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Leon County (Florida)

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  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Former FAMU student Rikki Wills pleads no contest in hazing case

    Former FAMU student Rikki Wills pleads no contest in hazing case
    Former FAMU drum major Rikki Wills, who insists that he tried to shield his college roommate Robert Champion from a brutal hazing in Orlando in 2011, pleaded no contest today to felony hazing resulting in death. Wills, 25, will not be sentenced until...
  • Florida's heart

    Florida's heart
    March 24 In a dozen years, Florida will celebrate the bicentennial of its capital city, Tallahassee -- diminutively known as “Tally.” Spain ceded what Ralph Waldo Emerson later called “a grotesque place of land speculators and...
  • Fair Districts groups ask Supreme Court to force lawmakers to testify

    TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of voting-rights groups suing the Florida Legislature over last year's redistricting maps are asking the Florida Supreme Court to decide whether to force lawmakers to go under oath in the lingering legal battle. The Fair...
  • 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...
  • Teachers union plans new "legal challenge" to teacher evaluations

    The Florida Education Association plans tomorrow to file a new legal challenge to Florida's new teacher evaluation system, a teacher union spokesman said. Mark Pudlow, the spokesman, said he could provide no other details until tomorrow. The union...
  • Osceola clerk adds predecessor to list of 'high-profile' accused criminals

    Osceola clerk adds predecessor to list of 'high-profile' accused criminals
    KISSIMMEE – On the home page of Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez's redesigned website, a tab titled "High Profile Cases" led to a gallery of accused criminals — and former Clerk Malcom Thompson. Thompson's the only one...
  • Court turns down teachers union request to reconsider merit-pay law ruling

    In case our School Zone readers missed it, a Leon County judge earlier this week turned down a request to reconsider his decision to toss a lawsuit about Florida's teacher merit-pay law. You can read more from our colleague at Political Pulse. The judge...