County Jails Nationwide At Risk In DisastersWhen record-breaking floodwaters inundated a Florida jail, sending clothes dryers floating and natural gas seeping into the building that was running on generator power, no outside agency had the authority to force county officials to move the 600 men and women locked inside.
Grand Jury: No Charges In Florida Jail ExplosionIn April, an explosion at a Florida jail killed two inmates and injured 200 more. However, a grand jury looking into the deadly case said there isn’t enough evidence to bring criminal charges.
State Attorney To Reveal New Evidence In Jail ExplosionNew evidence regarding an explosion at a Pensacola jail will be presented to a grand jury, and it might blow the case wide open.
Two Inmates Back In Florida Jail After Brief EscapeTwo escaped inmates are back in a Panhandle jail after they escaped.
Ex-Corrections Officer, Others Get Prison In Fraud A former Miami-Dade County corrections officer and three others have been sentenced for operating an identity theft and tax fraud ring using identities of current and former prisoners.
Sheriff Suspends Detectives For Botched ArrestsA northeast Florida sheriff has suspended without pay two detectives and two supervisors involved in the wrongful arrest of a teen.
Lightning LW Malone Arrested After Traffic StopPolice say Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone has been charged with DUI and possession of cocaine.
Man Sentenced For Concealing Jewelry During Rothstein Investigation It will be 10 months in prison for a South Florida man after pleading guilty to charges that he helped conceal jewelry from investigators seizing assets in ex-lawyer Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
Man Accused Of Strangling Neighbor In Botched BurglaryA Northeast Miami-Dade man is charged with first degree murder after his neighbor was found strangled in her apartment.
Sheridan House Working To Save Students From Wrong PathIt started with a visit from a judge to the pastor of Sheridan Hills who wanted to avoid sending kids with behavioral problems to jail. Now, some 46 years later, the Sheridan House continues to provide help for families on everything from counseling to meal planning on a budget and more.
Port Everglades Crash Suspect In Court Broward Sheriff's Deputies arrested Lawton Cohen, 52, Thursday after witnesses said he crashed a car through a Port Everglades checkpoint.
New Law Letting Kids Stay In Foster Care Till 21 Gets PushbackA new law giving young adults in foster care the option of staying until age 21 is slated to go into effect January 1, 2014.