Trump Taps Vance as Running Mate

Trump Taps Vance as Running Mate

Former President Donald Trump selected Sen. JD Vance (R-OH) as his running mate for the 2024 election yesterday. The announcement came during the first day of the Republican National Convention (see photos) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, just before Trump officially became the party’s presidential nominee. Trump is expected to accept the nomination Thursday.  The 39-year-old Vance (see overview) […]

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, July 15, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, July 15, 2024

LOCAL NEWS Tallahassee City Commission candidates Jack Porter and Dot Inman-Johnson are proposing $60,000 starting salaries for firefighters, which – if implemented – would result in a major increase in the fire service fund budget and an increase in the fire service fee. A Leon County Detention Facility deputy has been terminated after being accused […]

Developing Story: Porter, Inman-Johnson Campaigns Support Major Increase in Fire Service Spending

Developing Story: Porter, Inman-Johnson Campaigns Support Major Increase in Fire Service Spending

Tallahassee City Commission candidates Jack Porter and Dot Inman-Johnson are proposing $60,000 starting salaries for firefighters, which – if implemented – would result in a major increase in the fire service fund budget and a possible increase in the fire service fee. All Tallahassee residents pay a fire service fee via the City of Tallahassee […]

Two Agencies Grapple with Cyberattacks

Two Agencies Grapple with Cyberattacks

By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — More than three months after a computer system serving as a backbone of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice was hacked, many contractors providing services to at-risk and troubled youths remain unable to access the network. Efforts to bring the network back online were still […]

FAMU President Stepping Down

FAMU President Stepping Down

By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson announced Friday he will step down after nearly seven years leading the state’s only historically Black public university and plans to return to the faculty. In a letter addressed to “FAMUly and Friends” that was posted online, Robinson did […]

Trump Assassination Attempt

Trump Assassination Attempt

Former President Donald Trump survived an assassination attempt during a campaign rally Saturday. The 20-year-old suspect was killed by a Secret Service sniper after a bullet pierced the upper part of Trump’s right ear. The attack killed one rally attendee, 50-year-old Corey Comperatore, and left two others critically injured.  Trump was roughly six-and-a-half minutes into his speech in Butler, Pennsylvania, when […]

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, July 12, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, July 12, 2024

LOCAL NEWS Halfway through 2024, the number of crime incidents reported by the Tallahassee Police Department remain down when compared to 2023. However, the numbers show a significant increase in property crime incidents in June. J. Brent Pichard: “When an agency of government distinguishes itself as a tried, true and tested “servant of the people,” […]

Violent Crime Remains Down, Property Crimes Spike in June

Violent Crime Remains Down, Property Crimes Spike in June

Halfway through 2024, the number of crime incidents reported by the Tallahassee Police Department remain down when compared to 2023. However, the numbers show a significant increase in property crime incidents in June. Last month TR reported that during the four days after the May 10 storm – when three tornadoes moved through Tallahassee – […]

“Atta Boys” For A Local Government Agency

“Atta Boys” For A Local Government Agency

By J. Brent Pichard For an engaged citizenry, healthy skepticism about government in general is prudent.  Why? Because left to its own devices and unchallenged by vigorous public scrutiny, government at all levels will grow and eventually confiscate – one by one – the wealth and liberties of a complacent people. However, when an agency […]

Global Population to Peak in 2084

Global Population to Peak in 2084

The global population is set to peak at 10.3 billion and begin declining by 2084, roughly two decades earlier than estimates from two years ago, according to the United Nations biennial population report.  Analysts attribute the earlier peak to a broad decline in fertility rates, the number of children a woman will birth on average. Worldwide, that […]