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House Panel Backs Abortion Waiting Period

A House panel Thursday plunged into the legislative session’s first abortion debate, approving a measure that would require a 24-hour waiting period before women could terminate pregnancies.

03/12/2015

A body camera on a police officer. (Source: CBS4)

ACLU Says Police Body Camera Videos Should Be Open To Public

The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of civil rights organizations are opposing a police body camera bill in the Florida Legislature, saying it too often shields the videos from public view.

03/08/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Drops Appeals In Scott Welfare Drug Testing Case

Florida Governor Rick Scott dropped appeals meant to push for a law that would have required welfare applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

03/04/2015

North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo (Source: CBS4)

City To Investigate NMB Police Use Of Mug Shots As Targets

After public outrage over a South Florida sniper team using the mug shots of black men for target practice, the city of North Miami Beach is moving forward with an investigation into the police department.

01/27/2015

Dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach on January 3, 2015. (Source: CBS4)

Dozens of Same-Sex Couples Renew Vows In Miami Beach

Dozens of same-sex couples renewed their vows at a free ceremony in Miami Beach Tuesday night.

01/06/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott, State Workers Still At Odds Over Drug Testing

With more than $650,000 in legal fees spent, Florida Governor Rick Scott will not stop pushing for required drug testing for state workers and welfare program applicants.

12/17/2014

(Source: AP)

County Jails Nationwide At Risk In Disasters

When record-breaking floodwaters inundated a Florida jail, sending clothes dryers floating and natural gas seeping into the building that was running on generator power, no outside agency had the authority to force county officials to move the 600 men and women locked inside.

12/14/2014

File photo of a person at a same-sex marriage rally. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Denies To Stop Florida Same Sex Marriages

Same sex marriage is one step closer to becoming reality in Florida.

12/03/2014

(Source: AP)

Appeals Court: Welfare Drug Tests Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court again rejected a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to submit to drug tests before they can receive benefits.

12/03/2014

(CBS4)

Court Rules Cell Phones Can’t Be Used For Tracking Without Warrant

Florida’s highest court said Thursday police in Florida have no right to use a cell phone to track someone’s movements without a warrant.

10/16/2014

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