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Leon County (Florida)

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  • Weatherford: Political consultants wanted 'clarity' in redistricting

    Weatherford: Political consultants wanted 'clarity' in redistricting
    TALLAHASSEE – House Speaker Will Weatherford testified Tuesday that Republican political consultants had "sullen faces" when he and other lawmakers told them flatly they could not have a hand in re-drawing new congressional maps. Weatherford, R-...
  • Gaetz defends Florida's congressional maps

    Gaetz defends Florida's congressional maps
    TALLAHASSEE – Senate President Don Gaetz testified Wednesday that Republican legislative leaders wanted to have the most “open, inclusive, fair” redistricting process in Florida history. And that meant allowing GOP political...
  • Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'

    Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'
    TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of groups trying to prove Florida's congressional map was intentionally gerrymandered to help Republicans turned to experts Tuesday who testified it was "virtually impossible" to have drawn the maps without political bias....
  • Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial

    Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial
    TALLAHASSEE – A high-stakes trial over the fate of Florida’s congressional redistricting plans was closed to the public Thursday as top Republican operatives testified about their insider roles in trying to influence the final maps. Leon...
  • Florida lawmaker accused of DUI after Taco Bell run

    Florida lawmaker accused of DUI after Taco Bell run
    TALLAHASSEE — A Southwest Florida lawmaker who advocated for a new state law to drug test all elected officials was arrested early Monday and accused of drunken driving, Tallahassee Police Department officials say. State Rep. Dane Eagle, 30, R-...
  • Black, white and redneck: The ballad of Ashmore's Store

    Black, white and redneck: The ballad of Ashmore's Store
    “Ashmore’s Store,” an album of uncommon ambition, is named for a small pharmacy, opened in 1946, that served folks in the black area of Tallahassee called Frenchtown, where a teenage Michael Koppy developed his music and the courage to...
  • Broward Judge Cynthia Imperato charged with DUI

    Broward Judge Cynthia Imperato charged with DUI
    A veteran Broward circuit judge found herself at the other end of the judicial system Wednesday — carted off to jail following her DUI arrest. After Judge Cynthia Imperato spent Tuesday evening at a social legal function, she was seen weaving on...
  • Accuser's attorney asks for review of Jameis Winston investigation

    The attorney for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault asked Friday for Florida's attorney general to examine the rape investigation and the Tallahassee Police Dept. Patricia Carroll said that detectives failed...
  • Florida Supreme Court rules lawmakers can be forced to testify in redistricting court fight

    Florida Supreme Court rules lawmakers can be forced to testify in redistricting court fight
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Friday that state lawmakers can be forced to testify and turn over documents related to whether they intentionally redrew political maps for partisan gain last year. The fight between voting-rights groups...
  • Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid

    Railworkers, AFL-CIO sue over rejected SunRail bid
    TALLAHASSEE -- Two unions filed a lawsuit Thursday objecting to the state's attempt to side-step an agreement from 2009 to use federally certified union signal workers in the signal construction of the $1.6 billion SunRail commuter line. The Brotherhood...
  • USF to begin digging at Dozier

    By News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE -- Excavation of long-buried human remains from unmarked graves at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna will begin Saturday. The weekend work outside the Boot Hill section of the closed...