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State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

House And Senate Pass Budgets, Get Ready For Talks

The House and Senate approved plans Thursday to spend about $75 billion in the budget year that begins July 1, setting up negotiations between the two sides over how much to devote to priorities ranging from education to child welfare to the environment.

04/03/2014

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Driver Of Scott’s Security Detail In Minor Wreck

One of the drivers who was part of Gov. Rick Scott’s security detail was involved in a fender bender on Saturday while the governor was at dinner.

03/30/2014

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Special Election To Be Held For Former Rep. Radel’s Seat

Governor Rick Scott said a special election will be held to fill the seat left vacant by former U.S. Rep. Trey Radel.

01/31/2014

Los Angeles Dodgers (81-55)

Reckless Driving Charge Against Puig Dropped

Prosecutors dropped a reckless driving charge against Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig after Florida Highway Patrol arrested the player last month.

01/28/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Necropsies Begin For 25 Pilot Whales Found Dead

Teams of biologists are performing necropsies Friday as part of an investigation into the deaths of 25 pilot whales in the shallow waters off southwest Florida.

01/24/2014

Pilot Whales (Source: Sea Tow Naples)

Necropsies Continue On Whales Beached Off SW Fla.

Biologists are continuing to perform necropsies on eight pilot whales that died in shallow waters off southwest Florida.

01/22/2014

Davion Only gets 10,000 responses to his plea to be adopted (Source: CBS)

Teen Who Plead For An Adoptive Family May Get One

A 15-year-old boy who plead for a family at a St. Petersburg church earlier this year will now spend the holidays with his prospective adoptive family.

12/14/2013

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - APRIL 03:  A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Panther Seen Roaming Urbanized Part Of SW Fla.

Wildlife biologists are trying to capture a Florida Panther seen roaming around urbanized parts of Golden Gate Estates in southwest Florida.

12/14/2013

Crime Scene

Red Flags Missed In Florida Toddler’s Death

Child abuse caseworkers failed to take action on a number of “red flags” that might have prevented the death of a 3-year old Southwest Florida boy Saturday.

10/28/2013

Tommy Owen, a tour guide for Everglades Adventure Tours, wrangled a massive python he spotted swimming through the swamp while on a tour. Burmese Pythons are an invasive species in the Everglades.  (Source: Paul Tarantino)

Tour Boat Guide Wrestles, Kills 10-Foot Python

People on a tour boat ride in the Everglades had a front row seat as their tour guide jumped out of the boat and started wrestling a 10-foot python. And all of it was caught on camera.

CBS4–04/11/2013

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