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.
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.
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.
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.