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11:36 am
Tue February 18, 2014

UPDATE: Ryan Uhre's Death Preliminarily Ruled An Accident

Ryan Uhre's friends react to the news that his body was found.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WFSU News

 2/24 update:  According to Tallahassee Police Department investigator Scott Beck, preliminary autopsy results show Uhre's death was accidental. In an e-mail, Beck writes that Uhre apparently fell through a second-story window onto the first floor of the College Avenue building where his body was discovered last week. He is believed to be have been alone at the time of the accident. The building has no floor on the second level.

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WFSU Local
11:21 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Listen Here To Barron's Introduction As Next PSU President

Florida State University President Eric Barron is expected to be announced as Penn State University's next president at noon today.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski

Florida State University President Eric Barron, who confirmed over the weekend he plans to take the job, is set to be announced as the next president of Penn State University at a midday news conference.

The event can be heard via a live stream on the website of NPR member station WPSU.

Barron spent two decades at Penn State, the last four years of which as one of the University's deans, and spoke fondly of his time there even after taking his current job.

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WFSU Local
4:09 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Republicans Join Charlie Crist On Tallahassee Book Tour Stop

Credit Regan McCarthy

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist stopped in Tallahassee Thursday to tout his new book entitled “The Party’s Over.”  It’s one of several combination campaign and book signing stops Crist is making around Florida. And the Republican party has been with the former governor every stop of the way.

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry says he's been driving and flying around the state to get to as many of Crist's book signings as he can. On Thursday, he arrived at the book stor where Crist was hawking his book 45 minutes before the former governor did.

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Politics
2:40 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Republican Party Chair To Respond At Crist's Tallahassee Book Signing

Books-A-Million at 3521 Thomasville Road is hosting tonight's book signing.
Credit Google

Former Republican governor and current Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Crist is scheduled to sign copies of his new book at a Tallahassee bookstore this evening. Crist’s event has prompted Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry to make an appearance of his own.

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WFSU Local
5:00 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

County Commissioners Call On Universities To Promote Sales Tax Extension

The Blueprint 2000 tax adds one extra cent to every dollar of taxable sales in Leon County to fund infrastructure projects.  The current tax will expire in 2019, but the County Commission hopes to extend it, and is developing a slate of projects to pursue if that happens.   County Commissioner Bill Proctor says many of the projects benefit FSU and FAMU, so the schools should participate in community outreach.

“In terms of promoting the campaign, the universities have radio stations, television stations – they have media that can be helpful in promoting this,” Proctor said.

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