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To protect your identity and reduce fraud, the Tallahassee Police Department is inviting the public to a shredding day. Officials say shredding old documents will decrease financial crimes.

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The Tallahassee Police Department will be collecting prescription drugs this Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. 

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The City of Tallahassee, in conjunction with the Homeless/At-Risk Veterans Stand Down event, is offering free rides to veterans this Friday and Saturday.

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Governor Rick Scott has appointed a local sheriff to a statewide commission that establishes rules and processes for law enforcement across the state.

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Students at Tallahassee Community College are speaking out against distracted driving. Students held a campus-wide traffic safety event Tuesday.

Tallahassee Police Department website

Tallahassee Police Department may soon be jumping on the trend of body cams as the organization begins a trial period.

Florida Carry Inc. Facebook page

The Pro gun rights group Florida Carry is threatening to sue Leon County after it passed a gun related ordinance. The ordinance imposes a waiting period and background checks for private gun sales. A 2011 preemption law prevents counties from regulating guns, but a 1998 constitutional amendment allows counties to enact background checks and waiting periods. Program Director for Florida State University’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Mark Schlakman says the constitution should prevail.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

The Florida Disabled Outdoors Association has changed the location for its annual SportsAbility event. The new location will allow easy access for participation. 

Leon County Sheriff's Office

A student charged with the hazing death of Florida State University pledge Andrew Coffey will likely have his bond revoked following a bar fight last Friday. 

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A fire started in the Kearney Center’s women’s wing on Sunday night was quickly put out by its overhead sprinkler system. The Center is now finding alternate sleeping arrangements for its female clients.

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Although President Trump's version of the federal budget cut scientific research funding, Congress's final spending plan - signed by Trump on March 23 - did not do that. In fact, Tallahassee's High Magnetic Field Lab is getting a funding bump, said Lab Director Greg Boebinger.

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A data breach of Florida Virtual School put tens of thousands of Leon County school teachers and students’ personal information at risk.

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Leon County, the city and The Council of Neighborhood Associations want local neighborhoods to sign up for an annual Recognition Program.

Gag Grouper Season Begins in Four Counties This Sunday

Mar 28, 2018
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Four Florida counties will open their waters to gag grouper harvesting this Sunday. A whole two months ahead of the rest of the state.

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While a new law allows Florida schools to arm their teachers, the Leon County School Board has unanimously approved a resolution stating they won’t be doing that in their school district.

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Now that Tallahassee State Senator Bill Montford has said he won’t run for mayor, will incumbent City Commissioner Curtis Richardson jump into the mayor’s race? Richardson expects to answer that question soon.

Update: Sen. Montford Will Stay In The Senate

Mar 26, 2018
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Florida Senate

Update 4:30 p.m.

Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee) will keep his seat in the Florida senate. The lawmaker had been mulling a move to run for Tallahassee mayor, but Montford says he realized he could have the greatest impact by continuing in this current position.

Leon County

If you’ve ever thought of starting a home garden, but didn’t think you had the time, space or skill to do so, help is on the way. Local gardening experts are hosting a free, day-long series of gardening workshops for beginners later this month.

FSU Men's Basketball coach Leonard Hamilton talks to players (2/21/18).
Florida State University / Athletics

After an impressive run in the NCAA Tournament, The Florida State Seminoles men’s basketball team will not be heading to the Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.

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The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a potential scam involving roof work. Residents should be on the lookout.

Sen. Montford To Make Mayoral Decision This Weekend

Mar 21, 2018
Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee
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Tallahassee state Senator, Bill Montford, has picked a date to decide whether he will step away from his Senate seat and run for mayor. When speaking to reporters at an event on Wednesday, Montford said he would have his decision by the weekend.

Florida Budget Funds Second Harvest Upgrades

Mar 21, 2018
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Florida’s new budget provides funding for a North Florida food distribution center that is looking to make some upgrades. 

New Hotel Opening in City's Hot Hub

Mar 21, 2018
Tom Flanigan

The exploding development along and near Tallahassee’s Gaines Street corridor isn’t limited to student rentals. A shiny new hotel will soon open a block away on Railroad Avenue.

Nick Evans

Leon County ranks eighth of 67 counties in Florida to have severe housing issues. The city and county are teaming up to address the issue through an affordable housing workgroup.

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A conference in Tallahassee is bringing together political officials, academics and conservation agencies who hope to make the Apalachicola River’s health a national discussion.

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