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DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Immigrant Tuition, Abortion Bills Sent To Scott

After drawing heavy debate during the spring legislative session, a measure is now on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk that would allow undocumented-immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates at Florida colleges and universities.

06/05/2014

May 15, 2014: Heavy rain caused street flooding on NW 8th Street near of 49th Avenue in Hialeah. (Source: Ted Scouten/CBS4)

SFWMD: May Was Near-Average For Rainfall

South Florida rounded out the month of May with a near-average amount of rainfall.

06/02/2014

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Dry Season A Little Too Dry

The rainy season in South Florida is only weeks away, but it was a dry month of April with slightly below average rainfall totals according to South Florida Water Management District experts.

CBS Miami–05/01/2014

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Gov. Scott Pledges $130M To Everglades Restoration

Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledged $130 million on Wednesday intended for Florida’s Everglades and South Florida waterways projects for the upcoming year.

01/22/2014

West Palm Beach police reported flooding along several streets near downtown after the city tried to absorb 5 to 6 inches of rain, according to the weather service. (Source: CBS4)

Flood Of Trouble In Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast

Schools are closed in Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties Friday due to flooding. In addition, the Palm Beach County Emergency Management Office reports a portion of Interstate 95, between mm 56 and 60, is closed due to flooding.

CBS Miami–01/10/2014

The body of a female mosquito fills up and balloons as she sucks blood from a photographer's hand at Everglades National Park August 12, 2002 in Flamingo, Florida. The female bugs use the blood protein to feed their eggs then lays the eggs in water. The itch from the bite is caused by the human body's immune system responding to the mosquito's saliva.  (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Dengue Fever Advisory For Two Central Florida Counties

If you are planning to head to up the coast, you may want to pack some bug spray.

CBS Miami–08/25/2013

A female mosquito. (Photo by Tom Ervin/Getty Images)

Officials Confirm Cases Of Dengue Fever Near S. Fla.

Health officials have issued an alert for mosquito-borne illness after four cases of four cases of dengue fever were confirmed along Florida’s Treasure Coast.

08/22/2013

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3 Cases Of Dengue Fever In Central Florida

There aren’t any cases in South Florida but state health officials have confirmed three cases of dengue fever in central Florida.

CBS Miami–08/15/2013

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Florida Man Charged With Harassing Manatee

Admiring Florida manatees is a favorite pastime of many folks but if you get too close, you could end up behind bars.

CBS4–02/19/2013

Congressman Allen West (Source: AP)

Rep. West Gets Recount Of St. Lucie Early Votes Saturday

Eleven days after the Nov. 6 election, election workers in St. Lucie County begun a recount of early votes in the race between Republican U.S. Rep. Allen West and Patrick Murphy, the man who apparently unseated him.

CBS4–11/17/2012

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