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A mini helicopter or gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn area is viewed April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man flying a mini helicopter illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation."The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained," USCP officer Shennell Antrobus told AFP.
A robotic police device was seen close to the mini helicopter, apparently inspecting it. (Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Man Arrested After Landing On U.S. Capitol Lawn

A Florida man is under arrest after landing his one person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Fort Lauderdale Police Seal (Source: CBS4)

Fired Cops Meet With Police Chief, Argue Punishment Too Severe

The three former Fort Lauderdale Police Officers fired after being caught sending racist text messages met with the agency’s chief on Wednesday to try and fight to get their jobs back.

04/15/2015

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Supreme Court Turns Down Red-Light Camera Case

The Florida Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal in a potentially far-reaching case about the way local governments administer red-light camera programs.

04/15/2015

Dr. Salomon Melgen at his office in West Palm Beach. (Source: Hector Gabino/El Nuevo Herald)

Doctor Tied To Menendez Remains Jailed On Medicare Charges

A Florida doctor, charged in a political corruption case involving a New Jersey Senator, will remain behind bars.

04/15/2015

Aaron Hernandez sits in the courtroom of the Attleboro District Court during his hearing on August 22, 2013 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Odin Lloyd. (Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Ex-NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Sentenced To Life In Prison

Former Gators and New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

04/15/2015

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Florida Deputy Accused Of Beating Handcuffed Inmate

A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida deputy accused of beating a handcuffed inmate.

04/14/2015

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Doctor Tied To Menendez Indicted On Medicare Fraud Charges

A Florida doctor, tied to a criminal investigation involving a New Jersey Senator indicted for Medicare fraud, has also been indicted.

04/14/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Signs Bill To Limit Standardized Tests

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging bill aimed at rolling back the number of tests given to public school students, capping off a discussion that saw Florida Republicans ease back at least slightly on a longstanding principle of the state’s education-reform movement.

04/14/2015

A general view of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as seen during a game between the Florida Gators and the Tennessee Volunteers.  (Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Gators Lineman Rod Johnson Has Career-Ending Spine Issue

The Florida Gators football team already has an obstacle to overcome, and it’s still only April.

04/14/2015

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Senate Backs Adoption Incentives; Repeals Gay Adoption Ban

After an impassioned debate, the Florida Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would restore a popular adoption-subsidies program — while repealing a 38-year-old law that banned gay adoption.

04/14/2015

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