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DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

DCF Chief: Hotline Refused Call Week Before Girl’s Death

The secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families told lawmakers Wednesday that the state abuse hotline screened out not one but two calls about potential danger to 5-year-old Phoebe Jonchuck — with the first call a week before her death in the waters of Tampa Bay.

02/04/2015

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Telehealth’ Bill Launched In House

Lawmakers have been pursuing the issue of telemedicine heavily in 2015. Rep. Travis Cummings, R-Orange Park, continued the trend by filing a bill that could help boost what the measure describes as “telehealth.”

01/31/2015

American Social Bar & Restaurant (Source: CBS4)

It’s A Taste Of The Town With Patriotic Flare At American Social

With Life Magazine’s on the walls and snippets of Old Glory everywhere, the newly-opened American Social Restaurant and Bar, located just off Brickell Avenue, is all about the red, white and blue.

CBS Miami–01/29/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Woman Mauled By Black Bear At Wildlife Sanctuary

A 400-pound black bear mauled a woman’s arm while at a Tampa Bay area wildlife sanctuary, according to authorities.

01/24/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Tampa Cafe Offers Up 1 Millionth Free Meal For Homeless

One million. That is how many free meals a Tampa cafe has provided to the homeless.

01/19/2015

(Source: Jonchuck family)

Funeral Services Held For Girl Dropped Over Bridge

Phoebe Jonchuck, the 5-year-old who lost her life when she was tossed from a bridge, will be laid to rest Wednesday afternoon.

01/14/2015

John Jonchuck  (Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

DCF Promises Changes After Death Of Child Thrown From Bridge

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is promising swift changes in how they respond to potential child abuse cases amid an investigation into the death of a 5-year old thrown from a Florida bridge.

01/13/2015

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks 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)

Scott Ally Takes Seat As Florida Utility Regulator

One of Gov. Rick Scott’s political allies is the newest member of the commission that regulates Florida utilities.

01/08/2015

Source: AP (Josh Anderson)

Police Look For Suspects After Tampa Mall Robbery

As doors reopen to a Tampa Mall closed after a robbery, authorities said they are searching for three suspects.

12/30/2014

An image of a cruise ship.  (Source: CBS4)

Dead Cruise Ship Worker Found On Clearwater Beach

The body of a cruise ship worker reported missing washed up on a Clearwater Beach, according to authorities.

12/26/2014

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