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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.

32304 Prosperity For All Summit Tackles Poverty

May 23, 2019
Bill Proctor
leoncountyfl.gov

In a recent report from the Florida Chamber, the 32304 zip code, which covers central Tallahassee and Northwest Leon County, is  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.

euromaidanpress.com

One of America’s most respected economists has lived and taught in Tallahassee for more than half-a-century. Florida State University Economics Professor James Gwartney he has no intentions of quitting the profession he’s loved for so long.

D'alemberte
Shawn Mulcahy / WFSU

Sandy D'Alemberte wore many hats during his life. The 85-year-old was an attorney, legal scholar, politician, university president and head of the American Bar Association. 

Tallahassee Ethics Board's Proposal

May 20, 2019
TalGov.com

The Tallahassee Ethics Board wants more power to discipline city employees. 

Tom Flanigan

What was the location of the Sharing Tree creative space for kids on Tallahassee's Third Avenue is once again the organization's home.

Tom Flanigan

North Florida is seeing a sudden surge in the number of homeless cats and kittens. Deidre Carey is with the Leon County Humane Society.

Tom Flanigan

Young entrepreneurs were showcasing their products and services on Saturday (5/18) during the Second Annual Children's Business Fair held at the Tallahassee Museum.

Former TPD Officer Vincent Crump 3/7/2018
Leon County Jail

A plea hearing for a former Tallahassee police officer has been delayed until July. Vincent Crump was twice tried on sexual battery charges and both ended in a mistrial. Crump was accused of raping a woman last February during a traffic stop. 

Tom Flanigan

Nearly 30 children in storm-devastated Northwest Florida will be sleeping a lot better than anytime since last year's Hurricane Michael. That's because of a bed-building effort in Tallahassee this weekend.

A lime e-scooter sits parked on a street in downtown Portland, Ore.
Gillian Flaccus / Associated Press

Nearly 1,000 e-scooters will soon be available for rent after Tallahassee’s City Commission greenlit a three-month electric scooter program. The city is now looking into which vendors to hire.

Tom Flanigan

Tallahassee's Maclay School is conducting its latest learning program in a very unusual classroom building.

Bay District Schools Facebook

Bay County Schools is still reeling from the devastation Hurricane Michael brought the region in October. Loss of more than ten percent of its students and hundreds of staff will have the district facing a new normal in the coming school year. Bay Superintendent Bill Husfelt spoke with Ryan Dailey about where the district is now, as summer begins.

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