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.

One year ago Saturday, November 2nd, shots rang out at Tallahassee's Hot Yoga Studio, killing two and injuring five. A memorial service was held Saturday below the Betton Place studio where the tragedy occurred.

For most people, the loss of refrigeration when the power goes out isn’t much more than an inconvenience. But for those whose critical medicines need to stay cold, lack of refrigeration can be life threatening. Now a class at the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering is determined to solve the problem.

The incidence of sexual assault in America remains at distressingly high levels. Now two Florida State University graduate students are trying to help local victims with the healing and recovery process

The statistics are that one out of every five women in the U.S. will experience sexual assault at some point in their lives. FSU Clinical Psychology graduate student Katherine Schafer is one of the treatment project organizers.

A Tallahassee woman who has assumed a unique character and appearance has won an international title through that portrayal. At the same time, she’s connecting with fans who have been bullied and degraded.

North Florida is seeing a sudden surge in the number of homeless cats and kittens. Deidre Carey is with the Leon County Humane Society.

One of the best-loved songs of the holidays is celebrating its two-hundredth anniversary this year. It turns out that song also has a direct connection to Tallahassee.

For the second time in 2 years, Leon County Humane Society Executive Director Lisa Glunt says her organization has taken in 4 dogs resuced from certain death in a South Korea dog meat farm.

This week’s student march on the Capitol in Tallahassee attracted media from all over the country.  That included The New Yorker Magazine.   Tom Flanigan caught up with the correspondent Emily Witt, who came to Florida to cover the impact of the Parkland school shooting, and where it fits in the larger debate over gun control, mental health and mass shootings.

When lawmakers arrived at the Florida Capitol on Monday, they found thousands of cutouts of brightly-colored children's hands hanging in the rotunda, signifying the start of Children's Week.

The Florida Legislature didn’t waste a moment during its first week when it came to addressing the opioid addiction crisis that is exploding across the state.

A Walton County motorist is charged in the weekend death of a man who was walking barefoot across America.

Every 20 years, 37 Floridians from all walks of life have a chance to make history. That chance is coming up within a few months and there are still some openings on the panel.

Some Leon County teachers turned into students this week as they received a crash course in how to teach their own students about the Holocaust. That training program gained new relevance because of this past weekend’s tragedy in Orlando.