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Tallahassee (Leon, Florida)

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  • Teens and young adults confronted by more TV ads for e-cigarettes

    Teens and young adults confronted by more TV ads for e-cigarettes
    Commercials for electronic cigarettes have become so ubiquitous that millions of American teens have seen them since 2012, a new study says. About 4 out of 5 of the TV ads seen by these young viewers were for blu eCigs, a brand that was purchased by...
  • Democratic leader working to oust Rick Scott

    Democratic leader working to oust Rick Scott
    Allison Tant, chairwoman of the Florida Democratic Party, doesn't have an easy job. Even though most of the state's registered voters are Democrats, Tant's party doesn't control any of the statewide elected offices, the congressional delegation or...
  • Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA

    Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA
    Frustration over continued mass shootings prompted Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana Tuesday to take aim at the National Rifle Association and its opposition to Florida gun control measures. She criticized Florida lawmakers for this year...
  • Planned Parenthood launches Florida political effort

    Planned Parenthood launches Florida political effort
    Hoping to energize voters concerned about access to abortion rights, Florida Planned Parenthood is launching a 2014 political effort. Called Women are Watching, it’s spearheaded by Florida Planned Parenthood’s political action committee. The...
  • Cubs sign top pick Schwarber

    Cubs sign top pick Schwarber
    PITTSBURGH — Kyle Schwarber immediately headed to Boise to start his professional career after agreeing Wednesday to a $3.125 million bonus with the Cubs. And manager Rick Renteria, a former first round pick of the Pirates who spent 10 seasons...
  • Florida cops accused of using cellphone tracker without court permission

    Florida cops accused of using cellphone tracker without court permission
    Florida police officers are accused of using a cellphone tracking and monitoring device without court permission, saying the device was on loan and they signed a confidentiality agreement with the manufacturer. The American Civil Liberties Union has...
  • 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-...
  • Orlando rated 'bike-friendly' -- Florida not so much

    Orlando rated 'bike-friendly' -- Florida not so much
    Central Florida often ranks as the nation's riskiest area for pedestrians, but at least one group says Orlando does better when it comes to bicyclists. This year, Orlando made a list of 11 bike-friendly communities in Florida, which moved to 28th from...
  • Bianchi: Why was Jameis Winston suspiciously MIA from teammates' hearing?

    Bianchi: Why was Jameis Winston suspiciously MIA from teammates' hearing?
    The way the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida State University have handled the Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation keeps getting more and more suspicious. The latest embarrassment came Tuesday when two of Winston's teammates -- Chris...
  • Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)

    Let school districts handle textbook purchases, lawmakers say (No thanks, districts respond)
    A push to "maximize local control" would mean local school districts would decide which textbooks to buy for every class taught in its schools. That's a time-consuming and expensive task that Florida's school systems say they don't want -- but the Florida...
  • Teenagers, sleep and school start times (and a Fl bill introduced and withdrawn)

    Teenagers, sleep and school start times (and a Fl bill introduced and withdrawn)
    Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, confessed on Facebook that while in high school he was a "zombie at 7:15 a.m." and would have appreciated if school started later. Citing research on teenagers and sleep -- information that has prompted some schools...