Katie Kaplan, WCTV Eyewitness News

Katie Kaplan

WCTV Eyewitness News

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Katie:

WCTV reporter featured in Tyler Perry’s new ‘Never Seen Again’ series

'Never Seen Again' includes two episodes on the disappearance of Kelley Brannon → Read More

Tallahassee-based non-profit brings local Women Veterans together

A new group of ladies in Tallahassee is banding together to take back the narrative and bring awareness to the service and sacrifice that hundreds of thousands of women have made. → Read More

Man arrested for possession of dozens of images of child porn in Wakulla County

A 55-year-old man was found with more than 100 images of child pornography, said the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Florida Highway Patrol honors local dispatchers during National Telecommunicators Week

It is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and all week-long local law enforcement agencies have been showing their gratitude to the people who are the voices behind some of the most serious and dangerous calls they respond to. → Read More

Military veterans honored at Chiles High Tuesday night

Some of Tallahassee’s finest were honored during Military Appreciation Night at Chiles High School on Tuesday night. → Read More

What Tallahassee National Cemetery wants your Veteran to know

Tallahassee National Cemetery, located on the city’s southeast side, encompasses 250 acres and will eventually serve more than 83,000 Veterans across the Big Bend. Director Raymond Miller sat down with WCTV’s Ben and Katie Kaplan on Friday to talk a little bit about a couple of related programs for veterans and their families. → Read More

‘It’s Our Honor’: Tallahassee Korean War vet remembers the ‘forgotten war’

One Korean War veteran who now lives in Tallahassee recently recalled how quickly his life changed forever after America was forced to jump into action to defend its United Nations ally in the South. → Read More

Second annual Women Veterans Unite retreat to take place this weekend

The second annual Women Veterans Unite retreat will take place in Crawfordville this weekend. → Read More

10-foot-tall, 200 pound colon on display in Tallahassee

A 10-foot tall, 200-pound inflatable colon sits front and center at the Tallahassee VA clinic.The interactive model is on display in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and shows different anomalies that can be found during routine screenings. → Read More

Black News Channel blindsides Tallahassee employees with news of closure

The announcement was made in an internal memo WCTV obtained from an employee who wished to remain anonymous. The email was sent at 2:55 p.m Friday from President and CEO Princell Hair, who touted the effort of employees before relaying the news that the network would “cease live operations and file for bankruptcy.” → Read More

Missing woman’s car involved in pursuit that ends at Tallahassee mall

A vehicle belonging to a Tallahassee woman that was recently reported missing was found after a short pursuit that ended at the Governor’s Square Mall in Tallahassee on Wednesday. → Read More

Eastpoint family moves into new home after losing daughters in fire

“In just a matter of weeks, we raised an excess of $100,000 to buy this mobile home, pay off the land. It has just been overwhelming,” Sheriff AJ Smith said. → Read More

Who killed Bobbi Jean?

34-year-old Bobbi Jean Jackson Tew was a north Florida mother who disappeared on April 27, 2005, after being dropped off near her workplace on Tallahassee’s west side. Her remains were found more than two years later on October 1, 2007 in a wooded area nearby. Tew was identified through dental records and her death was ruled a homicide due to circumstances surrounding her remains. → Read More

Preserving the past: Long lost cousins try to preserve abandoned slave cemetery in South Georgia

A network of cousins with roots in South Georgia is working to prevent old slave cemetery sites from being erased by wilderness or urbanization. → Read More

Marching 100 member receives scholarship honoring FAMU student killed in Iraq

Sgt. Edmond Randle enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2000 so his mother wouldn’t be burdened with his college tuition. → Read More

Missing Tallahassee man found dead was integral in Florida marriage equality

54-year-old Jorge Diaz-Johnston was found dead at a landfill in Jackson County after going missing from Tallahassee, said police. His death is now being investigated as a homicide. His body is believed to have ended up at the Campbellton-area landfill after being picked up from a public garbage site in Okaloosa County. → Read More

Tallahassee man remembers opening day at Jake Gaither Golf Course as 65th anniversary passes

The course underwent a transformation since it first opened in a flood-prone area just down the road from Florida A&M University in Dec. 1956. → Read More

Roughly 85 lost graves uncovered on abandoned church property in Thomasville

A local photographer is making progress on a passion project she started roughly seven months ago: uncovering the graves outside an abandoned church in Thomasville. → Read More

On 45th birthday of missing Tallahassee woman, family and loved ones still seek answers

Wednesday marks what would have been the 45th birthday of FAMU alum Ali Gilmore. → Read More

Unsolved Georgia: Death of South Georgia radio personality still unsolved 10 years later

A cruel crime rocked a South Georgia community when a popular Valdosta radio personality was ambushed outside the radio station. → Read More