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Nine students are facing felony hazing charges in the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge.

Tallahassee Remembers Bundy Attack 40 Years Later

Jan 15, 2018
Tallahassee Democrat

Monday marks a grim anniversary: It’s been 40 years since one of the most infamous crimes in Tallahassee, and the start of a series of trials that gripped the nation. 

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Leon County To Celebrate Arbor Day With Tree Planting Event

Jan 12, 2018
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Leon County is offering a tree planting event to celebrate Arbor Day next Saturday. 

City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee officials want to turn the police department into a place members of the community want to be. Commissioners are turning their eye toward a new spot and a new vision in the coming year.

MLK Commemoration Honors Memphis Sanitation Striker

Jan 10, 2018
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Leon County officials and the MLK Foundation of Florida held a commemoration Wednesday marking 50 years since the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

State Bills Affecting Leon County Residents

Jan 9, 2018
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The 2018 legislative session is underway and lawmakers will decide whether to fund projects statewide, many of which affect Tallahassee and Leon County. Proposals for the Big Bend region total more than $40 million.

Erich Martin

A plan to move the state capitol away from Tallahassee is being met resistance from Tallahassee. The local chamber of commerce issued a statement Tuesday.

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Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna announced Monday his new Work Days initiative. He wants to learn more about a range of jobs within the school district, so he can do his own better.

Tallahassee city Commissioners will hold their annual retreat this week. Items listed on the agenda include the extension of FAMU-Way, public safety and replacing the city manager.

Tom Flanigan

There’s a new trail northeast of Tallahassee. It runs through 2 miles of heavily wooded land near the corner of Thomasville and Proctor roads.

Rickards High School and Fairview Middle are set to undergo major changes. It's something Leon Superintendent Rocky Hanna says is long overdue. Meanwhile, other schools, mostly located in the Northeast, are getting crowded.

Tom Flanigan

Thanks to a large donation from AT&T Florida, students at Tallahassee’s Godby High School will continue to receive career mentoring in the New Year. The School to Work program is run by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Big Bend.

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This month is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and there are ways local residents can help combat the modern slavery practice.

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The City of Tallahassee is opening up a temporary cold night shelter this week as temperatures drop below freezing. But even with the extra space, some people in need of stable housing won’t make it inside. 

MGN Online

South Georgia residents have a few days left to dispose of their Christmas trees at a recycling event. The “Bring one for the Chipper” event in Valdosta ends Saturday.

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Tallahassee’s very own cinematic celebration happens later this month. This is the 6th year for the Tally Shorts Film Festival.

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Youth suicide has reached epidemic proportions in America. An event in Tallahassee later this month will bring the community's suicide prevention resources together.

Kids Enjoy Snow Day While Officials Urge Road Caution

Jan 3, 2018
Suzanne Smith / WFSU

For the next several days, road officials suggest that residents take additional precaution on major highways. An excess amount of ice covering the roads has caused patrols to identify driving in these conditions as unsafe.

Erich Martin

The City of Tallahassee is preparing to search for a new city manager after accepting the negotiated resignation of Rick Fernandez Wednesday. Regan McCarthy reports Fernandez has been plagued by various ethics allegations including accepting football ticket and getting a discount on the catering at his daughter’s wedding.

Kate Payne

Tallahassee’s airport is returning to normal after unseasonable snow grounded seven flights on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Winter Storm Brings A Snow Day To Tallahassee

Jan 3, 2018
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Snow, sleet and freezing rain fell across parts of North Florida Wednesday morning closing roads, schools, universities and colleges in North Florida and South Georgia. In Tallahassee snow fell in some parts of town for about an hour.

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Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez will resign today while facing ethics complaints over his relationships with lobbyists and vendors.

Leon County voters could be asked to decide on a bevy of subjects—from whether certain local offices should become non-partisan to limiting Community Redevelopment agency dollars to public projects. The Citizens Review Committee plans to further explore these issues at its upcoming meeting next week.

City of Tallahassee Fire Department
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Chilly weather means more people are using their fireplaces and as they do, Tallahassee Fire Department Engineer Sarah Cooksey is warning residents to keep safety in mind.

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With a winter storm warning in effect from 1 a.m. to noon Wednesday, schools are beginning to announce plans to close.

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