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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Crist tells teachers 'it's over' for Rick Scott

    Crist tells teachers 'it's over' for Rick Scott
    TALLAHASSEE – Democratic candidate Charlie Crist made his bid to win his old job back official Monday, filing for governor and using the occasion to hold a round-table discussion with teachers who blasted incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. About a dozen...
  • Appeals court overturns itself in Data Targeting redistricting records fight

    Appeals court overturns itself in Data Targeting redistricting records fight
    TALLAHASSEE -- In an unusual move, a full panel of appeals judges has overruled a previous decision allowing a Republican political consultant to shield records related to a high-stakes redistricting lawsuit from public disclosure. The unusual 5-4...
  • Redistricting trial wraps up with no decision for weeks

    Redistricting trial wraps up with no decision for weeks
    TALLAHASSEE – The two-week trial over Florida's new rules of the road for drawing political boundaries concluded Wednesday with the fate of the first-of-their-kind “non-political” congressional maps in the hands of a Tallahassee judge....
  • Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial

    Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial
    TALLAHASSEE – A high-stakes trial over the fate of Florida’s congressional redistricting plans was closed to the public Thursday as top Republican operatives testified about their insider roles in trying to influence the final maps. Leon...
  • Benjamin's Ream selected for FACA Hall of Fame

    Benjamin football coach and athletic director Ron Ream will be inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Ream was one of six coaches voted in at the FACA's annual summer board of directors meeting in Daytona Beach last week....
  • Florida lawmaker accused of DUI after Taco Bell run

    Florida lawmaker accused of DUI after Taco Bell run
    TALLAHASSEE — A Southwest Florida lawmaker who advocated for a new state law to drug test all elected officials was arrested early Monday and accused of drunken driving, Tallahassee Police Department officials say. State Rep. Dane Eagle, 30, R-...
  • Bianchi: Why was Jameis Winston suspiciously MIA from teammates' hearing?

    Bianchi: Why was Jameis Winston suspiciously MIA from teammates' hearing?
    The way the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida State University have handled the Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation keeps getting more and more suspicious. The latest embarrassment came Tuesday when two of Winston's teammates -- Chris...
  • Weatherford: Political consultants wanted 'clarity' in redistricting

    Weatherford: Political consultants wanted 'clarity' in redistricting
    TALLAHASSEE – House Speaker Will Weatherford testified Tuesday that Republican political consultants had "sullen faces" when he and other lawmakers told them flatly they could not have a hand in re-drawing new congressional maps. Weatherford, R-...
  • Gaetz defends Florida's congressional maps

    Gaetz defends Florida's congressional maps
    TALLAHASSEE – Senate President Don Gaetz testified Wednesday that Republican legislative leaders wanted to have the most “open, inclusive, fair” redistricting process in Florida history. And that meant allowing GOP political...
  • Black, white and redneck: The ballad of Ashmore's Store

    Black, white and redneck: The ballad of Ashmore's Store
    “Ashmore’s Store,” an album of uncommon ambition, is named for a small pharmacy, opened in 1946, that served folks in the black area of Tallahassee called Frenchtown, where a teenage Michael Koppy developed his music and the courage to...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Health care costs, teacher pay and STDs

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Wednesday.   Here's what we're reading this morning.     * The Orlando Sentinel reports that roughly half of uninsured Floridians should be able to buy health insurance for about $100 per month, according to...
  • Florida Supreme Court rules lawmakers can be forced to testify in redistricting court fight

    Florida Supreme Court rules lawmakers can be forced to testify in redistricting court fight
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Friday that state lawmakers can be forced to testify and turn over documents related to whether they intentionally redrew political maps for partisan gain last year. The fight between voting-rights groups...