Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Vetoes City Charter Bill, Leaving Thomasville in LimboEdy ZooNewsBreak Contributor
Georgia Man's Killing Spree Linked to Prior GunfightCarl BelenNewsBreak Contributor
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McDonald's Assistant Manager Among Victims in Georgia Shooting IncidentCarl BelenNewsBreak Contributor
Leaders work to Thomasville fix flood problem
Flash flooding is nothing new for certain streets in Thomasville. High water disrupts business and traffic and can lead to issues downstream.
Couple shot in parked car near downtown Moultrie
Jun. 1—MOULTRIE — A woman and man have sustained injuries following a shooting over the Memorial Day weekend, authorities said Wednesday evening. The shooting happened in the 200 block of Second Street Northeast on Sunday. Moultrie police requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's assistance at about 4:15 p.m. that day, the GBI said.
Museum curator offers insights on Pebble Hill Plantation tours
Pebble Hill Plantation is offering visitors a very rare opportunity to tour the 30,000 square foot Main House, Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery, and the recently opened and award-winning Kennel Cottage, with Museum and Gallery Curator, Lori Curtis. These tours will be offered June 8, June 22, July 13, and July 27 and will be limited to 8 participants per tour. This will allow for a more in-depth exploration into the rich history of Pebble Hill and...
Man accused of murdering Dothan man in his sleep denied youthful offender status: DA
DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN) — A 20-year-old Georgia man has been denied youthful offender in the Capital Murder case of a Dothan man. According to Houston County District Attorney Russ Goodman, Solomon Cooper, of Climax, Georgia, was denied youthful offender status on Thursday, June 1. Cooper is accused of killing...
Lawyer arrested in over decade-old rapes after being identified by genetic genealogy
(BOSTON) -- Police have arrested 35-year-old Matthew J. Nilo, a former Boston attorney, in connection with several decades-old rapes that took place in Boston. Officials said they were able to identify the suspect using forensic genetic genealogy. Nilo has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape, two counts of kidnapping, one count of assault with intent to rape and one count of indecent assault and battery, according to Boston police. The sexual assaults were allegedly committed on Aug. 18, 2007; Nov. 22, 2007; Aug. 5, 2008; and Dec. 23, 2008, in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown, according to police. "This arrest cumulates the investigation that employed the use of genetic genealogy from recovered evidence. All four cases are DNA connected," Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox said at a press conference.
Kittens abandoned at Humane Society; director says this is not the way to do it
On Sunday evening Lisa Glunt, executive director of the Leon County Humane Society got the alert of kittens that were abandoned at the humane society's driveway.
Colquitt Co. Sheriff’s Office hosting youth intervention program
MOULTRIE, Ga. (WALB) - Problems with your children are inevitable, but sometimes parents need extra help when disciplining. The Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a youth intervention program for troubled children between 10-17. The sessions occur one Saturday every month, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Colquitt County...
Cairo Fire Chief arrested in GBI investigation
May 30—CAIRO- On Thursday, May 25, 2023, at approximately 1 p.m., Cairo Fire Department Chief William "Bill" Thomas Schafer, 45, was arrested by the GBI in Grady County, Georgia. Schafer surrendered himself to the Grady County Jail where three arrest warrants had been obtained for him for the alleged offenses of two counts of felony theft by taking and one count of violation of oath of office, which is also a felony. Schafer was booked and processed on the warrants at the Grady County Jail.
Brookwood's Ethan Reyes commits to Coppin State
Brookwood senior Ethan Reyes announced his commitment Wednesday to the Coppin State University (Md.) baseball program. Reyes, a middle infielder, was a second-team All-Region 4-AAAAAAA selection this past season for the Broncos’ state playoff team.
Florida Judge Supports Attorney General in Opioid Settlement Dispute with Public Agencies
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has been backed by Leon County Judge John Cooper in a dispute about opioid epidemic settlements with the pharmaceutical industry. Rejecting arguments by public hospital districts and school boards, Cooper ruled that Moody had the authority to enter a series of settlements that overrode lawsuits pursued by the hospital districts and school boards.
LCSO unveils wall of honor in memory of those who died in the line of duty
Honoring the fallen.
Sign using homophobic slur in front of Tallahassee business draws criticism
A sign with a homophobic slur outside of a Tallahassee business is causing controversy on social media. On U.S. Highway 90, in front of Rick's Repair Shop, a sign reads: "Veterans get a day f--- and child molesters get a month why." ...
21 State Attorneys General File Amicus Brief to Protect Parental Rights in Florida School District Gender Identity Case
Tennessee Attorney General Skrmetti has joined a coalition of 21 state attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of two parents who were stripped of their right to direct the upbringing and care of their child when officials at Leon County Schools held secret meetings with their child about gender identity. The parents had notified their child’s middle school that they did not consent to their child changing names or using they/them pronouns while the child was experiencing “gender confusion.” However, school officials proceeded to meet secretly with the child regarding preferred name, pronouns, restroom, and room-sharing arrangements for school field trips. The Littlejohns were never notified about the meeting or invited to attend, in accordance with the school district’s policy.
Leon County Urges Residents to Prepare for 2023 Hurricane Season
June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and Leon County Government encourages residents to prepare themselves, their homes, and their neighborhoods for disasters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted that the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be a near-normal season with an estimated 14...
New Pediatric Unit at Colquitt Regional
MOULTRIE, Ga. – The Colquitt Regional Medical Center has a new pediatric unit that could save time and provide better care for the children of Moultrie. “One of the big things we brought in is the ability to monitor all of our patients cardiac and continuous pulse oximetry, things we couldn’t do before in a community based hospital,” said Dr. Woodwin Weeks, Pediatrics Unit Director.
Judge sides with Moody over hospital districts and school boards in opioid settlement fight
Leon County Judge John Cooper ruled that Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody had the authority to enter a series of settlements that effectively trumped local lawsuits pursued. Rejecting arguments by public hospital districts and school boards, a Leon County circuit judge has backed Attorney General Ashley Moody in a battle...
Tallahassee area churches work together to improve health
Local churches from Gadsden and Leon counties have formed the Health for Hearts United Collaborative to work on improving the health of local populations, with a focus on reducing risk of heart disease and strokes which continue to be the leading causes of death locally and nationally. In total, 46 churches are involved in the Collaborative in partnership with Florida State University. Over 50 representatives gathered recently for an annual Leadership Institute to hear speakers and...
Election officials worried about fraud as Florida pulls from voter database
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV/Gray Florida Capital Bureau) - It will now be harder to catch Florida voters who illegally vote in more than one state. Next week, Florida will no longer be part of a national database that shares voter registration information. “We can’t track their records across state lines unless...
JCSchool Unsung Hero Award presented to 1st Sgt. Walker
It is very easy and unquestionable to understand why 1st Sgt. Terry Walker was chosen as the Jefferson County School's Unsung Hero Award recipient. This is a man who actively served our country in the U.S.Army for over 26 years. He then brought that knowledge and skill set to Jefferson County K-12 School.
Leon County Launches Annual “Summer Backyard Bucket List” Challenge
Today, Leon County Government, launched its annual “Summer Backyard Bucket List” challenge to support local businesses and educate residents about their community as a continually evolving destination. Held in partnership with the Capital City Chamber of Commerce and Tallahassee Foodies, the campaign runs from June to August and features a “bucket list” of local businesses and attractions to explore, including restaurants, breweries, shops and museums.
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