Awesome Tallahassee

'Awesome' Winner And Rickards Student Wants Better Relations Between Students And Police

As Tallahassee grapples with a spate of violent crime, law enforcement agencies have targeted predominantly black neighborhoods. Now one Rickards High School student's push to open the lines between black students and police, has earned her a $1,000 grant for an “awesome” idea.
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The Legislature is loosening its get-tough-on-crime attitude, allowing more non-violent juveniles to avoid felony records. Figures show Governor Rick Scott and the Cabinet are going in the opposite direction when it comes to restoring civil rights for ex-felons.

BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig on fire in 2010.
US Coast Guard

Eight panhandle counties are hammering out how to spend the next round of RESTORE Act funds from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Walton County hosted officials from seven neighboring counties Monday.

BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig on fire in 2010.
US Coast Guard

Eight panhandle counties are hammering out how to spend the next round of RESTORE Act funds from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Walton County hosted officials from seven neighboring counties Monday.

MGN Online

Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) has filed a claims bill on behalf of a Tallahassee woman severely injured in an ambulance crash in which she was the passenger.

The Legislature is loosening its get-tough-on-crime attitude, allowing more non-violent juveniles to avoid felony records. Figures show Governor Rick Scott and the Cabinet are going in the opposite direction when it comes to restoring civil rights for ex-felons.

Florida officials are asking the Seminole Tribe when it plans to end card games at its casinos and the tribe has responded—with a request for mediation.

Awesome Tallahassee

As Tallahassee grapples with a spate of violent crime, law enforcement agencies have targeted predominantly black neighborhoods. Now one Rickards High School student's push to open the lines between black students and police, has earned her a $1,000 grant for an “awesome” idea.

Panama City finished construction on a new stormwater management facility Friday as part of a restoration project put forth by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The project comes as the result of the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

In tiny Quitman Georgia, an hour or so north of the Florida border, a former special forces soldier and rodeo circuit rider is bucking the recovery establishment.

Florida Channel

The Florida Department of Corrections has officially started a new initiative created through an Executive Order to improve inmate treatment. Two correctional facilities will be test cases. And, the head of Florida's prison system says she’s also looking into some other ideas.

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