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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'

    Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'
    TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of groups trying to prove Florida's congressional map was intentionally gerrymandered to help Republicans turned to experts Tuesday who testified it was "virtually impossible" to have drawn the maps without political bias....
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Broward Judge Cynthia Imperato charged with DUI

    Broward Judge Cynthia Imperato charged with DUI
    A veteran Broward circuit judge found herself at the other end of the judicial system Wednesday — carted off to jail following her DUI arrest. After Judge Cynthia Imperato spent Tuesday evening at a social legal function, she was seen weaving on...
  • Accuser's attorney asks for review of Jameis Winston investigation

    The attorney for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault asked Friday for Florida's attorney general to examine the rape investigation and the Tallahassee Police Dept. Patricia Carroll said that detectives failed...
  • 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...
  • Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid

    Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid
    TALLAHASSEE -- Two unions filed a lawsuit Thursday objecting to the state's attempt to side-step an agreement from 2009 to use federally certified union signal workers in the signal construction of the $1.6 billion SunRail commuter line. The Brotherhood...
  • USF to begin digging at Dozier

    By News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE -- Excavation of long-buried human remains from unmarked graves at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna will begin Saturday. The weekend work outside the Boot Hill section of the closed...
  • Judge to redistricting foes: Get the lead out

    TALLAHASSEE -- With a trial looming over Florida's redistricting process, a Leon County circuit judge on Thursday ordered lawyers for some Republican political operatives and a coalition of voting-rights groups to speed up their review of thousands of...
  • 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...
  • State aims to thwart predators

    Florida lawmakers on Tuesday took the first steps to stop repeat sex offenders by proposing wide-ranging changes, including flagging potential predators when first arrested and keeping closer tabs on them once released. "Children are dead, lives have...