Tallahassee (WTFF) – Ron DeSantis told Fox News viewers to not “monkey this up” by voting for Andrew Gillum in the Florida gubernatorial race. Full Story »
Tallahassee (WTFF) – Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner’s attempt to suppress young voters was thwarted by U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Tuesday.
Tallahassee (WTFF) – Police are looking for a feral Florida Man who was seen on video attacking shoppers at Lucky’s Market. Full Story »
For years and years the story was told in hushed tones about the old tree on the Lafayette land grant in Tallahassee. Full Story »
Tallahassee (WTFF) – A Florida woman has been accused of pulling a gun out on a shopper outside of a Leon County Publix. Full Story »
Eight young Floridians filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the state of Florida, Governor Rick Scott, and several state agencies in Leon County Court. Full Story »
Tallahassee (WTFF) – State police arrested a Florida man who allegedly stole hard drives containing confidential information about taxpayers. Full Story »
My name is Tallahassee
a’on know about y’all,
but I’m real damn proud
of my cock and my balls.
The capital of Florida,
got some Antebellum babies
that became unchained.
Most of us are meth heads,
hidin’ in the woods,
all the dang northeasterners
ruined our moods…
All state laws
pass through my city,
ah like ’em even more
if you think they’re shitty.
A federal judge has ordered the state of Florida to clear a path for restoring voting rights to former felons who’ve served their time, calling Florida’s Executive Clemency Board process unconstitutional. The board is appealing that decision. Full Story »
Tallahassee (WTFF) – A new law in Florida makes it easier for pet lovers to reunite with their lost furry friends, and imposes stricter punishments on animal abusers. Full Story »
Tallahassee (WTFF) – Police are looking for a man who they say ripped a urinal off the bathroom wall at Miller’s Ale House and then ran naked into the woods. Full Story »
(WTFF) – Put on extra pairs of socks before you step into your sandals this week, because Florida’s gonna get really f*cking cold and we’re all gonna die*. Full Story »
Tallahassee (WTFF) – A couple dining at Waffle House on Waldon Road off Mahan Drive found a frog inside their glass of water.
Full Story »
Most people spend their Sunday evenings relaxing and getting ready for the work week.
Not Kandi Casey.
Full Story »
OJ Simpson’s lawyer Malcolm Lavergne is outraged with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, blasting her as “possibly the stupidest person on the planet.”
Bondi’s office released a letter Friday urging the Florida Department of Corrections to deny Simpson a transfer to serve parole in Florida now that he has been released from prison on kidnapping and armed robbery charges. She called Simpson a “scofflaw” whose notoriety would be a drain on law enforcement.
“What a complete stupid b—-. F— her,” Lavergne said in an incensed interview with the Tampa Bay Times on Monday. “She has zero standing to even talk about Mr. Simpson’s case. She’s the attorney general, she has nothing to do with it. It’s virtually a foregone conclusion that Simpson will be moving to Florida when he chooses and once Nevada approves it. That’s handled by the Nevada Division of Parole and Florida department of corrections, not the attorney general.” Full Story »
In a lawsuit filed this week, the federal government is alleging that Whataburger managers in Florida have been instructed to only hire employees that “sounded white.” Full Story »
A Tallahassee man is in custody after police say he robbed an Apalachee Parkway pizza joint with his 5-year-old son in tow. Full Story »
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A House Republican filed a proposal Friday that seeks to prevent people from using food-assistance benefits to buy soft drinks.
The bill (HB 47) by Rep. Ralph Massullo, a dermatologist from Lecanto, is filed for the 2018 legislative session, which starts in January.
The proposal would direct the Florida Department of Children and Families to seek approval of a federal “waiver” that would allow the state to ban the use of benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to buy soft drinks.
The program traditionally was known as food stamps. Full Story »
Nestled in Tallahassee’s oldest public cemetery, the curious grave of Elizabeth “Bessie” Budd-Graham is a unique memorial to a woman some believe was a kind “good witch.”
A century old legend surrounds a curious tomb in Tallahassee’s old City Cemetery. As I entered the iron gates of the cemetery my attention was captured by an ornate, towering obelisk marking a curious tomb. It’s easy to get the feeling that this unusual grave magnetically beckons visitors to come closer. This is the most visited grave in the entire cemetery, mainly due to a legend about how it’s the final resting place for a witch named “Bessie.” Full Story »
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – An admitted alcoholic can legally purchase a firearm in Florida, but a recent change to a federal firearm transaction form makes it clear a person who has been prescribed medical marijuana might be giving up their second amendment rights.
Everyone who buys a gun fills out ATF form number 4473. It asks nine questions about your life. Questions like are you under indictment, been convicted of stalking, a fugitive from justice, or mentally defective.
Question 11E asks if you are an unlawful user of, or addicted to marijuana or any depressant, or narcotic. It comes with this warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains illegal under federal law, even if medical or recreational marijuana is legal in the state where you live.
Gun dealers said a person legally prescribed marijuana and telling the truth would not be sold a gun. Full Story »
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A top official with the Florida Highway Patrol has told troopers they aren’t writing enough speeding tickets.
The Tampa Bay Times reports Maj. Mark Welch of Troop H in Tallahassee told troopers under his command via email that “the patrol wants to see two citations each hour” adding that it’s not a quota. He said it’s “what we are asking you to do to support this important initiative.”
Under the SOAR – Statewide Overtime Action Response – initiative, troopers can make extra money by working the road.
Welch noted the 5 percent pay raise the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott recently gave troopers, noting that it “has also increased your overtime rate.”
State figures show troopers wrote 934,965 citations in 2014 compared to 749,241 last year. Full Story »
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Only the “Right Of Adults To Cannabis” amendment can secure your RIGHT to possess, cultivate, and use cannabis in a manner similar to your 2nd amendment right to “keep and bear arms” … think about that for a minute.
Whether you agree or disagree with Americans right to gun ownership, the strength of this protected right is clear and viewed my many as absolute. Floridians For Freedom believes adults right to whole plant cannabis should be comparable and hopes you agree. Full Story »
Two Sad Ironies In Florida Passing Its ‘Anti-Science’ Law
Forbes.com – It is officially called Florida House Bill 989, and it was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott on June 26th, 2017 after passing both chambers of the house. According to the National Center for Science Education’s website:
With the law now in place, any county resident — not just any parent with a child in the country’s public schools, as was the case previously — can now file a complaint about instructional materials in the county’s public schools, and the school will now have to appoint a hearing officer to hear the complaint.
Does this mean that some “Joe or Jane” public can file a complaint if they think schools should be teaching that the Earth is flat and not an oblate spheroid? Many of the affidavits filed in support of the bill complained about evolution and climate change being taught. One even complained that they have seen global warming being taught as a reality. Hellooooo000, it is a reality. Numerous credible sources show that our climate system is warming, and even many conservatives are now acknowledging the threat. Sea level doesn’t care about “red” and “blue,” it just rises. This week one of the climate doubter’s signature arguments was dealt a blow. A new study by some of the pioneering satellite climate scientists found that their measurements of warming had been underestimated. What struck me about the Florida law is that there are two sad ironies with this so-called “Anti-Science” Law. Full Story »
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — A Tallahassee woman has been charged with attempted murder after officers say she stabbed her mother in the face and chest.
Around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a home in the 900 block of Hawthorne Street. They found a woman covered in blood around her face and neck.
The woman told police that her daughter, 37-year-old Elizabeth Bell, had attacked her with a knife and was still inside the house. Full Story »
Of Florida’s top three Republican leaders, only one of them — Senate President Joe Negron — is willing to say, grudgingly, that human activity contributes to climate change.
Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran won’t go there.
Asked repeatedly Friday if man-made climate change is real, as a broad consensus of scientists have long concluded, Corcoran refused to answer. Full Story »
“Visit Florida” CEO/President Ken Lawson signed a contract with AviaReps that included advertising in countries including Syria.
The original document was first hosted here:
Visit Florida is the state’s marketing agency who in 2015, paid Miami rapper Pitbull $1 Million to promote tourism. Just when everybody thought that was the most incompetent thing possible, they accidentally plan to spend more tax dollars promoting tourism in Syria… could you imagine?Artist rendition of possible budget usage for Visit Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues resigned Friday, saying the incident is causing a distraction to the legislative process.
Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to Republican Senate President Joe Negron and issued a separate statement.
“I clearly made comments that were hurtful, unacceptable and inappropriate. The American people and Floridians want their leaders to be accountable and responsible, and by resigning my elected office I believe I am demonstrating those qualities they desire and deserve,” Artiles said in the statement released by a publicist.
Negron said the resignation was the right thing to do, and he dropped an investigation into the incident. Full Story »
Now that he’s a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him.
Orlando Man Augustus Sol Invictus is a white supremacist running for the Republican party.
He also spent a week in the Mojave Desert fasting and praying, where here also killed a goat and drank its blood.