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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
Gadsden County issues county-wide burn ban, boil water notice issued for Pat Thomas Park
GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL)- Gadsden County has issued a county-wide burn ban and a precautionary boil water notice has been issued for Pat Thomas Park in Quincy, Fla.Gadsden County has issued a county-wide burn ban. Gadsden County residents are being asked to move storm debris to the curbside in or
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.
Leon County Schools reopen Monday
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -Leon County students will return to school this Monday morning.That's after an extensive effort to restore power to schools across the county.WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Monday at DeSoto Trail Elementary.That school got the all-clear to welcome students just a few
Tallahassee residents break bread with one another at The Longest Table
Richie Pergolizzi | WCTV Eyewitness NewsOctober 18, 2018TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The City of Tallahassee and Leon County hosted its annual Longest Table event on Duval Street, just days after Hurricane Michael made landfall.
Second Harvest of the Big Bend gathers local truck drivers to donate food
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- Days after Hurricane Michael swept through the Big Bend, people are still in need of basic need.
Child is first to die in Florida flu season
Related HeadlinesFLU SEASON: Why parents should watch this video of baby's labored breathingFlu makes early appearance, months ahead of seasonCDC reminds everyone who can, to get a flu shot this year
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.
Michael's destruction reveals region's weaker building codes
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state's Panhandle did not have tighter building codes It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida's Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage win
COT outage map: Why does it look like I have power when I don't? And other questions
When I look at the outage map, there's not a dot over my house. Does that mean the city thinks I have power?
Planet Fitness welcoming people impacted by Hurricane Michael to use facilities for free
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- Planet Fitness is welcoming anyone returning to or in communities impacted by Hurricane Michael to use their facilities free of charge at their Florida, Georgia, and Alabama clubs.Planet Fitness said residents can use showers, locker rooms, and additional health and fitness
For Hurricane Michael FEMA relief, register right away
Buy PhotoAt the Big Little gas station in Marianna, Fla. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, the station was torn to shreds after Hurricane Michael rips through the panhandle.Alicia Devine/DemocratFullscreen
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.
More dead expected in destroyed Florida Panhandle towns after Michael
So far one person has been confirmed killed in Mexico Beach, which took a direct hit from the massive storm, but rescuers have been hobbled by blocked roads and huge piles of rubble from searching much of the town.
Justin Foster chops off Des Plaines love rival’s penis off
Upon Foster locating the unidentified man, prosecutors allege Foster hitting the new boyfriend over the head with a tire iron, carved his initials into his leg, andcutting off his penis.
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.
City of Tallahassee electric restoration at 91 percent
Electric outages continued to affect 10,689 of the city's 117,000 customers, according to the city's outage map.
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
Sunday evening First Alert forecast (10/14/2018)
TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) --An upper level ridge is still sitting over the western Atlantic Ocean and part of the southeast U.S. A cold frontal system is draped across much of the central U.S., but the ridge will cause the front to stall for several days before passing into south Georgia and north Flor
Feeding operations continue today in Tallahassee
• Lawrence-Gregory Community Center, 1115 Dade St.• Friendship Primitive Baptist, 700 Putnam Drive• Woodville Branch Library, 8000 Old Woodville Road• Braden Community Park, 15100 Blountstown Highway