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The families of five men and women who survived a failed smuggling operation last week and had to be plucked from the waters off Miami have asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for their release. (Source: CBS4)

Last Victim Of Capsized Boat Off Miami Identified

A fourth Haitian woman who died when a boat carrying 15 people capsized off Miami has been identified.

10/29/2013

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Suspects Pursued In Forged Papers Used To Spring Inmates From Florida Prison

At least six Florida inmates have used forged paperwork to attempt get out of prison, and two were successful, authorities revealed Tuesday, at a news conference to announce they are on the trail of the culprits who created the false documents.

10/22/2013

Smoking

Smoke Em If You Got Em: DOC Ends Cigarette Ban In Work Camps

Corrections officials quietly reversed a blanket ban on tobacco at prisons this summer and are now allowing inmates at work release centers to have up to 10 packs of cigarettes each.

CBS Miami–09/13/2013

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George Zimmerman’s Wife Pleads Guilty To Perjury

The wife of George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, was sentenced Wednesday to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service.

08/28/2013

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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

Ivanna Villaneuva

Student Gets 3 Years In Jail For DUI Crash That Killed A Grandmother

Ivanna Villanueva changed her plea in a hearing Friday and has agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced prison sentence for her part in a deadly DUI hit and run accident that left Eyder Ayala dead.

CBS Miami–05/17/2013

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Prison Company Retracts FAU Stadium Offer

Florida Atlantic University saw $6 million vanish Monday when the GEO Group decided to pull its offer to buy the naming rights to the stadium.

CBS Miami–04/02/2013

(Source: AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Escobar Rejects Plea Deal In Cop Murder Trial

The trial against Dennis Escobar took more twists and turns Monday as he rejected a plea deal he was expected to take.

02/25/2013

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

John Hammar

Ex-Marine From S. Florida Released From Mexican Jail

Jon Hammar, the 27-year-old former Marine from Palmetto Bay, was released Friday night from the Matamoros jail.

CBS4–12/21/2012

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