Jeff Burlew, Tallahassee Democrat

Jeff Burlew

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Jeffrey:

Candidates part ways with campaign consultant who posted 'offensive video' on Facebook

A consultant who shared an altered video clip of White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in clown makeup has bowed out of the campaign → Read More

Andrew Gillum's Forward Florida PAC pays six-figure legal tab in corruption case

The same political action committee created to help Andrew Gillum run for Florida governor is being tapped in hopes of keeping him out of prison. → Read More

Paige Carter-Smith returns home on federal supervision after release from prison camp

The former lobbyist, who was sentenced to two years in federal prison, was eligible for home confinement under the CARES Act. → Read More

Sharon Lettman-Hicks suspends Florida House campaign amid federal corruption charges

Sharon Lettman-Hicks filed to run for a Florida House seat just days before a federal grand jury indicted her and former Mayor Andrew Gillum. → Read More

More candidates file for Florida House seat left open by Rep. Ramon Alexander's exit

Two more people have filed for the Florida House seat held by Rep. Ramon Alexander, who opted not to run for re-election amid a sexting scandal. → Read More

Federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in J.T. Burnette bribery case

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear from the defense and the government in the high-profile Tallahassee bribery case. → Read More

Dan Markel murder: Jury seated in Katherine Magbanua murder trial

Prosecutors and defense lawyers questioned prospective jurors all morning on the second day of the Katherine Magbanua murder trial. → Read More

Rep. Ramon Alexander, a top Florida Democrat, will not seek re-election after sexting allegations

Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander's decision to drop his re-election bid leaves the District 8 seat wide open for candidates. → Read More

Tallahassee police investigating two deaths after bodies found in hotel and a ravine

Detectives are working with the State Medical Examiner's Office to determine how both men died. → Read More

Man arrested for murder after Tallahassee police find body of missing woman

Tallahassee police say a man murdered a woman who had gone missing and dumped her body off Tower Road. → Read More

Severe weather alert: Tallahassee, North Florida may see 4 to 6 inches of rain, 60 mph winds

More severe weather, including possible tornadoes and damaging straight-line winds, is possible early this week. → Read More

Lawyers for J.T. Burnette ask 11th Circuit to overturn conviction on corruption charges

The wealthy businessman's lawyers filed their brief Wednesday laying out their arguments for reversal with the appellate court. → Read More

Judge rules in favor of city of Tallahassee in discrimination lawsuit

The decision means a trial set for next month in a lawsuit brought by Sandra Manning will not go on as planned. → Read More

Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for caught-on-video arcade center robbery and shooting

Johnny Lee Battles fired shots into the ceiling during a 2019 robbery of the Arcade Center in Tallahassee. → Read More

J.T. Burnette asks 11th Circuit to keep him out of prison pending appeal in corruption case

The wealthy businessman's motion for continued release, while he awaits appeal, comes weeks after a federal trial court judge denied a similar request. → Read More

Judge denies request to keep J.T. Burnette out of prison pending appeal in corruption case

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle wrote that Burnette got a "full and fair trial" and that the evidence against him was "overwhelming." → Read More

Leon County drops mask, vaccine mandates for workers amid new laws signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis

Leon County reverses its stance on mask mandates following passage of GOP-led bills signed last week by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. → Read More

Tallahassee nonprofit raising money for human trafficking survivors amid increase in cases

The Survive & Thrive Advocacy Center is hosting a fundraiser and awareness programs as its cases increased three-fold. → Read More

100-plus Afghan refugees expected to resettle in Tallahassee through 2022

The International Rescue Committee Tallahassee will be working to help people fleeing the chaos in Afghanistan to start new lives in the U.S. → Read More

Election 2022: Two candidates challenging Rick Minor for Leon County Commission District 3

State employee Joey Lamar and business owner Damon Victor have filed to run for the seat held by Commissioner Rick Minor. → Read More