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The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Act Heads To Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court opened hearings Wednesday on a challenge to the law that if overturned could fundamentally reshape how an entire region of the country handles elections.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

One of two overturned dump trucks involved in a crash on U.S. 1 in Florida City on Monday, Jan. 7, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Southbound US1 Reopens After 3 Truck Crash In Florida City

After a seven hour cleanup, the southbound lanes of U.S. 1 at mile marker 120 heading into the Florida Keys has reopened in Florida City after a three vehicle crash.

CBS4–01/07/2013

Bunchy Gertner has been volunteering her time to make sure foster kids get presents on Christmas.in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties get presents for Christmas. (Source: JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Great Grandma’s North Pole Provides Toys For Foster Kids

Would you put aside your social life and needs to give foster care children a Christmas morning they’d never forget? Bunchy Gertner does.

CBS4–12/22/2012

Wind and rain during Tropical Storm Isaac in Marathon on Sunday, August 26, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Obama Declares 11 Fla. Counties Disaster Areas

President Obama has declared 11 Florida counties a disaster area for damage sustained during Tropical Storm Isaac including Monroe County in South Florida.

CBS4–10/19/2012

Confessed bamk robber Michael Mitchell circled the surveillance video depicting his crime. He then signed it "this is me" (CBS4)

“Honest Robber” Sentenced For 2007 Keys Bank Robbery

Michael Mitchell, the so-called “honest bank robber” who turned himself in more than four years after robbing a Florida Keys bank in 2007, was sentenced to three years in prison.

CBS4–10/01/2012

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Gov. Scott Requests Isaac-Related Money For Monroe

Along with six other counties, Monroe County might receive federal grant money after Tropical Storm Isaac brushed by Florida.

CBS4–09/15/2012

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Justice Dept. Approves Fla.’s Early Voting Plan

After months of legal battles, the Obama administration has agreed to a proposal that will cut the number of early voting days in five Florida counties covered by the federal Voting Rights Act.

CBS4–09/13/2012

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County Employee Who Stole Dozens Of iPhones, iPads Keeps Job

A Monroe County employee who stole 52 county-purchased iPads, iPhones and an LG phone then sold them at fire-sale prices or gave as gifts will keep her job.

CBS Miami–09/12/2012

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DOJ Drops Objection To Fla. Early Voting Restrictions

After months of planning and legal battles, the state of Florida has succeeded in cutting the early voting hours in all of the counties in the state.

CBS Miami–09/06/2012

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Gov. Rick Scott Announces New Monroe County Superintendent

Mark T. Porter has been tapped by Governor Rick Scott to take the reigns of the Monroe County School District as its new Superintendent.

09/05/2012

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