Tom Flanigan

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, with a focus on covering local news personalities, issues and organizations.  He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and  covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas and his home state of Maryland.  In between, he spent a number of years in corporate communications for a few private firms, time that he calls “invaluable” for giving him a greatly expanded media perspective.  During the relatively rare times he’s not racing to cover various community events and activities, Tom enjoys reading and playing guitar (He was a professional drummer in a previous life and is trying to expand his musical horizons). Follow Tom Flanigan on Twitter: @flanigan_tom.

An award-winning film, written by a Tallahasseean, is coming back to his hometown as a musical. Now the on-stage version of “Underground” comes to the Cascades Park Amphitheatre next Saturday evening, July 6.

Caring for those with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia is a challenge for anyone. But the burden is especially felt in the African-American community. A special event this Saturday, June 29, aims to ease that burden.

A new concept in apartment living is coming closer to reality in Tallahassee’s All Saints district. The Freight Yard development is using cast-off shipping containers as the essential building blocks for the construction.

Parkinson’s Disease still has no cure. But there are numerous resources to make the lives of those who have Parkinson’s better than ever before. The local Parkinson’s Outreach Association is holding an expo this Saturday to showcase many of those resources.

Shot Puppy Recovering

Jun 12, 2019

The Liberty County puppy found shot and near death in a school yard on Tuesday, June 11 is on the mend. Now the National Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Just days after gunfire took the life of a 20 year old Tallahassee man, young people and grownups met to talk about that and other issues on Saturday, June 8.

Leon County's cardiac victims have one of the nation's highest survival rates. Local emergency officials are crediting the large number of civilians who know CPR.

Its days as an old time feed and hardware store may be coming to an end. But the Gramling's building on South Adams Street may be on the verge of a bright new future.

In advance of the store's demise, Stan Gramling, whose family has had the business for the past 104 years, is inviting everybody to the farewell party.

An unlikely group of storm evacuees and their horses endure forced togetherness as a hurricane bears down on their refuge. That’s the basic plot of the latest book by a nationally-known writer who’ll be visiting North Florida June 13 and 14.

Please don't feed the ducks, or geese, or seagulls. The City of Tallahassee is ramping up that message for its park visitors.

The 75th anniversary remembrance of the D-Day invasion begins this week in France.  On Monday, June 3. the Florida State University Marching Chiefs were on their way to that nation's observance.

Saturday, June 1 was the official start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hundreds of local residents were getting ready with the help of city and county government and other partners.

An intense, two-hour effort by hundreds of volunteers resulted in thousands of meals for needy local families on Saturday. The Full Summer food packing project took place in the Godby High School cafeteria.

Under the bill passed last month by the Florida Legislature, felons must prove they’ve paid all fees and fines connected with their crime before they can regain the right to vote. But Leon County Clerk of Court Gwen Marshall says the big problem is no way now exists to prove all payments have been made.

Tallahassee’s oldest continuously operated store is closing. Gramling’s feed store just south of the Capitol is calling it quits after 104 years in business.

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