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As Economy Falters, Budget Gap Grows Toward $3.5 Billion

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.

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Cabinet Overhaul

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.

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FWC Seeks Input on Possible Changes to Red Drum Rules

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.

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Holiday Crime Prevention for Students!

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.

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Home in Eastern Leon County Damaged by Fire

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.

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Crist, Cabinet OK Biomass Plant in Gainesville

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.

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[UPDATE] High School Grades Released

Updated: 12/07/2010 - The Florida Department of Education releases school grades for high schools across the state. Leon County Schools, Gov. Crist releases statements.

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Homeless Kids in Fla Schools on the Rise

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.

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Texting While Driving Bill Will BRB

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.

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Apalachicola Tree Pruning Moratorium

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.

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Rick Scott's Jobs Tours

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

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Florida Sees 3rd Cholera Case After Haiti Outbreak

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.

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National Award for Service to Interior Design Field Goes toFSU Professor

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.

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Temporary Cold Night Shelter Open Tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday

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.

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TPD Issues Sexual Predator Notification

Posted: 12/06/2010 - The Tallahassee Police Department is making public notification that Sexual Predator Robert J. Coe is residing at 1717 Sunbeam Lane Tallahassee, FL. 32310.

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Wilson to Resign From Florida Senate December 31

Updated: 12/06/2010 - One of the Florida Senate’s more colorful characters will put a cap on a long career in the state Legislature Dec. 31, a spokesman for the chamber told the News Service of Florida Monday.

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