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Tom Flanigan

One of Tallahassee's South Side neighborhoods was celebrating its best and brightest on Saturday, Aug. 4.

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Tallahassee's first family has set up a foundation to help the Capital City's junior Shakespeare company. The idea is to make the program available to a wider spectrum of young people.

Tom Flanigan

A musical fund-raiser to help Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers takes place on Saturday, August 11 in Tallahassee.

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This week is National Breastfeeding Week, and Bay County health officials will be holding an event this weekend to promote breastfeeding and help mothers.

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Wakulla County now has more registered Republican voters than Democrats. Its local Supervisor of Elections says the County has historically been majority Democrat.

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With the heavy rains these past few days, Bay County health officials are urging residents to take proper precautions to prevent illnesses during and after flooding. That includes not allowing children to play in flood waters since it could be contaminated by sewage. Health Department spokeswoman Heather Kretzer says there’s also a tip for private well owners.

Tom Flanigan

As Tallahassee wrestles with what its future will look like, the city’s state Capitol Complex could have looked very different than what it does today.

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Tallahassee’s LeMoyne Arts is featuring a triple-treat for area artists and art lovers. The new show opens this Friday evening (8/3).

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An investigation in former Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons has been closed. The Florida Department of law enforcement confirmed Wednesday no criminal charges will be filed.

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Leon County Schools has debuted its comprehensive school safety program to be implemented this school year. Many of the updates are mandated by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act passed last Session.

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Millions of dollars in renovations are underway at the Tallahassee International Airport as more travelers are staying in town to catch their flights.

June’s passenger count was more than 12 percent higher than traffic a year ago. Airport leaders credit the city’s non-stop service to Washington, DC and the economy for the increase.

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As of July, mothers in all 50 states can freely breastfeed in public. This comes right in time for August, National Breastfeeding Month.

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Starting Wednesday, there will be no swimming, boating, fishing, or scalloping in certain areas of St. Joseph Bay.

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Bay County health officials are reporting an additional human case of the West Nile Virus. They’re urging residents to remain diligent in protecting themselves from mosquitoes.

Leon Superintendent Rocky Hanna. (7/30/18)
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Lively Technical Center is out with a new program to bridge the skills gap in the local construction industry. It follows a recent Florida Chamber of Commerce survey showing employers continue to worry about not funding enough skilled workers.

The “Big Pro Gun Rally” and the March for Our Lives rally both took place in downtown Tallahassee this weekend. These are some of the signs.
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The “Big Pro Gun Rally” and the March for Our Lives rally both took place in downtown Tallahassee this weekend.

Louisiana as part of a breeding program.
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Once upon a time, the Red Wolf roamed the south and eastern United States, from Texas to Pennsylvania. Today, there are fewer than 40 wolves left in the wild. The species is what’s called “functionally extinct”— with most of the remaining 200 or so wolves in captivity. The Trump administration is proposing changes to the Endangered Species Act that conservationists worry, could end what little protection the Red Wolf has left.

Tom Flanigan

March for Our Lives activists are rallying at the Capital Saturday in support of gun reform. A group of gun rights activists is also planning a Saturday rally at the Capital.

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For more than 20 years the Valdosta Police Department has taken a week out of the summer teach kids about avoiding drugs.

Weezer, one of the rehabilitated Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, returns to the wild.
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The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab released two adolescent Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles Thursday. For local marine biology icon Jack Rudloe, this turtle release was particularly meaningful.

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Tallahassee government leaders have voted to spend nearly $2-million in taxes on a project called TLH Arts inc.  But that decision has left many with questions like what is TLH Arts and what does it mean for the community?

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World Hepatitis Day is July 28th. Health officials are working to raise public awareness and provide treatment.

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While a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Florida Department of Health shows a high vaccination rate in Florida. Leon County health officials want to see that number reach 100 percent in time for school starting this August.

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The Leon County Republican Party is going after City Commission Candidate  Jeremy Matlow, linking him to Bernie Sanders and what they call a “socialist message.” In a release headlined "Say No to the Bernie Bro," the group says Matlow uses “some of the same code words” Sanders uses when campaigning.

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Two little boys, brutalized by their mentally disturbed mother, face what could be years of expensive recovery. Tom Flanigan reports the youngsters’ grandmother hopes for a big community turnout at this Sunday’s fundraiser in Tallahassee.

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