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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has arrested a dozen men in connection with an undercover child sex sting.

timesofisrael.com

A Tallahassee synagogue was among many around the country on the receiving end of anonymous hate mail and threats in recent months. Now the congregation is thanking the community that responded to those attacks with support and encouragement.

Beginning in December, Tallahassee’s Conservative Shormrei Torah Congregation has received a number of hate letters, some containing vile threats. Congregation Vice President Sandler Dickson said local residents were quick to condemn the anonymous attacks.

The Tallahassee’s Irish Repertory Theatre’s latest production portrays a saga of love that will be familiar to anyone whose relationship began on line and – despite high hopes at the beginning - went downhill from there.

Dayton Cramer
The Florida Bar

A now-former Florida State University lawyer and a clerk for the House of Representatives have been arrested for crimes of solicitation related to juveniles. The back-to-back arrests come just days apart.

Tom Flanigan

What for many was a nuisance and eyesore in downtown Tallahassee will soon be cleared for redevelopment.

Tele-health Bill Passes House Subcommittee

Feb 15, 2017
COD Newsroom

Under a tele-health bill approved by the House Subcommittee on Health Quality, advanced registered nurse practitioners would be able to practice independently of doctors. The measure is raising some concerns.

Rep. Ramon Alexander (D-Tallahassee).
Ramon Alexander website

Big Bend lawmakers are asking for more than $100 million for local and regional projects. They include everything from university plans to area infrastructure projects.

"Arrive Alive" Program Makes Roads Safe

Feb 13, 2017
Catherine Buckler

The Florida Highway Patrol wants to help citizens Arrive Alive with a new statewide initiative. The program is aimed at reducing serious crashes.

freshfromflorida.com

The original date last month was rained out, but Education Coordinator Brian Wiebler  confirmed the Tall Timbers Research Station’s yearly Fire Festival will be taking place this Sunday, Feb. 19

Tom Flanigan

There is plenty of positive news to report from Tallahassee International Airport.

usatoday.com

A woman whose very name has become synonymous with the term “Restorative Justice” calls Tallahassee home. And now her story and cause have gone international with the release of a new movie.

MGN Online

Foster kids are closer to getting their Keys to Independence, following a subcommittee meeting Wednesday.

bostononthebeach.com

Sometimes, people who are very famous elsewhere barely raise an eyebrow of recognition in their own hometown. That certainly holds true for a Tallahassee musician who is about to be recognized statewide.

Bokske via Wikimedia Commons

Leon County Commissioners want to be sure they have a plan in place as medical marijuana becomes more accessible and the state works out its rules stemming from Amendment Two. Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley says it makes sense to get started now.

Streetlight Ordinance To Be Discussed At County Meeting

Feb 6, 2017
Leon County Courthouse,
Michael Rivera via Wikimedia Commons

Streetlights could soon come to parts of unincorporated Leon County. County Commissioners meet Tuesday to discuss a proposed ordinance. 

Floridamemory.com

A few months ago, five established Tallahassee businesses were picked to receive some-high powered help in moving to the next level. That effort officially got underway Tuesday (1/31) night at DomiStation, which is one of the partners in the program.

danieltigerlive.com

Millions of Americans grew up watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood on the local Public Television station. But a new generation of kids is now growing up with a direct descendent of that award-winning program.

azaleas; Maclay Gardens
Kate Payne

Observant local residents may be noticing it’s looking a lot like springtime in Tallahassee. Walking down the red brick path at Maclay Gardens State Park in Northeast Tallahassee, flowers are everywhere. Thirty foot high Japanese magnolias tower above rows of camellias. Soft pink and deep fuchsia petals dust the ground. And then there’s the rows and rows of azaleas...in February.

Florida House of Representatives

Former Tallahassee Rep. Alan Williams has a new job: lobbyist. The firm Meenan P.A. announced his hire Monday evening.

Welaunee Clear Cutting Could Collide With Tree Ordinance

Jan 30, 2017
talgov.com

The Welaunee Development is underway. This project is described as promising, with providing jobs and housing to the area. But, local environmental activists say the area has been quickly dismantled by clear cutting of its trees without consulting them. 

Tom Flanigan

Many of the Capital City's elected leaders got up early on Saturday (1/28) for a community prayer breakfast at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The gathering's main themes included uniting the community in the face of many uncertainties.

Tom Flanigan

Florida A&M University's Gaither Gym was the scene of ferocious competition on Saturday (1/28). But instead of basketball, the game was a form of volleyball. And the competitors weren't human players, but sophisticated robots built by high school students.

Bay County Health Department

Bay County has confirmed its first positive rabies case for 2017 in a kitten. Health officials say it’s the second cat to test positive for rabies in Bay County in recent months.

Tom Flanigan

Leon County’s newly elected school superintendent has a lot on his plate as he begins his first term in office. Rocky Hanna laid out his priority list this week to a meeting of the League of Women Voters.

http://cascadesproject.com/

The City of Tallahassee is beginning to negotiate the sale of the Firestone Building and Bloxham Annex to the North American Properties company. The properties are located at the corner of Gaines and Gadsden Streets, just east of Cascades Park. NAP hopes to replace the abandoned state offices with a mixed-use community, complete with residential housing, and space for retail, dining and entertainment venues.

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