Negron Questions FDLE On Backlog Of Rape KitsThe powerful chairman of a Senate committee that oversees the criminal-justice budget said Wednesday that Florida's backlog of thousands of untested rape kits is one of his top priorities.
State Supreme Court To Consider Breath TestsThe Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case challenging the constitutionality of a state law that allows people to be prosecuted for refusing to take breath tests when suspected of drunken driving.
New Law Puts Spotlight On Human TraffickingSigns intended to raise awareness about human trafficking are expected to be prominently displayed at rest areas, airports, emergency rooms and strip clubs starting Friday, as a law passed during the 2015 legislative session goes into effect with the new year.
State Supreme Court Rejects Workers Comp ChallengeThe Florida Supreme Court has turned down a lawsuit that questioned the constitutionality of the state's workers-compensation insurance system --- though the system continues to face three other closely watched challenges at the high court.
Proposed License Plate Would Target Human Trafficking A House Republican is looking to create a license plate that would raise money to help victims of human trafficking.
Gov. Scott Asks For $8.5 Million To Help Process Rape KitsFlorida Governor Rick Scott is asking for $8.5 million to help process a backlog of untested rape kits - about 11,000 of them.
Florida Data Shows 10,900 Sexual Assault Kits Still UntestedBased on statistics released by the state on Tuesday, almost 11,000 rape kits have gone untested in Florida.
Florida Gets Chunk From UPS Settlement A multi-million dollar settlement has been reached with UPS in a lawsuit claiming bad delivery practices.
Busts Show Improved Response To Sex TraffickingThe arrest of 21 people following a two-year investigation into a Central Florida sex-trafficking and drug ring shows an improved response to forced prostitution, say the state's top prosecutors.
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape KitsA House Republican has filed a proposal that could help speed up testing of DNA evidence in new sexual-assault cases and also would address a large backlog of unanalyzed rape kits.
State Looks At Pill Mill Regs Causing "Pharmacy Crawl"Chris Young is a lifelong gun enthusiast, but his wife Lesley got rid of his rifles not long after the couple moved back to Florida nearly two years ago.
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape KitsAfter Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that thousands of rape kits have gone untested, a House Democrat has filed a bill that seeks new policies and additional money for processing evidence in alleged sexual assault cases.