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Tom Flanigan

With a mini-Target store planned to replace what’s there now, the exodus of tenants continues from Tallahassee’s Varsity Shopping Center on West Tennessee Street.

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Thanks to the work of Tallahassee’s Fire Department and local unions, the city’s firefighters have secured federal funds to help local fire stations install a much-need air filter system on their trucks.

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Tallahassee film buffs in search of the rare, bizarre and weird may be in trouble. A local, independent video store and movie theatre is struggling to keeps its doors open.

Talquin dam
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Tallahassee is getting ready to close one of Florida’s two hydroelectric plants.  The city’s utility is planning a switch to solar.

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Some Springfield residents are under a precautionary boil water notice, due to a water main break at Russell Lane in Bay County.

James Clarke Ash

Declaring mission accomplished, Leon County and Tallahassee officials are lowering the curtain on a downtown Community Redevelopment Agency.  At the same time, they stress the move has nothing to do with an ongoing FBI investigation into city backed development projects.

sidewalk work along College Avenue
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Commissioners are looking to fill a $4.5 million budget hole while disrupting as few services as possible. Part of that plan involves fixing cracks in the city’s sidewalks.

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Wakulla County’s commercial fishermen say they want to cooperate with local oyster farmers, within limits. The announcement comes when tensions are escalating between the groups, after vandals tampered with aquaculture equipment in the area.

Shake-Up In Tallahassee Traffic Signals Expected Soon

Jul 18, 2017
Lottie Hirsch

Tallahassee drivers may have a new traffic signal to get used to in the near future. Traffic signal engineers are hoping to implement a flashing yellow arrow in left turn lane intersections throughout the city. 

Leon County Sheriff's office

The Leon County Sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate a former local youth pastor, following his Monday arrest for sexual offenses against children.

Senator Nelson Aiding The Fight Against Garbage Juice

Jul 14, 2017
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Jackson County commissioners and city managers met with Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson Friday to discuss a deep injection well proposed for Marianna.

Tom Flanigan

Leon County’s Elections Office is moving all of its functions under one roof. The present headquarters space off the lobby of downtown Tallahassee’s Bank of America Building is being vacated.

Leon County Commission Approves Parental Leave Policy

Jul 13, 2017
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Leon County Commissioners recently approved a paid parental leave policy for county employees.

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Vandals tampered with oyster aquaculture equipment in Wakulla County this weekend, which investigators say is a felony offense. WFSU spoke with one of the farmers, who says the incident is derailing this year’s crop.

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This week the city of Tallahassee and the Community Redevelopment Agency handed over 90,000 pages of emails, financial records, and other documents to the FBI in response to two subpoenas dated in June of 2017. Former North Florida U.S. Attorney Pam Marsh joined WFSU’s Perspectives program Thursday to shed some light on how the federal prosecution process works. 

Neal Dunn Campaign

Republican Congressman Neal Dunn took to the House floor Thursday to speak out against the actions of a man who drove a truck into a Bay County government facility.  Dunn maintains an office in the building.

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County and state officials are investigating reports of vandalism at North Florida oyster farms. According to the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, navigational markers were tampered with at oyster aquaculture operations in Skipper Bay. 

Tackling Sustainability In A Green Way

Jul 12, 2017
Leon County

The Leon County library is hosting a series of talks this summer about building a better world. This weekend, the focus is on living green.

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Imagine one person, virtually unknown to the public and the media, controlling nearly all access to the president of the United States. That story actually happened and The person who wrote the book on that tale is coming to Tallahassee.

Tom Flanigan

There are new developments regarding the federal probe into Tallahassee’s Community Redevelopment Agency. The City of Tallahassee has turned over the documents requested by federal investigators and the agency’s next meeting has been canceled.

Grouper Season Gets A Restart In The Fall

Jul 11, 2017
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If you’re a resident of the big bend area you may get to have grouper on your dinner table more than often. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has added a fall gag grouper fishing season to the spring season. 

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Housing inmates within county jails can be expensive, and one local sheriff is hoping to partner with other agencies around the Panhandle to not only drive cost down, but help reduce recidivism as well.

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The Gadsden Art Center and Museum in Quincy opens a new exhibit on Friday evening, July 14. It’s a rare glimpse at what Florida used to look like as seen through the eyes of some unique artists.

The Florida State University Police Department is celebrating a win. FSUPD is being recognized as one of the state’s top departments for traffic enforcement. Chief David Perry says that’s a big deal for a small department.

Seeds Are Back In Leon County Public Libraries

Jul 10, 2017
Leon County Public Libraries

When you think of the library, most immediately think of collections of books. But twice a year, Leon County public libraries offer a collection of seeds.

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