Handgun with rifle
Mariusz Blach / Adobe Stock

Earlier this month the state’s financial impact estimating group struggled to define certain portions of a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban assault weapons. Friday the group met again, and this time they invited the petition sponsor to help clarify portions of the proposal.  

Ryan Dailey / WFSU-FM

The U.S. Attorney for Florida’s Northern District says he’s willing to review and prosecute marijuana cases that the state attorney will not. The move comes after State Attorney Jack Campbell said last month he's pressing pause on prosecuting marijuana cases in light of a new hemp law.

FAMU Interim President Larry Robinson.
Nick Evans / WFSU News

Florida A&M University’s Board of Trustees says President Larry Robinson is meeting or exceeding expectations. That, according to the board’s latest review of the president’s performance. 

The Florida Bar suspended former Leon County Commissioner Scott Maddox and closed its investigation into Congressman Matt Gaetz tweets.

During a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle asked lawyers to weigh in on whether a 2018 amendment allowing certain felons to vote is constitutional.

John Raoux / AP Photo

State tourism wing Visit Florida is reporting record tourism numbers for the first half of 2019.

Domi Station Launches Entrepreneur Awards

Aug 15, 2019

When it comes to awards, people who start and grow their own businesses are often overlooked. A Tallahassee new business incubator now aims to change that.

Tom Flanigan

The Leon County Sheriff's Office is spearheading a community-wide effort to reduce the number of illegal guns on local streets. The effort offers rewards for anonymous tips that lead to weapon seizures by law officers.

rocky hanna in a red shirt speaking at podium
Ryan Dailey / WFSU-FM

After a software error caused confusion and delays with bus routes, Leon County Schools is making changes.

ked in a New York restaurant. Maine is banning single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill into law Tuesday, April 30, 2019; environmental advocates say that makes Maine the first state to b
Mark Lennihan / AP Photo

A Miami-Dade appeals court has blocked the city of Coral Gables’ attempt to ban Styrofoam food containers. They aren’t alone in their attempt to be more environmentally friendly.

Pages

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

From NPR News

A weekend of protests in Hong Kong ended peacefully on Sunday night, marking a change from the violence that emerged during demonstrations in more recent days.

Massive crowds gathered in Victoria Park earlier on Sunday for a rally that was approved by police, before marching through the city's streets. From there, demonstrators made there way to Hong Kong's Central district, despite not having an approved permit to do so.

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Movie: 'Blinded By The Light'

2 hours ago

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Updated at 5:42 p.m. ET

Approximately 10,000 people were left homeless in Bangladesh's capital city, Dhaka, after a fire burned through hundreds of shanties in a slum on Friday night.

Many residents, most of whom are low-wage garment-factory workers, were celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha and were not home when the fire broke out. While some people sustained injuries, no deaths have been reported, according to the BBC. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

More News

WFSU's Weekly Local Listener Call-In

Classical 24 Playlist

WFSQ Classical 24 playlist information at your fingertips!

Fresh Picked Prose

Young writers on the radio.

Listen to Capital Report