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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.

The Tallahassee Police Department is eyeing a new location on the Southside. Now the City of Tallahassee has issued an invitation for proposals on developing a new public safety complex.

Tom Flanigan

After a total makeover, a long abandoned Tallahassee gas station will soon reopen as a place for refreshments, entertainment and socializing. The grand opening will happen next week.

The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce continues exploring the idea of merging city and county governments. A chamber-commissioned report suggests consolidation could save local taxpayers money.

Tom Flanigan

Sometimes amazing wonders can lie unseen under our feet. A Tallahassee biologist whose life work is bringing those wonders out into the open now has a new exhibit of these remarkable revelations at the Tallahassee Museum.

2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell
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The state attorney’s office says it doesn’t want to rush an investigation into a now-former Tallahassee police officer accused of sexually assaulting a motorist. Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell says the allegation is serious.

The Wakulla Sheriffs Department and Leon County Humane Society are asking for information on a dog named Tony.

TPD Chief Mike DeLeo speaking to reporters after the probable cause affidavit in the Dan Markel case was unsealed.
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The Tallahassee Police Department has fired one of its officers after receiving a report he sexually assaulted a motorist during a traffic stop. TPD says the victim identified the officer as Vincent Crump. 

New Yorker Correspondent Emily Witt
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This week’s student march on the Capitol in Tallahassee attracted media from all over the country.  That included The New Yorker Magazine.   Tom Flanigan caught up with the correspondent Emily Witt, who came to Florida to cover the impact of the Parkland school shooting, and where it fits in the larger debate over gun control, mental health and mass shootings.

Tom Flanigan

Goodwill Industries of the Big Bend is now more than just a place to drop off useable discards and find merchandise bargains. The Tallahassee operation is now also in the car wash business.

MGN Online

Drivers can expect delays at 11 a.m. due to activities for students responding to the mass shooting in Parkland Florida. 

The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died in November are suing the fraternity and members they say caused his death.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's Railroad Square Art Park hosted its annual Artisgras Festival on Saturday, Feb. 17.

Music included the Lofty Pursuits Marching Band, while Adrian Foglin with the duo "Hot Tamale" was happy to play and talk about her group's new song "Red Betty."

"My husband's family said to the kid sister, whose name was Betty, 'Red Betty, get the bed ready!' We obviously altered it considerably for this song," she laughed.

Lucrezia Bieler said all the activities meant more people to stop by her South of SoHo Gallery.

 Students are evacuated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, after a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people.
Mike Stocker / / South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP

In the wake of the deaths of 17 people from a shooting at a Broward High School, people are once again focusing on school safety. Administrators and elected officials alike are pushing for more funding to shore up infrastructure, but some are beginning to wonder if that’s enough.

Gerald Ensley Dies

Feb 16, 2018
WFSU

The man who probably knew more about Tallahassee than just about any other living person, has departed the community he loved so much. Veteran Tallahassee journalist and columnist Gerald Ensley has died.

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Leon County Schools

In the wake of the deadly shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School in Broward County, Leon school officials are trying to reassure worried parents.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee City Commissioner Gil Ziffer admits there’s a lot of “dysfunction” at City Hall nowadays. He shared that and much more with the Tuesday morning meeting of local Democrats at the Uptown Cafe.

Erich Martin

The Executive Director of Tallahassee’s Downtown Improvement Authority will continue in her position for now. During a Monday meeting, the agency decided to postpone a decision about its embroiled leader until its next meeting.  Paige Carter-Smith has been named in a warrant in an FBI investigation.

Tom Flanigan

Anyone who's visited the dentist lately knows that care can be expensive. But dozens of local dentists and their helpers on Saturday (Feb. 10) were providing free care for around 100 patients.

For much of the day, the sparkling new Periodontal Associates of North Florida offices near the corner of Centerville Road and Capital Circle was a humming bee hive of activity. Associates Partner Dr. Walt Colon said volunteer dentists and their support staff came from all over.

Tom Flanigan

Leon County's public library system is celebrating Black History Month with a number of events.  On Sunday, Feb. 11,  the main downtown library hosted a happening that combined reading and discussion.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's 33rd Alzheimer's Disease Education and Training Conference happened Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Florida State University College of Medicine. A big emphasis this year was caring for caregivers.

Tom Flanigan

The power struggle between the Florida Legislature and the state’s local governments continues. That was obvious during Friday morning’s (2/9) meeting in the Leon County Commission Chambers.

Roger Stone Speaks At Capital Tiger Bay Club Event

Feb 7, 2018
Andrew Quintana / WFSU

The Capital Tiger Bay Club hosted controversial political consultant Roger Stone this week. In classic Stone fashion, the former lobbyist held nothing back, and expressed his views on everything Trump and Russia related.

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.
LHatter / WFSU News

A Tallahassee Commission candidate is calling for current commissioner Scott Maddox to step down after the release of a search warrant detailing the FBI’s investigation of Maddox.

Joe Rondone / Tallahassee Democrat

A court hearing was held Tuesday morning for nine Florida State University students facing criminal hazing charges. FSU President John Thrasher is optimistic new Greek life regulations will bring about a cultural change.

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