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About a week after friends and family of a former college football player advocated on behalf of their loved one’s claims bill, it passed its first committee hearing in the Senate.

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Every year lawmakers file dozens of claims bills for Floridians who have been harmed by state-backed organizations. But very few of them are ever funded. This year is no different.  Two lawmakers, along with some former NFL football players, are hoping to change the fate of at least one of those bills. 

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The House is debating a bill that would change Tallahassee’s downtown boundary for alcohol sales. 

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Two Democratic lawmakers are pitching a claims bill for a former Florida State University football player who died 15 years ago. Tampa Senator Arthenia Joyner and Jacksonville Representative Mia Jones say it’s time to pass a claims bill for Devaughn Darling’s family.

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Christmas came early to Florida State University. President John Thrasher unwrapped a $100 million  gift Friday to start a new School of Entrepreneurship. The money comes from the foundation of Jim Moran.

John Thrasher: Negron A Friend To Higher Ed

Dec 3, 2015

Florida State University President John Thrasher’s roots run deep in the Florida Legislature. With his friend and former Senate colleague Joe Negron slated to become the next Senate President, legislative stars could align for FSU.

Lawyers For Jameis Winston Threaten To Sue CNN

Nov 24, 2015
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Lawyers for Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Jameis Winston are threatening to sue CNN. The move stems from that network’s screening of a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses.

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Florida State University has a new second-in command, and the school is sticking to who it knows. Interim Provost Sally McRorie can now drop the word “interim” from her title.

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The Florida State University Police Department has arrested six people in a campus drug trafficking investigation. Half of those charged with felonies are current FSU students.

Florida State University President John Thrasher is condemning cable network CNN’s decision to air “The Hunting Ground” a film about campus rape, later this week.

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Florida State University’s President is getting both a bonus and a pay raise this year.  Trustees gave John Thrasher high marks for his first year as president.

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A research team from Florida State University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks say they’ve discovered a “Lost World” of dinosaurs that lived in Alaska.


Game day traffic will be slightly different this year as Florida State University officials work to ensure smooth stadium departures despite having fewer police officers available to direct traffic.

FSU Sophomore Running Back Dalvin Cook in 2014.
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Update: FSU running back Dalvin Cook has been reinstated on the football team.

Florida State University star running back Dalvin Cook said he’s ready to get back to the football field Monday night after a six-member Leon County jury found him innocent of battery.

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At Florida State University, there’s a building. But it’s not what’s on the outside that matters—it’s the matter, on the inside. A recent trip to FSU’s Chemistry building reveals new  research on rare elements going on at a lab that’s equally as rare.

Clara Solano and her son Rey, with Florida State University's Loyda Lopez at the WFSU studios.
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Florida State University is host to many summer camps—from music to science. But it’s also reached out to the state’s migrant community in an effort to help kids learn English.

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Local health community leaders are hoping to get more input about major issues of concern to people living in the Frenchtown and Southside areas. They’re also hoping more people will join a Community Advisory Council looking into such issues.

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Governor Rick Scott vetoed more than $10 million worth of North Florida projects.

Army veteran and FSU junior Daniel Hubbard is Florida's only Truman Scholar for 2015.
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Florida State University Junior Daniel Hubbard is the state’s only Truman Scholar this year. The Truman Scholarship goes to college students with an interest in public service.

Students gathered on FSU's Landis Green after a shooting at the school's library.
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A proposal allowing guns to be carried on public college and university campuses is gaining steam in the legislature. While the bill applies to all public higher educations in Florida—One school, Florida State University—is dominating the conversation.

Cole Durett Borror Ekus, 19 is facing sexual assault charges in connection to a Sunday assault of a female student
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Florida State University Police have arrested two men suspected in a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning. 

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Florida State University is warning its employees to be aware of a scam targeting other universities across the country called the University Payroll E-mail Scam.

“And, in the case that we’ve seen recently, people have attempted to use e-mails that purport to be from the institutions, saying that you’ve received a raise and to confirm the raise, you need to login to the payroll system to confirm the raise,” said Brian Rue, FSU’s Associate Director of Information Security.

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The two criminal justice panels of the Florida Legislature are slated to meet Tuesday to take up a number of issues from the state’s troubled prison agency to a gun bill allowing guns on campus.

Newly appointed Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julies Jones is expected to brief the Senate Criminal Justice Committee members about areas where the department is lacking and trying to improve.

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Update 7:43 p.m.: Florida State University football quarterback Jameis Winston is trading in his college career for a professional paycheck, and he's leaving FSU with a lawsuit on its hands.

In a statement issued through his agency, Winston thanks the university and fans for making his time in Tallahassee, “the best time of my life.”

The FSU quarterback is widely considered a top draft pick. His only defeat in two seasons at Florida State came recently-- with a playoff loss to Oregon on New Year’s Day.


A Florida State University probe cleared Jameis Winston of code-of-conduct violations stemming from a 2012 sexual assault allegation. But the most recent development does not mean the quarterback’s legal troubles are over.