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Warden Fired Over Prisoner’s 2012 Scalding Death

Prison officials said a warden and two of his assistants were fired because the investigation of an inmate who died in a scalding shower was taking too long.

07/17/2014

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“Rock Doc” Sentenced To Nearly 6 Years In Prison

The “Rock Doc” has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. The South Florida doctor got the nickname for his spiky hairstyle and punk fashion. He was sentenced to prison for more than $2.5 million in attempted Medicare fraud.

06/13/2014

Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

S. Florida Killer, Robert L. Henry, Executed

A South Florida man who beat two women to death with a hammer and then set them on fire during a robbery is set to be executed by lethal injection Thursday evening.

CBS Miami–03/20/2014

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Rothstein Scheduled To Testify In Federal Court

Convicted Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein is scheduled to testify for a former law firm colleague also charged in the $1.2 billion fraud.

02/01/2014

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Bill Would Provide Prison Inmates With State ID Cards Upon Release

An attempt to provide Florida’s inmates with the documents they need to get jobs when they get out of prison moved a step closer to reality.

12/10/2013

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Miami-Based Cocaine Smugglers Going To Prison

For seven years, a Miami-based drug trafficking operation used cargo ships to smuggle cocaine into South Florida. Now the ringleaders are heading to prison.

12/06/2013

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Judge Rejects O.J. Simpson’s Bid For A New Trial

A judge in Las Vegas rejected O.J. Simpson’s bid for a new trial on Tuesday, dashing the former football star’s bid for freedom.

11/26/2013

William Potts leaving Havana on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Homesick Hijacker Headed To Federal Court

The homesick hijacker who returned to the U.S. from Cuba Wednesday is set to make his first appearance in Miami federal court on Thursday.

11/07/2013

William Potts leaving Havana on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Homesick Hijacker Arrives In South Florida After 30 Years In Cuba

The man who hijacked a Florida bound plane to Cuba almost 30 years ago has returned to U.S. soil.

CBS Miami–11/06/2013

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Thirty Years After He Hijacked A Plane To Cuba, William Potts Will Return To America

Almost 30 years after William Potts, a member of the Black Panthers, hijacked a Miami-bound plane intending to overthrow the U.S. government, he will return to American soil.

11/05/2013

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