Leon County Newswire (Page 2)

Leon County Newswire (Page 2)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Leon County, FL. (Page 2)

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  1. Court ruling halts workers comp rate increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 28 | Business Insurance

    A 14.5% workers compensation advisory rate increase slated to go into effect for Florida on Thursday has been axed by a state judge who ruled that the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation did not follow open meeting laws when they came up with the controversial rate hike. Leon County, Florida Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers wrote in her 73-page ruling on Wednesday that "secret meetings" between Boca Raton, Florida-based NCCI and the Florida insurance department violated Florida's Sunshine Act.

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  2. Fidel Castro's legacy hangs over Florida and U.S. politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 28 | Florida Trend

    ... than a week before businesses were slated to get hit with increased workers' compensation insurance rates, a Leon County circuit judge Wednesday blocked the hike because of violations of Florida's Sunshine Law. More from NorthEscambia.com and ...

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  3. T-Pain -- His Lawn Is Sprung But His Ass Is Grass If He Doesn't MowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 27 | TMZ.com

    Officials in Leon County, Tallahassee issued the singer 2 notices last week to clean up his front yard by early December, or face daily fines that could stack up to $20k. The county's Code Enforcement Board heard testimony last month which painted T-Pain as a hoarder and a slob when it comes to basic landscaping.

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  4. United States of America v. John Albert PearsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | FindLaw

    ... a firearm, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. We affirm. Information from a Leon County Sheriff's Office cooperating source ("CS") implicated Pearson in trafficking of powder and crack cocaine. In June and July ...

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  5. Community Invited to Honor Ride for Fallen Leon County Deputy Chris SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 25 | WTXL

    The Tallahassee Jeep Club is putting together a honor ride to remember fallen Leon County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Smith. They have asked that participants remember that the ride isn't solely about Smith, but about remembering the sacrifices these men and women in law enforcement have made to keep the community safe.

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  6. Judge stops proposed 14.5% workers' compensation hike over Sunshine Law violationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 25 | Financial News & Daily Record

    Little more than a week before businesses were slated to get hit with increased workers' compensation insurance rates, a Leon County circuit judge blocked the hike Wednesday because of violations of Florida's Sunshine Law. The 73-page ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers dealt with a 14.5 percent rate increase scheduled to take effect Thursday.

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  7. State, parents group seek to end 'evil' scholarship lawsuitRead the original story

    Friday Nov 25 | Financial News & Daily Record

    ... Association teachers union, as 'evil.' The union and other plaintiffs went to the Supreme Court after a Leon County circuit judge and the 1st District Court of Appeal rejected the lawsuit, finding the plaintiffs did not have legal standing. Under ...

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  8. Judge Halts Workers' Comp Rate Hike Over Sunshine IssuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 24 | Hernando Sun

    THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, November 23, 2016.......... Little more than a week before businesses were slated to get hit with increased workers' compensation insurance rates, a Leon County circuit judge Wednesday blocked the hike because of violations of Florida's Sunshine Law. The 73-page ruling by Leon County Circuit Judge Karen Gievers dealt with a 14.5 percent rate increase scheduled to start taking effect Dec. 1. The planned increase, which has drawn heavy attention from business and legal groups, stems from Florida Supreme Court rulings this year that found parts of the state's workers' compensation insurance laws unconstitutional.

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  9. State, Parents Seek End To Scholarship LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | CBS Local

    ... Association teachers union, as "evil." The union and other plaintiffs went to the Supreme Court after a Leon County circuit judge and the 1st District Court of Appeal rejected the lawsuit, finding that the plaintiffs did not have legal standing. ...

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  10. Tallahassee Man Charged with Attempted Murder for Shooting at CarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 | WTXL

    According to a probable cause document, law enforcement received a call about shooting in the area near the intersection of Ausley Road and the 2100 block of Jackson Bluff Road. When a Tallahassee Police officer responded to the call, he found that a Leon County Sheriff's deputy had pulled over two cars.

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  11. State Attorney Meggs Ready for RetirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 22 | WTXL

    ... becoming a prosecutor, he was an officer and investigator with the Tallahassee Police Department and served as a Leon County deputy sheriff. That experience helped him get elected in 1984. Over the years, he's prosecuted hundreds of cases and worked ...

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  12. Tallahassee Community College Women Roll In Capital Courtyard Classic OpenerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | WTXL

    ... d pulled down 11 rebounds for the double-double. Tallahassee Community College Athletics would like to thank the Leon County Tourist Development Council and Chick-fil-A West Tennessee Street for its support of the Capital Courtyard Classic.

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  13. Wednesday Morning 'Dawg BitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | Dawg Sports

    ... including a few that the Dawgs are after, might begin to dig around a bit. Interesting times right now in Leon County, FLA. The Minnesota Vikings released former Georgia kicker Blair Walsh on Tuesday. His field-goal percentage (12 of 16, 75%) isn't ...

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  14. From Capitol to courthouse: Powell set for swearing-in, then legal fight for seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 15 | Palm Beach Post

    But while the rest of the Legislature heads to lunch or to cars for a drive home, Powell will troop across the street to the Leon County Courthouse for a case that will shape his political future. Leon County Circuit Judge Terry Lewis will hear West Palm Beach Democrat Rubin Anderson's challenge that he should have been allowed to qualify as a primary candidate in Palm Beach County's District 30 Senate seat, won by Powell on Election Day.

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  15. High levels of lead found in Florida schools' drinking waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 11 | NewsTarget.com

    ... in the schools. The researchers discovered levels of lead ranging from 1 to 25 parts per billion (ppb) in 16 of Leon County's elementary schools and eight schools in Wakulla County. A report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in ...

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  16. Veterans from the Korean War and WWII Honored with Veterans Day BreakfastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 11 | WTXL

    ... of the military, Veteran's Day is meant to celebrate the living members of the armed forces. And Friday morning, Leon County partnered with the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13 celebrated those living members in assisted living and nursing ...

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  17. Locals React to Trump as President-ElectRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | WTXL

    ... he announced his candidacy, and everyone on both sides of the aisle was like, 'Oh, no. Not Donald Trump.'" The Leon County Republican Party called the election a "success." Chairman Evan Power said it was a "tremendous night for our party and our ...

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  18. Newly Elected Sheriff Walt McNeil Discusses Plans to Reduce Crime RateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | WTXL

    There's a new Sheriff in town come January and he's hoping to find solutions to the county's crime rate. Leon County elected Walt McNeil as the new Sheriff, beating out current Sheriff Mike Wood along with Tommy Mills and Charles Strickland.

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  19. Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Capital Soup

    The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women today announced the October 2016 #YearOfTheGirl honoree. Fischer Sinclair Griffin is in the fifth grade at Fort Braden Elementary School.

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  20. Military Day Promotions AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | Florida State Seminoles

    ... includes free admission for several personnel. They include military and veterans with proper identification, Leon County School Teachers with a badge, those who are 18 years old or under as well as anyone with a football ticket for Friday night's ...

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