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Accident on Capital Circle NE Causing Delays

Updated: 04/01/2011 - The Tallahassee Police Department is working a traffic crash in the 2400 blk of Capital Circle NE. Northbound traffic on Capital Circle from Centerville Rd to Greer Rd. will be detoured due to a traffic crash.

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Florida Senate Panel Diverts Low-cost Housing Funds

Posted: 04/01/2011 - The Senate's Budget Committee has agreed to permanently divert $194 million annually from Florida's affordable housing program for what opponents say is a temporary revenue shortage for other state needs.

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Jimbo and Candi Fisher Ask For Prayers For Son

Updated: 04/01/2011 - "Candi and I ask for your prayers as our family is dealing with a very personal matter concerning the health of our youngest child," FSU Football Head Coach Jimbo Fisher says in a statement.

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TallahasseeVoices: Citizens Speak Out On Mayor Marks

Posted: 04/01/2011 - Only 12% of citizens trust our local officials to act in all cases with integrity based on the fact that Mayor Marks, and commissioners DePuy, Proctor and Thaell have all faced ethics charges in the past few years.

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[UPDATE] Florida House Passes Medicaid Privatization Plan

Posted: 04/01/2011 - Rep. Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach, tried to raise the issue of Gov. Rick Scott’s relationship with Solantic, a medical clinic chain that currently contracts with Medicaid as a managed care provider. Scott has transferred his ownership stake in the company to his wife, which Pafford acknowledged.

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FDOT to Motorists: Work Zone Safety is Everyone’s Job

Posted: 04/01/2011 - During Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, Florida Department of Transportation officials remind motorists to drive carefully in construction zones. The national campaign, held April 4-8, is conducted annually at the start of road construction season.

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Bill Weakens Ability to Claim Abandoned Property As Your Own

Posted: 04/01/2011 - An unusual state law that has roots back to the 1800s allows someone to pay property taxes on homes or land they don’t own. If after seven years there is no protest from the owner, the squatter can get the title to the property by filing an “adverse possession” claim.

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Plans Would Rein in Water Districts

Posted: 04/01/2011 - Lauded - and criticized - for their fiscal autonomy, water management districts would find their budgets determined by the Legislature and their spending approved by the governor under a pair of bills advancing March 31 in the House and Senate.

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Senate Budget Passes Committee, Setting Up Final Clashes

Posted: 04/01/2011 - The final draft of the Senate’s spending plan for the coming fiscal year easily passed the Senate Budget Committee, setting the stage for a clash with the House over how to craft a spending blueprint hammered by the end of federal stimulus dollars and an anemic economic recovery.

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Push to Stop Publication of 911 Calls Stalls

Posted: 04/01/2011 - A proposal (HB 1435) to make it illegal to publish or broadcast a recording of a 911 call was temporarily postponed in the House State Affairs Committee on March 31.

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FSU Campus Safety Walk

Posted: 03/31/2011 - Florida State University is taking a proactive approach when it comes to safety on campus, and they weren't short on help.

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Food Truck Thursday

Posted: 04/01/2011 - The street food trend has made its way from the big city to the capital city and folks in our area are chowing down.

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Feds: Transocean Stonewalling on Witnesses

Posted: 03/31/2011 - The head of the agency that regulates offshore drilling is questioning Transocean's willingness to cooperate with a key federal investigation of last year's Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill.

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Senate Pension Plan Passes Despite Resistance

Updated: 03/31/2011 - Despite unease among even some supporters of the measure, the Senate Budget Committee approved a sweeping pension reform bill that would ask current employees to pay more and lock future employees out of the defined-benefit plan.

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Residents: Are Smart Meters Accurate?

Updated: 03/31/2011 - Utilities customers in California are suing Pacific, Gas & Electric because they say their bills have gone up since smart meters have been installed. City of Tallahassee customers say they are now wondering if the smart meters in our area are accurate.

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