House Panel Seeks Insight from Oregon on Pot Problems

House Panel Seeks Insight from Oregon on Pot Problems

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Facing the possibility that Floridians could be asked next year to legalize recreational marijuana, a House panel on Tuesday turned to Oregon to learn more about the economic, environmental and health impacts the state has faced since authorizing adult pot use four years ago. Chris […]

Three Finalists Selected for Chief of Police

Three Finalists Selected for Chief of Police

In a meeting on Monday, the Community Partners Committee refined the list of candidates for the next Chief of Police to three finalists. The Community Partners Committee consists of community leaders from the faith, business and law enforcement communities in Tallahassee. The committee previously met on October 9th to consider the eligible applications and narrow […]

Leon County Hires Chasity O’Steen as County Attorney

Leon County Hires Chasity O’Steen as County Attorney

At a meeting today the Leon County Commission decided to hire Chasity O’Steen as the next county attorney. The current County Attorney, Herbert W.A. Thiele, plans to retire effective March 31, 2020. The hiring process included individual commissioner interviews which were followed by full Leon County Commission interviews. O’Steen beat out Cynthia Everett, Mark Moriarty, […]

TR’s Weekly Crime Tracker: Oct. 16th -22nd

TR’s Weekly Crime Tracker: Oct. 16th -22nd

Information provided by the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) shows that there were 74 incidents reported during the week of October 16th-22nd. The data indicates there 68 property incidents and 6 violent incidents. A regional breakdown of the incidents – based on TPD defined quadrants – shows that the Northwest quadrant of Tallahassee led the week […]