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Magnolia Terrace Apartments

Leon County is trying to shore up some of its affordable housing units. 

The Housing Finance Authority (HFA) of Leon County is trying to secure $13 million to renovate the Magnolia Terrace Apartments. The complex is located near the Capital City Country Club on Magnolia Drive.

The Hucksters Mobile Market delivery truck
Jesse Taylor / Domi Station/ Hucksters Mobile Market

At the end of this month, Tallahassee will officially celebrate the winning of a national championship that isn’t connected with collegiate athletics. It’s the victory of the DOMI Station incubator team in a competition to use hi-tech methods to solve a pressing community problem.

Tom Flanigan

The parking lot at Tallahassee's Governors Square was the site of the Leon EMS Safety Fair on Saturday, April 6. There were full-size ambulances and other emergency vehicles on display at the Fair, along with a small remote controlled ambulance that talked.

Cream Brick House rests on a lawn of green grass.
Robbie Gaffney / WFSU-FM

Housing is scarce and evictions in the Panhandle are on the rise, leaving many with nowhere to go.

Tallahassee Community Chorus

For 31 years, Dr. Andre Thomas has been the leading light of the Tallahassee Community Chorus. He’ll be leading the group for one last time later this month. And he’ll be going out in style.

Police sirens
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A shooting suspect has been detained after a three hour standoff at a Tallahassee student apartment complex. 

Thomasville Mayor Suspended From Office

Apr 3, 2019

The Mayor of Thomasville has been suspended from his post by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. Mayor Greg Hobbs was indicted by a grand jury in February for making a false report of a crime and false statements.

Tom Flanigan

The Centers for Disease Control says sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise nationwide. One of the fastest growing rates of syphilis in the country is being seen in Leon County.

More than 60 people from various area health care providers and social welfare agencies were meeting at the county health department facility on Orange Avenue on Tuesday, April 2. Claudia Blackburn, health officer for the Florida Department of Health in Leon County, said the local syphilis rate jumped 134% from 2017 to 2018.


A Tallahassee middle school robotics team is heading to Houston, Texas and possible worldwide fame later this month. They're hoping their hometown supporters can help them out.

A man has been detained in South Florida and identified as a “person of interest” in shooting threats against Florida A&M University. The person has not been identified.

An infographic showing the number of active wildfires in the state
Florida Forest Service

North Florida is facing an increased risk of wildfires after Hurricane Michael, and the first major one has broken out in Bay County.  The fire is 50 percent contained, but officials worry with all the downed trees on the ground, more frequent and severe wildfires could be on the way.

The irony, says Bay County Incident Commander Bryce Thomas, is that most of the debris on the ground will be gotten rid of through burning, "but it’s got to be burned correctly by professionals…people need to be so, so careful right now.” 

Tom Flanigan

This weekend's Springtime Tallahassee festival packed the city's downtown with celebrants. Amidst all the fun, the serious reason for the event's creation many years ago persists to this day.

Tom Flanigan

Competitors in this year's regional Energy Whiz Olympics were happy for Saturday's (3/30) partly sunny skies. The solar-powered event took place on Leon High School's tennis courts.

Jae C. Hong / AP Photo

The Florida State Men’s Basketball team made it to the Sweet Sixteen for the second year in a row. Blaise Gainey reports.

A Leon County program to treat substance abuse is going regional. DISC Village will soon be adding 6 new counties to its service area.

Tom Flanigan

For its 9th year, Leon County's Sustainability Summit headed to fresh air and wide open spaces on Saturday, March 23. The event at the J.R. Alford Greenway focused on ways to make human activities more compatible with nature.

Tallahassee’s Young Actors Theatre is revisiting a much-loved musical comedy for its latest production. But this version will have some big differences from its predecessors.

Eastpoint residents enjoy a barbeque at the Big Top Supermarket after Hurricane Michael (10/12/2018)
Ryan Dailey / WFSU News

State taxpayer money for Hurricane Michael relief in Florida's hard-hit Panhandle would top $1.8 billion under a budget plan outlined Thursday by Senate Republican leaders.

Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers speaking with reporters at the opening of Trulieve's Tallahassee dispensary.
Nick Evans

A North Florida man who’s struggled with fibromyalgia for years, on Thursday became the state’s first patient to legally purchase whole-flower cannabis for smoking, just days after Governor Ron DeSantis signed into a law a measure repealing a prohibition against smokable medical marijuana.

It’s been months since Hurricane Michael struck the Panhandle, carving a swath of damage from the Gulf to the Georgia state line. Recovery is expected to take years, even a decade or more and schools are feeling the pressure. Bay County Superintendent Bill Husfelt recently spoke before the State Board of Education, outlining some of the problems that have cropped up in the wake of the storm.

Jefferson Somerset's football team takes a knee ahead of a game. (undated photo).
Jefferson Somerset Academy / Jefferson County Schools

All 12 seniors on Jefferson County’s football team have been signed to college scholarships. It comes amid the district’s second year as the state’s first and only charter school district, and on the heels of a consolidation of schools into one facility. 

Historic Capitol
Tom Flanigan / WFSU News

Tonight on the steps of the Historic Capitol, a group of Florida State University students and the Islamic Center of Tallahassee are holding a solidarity event and vigil for the 50 victims of the Christchurch Massacre.

Jacob Gralton / Flickr

The NCAA Women's basketball bracket is set and the Lady Noles are the 5th seed.

This is the women’s 14th time in the last 15 years making it to the NCAA basketball tournament, after winning 23 of their 31 games.

The tournament starts Friday when they face Bucknell Bison at 4pm.

The men's team is the number 4 seed in their tournament. They are scheduled to take on No. 14 seeded Vermont for their opening game Thursday at 2.

View of downtown Tallahassee (undated)
Leon County Tourism/Visit Tallahassee / Visit Tallahassee

Tallahassee is being rated as one of the South’s Best cities, according to the lifestyle magazine Southern Living. It’s the first time the city has gotten the nod.

Tom Flanigan

Nearly 100 homeless dogs - most of them recent rescues from a South Georgia puppy mill - were vying for new homes on Saturday, March 16. The mass animal adoption event called "Paws for a Cause" took place at Proctor's Subaru on Capital Circle.