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Tallahassee woman arrested on human trafficking charges

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A Tallahassee woman is behind bars on human trafficking charges, accused of transporting a teenage girl to hotels to have sex for money. 33-year-old Alesha McBride was taken into custody on Tuesday.


Tallahassee Police arrest three burglary suspects

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department has arrested three men for burglaries at local apartment complexes and businesses. TPD says they arrested three men on Wednesday for burglaries and break-ins in the area.


Tallahassee holds town hall on proposed public safety complex

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - It was a packed house Tuesday as people who live on the southside of Tallahassee spoke their minds about moving the police headquarters there. More than 30 people got up in front of the large crowd at Walker Ford Community Center.


Lanes of Capital Circle NE closed due to car fire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The southbound lanes of Capital Circle NE at the Interstate 10 overpass are closed after a car caught on fire. The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.


LCSO searching for man wanted on child cruelty charges

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Bradley March, 25, is wanted for child cruelty and failure to appear on criminal mischief charges.


Vehicle fire at Tallahassee intersection

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Troopers say a vehicle fire at the intersection of Capital Circle NE and Raymond Diehl Road is causing smoke in the area Wednesday morning. Troopers were dispatched to the area at 7:24 a.m. Wednesday.


Tallahassee man accused of breaking into 11 vehicles in 24 hours

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man has been arrested after police say he broke into 11 vehicles in less than 24 hours. Jefferson Maquillon, 22, has been charged with 11 counts of burglary along with multiple counts of petit theft.


TPD opens registration for 70th Citizens' Police Academy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Registration is open now for the 70th Citizens' Police Academy. On Wednesday, WTXL sat down with Tallahassee Police officer Alan Morris who provided more details on registration.


Raccoon tests positive for rabies, alert extended for parts of Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - After another raccoon tested positive for rabies this month, the Florida Department of Health in Leon County has issued an extension to the rabies alert for west Tallahassee.


Governor Ron DeSantis asks President Trump to place Space Force headquarters in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Although there has been much discussion about President Trump's new 'Space Force,' it hasn't been clear where operations will be officially based. On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis asked President Donald Trump to headquarter the Space Force in Florida.


Boil water notice issued for parts of Leon County

BRADFORDVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) - A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for Talquin Electric members in the Bradfordville and Miccosukee area. The boil water notice applies to the Miccosukee area, including customers on Billingsley Road, Moccasin Gap Road, Veterans Memorial Drive, Miccosukee


Griffin Middle School placed on lockdown due to manhunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A search for a robbery suspect caused a local middle school to go on lockdown Wednesday morning. Police officers confirm that Griffin Middle School was briefly placed on a lockdown Wednesday morning due to a search for a robbery suspect.


Florida man charged with hate crime after yelling racial slurs, waving gun at black protesters

A Florida man has reportedly been charged with a hate crime after a video emerged showing him pulling out a gun and yelling racial slurs at a group of African-Americans participating in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.


Drug sentence reforms clear first committee stops

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- Two bills aimed at reforming sentencing for certain drug offenses passed their first Senate committee stop Tuesday morning. The first bill would change the way a sentence is determined for possession of pills by basing thresholds on the number of pills instead of their wei


Florida woman kicked off flight after having to sit next to a toddler

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Florida woman is being called a "crazy chick" after she started cursing and yelling on a flight to Las Vegas. She yelled because she had to sit next to a toddler.


State moving forward with insurance fraud charges against Denise Williams

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (WCTV) -- Denise Williams will be transported to prison to begin serving a life sentence for murder, while insurance fraud charges against her move forward. Prosecutors tell us the judge announced that move Tuesday morning at a status hearing on the insurance fraud charges.


Could Amazon be coming to Tallahassee?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Could Amazon give Tallahassee another look for its second headquarters?. There's a renewed effort to bring the tech giant to the Panhandle and Big Bend.


Remains found of Florida teen who may have witnessed 2017 murder

The skeletal remains of a Florida teenager who vanished after possibly witnessing a murder that happened a year-and-a-half ago were found over the weekend in a rural part of Manatee County, police said.


TPD provides tips on how to avoid having your card skimmed

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Three skimmers were found at gas stations in Taylor, Jefferson, and Madison Counties last week. Perry Police officials say 29-year-old Lazaro Martinez and 35-year-old Pedro Martinez Orteez came up from Hialeah and may have hit multiple gas stations, including some in Leon


Inmates sue state in digital music dispute

TALLAHASSEE — Florida inmates are accusing state corrections officials of effectively stealing millions of dollars’ worth of digital music and books to benefit a new contractor.