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Saturday | via ABA Journal
There have been multiple reports of black Americans dying in police custody this summer, often in seemingly dubious circumstances. On Saturday an ABA panel focused on addressing the issue, with much of the discussion centering on community involvement in politics and on social media. Comment?
Friday Jul 31 | via Putnam County Sentinel
A Lima woman who has been named as a person of interest in a motorcycle crash that killed a man is currently in the Putnam County Jail for probation violations on a Putnam County charge. Catherine E. Wilson was arrested in Florida, A warrant for her removal from Leon County Sheriff's Office, Tallahassee, Florida, was issued on July 22 in Putnam County Common Pleas Court. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 28 | via The Mississippi Press
Three suspects wanted in connection with the fiery death of a man at his Tallahassee shoe store located at the corner of South Adams and Kestner streets have been arrested, according to the Tallahassee Democrat . Antowan Hawkins, 23, was arrested Monday night by Leon County deputies for the death of Aaron Goodwin, 24. He was charged with premeditated murder, robbery, arson, evidence tampering and grand theft charges for allegedly starting a fire in Goodwin's shoe store , Exclusive Heat, in May. Goodwin's remains were later found inside, and his car was later found burning in an area near Tram Road and Beth Page Road in Tallahassee. Comment?
Monday Jul 27 | via CBS Local
TALLAHASSEE - Florida, which already has the most concealed-weapon licenses in the nation, is now fast-tracking the process for active-duty military members and honorably discharged veterans. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Monday that active and retired service members will immediately begin to get top priority when applying for the licenses. Comment?
Monday Jul 27 | via Financial News & Daily Record
The changes involved a revamping of the beat patrol lines to give concentrated police services to areas where most crimes occurred. Also involved were nearly 50 personnel shifts within the 400-man department, the promise of more patrol cars on the streets at all times and a 24-hour detective service. Comment?
Friday Jul 24 | via WCTV Tallahassee
The Tallahassee Police Department is currently working several robberies which occurred overnight. All cases have been assigned to the Violent Crimes and Forensic Unit for follow up. Comment?
Friday Jul 24 | via Sporting News
On September 14, 2013, former Florida A&M football player Jonathan Ferrell lost his life on a Charlotte roadside. It's a script that now sounds too familiar. Comment?
Thursday Jul 23 | via USA Today
Benjamin Crump, the national civil rights attorney who represents the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice, will be sworn in as the 73rd President of the National Bar Association Thursday. Benjamin Crump new president of National Bar Association Benjamin Crump, the national civil rights attorney who represents the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice, will be sworn in as the 73rd President of the National Bar Association Thursday. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 21 | via Tomahawk Nation
The audio of the 911 call that led to Dalvin Cook's arrest has been released by TPD. Cook remains suspended indefinitely as he faces a battery charge stemming from a July 11th incident outside Clyde's & Costello's bar in downtown Tallahassee. Comment?
Monday Jul 20 | via WCTV Tallahassee
But, Big Bend Crime Stoppers wants you to think of it as more than just a phone number you hear on the news. When Crime Stoppers executives say you can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, they say you can bank on it. Comment?
Sunday Jul 19 | via WNEM-TV Saginaw
When Officer Randall Kerrick goes on trial for voluntary manslaughter, his fate will be in the hands of 12 men and women selected to sit on the jury. Odds are, many of them will have followed the case or at least heard about the shooting of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell in 2013. Comment?
Saturday Jul 18 | via Daily Mail
Angry clashes in South Carolina as Ku Klux Klan and New Black Panther Party come face-to-face in battle over the Confederate flag 'I like people who weren't captured': Trump causes outrage in Iowa by saying John McCain isn't a war hero because he was a POW - and dodges questions about his own Vietnam draft deferments Pictured: Girl, 12, found murdered after 'being lured from house at midnight by 15-year-old neighbor who'd been asking girls as young as five to come out and play' 'He didn't have any emotion': Uncle of sex offender who 'killed two and injured three in shooting rampage' describes seeing the arrest that ended 18-hour crime spree Cool dad in chief! Obama shows off his hip credentials to Malia, Sasha and friends with a visit to Central Park, a trendy restaurant and a very late night on New York father-daughter trip Revealed: Wardens supposed to be looking after El Chapo were ... (more) Comment?
Saturday Jul 18 | via ABC News
A car may hold a clue in the fatal attack on a well-known college professor exactly one year ago today, according to Tallahassee, Florida, police. Police released information about a suspect's vehicle in hopes of getting closer to solving the murder of Florida State University professor Dan Markel, who they say was shot in his car in cold blood, in the Betton Hills section of Tallahassee, a neighborhood marked by Spanish moss and ranch-style homes. Comment?
Friday Jul 17 | via WCTV Tallahassee
TPD's Violent Crimes Unit and the FBI have been actively investigating the murder that occurred on July 18, 2014. Police say the 2006-2009 Toyota Prius suspected to have been used in the shooting goes by the official color name of "Silver Pine Mica" and is a metallic to light green color depending on the lighting. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 15 | via CBS Local
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Tuesday Jul 14 | via KRVN-AM Lexington
The estranged son of a Boston police captain arrested on terrorism-related charges on July 4 is expected to appear in a Massachusetts court Tuesday for a detention... -- Clyde Tombaugh is finally getting to visit the speck of light he spotted at the edge of the solar system in 1930.New Horizons has been carrying science instrumen... The American Soybean Association is calling on the House of Representatives to take up and pass legislation that would establish a clear and consistent national framewor... KEARNEY - The Tri-City Storm officially introduced head coach and general manager Bill Muckalt Monday. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 14 | via ABC News
Former Florida State University quarterback De'Andre Johnson admitted he should have walked away from an altercation in a Tallahassee bar -- and said he doesn't blame the university for kicking him off the football team. "I totally should have walked away. Comment?
Monday Jul 13 | via NFL
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was charged Friday with misdemeanor battery for allegedly punching a woman in the face outside a bar in Tallahassee, Fla., last month, and it's not the first legal issue for the Seminoles' star sophomore. Cook was cited last year by Tallahassee Animal Services for improper care of three pit bull puppies who were found tethered by a heavy chain, Sports Illustrated reported on Sunday . Comment?
Friday Jul 10 | via Florida Department of Law Enforcement
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Cyber Crime Task Force, with assistance from the Leon County Sheriff's Office, yesterday arrested William Bauldree Jr., 48, of 6551 Iron Liege Trail, Tallahassee, Fla., on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Comment?
May 11, 2015 | via New York Daily News
Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson offered a public apology to the woman he allegedly punched in the face at a Tallahassee bar last month, but believes he deserves a second chance. While appearing on "Good Morning America" with his mother Tuesday, Johnson discussed the June 24 altercation that led to his arrest and being kicked off the FSU football team. Comment?
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