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Wakulla County Sheriff's office

Law enforcement agencies in the Florida Panhandle are helping Wakulla County Sheriff’s deputies as they continue to search for three inmates who escaped around midnight this morning. 

Tom Flanigan

The Capital City marked Veterans Day on Saturday with a big parade on Monroe Street. The event was a tangible tribute to all who have served in the nation's military.

Tom Flanigan

Leon County hosted its yearly Operation Thank You breakfast for military veterans at the Sauls Bridges Post 13 American Legion Hall on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11. The event was also a chance for local, state and federal politicians to show their support for those who served.

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Now that Tallahassee Police have received a federal grant for body cameras, the local law agency is working on getting them rolled out to the department.

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In wake of the recent shooting at a Texas Church, Gadsden County’s sheriff office is working on putting together some training for local churches.

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The overall crime rate is down for the Tallahassee and Leon County area. While they still have work to do, the head of two local law enforcement agencies say they’re making a lot of headway.

FAMU To Form REACH Program With New Federal Fund

Nov 3, 2017
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Florida A&M University is receiving more than one million dollars in federal funding to support budding entrepreneurs. 

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Compressed Natural Gas is making an impact on Leon County Schools, fueling district buses with compressed natural gas from Nopetro stations.  

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Florida State University’s rural based medical program may soon have a new location. Citrus county commissioners will discuss the plan at their Tuesday meeting. 

New Construction May Slow Down Your Commute

Oct 20, 2017
MGN Online

Drivers might notice a slowdown on their commutes Monday as new construction gets started along FAMU Way and Market Street.

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The Leon County Board of Commissioners will get an update Tuesday on the collection of Tourist Development Taxes.

Florida Channel

Due to Hurricane Irma, Florida lawmakers are warning their constituents that they may not have a lot of money this year for local projects. It comes as legislators across the state hold legislative delegation meetings where the public, local governments, and organizations outline their funding requests.

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Florida State University has reported more violent crime for the past year than other public state university in Florida. 

A group of state lawmakers is remembering a former North Florida colleague who recently died in a car wreck.  A House bill honoring former Sen. Greg Evers (R-Baker) passed its first committee Wednesday.

Flu Season Expected To Be One Of The Worst This Year

Oct 9, 2017
MGN Online

This year, the flu season is expected to be among one of the worst to hit the United States.   

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Two local businesses received an award Wednesday for employing people with disabilities.

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The Leon County Board of County Commissioners will meet Tuesday for a final hearing to adopt the Fiscal Year 2018 final millage rates and budgets. 

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It’s National HBCU week, celebrating the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In Florida, that’s Tallahassee’s Florida A&M University, which holds a special place in Bill Lowman’s heart. His wife is a FAMU psychology professor, and Lowman’s daughter is a graduate, who received a full scholarship.

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Leon County officials will be holding an event Thursday, which honors longtime supervisor of elections Ion Sancho.

MGN Online

Local sheriff’s offices are warning area residents about different phone scams, running rampant in some Florida Panhandle counties.

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After restoring power to most local residents, Tallahassee Electric Crews are headed out of the Capital City to assist other places’ recovery.

Bay County Sheriff's Office

A donation drive is underway in Bay County to help the victims of Irma in Central and South Florida. 

City of Tallahassee Twitter

Starting Tuesday, Wakulla County residents who want to get rid of waste and debris related to Irma can now bring them to their local landfill.

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Across Florida, more than 64% of households are without power after Irma churned through the state. Here's an update on the efforts to restore utilities in the Big Bend.

MGN Online

While Tallahassee electric crews are currently in a holding pattern, they are expected to try to go back out and restore power to residents later today.

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