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Monticello family has complaints about ditch in backyard and street
MONTICELLO, Fla. (WTXL) - A ditch in downtown Monticello is causing a major issue for some residents and the big issue seems to be who owns the area around the ditch. Just off East Washington Street on South Marvin Street there’s a ditch on the side of the road in the backyard of one family’s home.
Ron DeSantis Taps Halsey Beshears to Run DBPR
Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis has picked state Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, to lead the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). DeSantis made the announcement on Tuesday.
LCSO: Tallahassee 16-year-old wrecked one stolen car, crashed another into squad cars
A Tallahassee teen took a joyride in two cars Monday, crashing one and hitting Tallahassee Police and Leon County Sheriff's Office vehicles with another. Monroe Lucky was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, burglary, resisting arrest without violence and two counts of grand theft auto.
Tallahassee's Scott Maddox indicted in case that rocked Andrew Gillum's Florida race for governor
TALLAHASSEE — Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox was indicted Wednesday on 44 charges, including racketeering, bribery, extortion, bank fraud and wire fraud, in an FBI investigation into corruption that played a key role in Democrat Andrew Gillum’s campaign for Florida governor.
Husband's death was blamed on alligators, but prosecutors say his wife ordered him killed for $1.75 million insurance money
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With a plot that echoes a well-known Hollywood masterpiece, a trial began Tuesday for a Florida woman accused of helping orchestrate the death of her husband in order to secure a massive insurance payout.
Bringing Christmas JOY to Monticello; donate toys today
Christmas magic can happen anywhere, and this year, you can help the magic of Santa Claus come to the children of Jefferson County. With Christmas fast approaching, various businesses and organizations are partnering with Jefferson Outreach for Youth (J.O.Y.) for this year’s annual toy drive.
Hurricane Heroes: Rainbows Edge
It is over a month after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle, but there are still groups and people working tirelessly to help those who continue to live in the devastating aftermath of the nearly Cat5 hurricane.
Jefferson Somerset inducts National Honor Society members
Jefferson K-12 Somerset School is proud to announce that the National Honor Society inducted 12 new members to their Jefferson-Somerset chapter, Thursday, November 15, 2018. The new members include Maria Adarme, Pedro Adarme, Joshua Aiken, Da’Shon Davis, Alantez Ford, Starrlynn Gamble, Alexander Has
Madison man greets former U.S. President
In the summer of 1966, James Earl Carter, Jr. was a 41-year-old Georgia peanut farmer planning his first race for Governor of Georgia. That summer, 12-year-old Monroe Lee, of Madison – who shares an Oct. 1 birthday with Carter – was working in the peanut fields of Hamilton County, Fla., less than tw
TPD: Tallahassee men caught burglarizing the Salvation Army
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Two men have been arrested after police caught them stealing from the Salvation Army store during a proactive patrol. According to the Tallahassee Police Department, Paul Tollefson, 39, and Christopher Gunneson, 27, were caught inside the fenced area of the Salvation Army
Manhunt Monday notes search for two men
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It's time now for Manhunt Monday. The Leon County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding this person. Derrick Ahrent is wanted for child abuse, aggravted assault and battery.
Haire is living a dream come true
Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison native Sadie Haire started dreaming big when she was very small. At the age of five, Haire remembers her mother taking her for a visit to the Florida Capitol, in Tallahassee. “I saw all these fancy looking people walking around and I said, ‘I’m going
FHP: Madison man critically injured when vehicle leaves lane
(WTXL) - A Madison man received critical injuries when his vehicle left its lane and was hit by another vehicle, FHP said. Brian Ponder, 34, was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare after the accident about 4:41 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2018, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release Tuesday.
LCSO investigating after body found in fiery wreck of car that slammed into tree
The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility that a man intentionally crashed his car into a tree on Old Woodville Highway, killing himself and a female passenger.
Leon County deputies investigate traffic homicide on Old Woodville Highway
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Authorities are investigating after a Sunday call about a screaming female lead to a fatal car crash and the discovery of human remains in the backseat of a burning car.
Boy Scout’s Chili Cook-off on Dec. 7
Boy Scout Troop 803 will once again host its annual Chili Cook-off on Friday, Dec. 7, during the Downtown Monticello Christmas event. The reigning champ from these past three years of chili cook-offs has challenged anyone to try and beat him! So, chili chefs everywhere come on out and participate in
Things to do: Get ready for holidays, Beatles and Hood
SEE WHAT IS ON THE SLAB: Down in the morgue, a young woman (Shay Mitchell) working the graveyard shift encounters a demonic cadaver that won’t stay dead in the horror flick “The Possession of Hannah Grace.” It is rated R and tentatively opens Friday at AMC 20.
Wanted man arrested in Leon County for child molestation
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man wanted for molesting a 9-year-old child is finally behind bars in Leon County after being on the run for two years. Devon Lee, 25, was taken into custody by the Leon County Sheriff's Office on Saturday.
Police: Former employee embezzled more than $45K from Tallahassee animal hospital
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A former employee has been arrested, accused of embezzling more than $45,000 from a Tallahassee animal hospital. Lesley Chamblin, a former office manager at South Monroe Animal Hospital, has been charged with grand theft and criminal use of personal identification.
Area playwright premiers play in Monticello -
Local audiences have the opportunity to see the world premier of a new play by area playwright, Anthony Lamarr White, from Perry, when his new play The Long Goodbye opens at the Monticello Opera House on Friday, Nov. 30.