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9:52 am
Fri July 25, 2014

City Officials Invite Feedback Via DigiTally Phone App

City employees monitor the DigiTally smartphone app during normal business hours.
Credit / City of Tallahassee

For Tallahassee residents who see broken sidewalk, water main leaks or just have a general concern—the city of Tallahassee has an app for that.

The DigiTally smartphone app allows residents to connect directly with city officials if they see something amiss, and City Commissioner Gil Ziffer says he’d like to see more people using it.

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WFSU Local
4:19 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Tallahassee Police Investigate Death In Village Commons Parking Lot

Martinez's body was found in The Village Commons shopping center parking lot by an employee of The Fresh Market.
Credit Google Maps

Police continue to investigate after a man was found dead in the Tallahassee Village Commons shopping center parking lot Tuesday. Police have identified him as 27-year-old John A. Casey Martinez.

A Fresh Market employee noticed Martinez slumped over in a car earlier on Tuesday. Hours later, the employee called TPD when it was apparent Martinez had not moved. Investigators say there are no "overt" signs of foul play, but they have not commented on the cause of death.

TPD spokesman Dave Northway says Martinez’s death is classified as “suspicious” for investigative purposes.

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WFSU Local
3:38 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Tallahassee Police Seek 'Vehicle Of Interest' In Professor's Homicide Case

The vehicle of interest appears to be a silver Toyota Prius that was in the Betton Hills area around the time Markel is believed to have been shot.
Credit Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee Police have released a photograph of what they’re calling a “vehicle of interest” in the death of FSU law professor Daniel Markel. He was shot in his Trescott Drive home on Friday.

The car in the photo looks similar to a silver Toyota Prius and was captured on surveillance video Friday morning.

TPD spokesman Dave Northway stresses the vehicle does not necessarily belong to a suspect.

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WFSU Local
3:03 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Interfaith Dinner Meant To Promote 'Mutual Understanding' As Conflict Rages In Middle East

Temple Israel's Rabbi Jack Romberg says he's proud his congregation embraces events like the interfaith "Table of Abraham" dinner.
Credit Bob Howard via Flickr

As fighting continues in the Middle East, halfway around the world in Tallahassee, people with cultural ties to different sides of the conflict are planning a meal together. Subscribers to three faiths will meet Thursday at the Temple Israel Jewish synagogue to celebrate the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

It'll be the first time Temple Israel hosts a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner.

“And I am very, very proud of the culture of our congregation that is open to and embraces that type of event," Rabbi Jack Romberg says. 

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WFSU Local
5:41 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Smokey Hollow Commemoration Wins Statewide People's Choice Architecture Award

Lewis Whitlock Principal Rodney Lewis (left) and Creative Director M. Hays Layerd designed the winning entry in the the first-ever people's choice competition held by the American Institute of Architects Florida chapter.
Credit Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

Two Tallahassee structures are among the public’s favorite recent architectural achievements in Florida. This past weekend, the Cascades Park Smokey Hollow commemoration took first place in a people’s-choice architecture competition—and a Florida State University Athletics building wasn’t far behind.

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