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Nick Evans

Leon County ranks eighth of 67 counties in Florida to have severe housing issues. The city and county are teaming up to address the issue through an affordable housing workgroup.

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A conference in Tallahassee is bringing together political officials, academics and conservation agencies who hope to make the Apalachicola River’s health a national discussion.

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A wild fire burning about 4-miles southwest of Tallahassee is about 60-percent contained. Regan McCarthy reports Florida Forest Service officials are warning motorists to use caution when driving in smoky areas.

Tom Flanigan

Crews were clearing a heavily wooded block near downtown Tallahassee on Wednesday, March 14. It’s part of site preparation for the Cascades development.

Florida State Parks

A three-day conference on the Apalachicola River basin and its eco-system is underway at Florida State University.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee Commissioners are going to get an update on several affordable housing initiatives in the works.  That comes as the area grapples with a rise in both rent and blight.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's twitter

Thanks to a $1.1 million grant, black owned businesses across the state can now apply for a loan through a program administered by the Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union. It’s part of a partnership with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Florida A&M University's Lee Hall
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It was a disappointing legislative session for Florida A&M University. The school lost out on its top building priorities, but lawmakers did give it a few million more in operational funds.

A Tallahassee Police officer is on administrative leave after shooting at a burglary suspect. According to the Tallahassee Police Department, the shooting happened on Mission Road at 9:47 Monday night.

Tom Flanigan / WFSU News

Leon Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna says more than 50,000 of the county’s current and former teachers and students have had sensitive information compromised.

  

Tallahassee leaders are taking stock of what passed and what didn’t this legislative session. Reese Goad is the city’s interim manager

Leon County Schools

What was shaping up to be the tightest race for a Leon County School Board seat this year is getting more crowded.

Hartsfield Elementary School
Leon County Schools

Three North Florida school districts will get new schools courtesy of the Florida legislature. Jackson, Taylor and Liberty County are in line for millions of dollars.

doubletree3.hilton.com

A block of Adams Street in downtown Tallahassee is about to be shut down for the rest of the year. The reason is for construction of a major addition to the DoubleTree Hotel.

Madison Police Explain Wednesday Lockdown

Mar 8, 2018
Madison, Florida facebook page

Two people are under arrest one remains hospitalized and another is dead after a botched home invasion resulted in several Madison County schools put on lockdown Wednesday. Two women are charged with armed robbery and charges are pending against a male suspect who is in the hospital.

Former TPD Officer Vincent Crump 3/7/2018
Leon County Jail

The attorney for a former Tallahassee Police Officer argues his client had consensual sex with a motorist he’s accused of assaulting during a February traffic stop. Vincent Crump had his first appearance in a Leon County Courtroom Thursday.

Capital Regional Medical Center

The new chief executive officer at Capital Regional Medical Center is no stranger to Tallahassee. Alan Keesee was second-in-command at the local hospital before doing the same job at a sister HCA facility in Las Vegas over the past couple of years.

Wakulla County Sheriff's office

All three inmates who escaped the Wakulla County Jail In November have been captured.  The last two were found in Arizona and New Mexico.

Florida Cabinet

Florida’s Cabinet has approved a proposal to conserve 772 acres in Madison County. The land is in the Sampala Lake Ranch.

Former TPD Officer Vincent Crump 3/7/2018
Leon County Jail

Former Tallahassee Police Officer Vincent Crump is under arrest and charged with three felony counts of sexual battery. It comes a week and a half after he was fired for allegedly assaulting a woman during a traffic stop.

Some Madison County schools were placed on lockdown Wednesday after a shooting that occurred at a residence.

klimatek.co.uk

Many Leon County businesses say they’d hire more local people if those prospective employees had the right skills. Now a new kind of workforce development program is getting underway to make more people ready for those jobs.

Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee
Bill Montford facebook

Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, broke with his party Monday in voting for a controversial education bill that could, among other things, hurt teachers unions.  Montford argues the good in the bill outweighs the bad.

Tom Flanigan

Part of Tallahassee’s proposed Cascades development would mean clear-cutting for a heavily wooded block of land between Gaines and Bloxham streets.

Leon County Website

Leon County Commissioners will take up a move to close a so called loophole that lets people make purchases at gun shows without having to get a background check. Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley discussed the issue at a recent Village Square Town Hall.

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