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FAMU DRS Alum Looks To Have A Happy Homecoming When Louisville Faces Florida State Thursday

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) – For one Louisville player, Tallahassee and the Tucker Center are very familiar territory.

Jazmine Jones is a 2016 grad of FAMU DRS. She is a junior for the Louisville Cardinals, and she’s looking for a happy homecoming on Thursday when her team travels to Florida State for an ACC match-up.

Jones will have a lot of love in the stands. There will be a lot of Baby Rattlers cheering her on,young athletes who now look to her as inspiration.

"I think only one of the players we have played with her that we have left," said FAMU DRS girls basketball coach Ericka Cromartie...

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Lasting impact of Gilbert King’s ‘Devil in the Grove’ almost didn’t happen

Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall, far left, and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee. (Courtesy of the Florida Memory Project)

Gilbert King wrote a book that changed many people’s lives, and it happened almost by accident.

More than a decade ago, King was researching a book about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s days as director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He came across documents about a case in the tiny Central Florida town of Groveland.

“I’d never heard of it,” King says. “But in 1949 the lawyers were writing Marshall these desperate letters and telegrams saying Florida is the most dangerous place we’ve ever been. Please help us.”

“I thought, what on earth was going on in Florida?”

His quest to answer th...

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Guy Monroe Maddox, Sr.

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Guy Monroe Maddox, Sr. departed his earthly home on December 31, 2018 to rejoice and dance in Heaven for eternity. He was born in Apalachicola, FL in 1923 and the family later relocated to Tallahassee, FL.

He was a graduate of Leon County High School and graduated from Florida State University in 1951. He began his management career as Assistant Bookstore Manager at FSU.

Guy moved his family to Johnson City, TN when he accepted a position as Bookstore Manager at East Tennessee State University in 1963. He retired in 1987.

He loved to dance and attended many dances over the years, even as recently as October 2018. His favorite dance styles were swing and ballroom dancing.

Guy played semi-pro baseball with the Tallahassee Capitals from 1946 through 1951 and again from 1953 through 1956...

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How the government shutdown is affecting Florida home sales

How the government shutdown is affecting Florida home sales

The current federal government shutdown has created a backlog of closings for home sales in South Florida. The shutdown affected FEMA, which led to a suspension of new policies in the federal flood insurance program. Without flood insurance, closings started backing up until Congress stepped in to fund the program right before the new year. More from WPTV and NBC-2.

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Miami Association of Realtors agrees to collaborate with 15 counterparts in Mexico

The Miami Association of Realtors signed collaboration deals with multiple associations of real estate agents in Mexico as South Florida homes gain appeal among Mexican investors...

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Inaugural events offer slices of celebration for Ron DeSantis, Florida cabinet

Florida Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis will be inaugurated on Tuesday Jan. 8, and his cabinet will be sworn in. (Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP)

From a pizza party to a “cocktail chic” reception at the Florida State University football stadium, inaugural events next week in the capital city will honor women, veterans and, mostly, Florida’s statewide elected officials.

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and members of the next Cabinet — returning Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, Agriculture Commissioner-elect Nikki Fried and Attorney General-elect Ashley Moody — will be formally sworn into their jobs during a ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the steps of the Old Capitol.

But with the transitions underway since election recounts were put to bed in November, celebrations will start Monday when the DeSantis tea...

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College students ‘targeted’ during incident with gun at FL apartment complex

In the video, the man shows the students what he says is his key while holding a gun in his other hand. (Source: Twitter/WTXL)

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) – An incident at a Tallahassee apartment complex is getting a lot of attention on social media. A two-minute video shows a confrontation near an elevator, during which a man reveals he has a gun.

The video has been seen about 300,000 times on Twitter. In it, a man can be seen holding a gun as he blocks a group of college students from taking the elevator.

"He targeted us, and we didn’t know he had a gun," said Isaiah Butterfield, a Florida A&M University student.

Butterfield said he and his three friends from FAMU were at Stadium Centre Apartments early Saturday morning to see a friend who just moved in...

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FSU basketball vs. Saint Louis: How to watch, preview, game thread

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After a couple more wins in Tallahassee, the No. 11 Florida State basketball program has hit the road again. The ’Noles will play in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic in Sunrise, FL, facing the Saint Louis Billikens at the BB&T Center.

The game will tip off this afternoon at 2:30 and can be viewed on FS2. But to answer the question you’re really asking, a Billiken is a mythical good-luck figure.

But SLU has been anything but lucky this year, entering this game as just the 260th luckiest team in D-1 basketball, per KenPom. Saint Louis (from the A10) is a respectable No. 82 in those advanced rankings, but it’s not achieved its 8-3 record by rubbing a rabbit’s foot...

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Thousands of mailed ballots in Florida were not counted

Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) – Florida officials say thousands of mailed ballots were not counted because they were delivered too late to state election offices.

The Department of State last week informed a federal judge that 6,670 ballots were mailed ahead of the Nov. 6 election but were not counted because they were not received by Election Day. The tally prepared by state officials includes totals from 65 of Florida’s 67 counties.

Three statewide Florida races, including the contest for governor, went to recounts because the margins were so close.

Under Florida law, ballots mailed inside the United States must reach election offices by 7 p.m. on Election Day...

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Civic Chorale sings of ‘Joy, Peace & Hope’ at holiday concert

The Tallahassee Civic Chorale will present its fall concert “Joy, Peace & Hope” at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Turner Auditorium on the Tallahassee Community College campus, accompanied by special guests The Capital Children’s Choir from FSU.

The Children’s Choir will sing several selections of their own, in addition to singing “Music Changes the World” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” with the Chorale.

“It has been many years since we have sung with the Capital Children’s Choir, and we are very much looking forward to our collaboration at this concert,” says long-time Chorale and Board member Chris Gorsuch.

The Capital Children’s Choir is a community outreach program for children in Kindergarten through eighth grade which is sponsored by the College of Music at Florida State Univer...

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How Trevor Lawrence has changed the Clemson passing game

Oct 27, 2018; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) rolls out against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium during the second quarter of play. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Senior analysts Mike Renner and Steve Palazzolo discuss the level of play that Clemson has been seeing out of true freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

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