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Senators Back Jobs Bill For Disabled Floridians

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – A bill that would expand job opportunities in state government for Floridians with disabilities sailed through its first legislative committee Tuesday, buoyed by the support of Senate President Andy Gardiner. […]


February 14, 2014: Junior Encarnacion was reported missing.  (Source: BSO)

Reward Offered For Information On Whereabouts Of Disabled Man

Family members said a small cash reward is now being offered in the disappearance of a disabled man who was last seen Thursday.

CBS Miami–02/17/2014

Medical Costs

Legislature Working On Medicaid Compromise

Negotiators in the Florida House and Senate are trying to work out a compromise deal that would keep the federal Medicaid money in President Barack Obama’s healthcare overahaul law in place while not expanding Medicaid to the level the law originally suggested.

CBS Miami–04/24/2013

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DOJ Asks: Is Fla. Unnecessarily Placing Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes?

Officials from state agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice met Thursday to discuss whether that’s the case, which would be a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.


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New Laws Free Up Disabled Parking, Cut Fraud

Good news for South Florida’s disabled: new laws effective Oct. 1 will free up more disabled parking spaces.

CBS Miami–07/26/2012

(Source: Palm Beach Sheriff's Office) Lt. Daniel Burrows

PBSO Lt. Charged With Stealing Guns, Painkillers From Dying Deputy

When a law enforcement officer is ill, his brothers and sisters with a badge are usually there to support him, but for one Palm Beach Sheriff’s officer, investigators say the illness of a fellow officer was an opportunity to rob the deputy as he lay near death from cancer.



Disabled Fight For Benefits They’re Owed

Millions of Americans have disability insurance through their employers. But, even when doctors document disabilities many get turned down for the benefits.



Crippled Carnival Ship Arrives In San Diego Bay

Six tug boats pulled a stricken cruise ship into San Diego Bay early Thursday, bringing the nearly 4,500 passengers and crew closer to freedom after three days of limited food, smelly toilets and dark cabins.