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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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Tallahassee Commissioners are a step closer to hiring a new city manager after Rick Fernandez agreed to step down from the job following a number of ethics accusations made against him. Commissioners approved a search process Wednesday. They are also moving forward with efforts to search for a new city attorney—a subject which drew extensive debate as commissioners considered widening the criteria in order to draw a larger number of applicants.

A newly released 911 call captures the desperate scene as Florida State University fraternity members struggled to revive 20-year-old Andrew Coffey, who died of alcohol poisoning after attending a Pi Kappa Phi party in November.

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Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown says he'll challenge Congressman Al Lawson in this year's Democratic primary. The seat was redrawn two years ago through a process known as redistricting, putting two longtime democratic strongholds--Tallahassee and Jacksonville-- into the same district.

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Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and Richard Corcoran continue to spar over immigration policies and in the latest—the Tallahassee Democratic mayor has challenged the Republican state house speaker to a debate.

Tom Flanigan

The white nationalist group League of the South was met with furious counter-demonstrators in Tallahassee on Saturday (1/27). Around 200 officers from every law enforcement agency in town helped keep the two groups apart in front of the Historic Florida Capitol.

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Some 140 third, fourth and fifth grade students from all over Leon County were at Tallahassee's Math and Science Charter School on Saturday (1/27) to take part in the yearly Math Stars Competition.

Tallahassee's Mag Lab Produces Music Video

Jan 29, 2018
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Tallahassee’s High Magnetic Field Laboratory now has its very own song and a music video to go with it.

It starts out like your standard cover version of the old Lovin’ Spoonful hit until you get to the opening line:

“Do you believe in magnets?”

That’s “magnets”, not “magic.” The song is performed by well-known Tallahassee musician Michael Lewis, who fronts the band Common ‘Taters. He was approached by the Mag Lab’s public affairs folks.

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North Florida’s lower-income residents can get free help with their taxes this spring. Eligible individuals and families making $54,000 a year or less can sign up for an appointment now.

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

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In the final part of our series on historically black colleges and universities, we take a look at the state’s Southern-most HBCU, Florida Memorial University

FAMU Board of Trustee Chairman Kelvin Lawson (left) sits with Interim FAMU President Larry Robinson (right) for the Florida Board of Governors confirmation hearing. 11/3/16
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Florida’s public university governing board has put its stamp of approval on Florida A&M University’s newest president. Larry Robinson was able to drop “interim” from his title in late November when the school’s trustees decided to name him to helm the school permanently.

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.

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Until recently, Chip Conley was one of the leaders of the revolutionary hospitality company called Airbnb. Conley is coming to Tallahassee next week as this year’s Power Forward event speaker.

Florida A&M University's Lee Hall
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When it comes to picking the perfect college, there’s the question of what to look for? Is it programs? Campus clubs? Atmosphere? Or is it just a raw feeling? As part of the HBCU Profiles Series, we take a look at Florida A&M University—and how some say, it called them home.

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

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

Another Moving Experience for Sharing Tree

Jan 22, 2018
Tom Flanigan

Leon County's Sharing Tree will soon be moving. Again! Executive Director Carly Sinnadurai was getting ready over the weekend.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee loves its trees. That helped prompt dozens of volunteers to express that love by planting nearly 200 new trees along the entrance to the Apalachee Regional Park on Saturday (1/20).

Tom Flanigan

Former Leon County Commissioner Bob Rackleff held his campaign kickoff for Florida's Second Congressional District at the Lake Ella American Legion Home on Sunday (1/21). He is among a Democratic field of three candidates hoping to unseat Republican Incumbent Neal Dunn.

Margie Menzel

Tallahasseans joined the hundreds of thousands of protestors nationwide who took to the streets on Saturday, a year after President Trump's inauguration and the historic Women's March that followed.

Tom Flanigan

If you’re looking for a career change, the Tallahassee area is in desperate need of people who are expert in computers and coding. A special program to train those skills is now recruiting class members.

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An unknown number of Tallahassee seniors may be living in lonely isolation and just one misfortune away from tragedy. The city’s Senior Center now has the resources to identify and help those shut-ins.

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Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is expanding its flight schedule.

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