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Valerie Crowder

Two former Lynn Haven city officials are facing federal charges for allegedly paying two local contractors $5 million for Hurricane Michael cleanup that they never completed and then accepting kickbacks from those business owners. 

A six-person jury has returned guilty verdicts in the murder trial for Henry Segura. Segura is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Brandi Peters, and her three children, including the couple's three-year-old son.  

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee’s eighth medical marijuana dispensary held its grand opening on Tuesday, Nov. 19.  The new MedMen store next to Midtown Manor on Thomasville Road is part of a large national chain.

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A small Tallahassee book store is taking on the nation's largest online book seller. To that end, Midtown Reader has produced a video that went out on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 19 to every independent book store in the country.

Firehouse Subs Underwriting TCC Scholarships

Nov 19, 2019
Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee Community College's Foundation received some sizable donations on Monday, Nov. 18. One, in the amount of $20,000 came from the Firehouse Subs Foundation.

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Tallahassee’s City Commission is looking into whether it can ban conversion therapy locally. It comes as two bills pending before the legislature would block the practice statewide.

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Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

Tallahassee residents packed the Lincoln Center on Brevard Street Monday evening to meet and talk with the city’s top three finalists for chief of police.

Valerie Crowder

A federal grand jury has indicted more than two dozen people in the Panhandle accused of illegally pocketing drought assistance money. 

Joanna Southerland Mele

This weekend’s weather is expected to be partly cloudy and cool, nearly ideal for a nice, long bike ride. And if you’re going to ride, there's a lady who suggests that ride be for a worthy cause.

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What began as a way to soothe his own post-combat anguish has become a national business for a North Florida veteran.  He is Jeff Minder, founder and CEO of Madison-based Top Tier K-9.”\

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Tallahassee’s Goodwood Museum and Gardens is tapping the nostalgia connected with the Prohibition Era as a theme for its upcoming fundraiser. In fact, there are historical links between that time period and the old Goodwood Mansion.

Brittany Jarret

Tallahassee Community College has received $1 million from the National Science Foundation to launch a STEM scholars program for students studying science, technology, engineering or math.

The Leon County Division of Tourism has announced the addition of two musical acts coming to the Capital City Amphitheatre in February of 2020.

Legendary rock star, Dennis DeYoung and classic R&B group, Boyz II Men will be taking over the amphitheater’s stages with some of their greatest hits.

Earlier this year, the DeVoe Moore center at Florida State University did a study on the Capital Center Amphitheater that concluded that the theater at Cascade’s Park was losing money, instead of generating revenue.

Tom Flanigan

Phase Two of the City of Tallahassee’s solar farm project at the airport will soon be cranking out the kilowatts. Some city commissioners even took part in the final panel installation.

Tom Flanigan

The Florida Health Care Association, which represents the state's nursing homes and assisted living facilities, held its own Veterans Day observance at its Tallahassee headquarters. 

Tom Flanigan

A pre-parade breakfast for the Capital City's veterans happened early Veterans Day at the Lake Ella American Legion. There was plenty of good food along with some familiar faces in the serving line.

Tom Flanigan

A neighborhood church on Tallahassee's South Side has literally risen from the ashes of a tragic fire 4 years ago. The new Greater Miracle Temple Church held its first services over the weekend of November 9.

Tom Flanigan

An interactive town hall on health care disparity filled a large conference room at Florida State University's Foundation Building the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 6. The focus was on providing health care equity, especially for minority women and children.

Prosecutors in the case against Henry Segura showed the jury a video of an interview between him and investigators taken shortly after Brandi Peters was killed in 2010.  Segura’s son was one of the three children killed alongside their mother and he's on trial for the slayings. 

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Robbie Gaffney / WFSU

Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor is asking the city to disqualify a candidate for Police Chief. Earlier this week, the city announced three finalists for the job. 

Kero Kero Bonito is currently on tour and one of its stops is a Tallahassee music venue and bar, The Wilbury. The band has more than 30 shows lined up on its North American tour.

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Erich Martin

Florida’s Director of Emergency Management says finding local money to match federal funds is one of the biggest issues facing communities after Hurricane Michael.

The trial for a Tallahassee man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her three children is underway for the second time. Two years ago a jury couldn’t reach a decision for Henry Segura.

Monticello Opera House

The musical version of the Victor Hugo classic "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is coming to the historic Monticello Opera House starting this weekend. Audiences may find this performance more than most as being relevant to the present day.

Tom Flanigan

Some Northwest Tallahassee residents were upset when a Hustler Hollywood adult superstore took over the former ABC Liquors this past August. Now the Leon County Commission will be addressing the issue during its meeting next month.

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