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Road Closure Scheduled for Bloxham Street

Posted: 01/11/2011 - Blueprint 2000 announces that Bloxham Street between South Calhoun Street and Gaines Street will be closed beginning Thursday, January 13, 2011, to accommodate the Cascade Park construction project.

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TPD: Attempted Bank Robbery at SunTrust Bank

Updated: 01/11/2011 - This morning, at approximately 7:30AM, the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a reported attempted bank robbery at 3575 South Blairstone Road (SunTrust Bank).

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Class Size Penalties to be Revisited


Posted: 01/11/2011 - Senate President Mike Haridopolos said lawmakers would likely revisit the issue of class size penalties this spring.

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[UPDATE] Online Poker, Vegas-Style Gaming on Senate Plate

Posted: 01/12/2011 - The panel of lawmakers that helped orchestrate the Legislature’s gaming compact with the Seminole Indian Tribe is now taking bets on whether it can bring in more winnings if non-Indian, Vegas style casinos or online poker are authorized to operate in Florida.

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Lawsuit: Min Wage Should Be $7.31, Not $7.25

Posted: 01/11/2011 - Advocates for low-wage workers sued Florida on Monday, Jan. 10, saying that minimum wage workers should have gotten a six cent raise this year.

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Florida Pension Reform?

Posted: 01/11/2011 - Florida's facing a budget shortfall in upwards of three billion dollars .. Leading republicans say one of the best ways to make up the difference is by reforming the state's pension system, but it looks like they'll have a fight on their hands. Reporter Troy Kinsey explains.

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[UPDATE] Senate Holds First Immigration Meeting

Updated: 01/11/2011 - With immigration one of the top issues in the nation’s legislatures in the wake of last year’s Arizona law, a panel of Florida senators took its first steps Monday in crafting its own law to deal with those suspected of being here illegally.

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Local Veterans Gearing Up for 11-11-11

Updated: 01/11/2011 - Members from Veteran Events in Tallahassee Incorporated congratulated one another on a job well done with the 2010 Tallahassee Veterans Day Parade.. And then they got right back to work planning this year's parade.

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Tallahassee: MLK Citywide Program Advisory

Posted: 01/10/2011 - The Inter-Civic Council of the Southern Christian Leadership Council of Tallahassee, Inc. invites the public to attend the 41st celebration observing the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at 5:00 p.m

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AFL-CIO Questions Pension Reform

Posted: 01/10/2011 - Florida lawmakers are intent on revamping state and municipal pension systems hoping for millions of dollars in savings, but some union members say they aren’t sure it’s a system needing a fix.

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Seven Deadly Fires in Gadsden County in Six Months

Updated: 01/10/2011 - Its been six days since the latest deadly fire in Gadsden County and officials are taking every precaution to keep people safe. They're telling residents how to protect themselves as well.

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AP Newsbreak: Spill Commission Calls for Reform

Posted: 01/10/2011 - Despite reforms put in place since the massive BP oil spill, a presidential investigating panel has concluded that the government and the oil industry still haven't done enough to avert another catastrophic accident offshore.

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Temporary Cold Night Shelter Open Tonight Through Thursday

Posted: 01/10/2011 - With low temperatures forecasted to once again drop below 35 degrees for three or more hours the evenings of Monday, Jan. 10; Tuesday, Jan. 11; Wednesday, Jan. 12; and Thursday, Jan. 13; a team of area human service agencies, local government and the faith-based community will once again open the temporary cold night shelter.

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An Earlier Start on Diagnosing Breast, Prostate Cancers

Posted: 01/10/2011 - Using biological samples taken from patients and state-of-the-art biochemical techniques, a Florida State University researcher is working to identify a variety of “biomarkers” that might provide earlier warnings of the presence of breast and prostate cancers.

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Court Will Not Overturn $5 Million Slander Award

Posted: 01/10/2011 - The Supreme Court will not overturn a Florida surgeon's $5 million slander award after a hospital executive said he would not send his dog to the doctor for surgery.

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Capital Circle Northwest Closed to Through Traffic

Posted: 01/10/2011 - A section of Capital Circle Northwest (SR 263) at the railroad crossing near Old Bainbridge Road is closed to through traffic for repairs to the CSX Railroad crossing.

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Florida State Government: Weekly Roundup

Updated: 01/10/2011 - Rick Scott dropped the elect from his title last week, becoming the 45th governor of Florida and immediately getting to work, as he promised to do during his campaign – repeatedly.

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