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Community Safety Meeting

Updated: 07/23/2014 - Tallahassee Community Leadership Council to meet tomorrow.
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Mayor John Marks Joins in New Anti-Bullying Initiative in Local Schools

Updated: 07/23/2014 - Mayors in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Fort Myers have signed onto a new partnership with The US Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project as part of a major national initiative to develop local solutions-based responses to combat the epidemic of bullying in local schools.
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Police: No Signs of Foul Play in Parking Lot Death

Updated: 07/23/2014 - Tallahassee police say that there are no signs of "overt foul play" in the death of a 27-year-old man discovered in his car in the Fresh Market parking lot Tuesday evening.
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Miami Man Arrested for Stealing Nearly $300,000 in State Funds

Posted: 07/23/2014 - Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the arrest of Jacques Albert Calixte, owner and operator of the Haitian American Association against Cancer in Miami, for stealing nearly $300,000 intended to help screen Haitian American women for cancer.

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  • Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S....
  • AP reporter's account of Arizona execution
    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms....
  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire....
  • Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president....
  • Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America....
  • How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry
    Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:...
  • Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S....
  • Some lethal injection problems in US executions
    Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:...
  • Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks
    PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old Indiana pilot also believed dreams weren't achieved without taking chances....
  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar
    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers disappeared from radar early Thursday, the official Algerian news agency said....
  • Iraq: Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gunbattle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight soldiers were killed, brutally underscoring Iraq's instability as lawmakers convened to elect a new president....
  • Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats
    NIR AM, Israel (AP) -- With deadly fighting raging next door in the Gaza Strip, southern Israeli towns along the border have turned into mini army bases as most residents have fled....
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid U.S. efforts to reach a cease-fire....
  • Plane with Malaysia Airlines bodies leaves Ukraine
    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) -- A Dutch military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday and a second prepared to go, while Australia's government dispatched 50 police officers to London to prepare to join a proposed U.N. team to secure the scattered wreckage....
  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will....
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets....
  • Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the practice quickly and questioning the patriotism and citizenship of those companies....
  • US hails Indonesia democracy in turbulent SE Asia
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's quick congratulation for Indonesia's election victor Joko Widodo, even as the losing candidate rejected the result, underscores Washington's intent to deepen ties with Jakarta and support democracy in Southeast Asia....
  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state....
  • HK firms on edge as democracy rally blockade looms
    HONG KONG (AP) -- As activists vow to shut down Hong Kong's financial district in protest at China's attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city, businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst....
  • European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights
    BERLIN (AP) -- Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas....
  • US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged....
  • Nokia profits rise after sale of handset division
    HELSINKI (AP) -- Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. saw its shares surge on Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of its sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division....
  • Boss of company in China meat scandal apologizes
    BEIJING (AP) -- The chairman of an American meat supplier apologized Thursday for a Chinese subsidiary that is accused of selling expired beef and chicken to restaurants including McDonald's and KFC....
  • Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar
    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often....
  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than 1,000 StubHub users' accounts to make big money by fraudulently buying tickets and reselling them, prosecutors said Wednesday....
  • Nokia profits rise after sale of handset division
    HELSINKI (AP) -- Telecommunications and wireless equipment maker Nokia Corp. saw its shares surge on Thursday after it reported higher profits and an improved earnings outlook in the wake of its sale to Microsoft of its troubled handset division....
  • Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce....
  • European Central Bank hit by data theft
    BERLIN (AP) -- The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised....
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs....
  • Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones....
  • Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla....
  • Woman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop
    STAHLSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols....
  • Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case
    OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him with a rhyme....
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