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2:18 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

LCSO Identifies Deputy Killed In Ambush, Says Gunman Had 'Anti-Government Views'

LCSO Spokesman James McQuaig speaks during a press conference on the gunfight and death of Deputy Christopher L. Smith
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

A man known to local law enforcement for having anti-government views shot and killed Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher L. Smith this past weekend. In an emotional press conference Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department and Fire Officials outlined the events that led to the first death of a sheriff’s deputy in the county in a century.

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WFSU Local
10:40 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Leon Sheriff's Deputy Killed, Another Wounded In Ambush

Tallahassee Police on scene at Plantation Woods Subdivision where a man ambushed two Leon Co. Sheriff's deputies, killing one.

A Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy is dead and another wounded after they were ambushed by a man who started shooting at them as they responded to a house fire.

The confrontation occured in the Plantation Woods subdivision.

In a written statement, the Leon Sheriff’s office says, “the suspect took the fallen deputy’s firearm and began walking North on Caracus Court actively shooting at the first responders as they arrived on the scene.

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WFSU Local
12:16 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Tallahassee Drivers Needed To Take Cancer Patients Down 'Road To Recovery'

A Road to Recovery volunteer drives a patient to her cancer treatment.

A cancer diagnosis is never easy to hear, and for some Tallahassee residents, the bad news is compounded by lack of transportation to their medical treatments. So the American Cancer Society is asking for volunteers to drive Big Bend patients in need.

Tallahassee resident John Wilmott has been volunteering with the Road to Recovery program for about two years. 

“I honestly get to meet people from all walks of life that I would never have met before," he says. "I have driven New York City bus drivers. I have driven retired English professors.”

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WFSU Local
5:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

FSU To Resume Classes; Gunman In 'Crisis' Before Shooting

FSU students, faculty and staff hold candlight vigil after gunman injures three in on-campus shooting.
Credit LHatter / WFSU News

Florida State University is back open—a day after a gunman opened fire at the school’s Strozier Library. As FSU tries to get back to normal, an investigation into the shooting continues.

In the hours after three people were shot at FSU’s Strozier library, people gathered on the campus in a prayer vigils and rallies to show their support for the university. FSU Sophomore Gillian Newman says the shooting has shaken the campus community.

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WFSU Local
5:31 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Tallahassee Police Chief: Gunman Was In A State Of Crisis

Students gathered on FSU's Landis Green after a shooting at the school's library.
Credit Nick Evans

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo confirmed the identity Thursday afternoon of the suspect in the shooting at Florida State University. 

Tallahassee officials have confirmed Myron May is their suspect in a shooting at Florida State’s main library.  May was shot and killed by police after allegedly firing at officers responding to the scene.  Chief DeLeo says May was a Florida State graduate who returned to the area less than a month ago.

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