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Lawton Cohen was arrested for crashing a vehicle through a Port Everglades checkpoint.  Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office

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.

02/07/2014

Department Of Children And Families Logo (Source: DCF)

New Law Letting Kids Stay In Foster Care Till 21 Gets Pushback

A new law giving young adults in foster care the option of staying until age 21 is slated to go into effect January 1, 2014.

11/21/2013

The Forgotten Floor

CBS4’s Michelle Gillen Revisits The Forgotten Floor

A rare look into a world of inmates with mental illness where advocates say lives are at risk. CBS4’s Michele Gillen takes us back inside the Forgotten Floor.

07/18/2013

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Test Drive Leads To Jail

Test driving a car is usually a fun experience filled with anticipation as you look at your next car. But for one north Florida man, a test drive ended up with him under arrest and facing multiple charges.

CBS Miami–06/03/2013

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Bill Would Force Websites To Kill Certain Mugshots

When it comes to theory of the law, a person is innocent until proven guilty. One state lawmaker wants to make sure the stigma of an arrest or conviction doesn’t follow a person if the charges are later dropped or they are found innocent.

02/13/2013

J.D. Patterson Jr. took the oath of office Friday as MDPD's new police director. (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

New M-D Police Director No Stranger To Dealing With Violence

In his first extended interview since becoming Miami-Dade County’s Police Director, J.D. Patterson said he understands the damage that violence can do to a community as well as individual families.

CBS4–02/08/2013

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Head Of Florida’s Prison Agency Steps Down

Ken Tucker, who took over the Department of Corrections last year, said in a video message he is leaving because he’s approaching a mandatory retirement date.

CBS4–11/15/2012

FDLE has a new weapon in the fight against child porn. A high tech bus will pull up to the suspected offender's home and confiscate their computer. (CBS4)

New Technology Takes Down Child Porn Users

Fighting child pornography is a priority in South Florida. Now state and local investigators have a new weapon in the fight against the illegal images.

CBS4–02/02/2012

Ulises Rodriguez  (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Ex-Firefighter Avoids Jail For “Sexting” Teen

A former Miami-Dade firefighter who had allegedly sent sexually explicit messages to a 17-year-old boy will not face any jail time and instead will enter into a 12-month program to avoid a criminal record.

CBS4–01/18/2012

Stephen Saftler (Source: Ft. Lauderdale Police)

Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn At Work Out Of Jail

A sunrise businessman accused of having pornography showing children as young as one-year-old on his office computer is out of jail.

CBS4–12/30/2011

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