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The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is expanding its partnership with other Sheriff’s offices around the region. The new collaboration is based on the success of LCSO teaming up with Florida Highway Patrol this past year.

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One in five people over the age of 65 will fall victim to financial exploitation in Florida. 

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An armed man opened fire on police in Panama City Tuesday afternoon, after barricading himself inside an apartment. Law enforcement reported one injury at the scene.

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Florida women are seeing positive advances in health care, including declining mortality rates for heart disease, breast cancer, and AIDS. However, suicide attempts are increasing. Published Tuesday, The Status of Women in Florida by County: Health & Well-Being analyzes data on women’s physical and mental health.

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America’s longest-running folk music festival takes place this coming weekend, Friday through Sunday May 25-27.

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There are many people talking about the need for more accessible mental health care. As part of that larger discussion, Mental Health Council of the Big Bend will present a very special kind of public health fair next Tuesday (May 29) in hopes of improving that accessibility.

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A state ethics hearing on former Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez is expected early next month. Fernandez has been accused of a number of ethics violations including accepting tickets to an FSU football game. In the meantime, the city ethics board is leaving cases relating to the issue open as the city board awaits the state’s findings.

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A reboot of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign, which sought to unite those of all races who live in poverty, had a presence in Florida’s Capitol Monday.

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Valdosta Public Works is using its Mosquito Control Outreach program to remind citizens they can help fight mosquitos too. 

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Second Harvest of the Big Bend distributed about 20 tons of food at Tallahassee's Godby High School on Saturday (May 19.)

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The Florida legislature is poised to pass some of the most sweeping gun control and mental health reforms in more than 20 years. (Photo: Josh Witlen.)

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Milwaukee police have released bodycam footage showing officers using a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown in a Walgreens parking lot in January.

The officers arrested Brown, who is black, after challenging him over a parking violation. Brown was not charged with a crime.

One out of five Americans say they personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new report about the economic well-being of U.S. households.

The Federal Reserve report, based on a national survey, also found that exposure to opioid addiction was twice as likely among whites, regardless of education level, as among African-Americans.

A House subcommittee heard testimony today from executives of a number of U.S. sport governing bodies that are embroiled in sexual abuse scandals, including gymnastics, swimming, taekwondo and volleyball.

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