The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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The Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) recently announced the implementation of the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) program to aid in solving and preventing violent crimes involving firearms in the community. Within a few months of NIBIN’s inception, detectives developed over 65 leads in cases.

The passenger traffic at the Tallahassee International Airport is up 15.5% during the first three months of 2024 when compared to the same period in 2023.

Several student housing apartments went up in flames during the overnight hours Monday in northwest Tallahassee, leaving one dog dead. Just before 2 a.m. Monday, TFD said it responded to a multi-residential structure fire in the 700 block of West Carolina Street. The fire impacted three separate buildings. 


The No. 9 Florida State men’s tennis team has been selected to their 25th NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship in program history and will host the first and second round for the first time since 2018. The 10-seeded Seminoles will host Florida, UCF, and North Florida in Tallahassee beginning on Friday, May 3.


According to POLITICO, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump met in Miami on Sunday to discuss working together in the general election. The get-together was arranged by Florida real-estate broker Steve Witkoff, several people confirmed to POLITICO. A Trump campaign official said it was a “good meeting set at the request of Gov. DeSantis.”

new report has indicated that due to Florida’s warm weather, Florida is one of the leading states that is a destination for the homeless. On a single night in January 2023, there were nearly 31,000 homeless people in Florida, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. And across the state, communities are preparing for a new Florida law that takes effect on October 1st. It prevents cities and counties from allowing people to sleep on public property. 

Florida Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) signaled on Sunday he was open to possibly running for governor in Florida in 2026. Moskowitz, who served as director of Emergency Management under Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), touted his experience as a Democrat working under a Republican governor. Moskowitz told Politico earlier this month, referring to a potential 2026 campaign for governor, that he is “not ruling it out,” adding, “I’m looking at it, but it’s super early.”


Four officers killed, four others wounded in Charlotte, North Carolina, while serving arrest warrant; suspect found dead (More).

A new reactor unit at Georgia’s Vogtle nuclear power plant went into commercial operation yesterday, capping a 15-year expansion that makes the site the single biggest producer of carbon-free energy in the country. 

US stock markets close higher (S&P 500 +0.3%, Dow +0.4%, Nasdaq +0.4%); Dow set to finish April down nearly 4%, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq down nearly 3% (More).


7 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, April 30, 2024"

  1. @ Dee… you lament an alleged “conservative” solution, but ignore the reality that the number of homeless has exponentially grown under a “liberal” administration as a result of their “solution”. In Democrat-controlled cities and counties, homelessness is seen as an economic model. Simply put; the more homeless you have in your city/county, the more matching Federal tax dollars you can draw down into your General Fund to help “address” (insert wink here) the problem… and yet, they problem continues to grow the more money you throw at it.

    I have firsthand knowledge on this. They don’t want to solve the problem, they want to exploit it as a means of revenue generation.

    Sorry if the truth hurts, but the truth often does.

  2. The law made it a crime for them to sleep on PUBLIC land. Which means they are pushing them onto PRIVATE land… namely behind businesses and vacant buildings and houses. Instead of park benches.

  3. Lol. Homeless come to Florida in the winter and leave in the summer. There’s an eye opener. Yet the numbers continue to grow.

    The conservative solution? Do nothing and arrest them if they sleep in the public space at a cost to the tax payer of over $100 a day.

    Makes sense only to a guy who ignores the problem.

  4. How convenient that this “new report” on the Florida homeless population comes in this election cycle. A Biden Administration bureaucracy report once again targeting a Red State. Imagine that.

    First responders in Tallassee (and most likely elsewhere in FL) have told me stories about making health checks on people living here on the street. One family was actually camping out on the same block as the Kearney Center! Many of these folks get free bus tickets from states further north to travel to FL. In fact, the family camped out near the local homeless shelter got free bus tickets from Indianaoplis to travel here.

    I’m happy our Governor and the Legislature are passing laws to get the homeless into shelters. If free bus tickets to FL continue to be handed out, expect to hear the drumbeat of the Federal government talk about “our problem”. down here.

    Once again, Liberals generate problems and Conservative solve them.

  5. Edward Lyle: the most common sense analysis yet! I have always thought it odd that local homeless stats were gathered during the Winter months and used for funding throughout the year. At best, there should be quarterly stats gathered. Thanks Edward

  6. Homelessness is seasonal and transient by nature. They’ll live off the taxpayer handouts here and peddle enough money to Greyhound-it back up north come summer. Then they’ll be back in the winter. The homeless population numbers in any given religion are cyclical, and ebb and flow based on the seasonal temperatures.

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