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The solo practice family doctor is becoming less and less common. But a local primary care group is surviving the test of time, and celebrating twenty years of service. WFSU sat down with some of the doctors there to find out how healthcare has changed in the past two decades.

Florida Channel

A few years ago, controversy surrounded the Florida A&M and Florida State Universities’ joint College of Engineering with talks of a possible split debated in the state legislature. But, the university presidents say now, things are going well with last year’s appointment of a new dean.

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The Associated Press is reporting the former campaign treasurer for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is under federal investigation.

Leon County

As Tropical Depression Cindy makes landfall in West Louisiana, Leon County wants to make sure all of its citizens are prepared for the next disaster, through a new app. 

Board of Governors' website

Florida A&M University continues to be a top producer in the nation of African Americans in several fields. According to interim President Larry Robinson, that includes agriculture and architecture. There’s also health sciences, pharmacy, rehabilitation, and therapeutic professions.

Florida Channel

Florida A&M university may be one of the nation’s top historically black colleges or universities, but it’s the lowest performing university in the state. And, as FAMU’s interim President Larry Robinson unveiled his work plan Wednesday, he assured the Board of Governors that he’s working to change that.

MGN Online

The Gulf Correctional Institution Annex is still under lockdown, after what’s being classified as a “major disturbance” occurred at the facility early Wednesday morning.

Storm Causes Damage To Okaloosa County

Jun 21, 2017
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

Okaloosa County experienced heavy rain and damage early Wednesday morning in what officials believe could be a tornado.

Erica Thaler, the communications and marketing manager for COCA

One thing most non-profits have in common is they don't have a lot of extra money lying around for things like self-promotion. So a small army of Tallahassee professionals was giving three local non-profits a pro-bono marketing makeover last week (6/14).

Double Red Flags Posted On Bay County Beaches

Jun 21, 2017
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The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has posted double red flags on the beaches of Bay County since Tuesday.

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The Leon County Commission wants to hold a public workshop on the uptick of local crime later this fall. The announcement comes after the capital county logged the highest crime rate in the state for the third year running. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement analysis shows the bump is largely due to an increase in property theft. Commissioner John Dailey wants to understand the trend and reverse it.

Leon County Jail

The former guardian of a Jefferson County widow is being held without bail until she accounts for hundreds of thousands of dollars advocates say is missing.

MGN Online

Despite some minor damage, Franklin County officials say the area is doing well after a tornado hit St. George Island Tuesday.

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Leon County could see future tax hikes and the phase out of the downtown Community Redevelopment Agency, if a proposed increase in the homestead tax exemption is approved. County commissioners are bracing for the constitutional amendment advanced by state lawmakers.

MGN Online

With all this rainy weather this month, Leon County health officials are encouraging area residents to watch out for mosquitoes.

Capital Regional Medical Center

Tallahassee is getting two new freestanding emergency rooms. Capital Regional Medical Center’s new facilities will serve the northwest and southeast parts of town.

Rikki Remembered

Jun 20, 2017
Chuck Mitchell

More evidence comes this week of how a golden retriever saved from Hurricane Katrina changed Florida's legal and medical systems.

Local Groups Celebrate Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2017
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Across the nation, African-Americans are celebrating Juneteenth – June 19th - as the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Texas, making it the last state to read the document to slaves.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee is in a growth spurt. One of the big beneficiaries of that growth is the city’s hotel business.

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Saturday (6/17) was the annual Family Fun Day at Walker Ford Community Center, in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Tallahassee. Not only were there the obligatory bounce house and face-painting, but a mobile food pantry was there as well.

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Leon County held its annual Press the Chest CPR training event Saturday (6/17) at Tallahassee's Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Several cardiac event survivors were on hand to tell their stories.

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Most Tallahasseeans probably don’t know much about the international refugees who now call the Capital City home. But a local digital artist is out to change that.

Alex Workman describes himself, first and foremost, as a storyteller.

“I’ve always loved telling stories,” he said. “My mom’s a Florida State grad and was an art teacher. And so from a young age I was always building things and creating things. She took the fine art route, I took the digital route.”

Some Florida communities have seen a significant increase in their tax rolls by rooting out fraudulent homestead exemption claims. But Leon County Property Appraiser Akin  Akinyemi says he doesn’t think a local fraud audit is needed.

www.rhettdevane.com

One of North Florida’s best-loved writers has released yet another literary visit to her hometown of Chattahoochee. This is the 7th published work for Rhett DeVane.

City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee City Commissioners are considering employee pay raises and employee cost increases as part of their spending plan for the upcoming budget year.

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