Posted: 12/07/2010 - A new report says the Obama administration should sharply increase the number of offshore drilling inspectors, conduct more surprise inspections and stiffen penalties on companies found to violate federal rules on drilling.
Updated: 12/08/2010 - The pardon of deceased Doors rock icon Jim Morrison has been officially put on the agenda for a Thursday morning Clemency meeting in Tallahassee. James Douglas Morrison shows up as item 29 on a lengthy agenda. As Mike Vasilinda tells us one of the more interesting items in the file being reviewed is a 1970 letter from Morrison’s father to parole officials
Updated: 12/13/2010 - 163 people surrender, 15 arrested, 40 not wanted at all
Posted: 12/07/2010 - With tax collections slowing, Medicaid costs rising and Florida housing still a mess, state lawmakers may be facing a budget shortfall whose depth is around $3.5 billion next year, analysts said Tuesday.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - The political careers of four Florida leaders are coming to an end… for now. Neither the governor nor the state cabinet members are planning another run at office, but as Whitney Ray, tells us, no one is ready to shut the door on their political future just yet.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - Elder Care Services is averaging 6 to 8 requests a day by seniors needing blankets, heaters, or help with their utility bills.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is continuing a series of public workshops, including a special multi-location video workshop, to review its analysis of the latest red drum (redfish) stock assessment and discuss possible red drum rule changes.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - During the holiday break between semesters, many students will be leaving their dormitory, apartment, or home for an extended period of time, so here are some helpful tips to remember before leaving for the holidays.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service veteran manager David Viker has been named the new chief of the Southeast Region’s National Wildlife Refuge System, Southeast Regional Director Cindy Dohner announced today (12-7).
Posted: 12/07/2010 - Tuesday afternoon (12-7) at 12:21pm, the Tallahassee Fire Department was called to the 5300 Block of Touraine Drive to investigate smoke in the attic.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet are adding their approval to a wood-burning power plant that could serve 70,000 homes in the Gainesville area.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - Holiday Camp for Kids takes place from Dec. 20 -23 and Dec. 27-30.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - Recent cold weather means high numbers of manatees may be concentrated in warm-water refuges near power plants, rivers and springs throughout the state.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - Last night, the Tallahassee Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 1700 Block of Holton Street.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - A legislative economist says Florida's budgetary outlook is getting gloomier.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - With record highs in unemployment and thousands of Floridians forced out of their homes because they can’t pay the mortgage, public schools are seeing a huge rise in the number of homeless students.
Posted: 12/07/2010 - A proposal to prohibit message sending while driving has returned in the Senate, with Sen. Evelyn Lynn filing a measure that would bar drivers from sending or reading text messages, E-mails, or other forms of communication.
Updated: 12/07/2010 - The city of Apalachicola has issued a five month moratorium on tree pruning by Progress Energy. Eyewitness News Reporter Jerry Askin has more on why some residents say it's needed to keep the city's historic image in tact.
Posted: 12/06/2010 - Florida's soon to be governor, Rick Scott, will have to confront some serious challenges, including tackling the state's unemployment rate, with more than a million Floridians out of work. That's why the governor-elect kicked off a statewide jobs tour today (12-6). As Troy Kinsey explains Florida's military economy could be key to Scott's strategy
Posted: 12/06/2010 - Miami health officials say test results confirm that an American Airlines passenger who became ill on a flight from the Dominican Republic to Miami on Thanksgiving had cholera.
Posted: 12/06/2010 - The Louis S. Tregre Award is one of the interior design world’s most distinguished honors, and this year it has gone to Florida State University Professor David M. Butler, who for more than three decades as a licensed interior designer and as a faculty member in FSU’s interior design program has exemplified and promoted his field’s highest standards.
Updated: 12/06/2010 - The first string of freezing nights and mornings is upon us.
Updated: 12/06/2010 - With low temperatures forecasted to once again drop below 35 degrees for three or more hours tonight through Wednesday night, a team of area human service agencies, local government and the faith-based community will open a temporary cold night shelter.