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Monday morning Tropics check (10/15/2018)

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) --The Tropics are relatively quiet, with the exception of a disturbance in the western Caribbean Sea.It has a 30% chance of developing into a tropical depression in the next two days and the next five days. Unlike the disturbance that was the precursor to Michael, this disturbance

WTXL.COM - 2018-10-15 08:30:00

TPD arrests third suspect for Sandpiper Street shooting in August

+2TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- Police have arrested a third man suspected in a drug deal that turned into a violent home invasion robbery at a Sandpiper Street home in August.Robert Hoskins has been arrested for armed burglary, armed robbery and attempted murder.

WTXL.COM - 2018-10-15 15:40:00

A hotel in Tallahassee? Good luck, they're are booked following Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael's landfall last week prompted evacuees, first responders, utility lineman and others to find refuge in local hotels. Many are still here. And now it's Florida State's homecoming week when thousands of Garnet and Gold-clad alumni pour into the capital city to cheer on the Seminoles.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-10-15 22:39:00

FEMA provides individual assistance to some Big Bend counties

+1Source: FEMATALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -FEMA is providing individual assistance to some local counties that were excluded at the beginning.Liberty, Jackson, and Gadsden counties are now eligible for FEMA individual assistance.

WTXL.COM - 2018-10-14 19:00:00

Tallahassee man dies in accident on Oak Ridge Road

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL)- A 42-year-old Tallahassee man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night.Johnny Willis was pronounced dead at the scene.According to Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday on Oak Ridge Road.

WTXL.COM - 2018-10-14 14:35:00

Police: Suspect used fraudulent credit card at three different stores

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- The Tallahassee Police Department is looking for a suspect involved in using a fraudulently opened credit card at three local stores.TPD is investigating fraud cases that took place on Sept. 4 and 5 at Bank of America on Apalachee Parkway, at Walmart locations on Apalachee

WTXL.COM - 2018-10-15 17:20:00

Unvaccinated child becomes first Florida pediatric flu death of season

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WFLA) - An unvaccinated child has died after coming down with the flu, according to the Florida Department of Health.

WKRG - 2018-10-16 00:35:32

FL Dept. of Corrections announces post-hurricane evacuations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) –The Florida Department of Corrections has announced evacuations of inmates following structural damage to facilities caused by Hurricane Michael.In a news release, the agency said the following facilities have been evacuated:Gulf Correctional Institution and Annex; 2,600 in

WTXL.COM - 2018-10-15 07:58:00

Gadsden County announces recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL)- Gadsden County announced on Saturday their recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael.Gadsden County said recovery efforts are expected to last well into November and that severely affected areas include Chattahoochee, Greensboro, Hardaway, and Sycamore.The Gadsden Cou


Thomasville City City Schools to remain closed

THOMASVILLE β€” Thomasville City Schools will not return to normal schedule when fall break ends.The school system announced Sunday that because of safety concerns with the routes to the schools, Thomasville City Schools will be closed for students until further notice.Monday was scheduled already as


More than 85 percent of Tallahassee has power

There remains about 18,000 of the 117,000 total city of Tallahassee customers without power. Outages are widespread, but are more concentrated in the Midtown area, South City and to the west in the Mission Road corridor.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-10-14 11:55:00

Florida moves up to No. 11 in AP Poll

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --Fresh off a third straight come-from-behind win in the second half, the Florida Gators have moved up in the AP Top 25 yet again.

247SPORTS - 2018-10-14 18:02:32

Sunday: Need help? Want to help? Here's a list

Distribution sites will continue until 5 p.m. today, Sunday. Distribution sites will offer water, ice, and Meals-Ready-to-Eat. Please note, MRE supplies are limited and may not be available at all sites.

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT - 2018-10-14 16:35:00

Linemen work to restore power in wake of Michael

An Albany Utilities crew comprising nine-year Albany veteran Brad Nash and two newcomers β€” Dallas Rogers and Elisha Harrell, who are new hires in Albany but with experience in Camilla and Thomasville, respectively β€” was coming to an end of another 14-hour shift Saturday. They pulled in at the parkin

ALBANY HERALD - 2018-10-14 19:36:00

Tallahassee man killed in accident on Woodville Highway

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -A 50-year-old Tallahassee man is dead following a single-car accident that shut down part of Woodville Highway Friday morning.Gerald Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene.According to Florida Highway Patrol, the single-car accident happened at about 11:30 a.m. Friday on W


Part of Woodville Highway shut down due to fatal crash

Source: MGN OnlineTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -Woodville Highway at Natural Wells Road is closed due to a fatal crash.The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal wreck on Natural Wells Road and Woodville Highway. They say it happened around 11:39 a.m. Friday morning.The Leon County Sheriff's Office


Talquin busy restoring power after Hurricane Michael

A representative with Talquin Electric says that while it may take some time, crew members are working 16 hour days to try to restore power quickly, but also safely.


After Hurricane Michael: Need help? Free food, water and supplies available

The downtown LeRoy Collins Leon County Main Library is open as a comfort station from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. It's providing snacks, air conditioning, public computer access, a place to charge a tablet or phone or check out materials. Non-library card holders are able to use services.


Tallahassee, Leon County updates: All major roads are passable

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -Emergency response Crews are working around the clock to help communities rebuild after Hurricane Michael.Here's what we know right now.According to the City of Tallahassee, there are no reported serious injuries from the storm.


Man dies after hitting tree on Friday

Troopers say the Leon County Sheriff's Office, Tallahassee Fire Department, Tallahassee EMS and Woodville Volunteer Fire Department assisted FHP on the scene.