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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Siplin blasts ethics bill, defends Sansom, and Senate committee shoots it down

     
    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Senate committee introduced one ethics proposal Tuesday that would bring more scrutiny to the financial investments of legislators and block them from voting on measures that they could financially benefit from. But with...
  • Gasp! House Republicans whip out controversial elections bill

     
    By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With controversial provisions extending no-campaign zones from busy precincts and hefty fines for election supervisors who file late reports, the House Government Operations...
  • Could Florida State host a baseball Regional?

     
    In the eyes of ESPN's Jeremy Mills, Florida State could be getting ready to host yet another baseball regional later this season. The Seminoles, of course, hosted postseason play last season before earning a 20th berth into the College World Series in...
  • Will Muschamp’s stop in Tallahassee highlights friendship with FSU’s Jimbo Fisher

     
    TALLAHASSEE – Will Muschamp gets the appeal of the story. They own a beach house together. They coached on the same staff at more than one school. They're now in charge of the two biggest rival schools in the state of Florida. But as he made a...
  • In state Capitol, the redistricting talk is critical of costs, lack of maps

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers chose to hold their first of 26 redistricting public hearings this summer in the Democratic-leaning capital city Monday, ensuring that both interest-group and left-leaning voices would get heard first. Other than...
  • Hearing on FEA pension contribution challenge set for June 30

     
    The Florida Education Association's request for a temporary injunction blocking enforcement of a new law requiring public employees to contribute 3 percent of salaries to their retirement has been set for 7:30 a.m. on June 30, the day before the bill be...
  • Tallahassee judge could stop pension overhaul plans

     
    TALLAHASSEE—Public employees facing a 3 percent cut to their take home pay took their first step in the legal process to get a law changing the terms of their retirement overturned. Lawyers representing a group of public employees has asked a Leon...
  • Crackdown long overdue on Florida pols stiffing you for $1.4M

    Crackdown long overdue on Florida pols stiffing you for $1.4M
    There's a new plan to block politicians from running for office unless they've paid all their delinquent elections fines. Sounds simple and fair enough, right? I mean, what kind of so-called "public servant" would have the audacity to run for office...
  • Pot pipe turns out to be a pain in the butt

    Just another reason not to do drugs or share drug paraphernalia --a person's drugs or pipes may have been a bit too well-traveled. No butts about it. For example, consider the journey of John David Hall's pot pipe and his smokin' hot arse. Hall, of...
  • Inmate's beef with soy doesn't go down well

    Court reporter Steve Hudak wrote a clever lead on a story that ran on Page A1 Monday: "Lake Correctional Institution inmate Eric Harris has a beef with prison food." The truth is that Harris wants beef in his prison food. Along with pork. Not to...
  • 3 arrested in hazing of FAMU freshman

    3 arrested in hazing of FAMU freshman
    Three students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were arrested Monday on charges of hazing a freshman so severely that her leg was broken, Tallahassee police said. James Harris, 22, Aaron Golson, 19, and Sean Hobson, 23, are charged...
  • 3 FAMU students arrested for hazing out of jail

    3 FAMU students arrested for hazing out of jail
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Three Florida A&M University marching band members are free after spending the night in jail on charges that they beat a fellow Marching 100 member in a hazing ritual. Sean Hobson, Aaron Golson and James Harris all left the...