Tom Flanigan

Program Director for News

Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, with a focus on covering local news personalities, issues and organizations.  He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and  covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas and his home state of Maryland.  In between, he spent a number of years in corporate communications for a few private firms, time that he calls “invaluable” for giving him a greatly expanded media perspective.  During the relatively rare times he’s not racing to cover various community events and activities, Tom enjoys reading and playing guitar (He was a professional drummer in a previous life and is trying to expand his musical horizons). Follow Tom Flanigan on Twitter: @flanigan_tom.

The Florida Channel

By long-standing tradition, the start of the yearly Florida Legislative Session includes the Governor’s state of the state address.  This was Governor Rick Scott’s fifth state of the state speech.  He kicked it off somewhat uncharacteristically by poking a bit of fun at himself.

“Art and Soul Celebration” set to benefit LeMoyne

Tom Flanigan / WFSU News

Updated 5:12 p.m.:More than 2,000 of Larry Campbell's closest friends and co-workers gathered today to say goodbye.

The crowd filled the cavernous sanctuary of Tallahassee's St. Peter's Anglican Church and overflowed into the church's basement meeting rooms and exterior cloister walks.  Campbell, Leon County sheriff since 1996 and more than half-a-century in law enforcement, lost a long batter with cancer and died Christmas Eve at the age of 72.

tallahasseemagazine.com

United Way of the Big Bend President & CEO Heather Mitchell is stepping down to take a new job--at Tallahassee Community College.

Mitchell became the youngest president & CEO and the first woman to head the agency when she was appointed to the post two years ago. She replaced Ken Armstrong, who was head of the United Way of the Big Bend for 16 years prior to Mitchell's appointment.

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Tom Flanigan / WFSU News

  Update 11:53 a.m.: From the Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A law enforcement official says the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school.

The official told The Associated Press that the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University's law school. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release the name.

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