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Apply to Become a City Ethics Board Member

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WTXL) The newly formed Ethics Board in Tallahassee is looking for applicants. The board held it's first meeting earlier this month.

FAMU Breaks Donation Record During Annual United Way Fundraiser

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida A&M University (FAMU) has something to celebrate, breaking a record with their annual United Way fundraising drive.

Elander pitches TCC Eagles to 4-1 Victory

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  – Behind the pitching of sophomore righty Chris Elander, the Tallahassee Community College Eagles took game one of a three-game series, 4-1, against nationally-ranked Chattahoochee Valley (Ala.) Community College on Friday evening at Eagle Field.

Byrd, Stewart Pace Noles Past UNC Wilmington

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Alec Byrd retired his first 12 batters in relief of starter Mike Compton and outfielder DJ Stewart hit a solo shot in the seventh inning that proved to be the game-winner as the 16th-ranked Seminoles (6-3) handed UNC Wilmington (6-1) its first loss of the season with a 4-3 victory Friday afternoon on Mike Martin Field at Dick Howser Stadium.

FSU women finish perfect home slate with 20 point win vs NC State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The largest home crowd in four years was able to see some history made on Thursday night as No. 9/8 Florida State Women’s Basketball lit up the record books in its 72-52 victory over NC State in what was both senior night and its regular-season home finale.

Valdosta State Announces 2015 Football Schedule

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Nine games in the state of Georgia highlight the 2015 Valdosta State football schedule, as announced by Blazer Head Coach David Dean Tuesday.

Cruz Tells Anti-Tax Group 'No' to Common Core in Schools

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is telling an influential anti-tax group that he opposes Common Core education standards, putting him at odds with fellow presidential prospect Jeb Bush a day after Bush endorsed the standards to the same audience.

Vilsack: Smart phones could tell consumers what's in food

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the ever-complicated debate over labeling of genetically modified foods, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has an idea: use your smart phone.

Vilsack told members of Congress on Wednesday that consumers could just use their phones to scan special bar codes or other symbols on food packages in the grocery store. All sorts of information could pop up, such as whether the food's ingredients include genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

The Food and Drug Administration handles most food-package labeling, so Vilsack's idea isn't an official proposal. But the agriculture secretary suggested it could head off the debate between the food industry and those who have pushed for package labels that identify GMOs.

US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The U.S. and Liberian governments are starting the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's been used on an emergency basis.

The drug, ZMapp, contains three genetically engineered proteins designed to home on a target on the surface of the deadly virus to stop the disease's progression. ZMapp, developed by San Diego-based Mapp Pharmaceuticals Inc., is "grown" in tobacco plants engineered to make large quantities of the virus-blocking proteins.

Adults and children in both countries, infected with Ebola or with suspected infection, will be included in the study.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says half the participants will receive three ZMapp injections. The other half will get standard supportive treatment, including intravenous fluids and therapy to maintain blood pressure and sufficient oxygen intake.

US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo

MIAMI (AP) — Officials have rescinded a new rule requiring U.S. military judges presiding over tribunals at Guantanamo Bay to relocate to the base in Cuba.

The rule prompted the judge in the Sept. 11 terrorism case earlier this week to order an immediate halt to proceedings unless it was rescinded.

The memo rescinding the rule was released by the Pentagon on Friday.

The Defense Department in January had ordered the judges to relocate after an official said it would help speed up litigation in the three active prosecutions by military commissions of prisoners at the base.

That prompted lawyers for the five prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks and for another charged in the USS Cole bombing to seek dismissal of the charges for improperly interfering in the death-penalty cases.

Storm Team Friday evening forecast (02/27/2015)

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- From the Storm Team Weather Center ...

Ice Sculpture for Fallen Soldiers

NAPOLEON, OH (WTXL / CNN) -- This isn't your average snow sculpture! Roger l. Pugh of Napoleon, Ohio carved this as a tribute to fallen soldiers.

Storm Team Friday morning forecast (02/27/2015)

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - The warm up begins today! We'll still fall below average with our temps throughout the day, but they will be warmer than yesterday. This morning is a relatively chilly start with temps near 40° but pesky winds will cause the chills to feel more like the mid 30s. After four straight days of gloomy, cloudy skies expect mostly sunny conditions heading throughout the course of your Friday. This will boost temps, but since we still have that northeasterly flow, highs will only get into the low 60s. Temps dipping back to the low 40s to start your weekend so bundle up if you're heading out late tonight. A few rogue showers are possible starting Saturday afternoon and an isolated rain threat is possible through next midweek. Temps will be in the low and mid 60s Saturday with upper 60s expected after church lets out Sunday afternoon. The warmest of this air mass is confined to early next week in which we'll see mid 70s on Monday, and near 80° on Tuesday as a persistent breeze flows off the Gulf of Mexico ushering in that warm, but humid air. Wednesday looks very warm as well with highs climbing to the upper 70s again. Expect the main front to approach the region on Thursday cooling us off and increasing our rain and storm threat substantially. More details on that in upcoming forecasts.

Storm Team Thursday evening forecast (02/26/2015)

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- From the Storm Team Weather Center ...

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