The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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After a Leon County jury delivered a guilty verdict related to a DUI case on Monday April 8, City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow & Commissioner Jack continue to attack the Tallahassee Police Department. This 1,200 word story provides information not reported by other local media outlets.

The latest reports show that Leon County lost 371 jobs in March when compared to last month. There were 159,421 people working in Leon County in March compared to last month’s revised employment number of 159,792. Get the details.

Mark Earley, Supervisor of Elections for Leon County, recently announced free postage on Vote-by-Mail ballots. Get the details.

A Tallahassee man recently sentenced as an accessory in a deadly drive-by shooting will soon be transported to Bainbridge, Georgia to face charges in another deadly shooting. Court records show La’Darrius Campbell was sentenced to two years in prison, two years on house arrest, and three years on probation for his role in a drive-by shooting at the Time Saver convenience store on Alabama Street in August 2020.


FSU baseball plays host to the UNF Ospreys tonight at 6:00 pm at Dick Howser Stadium. The Noles are coming off a series loss on the road at Wake Forest. The game can be seen on the ACC Network Extra and heard on 100.7 WFLA. 

Florida State fans could now wait months for the courts to rule in the FSU/ACC lawsuit case after Monday, as Circuit Judge John Cooper made it clear that neither side is winning. Judge Cooper asked FSU amend it’s complaint in the next seven days, saying “this case is still going on. It’s not over.”


Gov. Ron DeSantis called for federal action against pro-Hamas student demonstrators who have lead to increased tensions at several northeastern Ivy League schools. He compared the actions of the federal government to combat antisemitism to the work that has been done in Florida across its public universities and campuses.

Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office announced that Florida is partaking in a 25 state lawsuit, combatting a new emission rule and electric vehicle quota set forth by the Biden administration. According to Moody’s office, the rule imposes emissions standards on passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty vehicles. Florida argued that the EPA is attempting to use the “weight of the federal government” and “force manufacturers” to produce more electric vehicles so that they account for nearly 70% of car sales in less than a decade.

In Washington, three of Florida’s congressional delegation voted against aid to Israel. Rep. Matt Gaetz, Rep. Cory Mills, and Rep. Maxwell Frost all voted no on the $17 billion package slated for Israel and $9 billion in humanitarian aid to Gaza and elsewhere. However, many more Florida Republicans voted no on Ukraine aid. 


U.S. President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Donald Trump go before voters on Tuesday’s primaries in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, one of the last tests of voter enthusiasm ahead of November’s general election.

Construction of a new passenger rail system linking the Los Angeles area to Las Vegas began yesterday. The Brightline West system, spanning 218 miles mostly along Interstate 15, is expected to be the nation’s first true high-speed intercity rail network. The route (see map) is expected to take around 30,000 travelers per day between Rancho Cucamonga, California, and Las Vegas.

US stock markets close higher (S&P 500 +0.9%, Dow +0.7%, Nasdaq +1.1%) as shares rebound and investors look ahead to major corporate earnings results this week (More).


One Response to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 23, 2024"

  1. La’Darrius Campbell was sentenced to two years in prison, two years on house arrest, and three years on probation. THAT’S ALL? Should be 5 Years in Prison and 15 Years on Probation.

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