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Second Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Gets Prison In Ponzi Case

A second former Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy has been sentenced to prison for falsely arresting a woman as part of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme operated by a disbarred lawyer.

07/24/2014

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CBS Event Marks Civil Rights Anniversary

A CBS News event Thursday marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation is both a look back at history and a glimpse into future business opportunities for a broadcast news division.

07/23/2014

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Historic Liberty City Restaurant Closing Its Doors After 59 Years

Jumbo’s is as well known for its shrimp as it is for its history.

07/22/2014

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FSU Addresses Campus Safety Amid Federal Probe

Florida State University is hiring a Title IX director and two sexual violence prevention coordinators before the fall term starts in five weeks.

07/22/2014

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Clergy Call On Gov. Scott To Restore Voting Rights

Florida religious leaders are calling on Gov. Rick Scott and state officials to restore the civil rights of former felons.

06/29/2014

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Facing South Florida: KKK Flag Flap

Jim talks civil rights with a local attorney after emotions rise and tempers flare in a South Florida neighborhood, because one resident decides to fly a KKK flag outside on his property.

CBS4–03/10/2014

Civil rights pioneer Thelma Gibson talks to CBS4's Michele Gillen as part of our celebration of Black History Month. (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Thelma Gibson

As part of our celebration of Black History Month we profile Thelma Gibson. Born in the 1920s, this Miami native not only witnessed life here leading up to the civil rights movement, she fought tooth and nail for civil rights. Ms. Gibson was also one of the founders of the Jewish Home for the Aged, and one of the women who started the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Dade County, South Florida’s first women’s chamber.

My TV 33–02/24/2014

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Black History Month: The Life Of W. George Allen

“It’s been a lot of good times and a lot of bad times but all in all, it’s been a great life. It’s been beyond anything I thought.” Reflections made by a man whose life reads like chapters in American History.

02/12/2014

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Focus on South Florida: W. George Allen

When W. George Allen graduated from the College of Law at the University of Florida in 1962, he was the first African American to do so. A year later, Mr. Allen is credited with filing the lawsuit that integrated Broward County and Hendry County public schools. He went on to practice law in Broward for just shy of a half century. As part of Black History month. Mr. Allen is set to speak at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. He shares with us his knowledge on the evolution and progress of the fight for civil rights.

My TV 33–02/10/2014

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Focus on South Florida: The Fight for Civil Rights

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is presenting an exhibition featuring images of that era taken by renowned photographer Bob Adelman. We take you inside the exhibit to focus on its significance.

My TV 33–02/03/2014

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