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Tallahassee, FL – Leon County Commissioners voted to amend its 2008-2009 budget to include plans for new Eastside and Woodville branch libraries. James Call reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Budget cuts have claimed a major Tallahassee street project, at least for now. Tom Flanigan has the story.

Tallahassee, Florida – Governor Charlie Crist says road projects will stimulate Florida's economy. James Call has the story.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is launching a statewide investigation into companies offering credit-repair and debt-relief services.

Tallahassee, FL – AG says: Be suspicious of someone offering to fix your credit. James Call explains.

Tallahassee, FL – Two Gadsden County gang members were sentenced today. Nada Herbly has the story.

TALLAHASSEE, FL – With all the dismal news about the economy, WFSU has been airing a series of reports on financial advice. Gina Jordan offers some tips on what parents should teach their children about money.

Tallahassee, FL – This is Financial Planning Week in the state of Florida...and given the steady barrage of bad economic news, consumers need sound advice about money. Margie Menzel asked two of the most knowledgeable men in the state.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida now has a statewide alert system to help find elderly folks who wind up missing. Tom Flanigan has the story.

Quincy, FL – The reopening of Gadsden County's hospital moved a step closer to reality this week. Lynn Hatter has more.

Tallahassee, FL – A Tallahassee hotel was robbed on Wednesday morning. Nada Herbly reports.

Tallahassee, FL – A Tallahassee man was shot early Wednesday morning. Nada Herbly spoke with a representative from the Police Department.

Tallahassee, FL – Fuel shortages in parts of the Southeast could persist for days as refiners continue to recover after Hurricanes Ike and Gustav. But some hard hit areas that have seen long lines and empty pumps are slowly recovering. Florida Public Radio's Trimmel Gomes reports.

Monticello, FL – Monticello's animal shelter is facing a funding crisis. Nada Herbly spoke with the Humane Society of Jefferson County's Sheila Gailey, who heads the shelter.

Jefferson County Humane Society
1250 Mamie Scott Dr.
Monticello, FL 32345


Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Supreme Court, Thursday, denied Gov. Charlie Crist's request for a rehearing on the Seminole tribal case. James Call reports, the ruling makes final the high court's July decision invalidating a compact between the Governor's office and the tribe.

Tallahassee, FL – A giant land deal intended to help preserve the everglades is taking longer than expected. James Call reports, Negotiations for the state to buy U.S. Sugar Corporations property in south Florida will continue past the November 30th deadline set by Governor Charlie Crist.

Tallahassee – How is the economy affecting businesses in North Florida? That was the focus of the 7th annual community poll conducted by the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Gina Jordan spoke with one businessman who found a way to make things better for his employees.

Tallahassee, FL – Another convenience store robbery in Tallahassee. But, as Tom Flanigan reports, this one appears to be an inside job.


Tallahassee, FL – A special panel of Florida lawmakers today approved Gov. Charlie Crist's request to transfer $672.4 million from a budget stabilization fund to fill a hole in the state budget. James Call reports that transfer covers less than half of a projected deficit.

Tallahassee, FL – The Legislative Budget Commission convenes Wednesday to authorize the transfer of $672 million from cash in the state's savings account to its checking account. James Call reports the money is needed to fill a gap created by a downturn in the collection of taxes.

Tallahassee, FL – Tropical Storm Hanna is not expected to make a direct hit on Florida but officials are concerned about the potential rainfall it will bring to areas already drenched by Tropical Storm Fay. Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida is starting to shift its focus from Tropical storm Hanna to Ike, a dangerous category four hurricane further out in the Atlantic. Florida public Radio's Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee, FL – Governor Charlie Crist says he knows people are weary of the storms but he is urging Floridians to stay vigilant. Trimmel Gomes has more.

Tallahassee, FL – Florida educators are celebrating a Supreme Court decision throwing off the November ballots amendments 5, 7 and 9. Florida Education Association President Andy Ford released a statement within minutes of the court decision calling the ruling a victory for everyone in the state. James Call reports.

Tallahassee, FL – As the state of Louisiana cleans up from hurricane Gustav, Floridians are being advised to keep their eyes on three tropical storms in the Atlantic. Trimmel Gomes reports.

Tallahassee – Three years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast. Lack of planning and a disorganized response made the disaster even worse. Now federal officials say they're ready as Hurricane Gustav draws a bead on the same area. Tom Flanigan reports