priority Express Mail air transportation.

As more than 2 million graduating high school students from across the United States finalize their decisions on what college to attend this fall, many are facing jaw-dropping costs — in some cases, as much as $95,000.

Former South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison yesterday for defrauding his clients and colleagues of millions of dollars over a decade. The sentence—nearly double the length suggested by prosecutors—will be served concurrently with two state sentences: a double life term for the 2021  murder of his wife and son and 27 years for similar financial crimes. He also must pay $8M in restitution. 

US stock markets close lower (S&P 500 -0.2%, Dow -0.6%, Nasdaq -0.1%) as investors consider last week’s inflation data (More). 


One Response to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 2, 2024"

  1. What is an Defensive Analyst, is that another name for Coach?

    How can Funding be credited the fire’s quick disbursal? I think the Credit goes to the Fire Fighters.

    Make a HUGE example of Regina Hill.

    Many Students will be facing jaw-dropping costs for College. I wonder how many will be expecting Biden to forgive that Cost for them?

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