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DIY Assault Reports Create Questions And Closure

Aug 14, 2017
Priscilla Du Preez

Facebook statuses are now being used as a way to report sexual assault, without involving authorities whom many distrust.  This cynicism follows national cases of sexual assault which share a common ending—the victim is doubted, and the assailant not only walks free, but is typically shown sympathy. WFSU spoke with one young woman who shared the details of her attack through a Facebook call-out post.

Bay County Adds First Ever Drug Recognition Expert

Aug 10, 2017

With medical marijuana legalization coming to fruition in Florida, driving under the influence may become something reaching beyond the realms of alcohol. To counter-act this measure, Bay County Sherriff’s Office has hired its first Drug Recognition Expert, or DRE. 

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Leon County leads the rest of Florida when it comes to the number of people with some form of a college degree or professional training, according to a new study.

LeMoyne Foundation

Local officials are gloating after a prominent trade journal named Tallahassee’s annual LeMoyne Art Festival the best in the nation.

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The Bay County Sheriff’s office is offering a class for area residents about common scams and how to avoid them.

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Local businessman Erwin Jackson is going after City Commisioner Scott Maddox. Jackson claims that Maddox illegally transferred funds from his 2016 superintendent campaign to a campaign account for a state Senate run in 2020. 

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With the solar and geo-thermal powered Sustainable Demonstration Center as a backdrop, Leon County officials gathered Tuesday with a handful of private contractors to launch PACE, or Property Assessed Clean Energy.  The program offers a new financing option for home renovations.

Three women surround a small food pantry
Regan McCarthy / WFSU News

In an effort to help those who struggle with food insecurity the latest Leadership Tallahassee class has created what it calls “Little Free Food Pantries.” Kevin Forsthoefel is a member of the group.

Congressman Dunn Visits, Talks Washington Climate

Aug 2, 2017
Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL2)
Neal Dunn Campaign

Florida Congressman Neal Dunn (R-Panama City) visited Tallahassee Wednesday to speak with a group of Republicans about the political climate in Washington.

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The online food delivery service UberEATS is coming to Tallahassee Thursday. That’s a spin off from the popular ride-sharing company. Beginning at 11 am, customers will be able to summon meals from local restaurants at the touch of a button. 

The numbers are in and organizers say a recent driver’s license restoration clinic at the Leon County Courthouse Annex was a resounding success.

Kimberley Kelling / WFSU

For many young girls its hard navigating middle and high school. There’s cafeteria politics coupled with changing relationships among friends and family. It’s also a time for body changes, and  one group of young women say with all they have going on, the last thing they want to deal with is a dress code.

Gulf Red Snapper In Jeopardy Of Overfishing, Says Pew

Jul 31, 2017
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The Pew Charitable Trusts believes a federal decision extending recreational fishing of the Gulf red snapper could lead to overfishing this year, and the organization has the numbers to prove it.

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Franklin County residents have at least two opportunities to make their regular trash cans bear-proof, thanks to a grant. Florida wildlife officials are looking to add hardware to help reduce human-bear conflicts in the area.

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Drivers should be careful as they drive through the Leon County area Monday and Tuesday. A prescribed burn of the Apalachicola National Forest could leave the area a bit smoky.

Garbage Juice Still Stinking Up A Fight In Jackson Co

Jul 28, 2017
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An injection well proposed for Jackson County is awaiting approval by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, but push back from the local community is growing stronger.

Leon County Supervisor of Elections office.

A relative handful of Leon County voters are canceling their registration and joining a national backlash against a presidential commission on voter fraud. But Elections Supervisor Mark Earley says at least he's changed a few minds.

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Tuesday marks the start of World Breastfeeding Week, and a number of Panhandle county health departments are marking the week with several events.

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Okaloosa County Health Department received a national award for best practices in working to prevent HIV infections.

Okaloosa County Lake To Be Restored

Jul 27, 2017
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Okaloosa County’s Karick Lake is getting a makeover. The lake is currently going through a complete drain, which will allow fish habitats to improve.

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A Panhandle sheriff is now the new President of the Florida Sheriffs Association.

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The largest statewide organization for LGBTQ equality in Florida issued a response to President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender service members.

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Conservationists are raising concerns about how the Lake Talquin dam is impacting wildlife. The comments come as federal regulators are reviewing the future of the hydroelectric plant there.

Tom Flanigan

A legendary Tallahassee band re-unites next week. As the group’s leader explained, the idea is to transport its fans back to the “golden age” of the West Tennessee Street Strip.

Tallahassee Rocks: Spreading Joy One Rock At A Time

Jul 25, 2017
Spencer Parlier

A local philanthropic group is spreading a unique message through art. “Tallahassee Rocks” is a group of artists focused on the refreshing nature of encouragement through the medium of rocks. 

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