Jacob Murphey, WCTV Eyewitness News

Jacob Murphey

WCTV Eyewitness News

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Jacob:

Under Fire Part One: a small volunteer fire department’s questionable financial past

Several residents in Lanark Village have expressed concern about the past, present, and future of their volunteer fire department. → Read More

Supply chain woes lead to wild month for Tallahassee pumpkin patch

Supply chain ups and downs have thrown a Tallahassee pumpkin patch a few curveballs. → Read More

Wakulla Golf Course purchase quiets wastewater debate, for now

Wakulla County is purchasing the Wildwood Country Club to discharge treated wastewater. The move quiets a tense months-long debate about what to do with the water. → Read More

FSU student competes in the World Series of Poker

A Florida State University student is riding high this week, returning from fulfilling a life-long dream in Las Vegas where she played on one of poker’s biggest stages. → Read More

Parental opt-out for masks coming back to Leon County Schools following school board meeting

The Leon County school board met Tuesday, paving the way for parental mask opt-outs to return to the classroom. → Read More

Former Florida felon turned activist granted more civil rights, says the fight isn’t over

Activist Desmond Meade announced more of his civil rights have been restored, marking a significant step to grant more rights to former felons across Florida. → Read More

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office hailed for water rescue

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a water rescue Sunday near the Apalachicola Bay Bridge. → Read More

Taylor County School Board votes in temporary replacement ahead of superintendent’s announced resignation

The Taylor County school board voted to install a temporary superintendent in the wake of Danny Glover's announced resignation. → Read More

‘It was shattering’: family mourning loss of 25-year-old FSU student killed by alleged wrong-way driver

FSU Student Nora Cooney was killed following a crash involving an alleged wrong-way driver on Highway 319. → Read More

‘It was shattering’: family mourning loss of 25-year-old FSU student killed by alleged wrong-way driver

FSU Student Nora Cooney was killed following a crash involving an alleged wrong-way driver on Highway 319. → Read More

Fairview Middle School mourning death of teacher, coach

Emotional moments were had Tuesday at Gene Cox Stadium in Tallahassee as the Fairview Middle School football team honored one of their own following a sudden and tragic loss. → Read More

Crime rates and police interactions highlight inaugural TPD Citizens Advisory Council town hall

TPD's Citizens Advisory Council held its first-ever public town hall Monday, hearing concerns from citizens worried about rising crime rates and interactions with police. → Read More

Madison County woman remembers making quick friends with United 93 passenger

One Madison County woman is forever tied to the 9/11 attacks, thanks to where she was when they occurred: 30,000 feet in the air. → Read More

‘We’re trusting the Lord’: Ida evacuees leaving Tallahassee as wait continues for home to be clear

Two rooms at a Tallahassee Quality Inn were a home away from home for one New Orleans family who didn’t realize their stay would enter a second week. → Read More

Tallahassee bakery back open after son hospitalized with COVID

Tuesday marked the first day of business in several weeks for TC Bakery following a COVID scare. → Read More

Ida evacuees arrive in Tallahassee area hoping the homes they left behind still stand

Many hotels in the Big Bend are filled with those either taking refuge from Hurricane Ida or making the trp west to begin relief efforts → Read More

Decatur County Schools to start two-week digital learning Tuesday

In Decatur County, schools were shuttered on Monday as county-wide digital learning ramps up on Tuesday. → Read More

Leon County School Board discusses reinstituted mask mandate ahead of Tuesday’s meeting

Lots of eyes are on Leon County School leaders this week following Sunday’s mask requirement announcement from Superintendent Rocky Hanna. → Read More

Florida Board of Education recommends punishment to come for Broward, Alachua school systems

For the first time, Florida’s Board of Education has decided two Florida school districts are violating the state’s executive order banning mask mandates. → Read More

Bobby Bowden’s pastime forged lifelong friendships

In Gadsden County, far away from Doak Campbell Stadium and decades of football glory, Bobby Bowden found solace at the Golf Club of Quincy. → Read More