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Governor Rick Scott  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Governor Scott To Head To Colombia On Latest Mission

Gov. Rick Scott is going on a trip to promote Florida and bring business to the state. Gov. Scott leaves Sunday on a five-day trip to Colombia to promote Florida and its products to one of its biggest trading partners.

CBS4–11/30/2012

Bryant De La Cruz's battle with a headache ended with him passing away from bacterial meningitis. (Source: Anielka Gonzalez)

Man Dies of Bacterial Meningitis Hours After Symptoms Surface

A second deadly case in as many months of bacterial meningitis has been confirmed in South Florida, Miami-Dade County Health officials said Wednesday.

CBS4–11/14/2012

Christian Aguilar (Source: Erica Friman)

Senator Rubio Trying To Assist Aguilar Family

Senator Marco Rubio is offering his assistance to the family of Christian Aguilar, who’s been missing for weeks in Gainesville, as two of Aguilar’s family members are having difficulty leaving Colombia to join the family in the U.S.

CBS Miami–10/12/2012

This is a file photo of Griselda Blanco. She was released in 2004. (Source: Florida Dept. Of Corrections)

The Hunt For The “Cocaine Godmother”

Griselda Blanco had quite a few nicknames: the godmother, the queen of cocaine, the black widow. Regardless of what she went by she left a lasting impression on South Florida’s history.

CBS4–09/27/2012

This is a file photo of Griselda Blanco. She was released in 2004. (Source: Florida Dept. Of Corrections)

Miami’s “Godmother Of Cocaine” Gunned Down In Colombia

The woman known as “The Godmother of Cocaine” during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era of the 70s and 80s, has been murdered.

CBS4–09/04/2012

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Feds Take Down Tamarac Man For Selling $800K In Bogus Bills

Slick, but not slick enough: a Tamarac man has been indicted on a charge of selling $800,000 in counterfeit U.S. dollars.

CBS Miami–08/10/2012

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Bird Strike Forces Return Of Colombian Bound Jet To MIA

Passengers on board a Colombian bound flight returned to Miami International Airport after a bird flew into one of the jet’s propellers.

CBS4–05/31/2012

Spirit Airlines

Colombia Wants Apology From Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines has never missed on an opportunity to take advantage of a major news event or embarrassing situation and use it in an advertisement. But the Colombian government has taken offense with Spirit’s latest ad.

CBS4–04/27/2012

Members of the Secret Service wait after President Barack Obama arrived at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport March 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  President Obama is spending the day traveling to Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia to attend private and public campaign events. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Five Service Members From SOUTHCOM May Be Involved In Secret Service Scandal

Five U.S. service members assigned to the Joint Task Force Summit of the Americas in support of the United States Secret Service violated curfew established by the U.S. Senior Defense official in Colombia and may have been involved in inappropriate conduct.

CBS4–04/14/2012

North Miami Senior High Protest

Students, Politicians Rally To Keep N. Miami HS Valedictorian In U.S.

A quick protest started Friday morning outside North Miami Senior High School on behalf of the school valedictorian, Daniela Palaez, who has been ordered by a judge to leave the country later this month.

CBS4–03/02/2012

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