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Governor Rick Scott has approved a bill aimed at expanding 5-G wireless technology. But the measure also reduces local control. It takes away the ability of local governments to decide where the infrastructure for the technology should go, and how much to charge.

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Thomasville and Thomas County law enforcement agencies are ringing the alarm and warning residents to keep their car doors locked and secure.

Tallahassee Locations Added To Historic Register

Jun 26, 2017
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Nine Florida properties are now part of the National Register of Historic Places. Secretary of State Ken Detzner says the properties, which are spread throughout the state, encompass Florida’s diverse architecture and “cultural heritage.” 

Tom Flanigan

A dress once worn by a very historic Tallahasseean has been restored to very near its original glory.

Group Of Lawyers Backing Challenge To Anti-Hazing Law

Jun 23, 2017
FAMU Drum Major Robert Champion died due to injuries sustained in a hazing ritual. His family is suing FAMU.
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A statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys wants to support a former Florida A&M University band member in his challenge to the constitutionality of a state anti-hazing law.

Bear-Resident Trash Cans For Wakulla County Residents

Jun 23, 2017
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Wakulla County residents will now be able to keep their garbage safe from bears in the area, thanks to a grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum says he’ll fully cooperate with an FBI investigation of a series of businesses and developers with ties to City Hall.

Mayor Gillum says the FBI approached him days ago about its probe into a number of redevelopment deals in the city. Gillum says he was assured he is not the focus of the investigation. 

Bill Edmonds

Can you improve your brain function by playing certain types of games or watching videos that claim to boost mental capacity? Some Tallahassee-based researchers have been looking into that question.

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Florida State University is touting its medical school program as well as its diversity.

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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.

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