Law & Order
2:57 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

LCSO Identifies Deputy Killed In Ambush, Says Gunman Had 'Anti-Government Views'

LCSO Spokesman James McQuaig speaks during a press conference on the gunfight and death of Deputy Christopher L. Smith

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 2:18 pm

A man known to local law enforcement for having anti-government views shot and killed Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher L. Smith this past weekend. In an emotional press conference Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department and Fire Officials outlined the events that led to the first death of a sheriff’s deputy in the county in a century.

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Environment
2:56 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

First (Lots Of) Snow, Now Rain And Flooding Threaten Western New York

Michael Palmer and Carin Schultz work to clear her car of snow and remove it from Union street on Thursday in the Buffalo suburb of Hamburg.
John Normile Getty Images

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 3:09 pm

Western New York can't catch a break. First, it was paralyzed by a mountain of lake-effect snow and unseasonably cold weather. Now, things are thawing and rain is moving in. By Monday, meteorologist say the high temperature could hit 60 degrees.

As USA Today reports, that could cause some serious flooding. The paper adds:

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History
2:50 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed

NPR producer Olly Dearden is a fan of most classic Thanksgiving dishes, but calls sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows a "culinary abomination."
Stephen Little Flickr

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 11:56 am

Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. Disgusted by the thought of sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and confused by the pardoning of turkeys who've committed no crimes, Dearden talked with several experts in the field, and got some answers to his questions.

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Law & Order
9:59 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Leon Sheriff's Deputy Killed, Another Wounded In Ambush

Tallahassee Police on scene at Plantation Woods Subdivision where a man ambushed two Leon Co. Sheriff's deputies, killing one.

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 10:51 pm

A Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy is dead and another wounded after they were ambushed by a man who started shooting at them as they responded to a house fire.

The confrontation occured in the Plantation Woods subdivision.

In a written statement, the Leon Sheriff’s office says, “the suspect took the fallen deputy’s firearm and began walking North on Caracus Court actively shooting at the first responders as they arrived on the scene.

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Law & Order
9:56 am
Sun November 23, 2014

After Shooting FSU Opens Doors, Opens Hearts

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 12:27 pm

    

Florida State University students are back in class after a shooting at the campus library injured three people. The tragedy has raised the same question asked after any school shooting – how could this happen? But  at Florida State, It’s also raised a stronger feeling of community and support. 

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Education
4:03 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

USF Students React to FSU Shooting

Strozier Library at Florida State University
Credit www.campusexplorer.com

Yesterday morning, there was a shooting at Florida State University in their library that left three injured and the shooter dead, the event sent shivers down the spine of students across the country. After an event like a school shooting, students nationwide take notice and USF Senior Michelle Reyes says the FSU shooting is another reminder that you can never be too safe.  

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Politics
3:06 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

October Unemployment Numbers Released

Credit www.wikipedia.org/

October's unemployment numbers were released this morning. Florida's 6.0 percent unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since June 2008.

Florida's unemployment rate was down 0.1 percent from September 2014 and down 0.7 percent from October of 2013. Jesse Panuccio of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says it was a strong month for the Bay area.

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Law & Order
1:44 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Package from FSU Shooter Delivered in Texas

Myron May

The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday.

Authorities thought the packages could contain videos and journals from Myron May, who was killed by police officers outside the library Thursday, according to a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because that person wasn’t authorized to release information about the case.

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Business
1:39 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Florida's Jobless Mark at Lowest Rate Since 2008

It's not the 1930s around here anymore...

The state's jobless mark dipped slightly from 6.1 percent in September to a six-year-low of 6.0 percent in October, with the strongest growth found in education, health care and service-related fields.

The state Department of Economic Opportunity announced Friday that the number of people listed as unemployed in Florida fell by 13,000 from month to month and stood at 578,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9.6 million.

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NPR Story
12:46 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Secret Redistricting Docs To Become Public Unless SCOTUS Intervenes

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:35 pm

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to postpone the release of redistricting documents created by a Republican consultant.

Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, the documents will become public  December 1.

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Culture
12:21 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Reececliff's Pies A Lakeland Tradition

Pies on display at Reececliff

Reececliff Family Diner in Lakeland has been turning out its award winning pies since the 1930s, and lots of families rely on them every year for their Thanksgiving dessert. The restaurant has been operating in the Dixieland neighborhood since 1934.

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Off The Base
11:27 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Leave No Veteran Behind Smart Bikes

Rob Walk of Leave No Veteran Behind shows the YouTube video of their Smart Bike at the Sarasota Veterans Legacy Summit.
Bobbie O'Brien WUSF Public Media

Bringing together veterans’ service organizations to share ideas and create networks was one of the goals of The Patterson Foundation’s Veterans Legacy Summit that concluded last weekend in Sarasota.

It brought one veteran to Florida to share how he’s using his mechanical background to inspire kids on Chicago’s Southside.

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Law & Order
8:58 am
Fri November 21, 2014

FSU To Resume Classes; Gunman In 'Crisis' Before Shooting

FSU students, faculty and staff hold candlight vigil after gunman injures three in on-campus shooting.

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 5:01 am

Florida State University is back open—a day after a gunman opened fire at the school’s Strozier Library. As FSU tries to get back to normal, an investigation into the shooting continues.

In the hours after three people were shot at FSU’s Strozier library, people gathered on the campus in a prayer vigils and rallies to show their support for the university. FSU Sophomore Gillian Newman says the shooting has shaken the campus community.

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Politics
9:15 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 8:42 am

In a prime-time speech on Thursday, Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

Via the PBS Newshour, here's video of Obama's 15-minute speech:

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Law & Order
9:14 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

FSU Gunman was Alumni "In a State of Crisis"

Students gathered on FSU's Landis Green after a shooting at the school's library
Credit Nick Evans

An attorney who graduated from Florida State University in 2005 was identified as the gunman who opened fire at the campus library early Thursday, injuring three people, including one critically, before he was killed by police.

But Tallahassee and university officials expressed relief that the shooting, which came as at least 450 students studied for exams shortly after midnight at Strozier Library, wasn't a bigger tragedy.

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