Magistrate Releases Recommendation in Firefighter Contract Negotiations

Magistrate Releases Recommendation in Firefighter Contract Negotiations

After more than a year of negotiations between the City of Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Professional Firefighters Union, a special magistrate has recommended a solution in a detailed, 26-page analysis. The City of Tallahassee and the firefighter’s union began negotiating a new contract in March of 2023. However, after 21 failed negotiating sessions the city […]

Tallahassee Airport Passenger Traffic Up 20.5% in May

Tallahassee Airport Passenger Traffic Up 20.5% in May

The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows the May 2024 passenger traffic increased 20.5% when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was up 14,711 from the 71,920 reported during May 2023 to 86,631 in May 2024. The calendar year-to-date comparison, January through May, shows passenger traffic is up 16.6% […]

TPD Investigates Double Homicide

TPD Investigates Double Homicide

The Tallahassee Police Department is conducting a double homicide investigation following a shooting that occurred on June 17th just after 10 p.m. at Griffin Heights Apartments, located at 1010 Basin Street. Officials reported on Tuesday that TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit has assumed the investigation and preliminary findings indicate this is an isolated incident and all […]

Double Homicide Ruled a Stand Your Ground Case

Double Homicide Ruled a Stand Your Ground Case

Following a thorough investigation by TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit, and after consultation with the State Attorney’s Office, it was determined the double homicide case from Jan. 17, 2024 is a Stand Your Ground case and no charges will be filed at this time, based on the current evidence. The investigation revealed 19-year-old Karlik Glenn and […]

City Votes to Approve School Zone Speed Enforcement Vendor

City Votes to Approve School Zone Speed Enforcement Vendor

At the June 19th Tallahassee city commission meeting, elected officials voted unanimously to negotiate a contract with RedSpeed Florida, LLC. for the City of Tallahassee School Speed Zone Enforcement program. Under the program, revenues will be generated based on the issuance of the notice of violation. Amounts will be dependent upon the method of implementation, […]

Sewer Pipeline Near Maclay Road Breaks, Spills 230,000 Gallons

Sewer Pipeline Near Maclay Road Breaks, Spills 230,000 Gallons

On Friday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) issued a public notification (see below) related to a sewage spill reported by the City of Tallahassee. The report stated that on Thursday June 6, 2024, “while performing a routine inspection, City crews discovered a break in a 6? PVC force main near Pump Station 97 […]

TPD Makes Arrest in Stabbing Incident

TPD Makes Arrest in Stabbing Incident

On June 4 at 10:18 p.m., TPD officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3100 block of Diane Road regarding a stabbing incident. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult woman inside the residence suffering from serious stab wounds. Officers immediately rendered life-saving aid and the woman was transported to a local hospital where she […]

COT Official Highlights Airport Economic Impact

COT Official Highlights Airport Economic Impact

Tallahassee recently received high marks as a leading metro area in the 2023 Leading Metro Locations report published in the Q4 2023 issue of Area Development magazine. More specifically, the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) distinguished itself from other communities in the United States. Most notably the Tallahassee MSA ranked #1 for Economic Strength, #2 […]

Big Bend PBA Announces Campaign Endorsements

Big Bend PBA Announces Campaign Endorsements

On The Steve Stewart Show on Tuesday, Richard Murphy, the President of the Big Bend Chapter of the Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA), announced the union’s endorsements in several local races. Murphy noted that the candidate evaluations involve interviews and the review of public positions on issues import to law enforcement. The endorsements cut across […]

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