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Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida Legislators Propose Changes To 7 Districts

Florida Legislators kicked off a special session Thursday byproposing tweaks to seven of the 27 congressional districts to comply with a judge’s ruling.

08/07/2014

A vendor (C) waits for customers displaying turtles at a market in Jakarta on February 5, 2008. A surge in demand for exotic freshwater turtles and tortoises in Southeast Asia is fuelling rampant illegal trade in the animals in Indonesia, wildlife experts warned recently. TRAFFIC Southeast Asia said its investigators discovered that 48 species of freshwater turtles and tortoises were sold in Indonesia's capital Jakarta and the vast majority were illegally obtained. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo: EWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Men Charged In Illegal Freshwater Turtle Harvests

Three men, in central Florida, have been charged with several felonies and misdemeanors for the alleged illegal harvest, selling and buying of 2,100 pounds of freshwater turtles.

07/15/2014

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Disney To Add ‘Frozen’ Characters, Fireworks

“Frozen” fans will now be able to get their fix at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

07/01/2014

Cave Diving rescuer Edd Sorenson surfacing with Diana during the reenactment.

Cave Diving: Behind The Scenes

Over the years we have seen our share of crazy situations including shark frenzies, diving with the third most dangerous shark in the world, handling fish that could send me to the hospital.

06/28/2014

Scene where a small plane crashed in central Florida on June 9, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Officials: 2 Killed in Central Florida Plane Crash

Two people on board a small plane were killed when the plane crashed into a Central Florida neighborhood.

CBS Miami–06/10/2014

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Father Of Missing Girl To Remain In Jail Awaiting Return To Central FL

The father who allegedly took his daughter and fled to Mexico in 2009 appeared in bond court Monday morning.

05/19/2014

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Officials: SunRail Averages 100,000 Riders In First 2 Weeks

More than 100, 000 riders have used central Florida’s new commuter train within its first two weeks, according to officials of the service.

05/17/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

House Backs Senate’s Coast-To-Coast Bike Trail Plan

A 250-mile bicycle trail across Central Florida, a pet project of the next Senate president, is on the verge of getting $15.5 million in next year’s state budget.

04/22/2014

The scene after a car crashed into a Winter Park day care center on April 9, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Daycare Center Sets Up Fund For Crash Victims

The central Florida community came together to make get-well cards for children injured after a car crashed into a day care, killing a 4-year old girl.

04/12/2014

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Fla. Mortgage Executive Gets 3 Years In Prison

A central Florida mortgage executive has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for fraudulently obtaining $2 million in home mortgages.

04/06/2014

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