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Lawmakers Look To Curb Bear, Gator Feeding

As the state tries to reduce dangerous interactions between bears and humans, lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would change the penalties for feeding wildlife.

18 hours ago

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

FIU Grant Will Train Lawyers Handling Capital Cases

Florida International University’s College of Law has received a $620,000 grant to help defense lawyers handling capital cases.

04/06/2015

(Courtesy: Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

Florida Gov. Won’t Explain Shakeup At State Police Agency

As questions remain about why Governor Rick Scott shook up the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, a new department leader was voted in on Tuesday.

01/13/2015

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Ruling May Chill School Districts Efforts To Challenge Charter School Conversions

A ruling against the Miami-Dade County Public School District was the first-ever ruling under Florida statutes, written specifically to prevent school districts from taking “unlawful reprisals” against employees who support charter school conversions.

07/09/2014

German Bosque  (Source: CBS4)

Jury Finds Suspended Opa-locka Officer Guilty Of False Imprisonment, Tampering

A jury found suspended Opa-locka police Sergeant German Bosque guilty of felony false imprisonment and tampering with a witness, but found him not guilty of battery.

06/19/2014

Pregnant

Gov. Scott Signs Late Term Abortion Bill

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that would make abortions illegal at any point in a woman’s pregnancy if her doctor determines that the fetus could survive outside the womb.

06/13/2014

Gavel (Source: AP)

Florida Bar Calls For Diversity Improvement On Bench

In an effort to increase diversity among judges, the Florida Bar Board of Governors has agreed on 10 recommendations for the state’s Governor.

05/23/2014

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Legislative Session Ends With Bipartisan Spirit

The Florida Legislature wrapped up it’s 2014 session on Friday ending with a bipartisan spirit.

05/03/2014

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

Illegal Immigrant May Receive Law License Under New Bill

The first step toward allowing a Mexican national to get his law license despite the state Supreme Court saying he could not because he’s in the U.S. unlawfully has been taken by the Florida Senate.

04/25/2014

Car Seats

Six-Year Olds May Have To Strap Up In Car Seats

If you are a parent of a first grader, you should start preparing a speech on why they have to sit in a car seat.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

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