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A pelican is recuperating after its pouched was slashed and its wing was hacked off. (Courtesy: South Florida Veterinarian Don Harris )

Pelicans Turning Up With Slashed Pouches, Missing Wings

Florida Wildlife officials are searching for a person or people who slashed a number of pelicans’ pouches and hacked their wings off.

15 hours ago

(Source: CBS4)

U.S. Sugar Land Buy A Tough Sell Among Lawmakers

A Senate-commissioned study could give hope to people who want the state to use a large chunk of voter-approved money for water and land projects to buy U.S. Sugar land in the Everglades before an October deadline.

15 hours ago

During Tuesday's "State of the State" speech, Governor Rick Scott used examples of successes in the state in the past as an inspiration for the future.  (Source: The Florida Channel)

Gov. Scott Calls On ‘Florida Exceptionalism’ To Tout Agenda

Calling on something he termed “Florida exceptionalism,” Gov. Rick Scott used the annual State of the State address Tuesday to try to reinvigorate his legislative agenda after a difficult opening to his second term.

16 hours ago

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House, Senate Leaders Show Signs Of Agreement, Differences

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner entered the legislative session Tuesday with a set of shared priorities — dubbed “Work Plan 2015″ — that includes cutting taxes, crafting a water policy and boosting education spending.

17 hours ago

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

Florida Legislature Kicks Off 60-Day Annual Session

Day one of the 60-day session of the Florida Legislature is officially underway in the state’s capitol.

20 hours ago

(Source: AP)

A Look At The 5 Biggest Issues For The Florida Legislature

Florida’s GOP-controlled Legislature kicks off its annual session Tuesday, one that could be consumed by plenty of high-profile issues — but lacking the intensity that comes during an election year session.

CBS Miami–24 hours ago

(Source: CBS4)

2016 Presidential Primary Likely To Be March 15

It’s probably safe to start planning for a March 15 presidential primary in Florida.

CBS Miami–24 hours ago

Source: CBS4

Steering You Right Through South Florida’s Road Closures

Before heading out the door, a check on the planned road closures is probably a good idea.

03/03/2015

A closeup view of marijuana on a scale as photographed on August 30, 2014 in Bethpage, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Department Defends Proposed Pot Rule

Health regulators are on the defensive about their latest attempt to get the state’s medical-marijuana industry up and running, rejecting criticism from a legislative oversight panel while trying to assuage concerns of parents of sick children.

03/02/2015

Courtroom Gavel

Secret Recording By Minors Gets First Senate OK

A Senate committee agreed Monday that minors should be able to secretly record conversations — something currently illegal in Florida — if the talks involve unlawful sexual or violent acts against children.

03/02/2015

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