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Tallahassee (Leon, Florida)

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  • Law allowing backyard gun ranges needs to be changed, South Florida officials say

    Law allowing backyard gun ranges needs to be changed, South Florida officials say
    Care to set up your own shooting range in the backyard? Go right ahead, state law says. That has local leaders in an uproar, with Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan leading the charge. On Tuesday, the Sunrise commission approved a resolution urging the state...
  • Would Rick Scott sign a medical marijuana bill?

    Would Rick Scott sign a medical marijuana bill?
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s sudden rush to legalize marijuana for the sick or dying is heading toward a potentially important speed bump: Gov. Rick Scott. While Republican and Democratic lawmakers are rushing to advance bills legalizing some...
  • Florida cops accused of using cellphone tracker without court permission

    Florida cops accused of using cellphone tracker without court permission
    Florida police officers are accused of using a cellphone tracking and monitoring device without court permission, saying the device was on loan and they signed a confidentiality agreement with the manufacturer. The American Civil Liberties Union has...
  • 4 FSU students arrested on hazing charges

    4 FSU students arrested on hazing charges
    Four members of Florida State University's chapter of Sigma Chi were arrested and face hazing charges after police say pledges had bottles of liquor taped to their hands and were encouraged to drink as much as possible, according to the Tallahassee...
  • Roads are inviting in Hobe Sound

    Roads are inviting in Hobe Sound
    In reporting hundreds of these travel columns, I've had the chance to drive many of Florida's scenic roads. West of Tallahassee on State Road 12, the rural path through tiny destinations unpublicized in guidebooks — Greensboro, Bristol,...
  • Common Core: Retired military leaders to urge Florida lawmakers to stick with standards (while GOP committe urges an end to implementaion)

    Common Core: Retired military leaders to urge Florida lawmakers to stick with standards (while GOP committe urges an end to implementaion)
    Two retired U.S. Army generals are to be in Tallahassee tomorrow, urging Florida's legislative leaders to stay the course on Common Core.  At a Capitol press conference, they plan to argue the new academic standards will better prepare Florida students...
  • OCP moves quickly, naming Matt Ruta to lead elite boys basketball program

    OCP moves quickly, naming Matt Ruta to lead elite boys basketball program
    Orlando Christian Prep has the only boys basketball program in Florida that has racked up five state championships in the past seven seasons. On Tuesday, OCP sent the message that it has no intention of seeing the success story end with the departure of...
  • Jeremy Pruitt tells Seminoles commit Blake McClain, 'FSU is place for you'

    Jeremy Pruitt tells Seminoles commit Blake McClain, 'FSU is place for you'
    Jeremy Pruitt might have a black mark beside his name for some Florida State fans after the defensive coordinator left the Seminoles on Tuesday for a similar position at Georgia. That's not the case for 2014 FSU commit Blake McClain, a defensive end...
  • Andrew Mike talks about his commitment flip from Vandy to Gators

    Andrew Mike talks about his commitment flip from Vandy to Gators
    Andrew Mike said Tuesday night as much as he hated to decommit from his commitment to Vanderbilt, it was Florida that held his interest all along. Barely 24 hours after Andrew Mike committed to Vanderbilt, the 6-foot-7, 285-pound offensive tackle from...
  • Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading

    Central Florida school leaders worry about quick implementation of new tests, new A-to-F grading
    Central Florida school leaders fear the state is rushing to roll out FCAT's replacement and a new school grading system. They worry the result will be more schools with lousy grades next year and a public that doesn't understand why their neighborhood...
  • Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida

    Highly touted DT Thomas Holley flips pledge from Penn State to Florida
    Thomas Holley, defensive tackle from Lincoln High in Brooklyn, N.Y. , has apparently flipped his commitment from Penn State to the University of Florida. Mike Farrell, national analyst for Rivals.com, is reporting that Holley has made the decision. It...
  • Florida Express plans Lauderdale-Orlando-Tally service March 20

    Florida Express plans Lauderdale-Orlando-Tally service March 20
    South Florida travelers frustrated by the limited and often expensive flight options to Orlando and Tallahassee could soon have another option for getting there. Florida Express Jet Travel announced Monday that it plans to launch daily nonstop flights...