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Legislative leaders are touting this year’s $101 increase in K-12 per student funding as “unprecedented.” But education officials say that billing is misleading.

Florida Cabinet

Florida’s Cabinet has approved a proposal to conserve 772 acres in Madison County. The land is in the Sampala Lake Ranch.

Tom Flanigan

Sometimes amazing wonders can lie unseen under our feet. A Tallahassee biologist whose life work is bringing those wonders out into the open now has a new exhibit of these remarkable revelations at the Tallahassee Museum.

MGN Online

Drivers can expect delays at 11 a.m. due to activities for students responding to the mass shooting in Parkland Florida. 

Roger Stone Speaks At Capital Tiger Bay Club Event

Feb 7, 2018
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The Capital Tiger Bay Club hosted controversial political consultant Roger Stone this week. In classic Stone fashion, the former lobbyist held nothing back, and expressed his views on everything Trump and Russia related.

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.
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A Tallahassee Commission candidate is calling for current commissioner Scott Maddox to step down after the release of a search warrant detailing the FBI’s investigation of Maddox.

Joe Rondone / Tallahassee Democrat

A court hearing was held Tuesday morning for nine Florida State University students facing criminal hazing charges. FSU President John Thrasher is optimistic new Greek life regulations will bring about a cultural change.

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City of Tallahassee crews will start work on cleaning up the streets of Griffin Heights and the Greater Frenchtown neighborhoods as part of the city’s Public Safety Initiative designed to address public safety by focusing on crime prevention, education, and community beautification. Cynthia Barber is the Assistant City Manager for Community Engagement and Public Safety.

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Bay County health officials say they’re ready to start administering flu vaccines for local kids again. The health department ran out of the vaccine earlier this week.

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Valdosta police are warning South Georgia residents about a possible phone scam.

Gulf County Schools To Close For Flu Friday

Jan 25, 2018
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The Gulf County School district announced schools would be closed Friday, January 26. It’s the latest sign of a harsh flu season.

New Trailhead Opens Wednesday

Jan 23, 2018
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A new trailhead off Baum Road opens Wednesday with a celebration.

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The Florida Constitution Revision Commission convenes every twenty years to review proposals to the state constitution. A proposed bill of rights for nursing home residents has proven contentious. 

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If the unusually cold winter weather threw you for a loop this month, wait till you see your electric bill.

MGN Online

An old phone scam is popping back up in the Bay County area.

Gillum Proposes Corporate Tax Increase

Jan 19, 2018
Sara Hetherington / WFSU - Florida Public Radio

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum proposed his tax plan Friday as part of his bid for governor.

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Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is expanding its flight schedule.

LeMoyne Arts

Rated the number one community art festival in the nation by a prominent arts magazine, Tallahassee’s upcoming Chain of Parks Festival will have a new look and a regional music headliner this year.

Wakulla County Deputies Receive Medals Of Heroism

Jan 18, 2018
The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Rick Scott honored two sheriff’s deputies Thursday with a Medal of Heroism.

Deputies Matt Hedges and Brandon Sheffield were responding to a house fire last February when they heard a man’s cries for help. The deputies protected him from the fire until it was safe for him to be moved. Though the victim suffered severe burns, he survived. Governor Rick Scott honored the deputies at a Florida Cabinet meeting Thursday. 

Plans For New Sculpture Unveiled

Jan 18, 2018
Sara Hetherington / WFSU News

Plans for a new artistic amenity in Tallahassee were announced this Thursday. A new sculpture will soon be added to Cascades Park as part of the #iHeartTally campaign.

New Solar Farm Draws Criticism, Support

Jan 17, 2018
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The City of Tallahassee’s first solar farm was connected to the energy grid on January 1. State officials and consumers expressed excitement about the development, but not everyone is happy about the solar program.

Tallahassee Remembers Bundy Attack 40 Years Later

Jan 15, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat

Monday marks a grim anniversary: It’s been 40 years since one of the most infamous crimes in Tallahassee, and the start of a series of trials that gripped the nation. 

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Leon County To Celebrate Arbor Day With Tree Planting Event

Jan 12, 2018
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Leon County is offering a tree planting event to celebrate Arbor Day next Saturday. 

State Bills Affecting Leon County Residents

Jan 9, 2018
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The 2018 legislative session is underway and lawmakers will decide whether to fund projects statewide, many of which affect Tallahassee and Leon County. Proposals for the Big Bend region total more than $40 million.

Tom Flanigan / WFSU News

Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna announced Monday his new Work Days initiative. He wants to learn more about a range of jobs within the school district, so he can do his own better.

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