The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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The Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates (NEBA) will host Kimberly Price, the General Manager of the recently completed Amazon fulfillment facility, during their May 28th luncheon at Capital City Country Club. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and the forum begins at 12:00 p.m.

The Leon County School Board will hold a regular business meeting today at 6:00 p.m. See meeting agenda here.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of an experimental, homebuilt airplane near Panacea. NTSB says the plane crashed into Apalachee Bay Saturday night after 10 p.m. while traveling from Destin to Zephyr Hills. The wreckage is still yet to be recovered.

One person has died after a boat capsized in the Ochlockonee Bay in Wakulla County on Memorial Day. Five people — three adults and two minors — were aboard when the wreck happened just after 5:30 p.m. Monday, a spokesperson for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said. Immediately after the boat went down, emergency responders received word that one of the adult passengers was missing. After searching for two and a half hours, an FWC dive team set out into the water, he said. They recovered the body of the missing adult within the hour


Florida State baseball was named the No. 8 national seed for the NCAA Tournament Monday afternoon and will host 2-seed Alabama, 3-seed UCF and 4-seed Stetson in the Tallahassee Regional. Florida State will face Stetson Friday at 12:00 p.m. on ACC Network. UCF and Alabama will play Friday night at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN+.


An $8.25 million deal to purchase a conservation easement that would preserve 4,808 acres of land north of Tallahassee has been finalized, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced Friday. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state Cabinet approved the deal with Gem Land Co. in September.

Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted a video where the World Health Organization Director-General advocated for a “transformation” in the world’s food system. DeSantis signed legislation earlier in the month that bans cultivation, distribution and sale of lab grown meat in Florida. “They are coming after meat…” DeSantis said on social media in response to the video that has gone viral, originally posted in December 2023. DeSantis signed legislation earlier in the month that bans cultivation, distribution and sale of lab grown meat in Florida.

Former President Donald Trump thanked Gov. Ron DeSantis for supporting him during a donor event hosted by the governor, raising over $3 million to benefit Trump’s 2024 campaign. The former president called into the Fort Lauderdale event and thanked DeSantis and the couple dozen supporters for their investment into his campaign efforts.


Legendary basketball star Bill Waltopassed away yesterday, succumbing to a prolonged battle with cancer at the age of 71. He was known for both his Hall of Fame career on the court and his award-winning broadcasting performances while calling games.

Louisiana has become the first US state to criminalize possession of abortion medication under certain circumstances after Gov. Jeff Landry (R) Friday signed into law a bill reclassifying abortion medication as controlled substances. 

US stock markets close higher Friday (S&P 500 +0.7%, Dow 0.0%, Nasdaq +1.1%); Nasdaq reaches new record high as shares of Nvidia and other tech companies continued to rally (More)


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