Regan McCarthy

Senior Producer/Assignment Editor

Regan McCarthy is the Assignment Editor and Senior News Producer for WFSU News/ Florida Public Radio. Before coming to Tallahassee, Regan graduated with honors from Indiana University’s Ernie Pyle School of Journalism. She worked for several years for NPR member station WFIU in Bloomington, Ind., where she covered local and state government and produced feature and community stories. She has also worked for the London Business Matters Magazine and the Rochester Sentinel, a daily local newspaper. She is the recipient of six professional broadcast awards including first-place Best Radio Feature from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  When she isn’t tracking leading newsmakers she spends her time knitting, reading, strolling through the woods and brunching at new restaurants.  Follow Regan McCarthy on Twitter: @Regan_McCarthy

Mosquitto on a blad of grass
Ramon Portellano

The Florida Department of Health has confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus for 2015. The case comes from Walton County.

filming a court scene in a court room
Prayer Never Fails Facebook Page

In Madison, Florida, a crew is filming the movie “Prayer Never Fails.” It’s the story of a small town high school basketball coach who is fired from his job after praying with one of his players. It’s also the story of  a small production group trying to make a film in a state that provides few incentives.

cars in sideview mirror
credit: Valerie Renee

The Southern Georgia Regional Commission is asking for public input on its latest transportation plan. The so called “transportation vision” includes funding for new sidewalks, bike lanes and an urban public transportation system in Valdosta.

TCC

Update: 12:52 p.m.: TCC's Public Safety Institute has been given the all clear after officials evacuated one of the campus buildings due to a bomb threat.

Officials say the evacuation was just a precaution. No bombs were found.

Before and After: The image on the left depicts congressional district 5 before the proposed changes.  The small yellow circles indicate the changes in Marion county.
Select Committee on Redistricting

The Florida Supreme Court has thrown out the state’s congressional districts, saying they’re unconstitutional. The Court’s ruling marks the second time the state’s congressional maps have been invalidated.

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