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An unlikely group of storm evacuees and their horses endure forced togetherness as a hurricane bears down on their refuge. That’s the basic plot of the latest book by a nationally-known writer who’ll be visiting North Florida June 13 and 14.

Florida A&M defensive celebrates an interception against South Florida during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Tampa, Fla.
Chris O'Meara / AP Photo

In May, Florida A&M University was placed on a five-year probation by the NCAA for improperly certifying 93 athletes throughout 12 of their sports. The actions took place between 2010 and 2017. Since, the university has been making sure it doesn’t happen again.

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State and federal authorities are investigating an apparent arson at the Catholic church Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More. Despite damage from the fire, the church is still planning to hold Mass this weekend.

Welcome sign for Gulf Coast state college surrounded by green, round bushes
Gulf Coast State College

Gulf Coast State College is pressing forward despite suffering more than $50 million in damage from Hurricane Michael.

Sen. Bill Montford speaks at an event.
Sen. Bill Montford

The Foundation for Florida’s Future is recognizing two Tallahassee lawmakers.

Tom Flanigan

Please don't feed the ducks, or geese, or seagulls. The City of Tallahassee is ramping up that message for its park visitors.

Florida State University

The 75th anniversary remembrance of the D-Day invasion begins this week in France.  On Monday, June 3. the Florida State University Marching Chiefs were on their way to that nation's observance.

Downed trees and power lines stretch for miles in the panhandle. This photo was taken in Panama City on 10/12/2018.
Charley and Briney King

After several delays, congress has signed off on a long-awaited supplemental disaster spending bill. It provides funding for housing in areas hit by Hurricane Michael. Panama City manager Mark McQueen says housing recovery is the community’s number one priority.

After Hurricane Michael, Bay County is rushing to fill open positions. 

Rodion Kutsaev / Unsplash

Tallahassee and the Big Bend region are in the midst of a dry spell, having gone weeks without significant rainfall. Those conditions are the cause of a number of wildfires in the Apalachicola National Forest.

Gadsden County Considers Tax Exemption Change

Jun 3, 2019

Gadsden County Commissioners will discuss updating the county’s tax exemption ordinance for new businesses. That's coming on at their meeting Tuesday.

Tom Flanigan

Saturday, June 1 was the official start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hundreds of local residents were getting ready with the help of city and county government and other partners.

Tom Flanigan

An intense, two-hour effort by hundreds of volunteers resulted in thousands of meals for needy local families on Saturday. The Full Summer food packing project took place in the Godby High School cafeteria.

Vicky Potter stands beside her wheelchair in front of a large TEDxFSU sign
Courtesy of Vicky Potter / TEDxFSU

Florida State University came under scrutiny when a student began a Twitter thread calling out what she says is a lack of accessibility for disabled students on campus.

Residents in Frenchtown and Tallahassee’s Southside will have two chances next week to give input to city officials about a Community Redevelopment Plan for the area.

Florida's new anti-Semitism law has a Tallahassee high school student excited for the upcoming school year.

Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum's bus is parked on Kleman Plaza as he prepares for a statewide tour ahead of the August 28th primary. (8/20/18)
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU News

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed documents related to former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, his failed 2018 gubernatorial bid, a charity and a wealthy donor. The Tampa Bay Times first reported the March 26th subpoena.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee’s oldest continuously operated store is closing. Gramling’s feed store just south of the Capitol is calling it quits after 104 years in business.

Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce

A special summer camp for young would-be business owners will begin in Tallahassee shortly. One goal of this particular camp is to revitalize entrepreneurship in the city’s minority neighborhoods.

Tom Flanigan

A solemn wreath-laying ceremony on Wednesday, May 29 at the Leon County Sheriff’s headquarters honored those deputies killed in the line of duty. At the same time, it seems today’s officers are facing an ever more dangerous work environment.

Tom Flanigan

Among the Capital City's Memorial Day ceremonies was the annual tribute at Oakland Cemetery hosted by the Sauls-Bridges Post 13 American Legion.

Bill Proctor
leoncountyfl.gov

In a recent report from the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the 32304 zip code which covers central Tallahassee and Northwest Leon County was named the poorest zip code in the state of Florida. 

A judge signs papers with a gavel on the desk.
memyjo / Adobe Stock

The trial for the murder of Dan Markel, a Florida State University law professor, has been delayed less than two weeks before it was scheduled to start.

NCAA Hits FAMU Athletics With Penalties Over Ineligible Student Athletes

May 22, 2019
An orange snake, fangs bared, on a green background.
Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University will be banned next year from post-season play in major sports, will have records vacated for a dozen teams and will face financial penalties and scholarship reductions, after an NCAA panel found the school “lacked institutional control” and did not properly certify the academic eligibility of athletes.

Florida State University Dan Markel
Florida State University College of Law

The Dan Markel murder trial remains set for June 3, after a Tallahassee judge denied the defense’s request to postpone the trial while ordering the prosecutor to turn over key evidence by Friday.

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