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Florida News: Governor Ron DeSantis Commends Florida Legislative Leaders on Passing Medical Marijuana Bill

Tallahassee, Fla. (STL.News) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis released the following statement regarding the passage of SB 182 – Medical Use of Marijuana, in the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives: “The Florida Legislature has taken a significant step this week to uphold the will of the voters and support the patients who will … Continue reading Florida News: Governor Ron DeSantis Commends Florida Legislative Leaders on Passing Medical Marijuana Bill

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Kevin Robert Lee, Former Credit Union Lending Director Charged with Bank Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Filing False Tax Returns

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Kevin Robert Lee, 35, of Tallahassee, Florida, was arraigned on Friday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with twenty counts of bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, theft from a lending institution, and three counts of filing a false tax return. The … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Kevin Robert Lee, Former Credit Union Lending Director Charged with Bank Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Filing False Tax Returns

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, U.S. Attorney Keefe Celebrates African-American History Month

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – During the month of February, Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, recognized the contributions of African Americans by participating in the events below and looks forward to future collaboration and outreach opportunities throughout the year. U.S. Attorney Keefe said: “National African-American History Month is an excellent opportunity … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, U.S. Attorney Keefe Celebrates African-American History Month

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, U.S. Attorney Keefe Announces New Management Team for the Northern District of Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced today that he has installed a new management team to assist him in fulfilling his pledge to work with the women and men of our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners in the pursuit of justice for the people … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, U.S. Attorney Keefe Announces New Management Team for the Northern District of Florida

Jasper Contractors Announces New Employment Opportunities at Locations in Northwestern Florida

  TALLAHASSEE, FLA./ JANUARY 14, 2019 (STL.News) Jasper Contractors today announced multiple new positions to serve commercial and residential roofing markets from new offices in Panama City, Florida, and Tallahassee, Florida. Each of the newly-established branches will consist of a full, permanent office and support staff, including roles in construction management, administration, general management, sales, … Continue reading Jasper Contractors Announces New Employment Opportunities at Locations in Northwestern Florida

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Lawrence Keefe Sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Lawrence “Larry” Keefe, of Shalimar, Florida, took the oath of office this morning from Chief District Judge Mark E. Walker to become the 41st U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Mr. Keefe was nominated by President Donald Trump on August 16, 2018, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Lawrence Keefe Sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Year in Review: 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecutions

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – As 2018 has drawn to a close, Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, reviews the district’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) cases. Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Year in Review: 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecutions

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Tallahassee City Commissioner and Political Consultant Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Charles Maddox, 50, and Tallahassee political consultant Janice Paige Carter-Smith, 53, both of Tallahassee, have been indicted in a forty-four count indictment for conspiring to operate a racketeering enterprise that engaged in acts of bank fraud, extortion, honest services fraud, and bribery. Maddox and Carter-Smith are also charged … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Tallahassee City Commissioner and Political Consultant Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | The Latest: Nelson: ‘Things worked out a little differently’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — The Latest on Florida’s election recount (all times local): 3:45 p.m. U.S. Sen Bill Nelson says in giving up his re-election bid that “things worked out a little differently than … I had hoped.” The veteran Capitol Hill Democrat conceded his razor-thin race Sunday to Republican Rick Scott with a video statement … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | The Latest: Nelson: ‘Things worked out a little differently’

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon whose career highlight may have been a trip on the space shuttle, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday, ceding a razor-thin race to the outgoing governor after a tense and sometimes turbulent recount. Nelson gave up his quest … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: AP won’t declare winner in Florida races yet

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Latest on Florida’s election recount (all times local): 4 p.m. The Associated Press will not declare winners in the races for Florida governor and Senate until state officials certify the results next week. In the race for governor, Republican Ron DeSantis leads Democrat Andrew Gillum by 33,684 votes of more than … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The Latest: AP won’t declare winner in Florida races yet

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Man who killed 2 at yoga studio was fired for touching girl

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The man who shot and killed two women at a yoga studio was fired from his job as a substitute teacher for inappropriately touching a middle school girl, a Florida school district said. Paul Scott Beierle, 40, posed as a customer during a yoga class Friday, then began shooting, authorities said. A … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Man who killed 2 at yoga studio was fired for touching girl

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Yoga studio shooter posted racist, misogynistic videos

TALLAHASSEE, Fla  — A brooding military veteran and former teacher who railed at women and blacks in a series of poorly lit videos shot two women to death and wounded five other people at a Florida yoga studio before killing himself. The Friday evening shooting at a busy upscale shopping plaza jolted the state capital … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Yoga studio shooter posted racist, misogynistic videos

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Northern Floridians May Report 2018 Election Violations to U.S. Attorney’s Office

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – United States Attorney Christopher P. Canova will lead the efforts of the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 6, 2018, general election. As District Election Officer, United States Attorney Canova is responsible for overseeing the District’s … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Northern Floridians May Report 2018 Election Violations to U.S. Attorney’s Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | GOP holds slight edge with 3 million ballots in Florida cast

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — With a week to go before Election Day more than 3 million voters have already cast ballots in the battleground state of Florida. New statistics released Tuesday by the state Division of Elections show that more than 1.26 million people have voted early. Additionally, more than 1.8 million people have voted by … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | GOP holds slight edge with 3 million ballots in Florida cast

DAVIE, Fla | Florida gubernatorial candidates set for final debate

DAVIE, Fla. — The candidates for Florida governor are scheduled to debate for the second and final time, three days after their first testy encounter. Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum will meet Wednesday night at a community college near Fort Lauderdale. On Sunday in Tampa, the two scuffled over the economy, race and … Continue reading DAVIE, Fla | Florida gubernatorial candidates set for final debate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in Florida debate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn’t a big fan of President Donald Trump, but he said during a debate Sunday night that he’d gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects. “That’s just not the way it works,” said Republican opponent Ron DeSantis, who won … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla.DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in Florida debate

Top 10 Real Estate Teams / Agents with Most Recent Sales in Tallahassee, Florida Area

Featuring the Top 10 Real Estate Teams / Agents with Most Recent Sales in Tallahassee, Florida Area Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee is the state capital of Florida.  The Capitol Complex includes the restored Historic Capitol, now a museum with displays on political history.  The 1970s Capitol tower offers city views from its 22nd-floor observation deck.  Nearby, … Continue reading Top 10 Real Estate Teams / Agents with Most Recent Sales in Tallahassee, Florida Area

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. The storm that ravaged Florida’s Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but so far getting a firm grasp on how many died is proving somewhat elusive. The … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Michael lays bare Panhandle’s weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state’s Panhandle did not have tighter building codes until just 11 years ago; it was once argued that acres of forests would provide the region with a natural barrier against the savage winds of a hurricane. Many of those structures did not withstand the fury … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Michael lays bare Panhandle’s weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Michael’s destruction reveals region’s weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state’s Panhandle did not have tighter building codes It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida’s Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Michael’s destruction reveals region’s weaker building codes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Fast-strengthening hurricane closes in on Florida Panhandle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At least 120,000 people along the Florida Panhandle were ordered to clear out on Tuesday as Hurricane Michael rapidly picked up steam in the Gulf of Mexico and closed in with winds of 110 mph and a potential storm surge of 12 feet. Coastal residents rushed to board up their homes and … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Fast-strengthening hurricane closes in on Florida Panhandle

WASHINGTON | Black governor nominees become stars in bid for history

WASHINGTON — It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a scoop. But the center of this attention wasn’t Beyonce or the Rolling Stones. It was three black gubernatorial candidates who stood side by side in a throng … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Black governor nominees become stars in bid for history

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | DeSantis, Gillum pick running mates for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced their running mates for Florida governor Thursday, with DeSantis choosing the first Cuban-American woman to be on the ballot for lieutenant governor and Gillum picking an Orlando-area businessman who competed against him in the primary. DeSantis revealed state Rep. Jeanette Nunez … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | DeSantis, Gillum pick running mates for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | DeSantis picks Cuban-American woman as running mate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis is picking state Rep. Jeanette Nunez to be his running mate, marking the first time a Cuban-American woman will run for Florida’s lieutenant governor. DeSantis announced his choice through a press release Thursday just ahead of a rally with Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for U.S. … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | DeSantis picks Cuban-American woman as running mate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida’s high-stakes race for governor quickly turns nasty

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida‘s high-stakes race for governor has quickly become heated and personal, signaling that the next 10 weeks of campaigning until the general election could get ugly. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a far-left Democrat, and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Republican loyal to President Donald Trump, pulled off surprising primary victories Tuesday.  Each is … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Florida’s high-stakes race for governor quickly turns nasty

TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Racism quickly becomes an issue in Florida governor’s race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla— Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor’s race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren’t looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican said voters shouldn’t “monkey this up” by choosing his African-American opponent. Only hours after their primary election victories, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla | Racism quickly becomes an issue in Florida governor’s race