Leon County

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Man Sets House On Fire, Kills Responding Deputy

A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers, officials said.

15 hours ago

Redistricting Map 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Supreme Court: Release Redistricting Documents

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a Republican political consultant’s efforts to keep his redistricting records private, promising to give the public its first glimpse of documents that helped lead to the state’s congressional districts being thrown out this summer.

11/13/2014

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State Sued Over Deer-Dog Hunts In Panhandle

A Florida couple has filed a lawsuit against Florida, asking the state to stop hunters from using dogs to find dear around their Panhandle property.

11/12/2014

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A Cautious Optimism Prevails At Child Protection Summit

New money, a new leader and a sweeping new law had Florida’s child-welfare professionals and foster parents feeling cautiously optimistic at their annual gathering this week.

09/05/2014

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

Plans For Special Session Take Shape

Legislative leaders Monday laid out the fullest blueprint yet for a special session aimed at crafting new congressional districts, even as they continued a push for a Leon County judge to limit the impact of his ruling on this year’s elections.

08/04/2014

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Teachers Union Challenges Bill Expanding School Vouchers

The state’s largest teachers union filed a legal challenge Wednesday contesting how lawmakers “log rolled” a series of education issues — including an expansion of a controversial school vouchers program — into a single bill that passed in the waning hours of the 2014 legislative session.

07/16/2014

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Judge Rules Florida Legislature Broke Law On Maps

A Florida judge ordered congressional districts to be redrawn after ruling that the Florida Legislature illegally drew them.

07/10/2014

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Florida State Receiver Arrested For Vehicle Theft

Florida State receiver Jesus Wilson faces a felony charge of third-degree grand theft motor.

07/10/2014

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Judge Conducts “Socratic Dialogue’ Over Blind Trusts Lawsuit

A Leon County judge on Thursday questioned attorneys on both sides of a case challenging a 2013 law that allows Florida elected officials to use so-called “blind trusts” to shield their financial assets.

06/19/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Closing Arguments Set In Redistricting Trial

Closing arguments are expected Wednesday in a high-stakes trial that could define the boundaries of the state’s congressional districts and the effectiveness of the anti-gerrymandering Fair Districts constitutional amendments.

06/03/2014

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