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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...
  • Rep. Corrine Brown attends trial, blasts redistricting lawsuit

    Rep. Corrine Brown attends trial, blasts redistricting lawsuit
    TALLAHASSEE  -- With her district essentially on trial in a Tallahassee courtroom, Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown ripped into a lawsuit brought by a coalition of voting-rights groups challenging the state's congressional districts. Brown, whose...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...