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5:53 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Gwen Graham Honors Former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell In Congress

Former Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell
Credit Leon County Sheriff's Office

A North Florida Congresswoman honored the late Leon County Sheriff in Washington D.C. Tuesday.

During Tuesday’s U.S. House of Representatives meeting, Congresswoman Gwen Graham gave some highlights of Larry Campbell’s life.

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WFSU Local
5:49 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Grandma Who Killed Her Grandson Deemed Competent To Stand Trial

Photograph of Martha White.
Credit Leon County Sheriff's Office

A 63-year-old woman arrested in August for the murder of her grandson has been deemed competent to stand trial.

Martha White, of Killearn Lakes, was arrested August 5th, 2014. She was found covered in blood and in possession of a bottle of wine and Xanax. Police say she had murdered her six-year-old grandson. She was quoted by police saying she was, “fed up” with her grandson’s mother, who White said had spent years torturing her.

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WFSU Local
4:10 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory Seeking Public Donations For New Filtration System

Green sea turtle swimming at the Gulf Specimen Lab in Panacea.
Credit Rob Diaz de Villegas / WFSU TV

Marine lives are at risk and The Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory needs help, fast.

The non-profit educational center has entered crisis mode after the machine used to circulate and clean water in aquarium tanks has broken beyond repair. The facility needs to purchase a new water filtration system to maintain a bacteria-free environment for its marine life.

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WFSU Local
6:17 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

TPD Suspends Officers Involved In Dunn Street Tasing Incident

The confrontation between Viola Young and TPD Officer Terry Mahan was captured on video.
Credit youtube.com

The Tallahassee Police Department is disciplining two officers for tasing an elderly woman in a September 2014 incident on Dunn Street.

The Tallahassee Police Department and city of Tallahassee had just settled a use-of-force lawsuit with a woman who was beaten in a DUI arrest, when a video surfaced of TPD officers stunning another woman—seemingly, or no reason:

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WFSU Local
5:57 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Former Head Coach Sues FAMU For 'Wrongful Termination'

Attorney Tim Jansen, left, talks with reporters after filing a lawsuit for his client, Earl Holmes, right, who is suing Florida A&M University for wrongful termination. Holmes was the university's head football coach from 2013 until he was abruptly fired in October. (Photo/D.A. Robin)

A former head football coach for Florida A&M University is suing FAMU for wrongful termination. 

Earl Holmes says he wants what he believes is owed to him.

FAMU fired Holmes in October just days before the annual homecoming football game, following a string of losses. Now Holmes’ attorney, Tim Jansen, says the university owes his client for terminating Holmes’ contract early. Jansen blames former Athletic Director Kellen Winslow.

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