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The remains of the Book Mine, on Gaines Street in College Town. 12/15/17
LHatter / WFSU News

The Book Mine store on Gaines Street is no more. The building burned down Thursday resulting in a total loss. Both the Tallahassee Fire Department and the state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Book Mine employee Tim Laughlin was inside the store at the time the fire broke out. Here, he sits in front of Jimmy John's on Gaines Street, across from the rubble of the book store. 12/15/17
LHatter / WFSU News

Tallahassee lost a local institution Thursday. The long-standing Book Mine store on Gaines Street has been destroyed by a fire.

Chris Petley / Leon County Schools

Jennifer Powell has been named Leon County’s Teacher of the Year. 

FAMU's New Head Coach Explains Winning Strategy

Dec 12, 2017
Andrew Quintana / WFSU

You win some, you lose some doesn’t sound like a championship strategy. But, Florida A&M University’s new football head coach, implementing this mindset is a step in the right direction.

Taylor Knight / WFSU

More than half  a million motorcycles and mopeds are registered in the state of Florida. They’re a common vehicle for college students. They’re relatively inexpensive and an easy way to get around town. But some are questioning if they are safe.

A car uses the back-in parking space
City of Tallahassee

Florida A&M University is offering to forgive parking fines for students, faculty, staff and visitors in exchange for gift cards for South Side kids.

Florida State University President John Thrasher
Florida State University / FSU

Florida State University President John Thrasher began his fourth year in the job Wednesday with his annual “State of the University” address to the faculty senate. Thrasher discusses FSU’s progress, its climb in national rankings, plans for new hires and the death of Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old fraternity pledge who died at an off-campus party, along with the introduction of new head football coach Willie Taggart.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's Figg Engineering has designed many of the nation's most remarkable bridges. That's why the woman who wrote a groundbreaking book about bridges two decades ago is in Tallahassee to promote the latest version of that work.

As more women come forward to report they’ve been sexually harassed or abused, the head of Tallahassee’s Refuge House worries more men seem empowered to escalate their assaults on women. 

City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee city commissioners have decided to hire an outside firm to investigate ethics complaints made against Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez.  Fernandez will remain on paid leave until commissioners review the report in January.

The city of Tallahassee is reviewing its policy for tracking and archiving text messages sent by city officials. Mayor Andrew Gillum says part of the change will involve an increased expense for the city.

Tom Flanigan

The holiday shopping season is in full swing. But there are pitfalls a-plenty for shoppers; especially when they shop online.

Tom Flanigan

Employees from Capital Regional Medical Center and parent company HCA’s North Florida office were doubling as holiday elves on Wednesday, Dec. 6. They were wrapping presents for dozens of local families.

‘Tis the season for “A Christmas Story”. The production had its local premiere this past weekend and will again be on the stage of Theatre Tallahassee this coming weekend.

Tom Flanigan

Hundreds of Tallahassee senior citizens were treated to lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at the North Monroe Street Senior Center and the Smith Williams Service Center.

Tom Flanigan

The Tallahassee City Commission is scheduled to introduce an ordinance Wednesday expanding the jurisdiction of the local ethics board. The move comes as city leaders face a number of ethics complaints and an FBI investigation.

Tom Flanigan

Capital City business owners and elected officials are hoping more holiday shoppers will patronize locally owned stores and shops. The “buy local” campaign officially begins this Friday, December 8.

Willie Taggart set to become 11th head football coach at Florida State University.
Oregon Club of Portland

Florida State University has hired Willie Taggart as the new head football coach.  He had been considered the front-runner for the job.

Tom Flanigan

C-Span’s brand new bus is now making stops in the capital cities of all 50 states.  This week, Florida's Capital City gets its turn.

Sascha Cordner / WFSU-FM

The first new homes of a “tiny house community” are now open to Leon County residents in need of adequate housing. “The Dwellings” is seen as the first of its kind in the country.

“As I have written before, when I am asked what’s the most important attribute of a good judge, I say ‘humility.’ This is especially true in sentencing,” Federal Judge Timothy Corrigan wrote in his sentencing order of former Congresswoman Corrine Brown to five years in prison on Monday.

Former Florida State University football coach Jimbo Fisher says accepting a job at Texas A&M University was a no-brainer. He issued his first statement Monday after splitting from FSU last week.

Jimbo Fisher is the new head coach of Texas A&M University. Fisher left Florida State University after eight seasons. Texas A&M Officials announced the hire Monday. WFSU News Director  Lynn Hatter spoke with reporter Zach Taylor who covers sports for news-talk station WTAW in College Station, Texas.

Tom Flanigan

It may have felt more like spring, but Saturday's(12/2) unseasonable temperatures just added to the warmth of the Capital City's yearly Winter Festival.

Tom Flanigan

An estimated 20,000 eager shoppers headed to the North Florida Fairgrounds over the weekend for the Tallahassee Museum's Market Days show and sale.