Jade Jacobs

Jade Jacobs is a fourth year broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University. Before interning at WFSU, Jade worked at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church as a media intern in Dallas, Texas. She has also served as a live shot reporter on FAMU TV News 20, a writer for the FAMUAN and Journey Magazine and a radio personality on WANM 90.5 The Flava Station's Saturday Morning Show. After graduation, she plans to continue to work in the journalism field as a news reporter. She enjoys shopping, inspirational quotes and traveling. 

Holiday Gift
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Heroes and Helpers is bringing holiday cheer to Tallahassee youth tomorrow, December 6. It’s a partnership with the Tallahassee Police Department and Target.

Medical Marijuana Sign at Curaleaf in Tallahassee
Jade Jacobs

The medical marijuana industry continues to grow in Florida following a 2016 constitutional amendment. It’s getting easier for patients who suffer from certain conditions to receive the drug.

Gas Pump
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This year’s holiday season has been greeted with lower gas prices. The price at the pump has declined due to the decrease of the cost of crude oil.

Greyhound Dogs Racing
gra-america.org

Floridians have approved Amendment 13 – meaning gambling on live greyhound racing will be phased out by 2020. That could leave many dogs looking for new homes.

Alva Striplin and Darryl James
WFSU

The Leon County School Board will keep a familiar face but also add a new face following the election.

Jade Jacobs / WFSU

Parkland High School survivors are urging their peers to vote for candidates who back stricter gun laws through the Vote for our Lives initiative.

Pumpkins at a Pumpkin Patch
Jade Jacobs / WFSU

Pumpkins are not only for decorating and carving, but also for nourishment. Recycling a pumpkin is good for the body and the environment. 

Early Voting sign sits outside a precinct, guiding voters inside (2014).
Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

For some North Florida residents, voting has become a secondary concern. Early voting began Monday in more than 30 Florida counties, but the majority of the areas affected by Hurricane Michael won't start until the weekend.

Volunteers distributing donations
UF IFAS / UF IFAS

After the devastation from Hurricane Michael, at least one community is moving forward with recovery. Wakulla County is taking steps to put the storm and its effects behind them.

Trees down at Crossroad Academy in Quincy, Florida
Jade Jacobs / WFSU

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, one Gadsden County town is banding together. 

Mayor Andrew Gillum and Utility Director Rob McGarrah
Jade Jacobs / WFSU

Cities such as Kissimee, Florida and Lafayette, Louisiana will be sending electrical crews to help with power outages caused by Hurricane Michael. Mayor Andrew Gillum and Utility Director Rob McGarrah say there will be consistent help to get power back as soon as the storm passes.

Tallahassee is painting the city pink for the month of October to raise breast cancer awareness.

Leon Trees / http://leontrees.org/explore/

The City of Tallahassee is taking inventory of its trees. Tree canopies cover 55% of Tallahassee. 

Pictured holding a car seat.
Jade Jacobs / WFSU

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week and the Tallahassee Police Department is helping parents and caregivers understand the importance of car seats, booster seats and seat belts.

Police sirens
Pixabay / Pexels

A bystander was mistakenly bit by a K9 dog during an incident caused by a fleeing suspect. The Leon County Sheriff’s Department is looking into the situation.

Florida State University Dan Markel
Florida State University College of Law

The trial for two suspects accused of the murder of Dan Markel has been delayed again. Sigfredo Garcia and Katherine Magbanua will return to court on Nov. 19 for a case management hearing.

The inside of the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office with a vote sign
Leon County Supervisor of Elections twitter

Deadlines for vote-by-mail voters for Florida’s general election are approaching. 

City of Tallahassee Utility Trucks
City of Tallahassee Twitter

The City of Tallahassee is ready to help with Hurricane Florence recovery. Tallahassee electric crews are heading to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this weekend.

Jeremy Matlow and Lisa Brown will face off for Tallahasee City Commission Seat 3 in November.
Jeremy Matlow Campaign/Lisa Brown Campaign

Jeremy Matlow and Lisa Brown will face off for Tallahassee City Commission Seat 3, Matlow said he’s confident and looks forward to pushing for change for the everyday people if elected.