The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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On Monday, a jury returned a guilty verdict in a Leon County DUI case which made headlines when an edited video was included in a story with a misleading headline published by a left-leaning blog, Our Tallahassee.

A 28-year-old woman was killed Sunday afternoon in a boating accident, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The fatal boating accident happened around 5 p.m. at Lake Iamonia in Leon County. The wreck involved two vessels, one of which was an airboat.

A woman was shot in West Tallahassee Sunday evening. The shooting happened just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Redpoint Tallahassee apartment complex on the 2600 block of Mission Road. The woman arrived to the hospital shortly after the shooting happened with a gunshot wound to the hand. 

Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an academic health center in Tallahassee and expand FSU’s Health initiative with a medical campus in Panama City Beach. The MOU sets the framework for a jointly governed not-for-profit corporation to oversee strategic, research, and educational collaborations. This is part of the FSU Health initiative aimed at enhancing healthcare services and education in the region.


No. 10 Florida State baseball jumped in all five polls Monday after a series win at Boston College, and the Noles will host No. 24 Florida Tuesday evening at Dick Howser Stadium. The game will air on ESPN2 with first pitch at 7:00 p.m. Florida State has won both games against Florida this season, beating the Gators 12-8 in Gainesville and 14-3 in eight innings in Jacksonville.


Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Monday cracking down on the intentional exposure of fentanyl around first responders. The new law establishes that it’s a second degree felony for any adult who, in the course of unlawfully possessing fentanyl, recklessly exposes a first responder to such substances that results in an overdose or serious bodily injury of the first responder. 

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis is warning Floridians to be prepared ahead of the coming hurricane season. He added that residents can visit for tips and resources, including information on Florida’s tax-free home-hardening initiative, My Safe Florida Home. Hurricane researchers at Colorado State University forecast that 2024 could be the most active season ever in the Atlantic Basin.


The Biden administration announced a new student debt relief proposal yesterday that has the potential to impact nearly 30 million borrowers. Over 43 million Americans owe a collective $1.6T in federal student loans.

Former President Donald Trump says abortion laws should be determined by US states, declines to endorse nationwide ban in video posted to Truth Social (More). 

No. 1 Connecticut captured the men’s college basketball championship last night, defeating No. 1 Purdue 75-60. The Huskies became the first team to win back-to-back titles since Florida in 2006-07, with the victory marking Coach Dan Hurley’s second title with the program. Connecticut improved to a perfect 6-0 overall in title game appearances—all won in the past 25 years—and moved into a third-place tie with North Carolina for most championships. 

US stock markets close almost flat (S&P 500 -0.04%, Dow -0.03%, Nasdaq +0.03%) as investors await consumer price index report tomorrow (More).


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