Bill Targeting Baker Act Heads To House FloorA proposal that would require school officials to verify that de-escalation tactics have been used before a student can be involuntarily committed under the Baker Act is headed to the House floor.
Florida's Baker Act Under New Scrutiny After 6-Year-Old Committed To Mental Health FacilityA Florida law is under new scrutiny after a 6-year-old girl was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility following an incident at school.
Florida Bill Addresses Schools' Use Of Baker ActPrincipals at Florida public schools would need to take additional steps before children can be removed from school grounds and involuntarily committed under the Baker Act, under a bill approved by a House panel on Tuesday.
Richie Incognito Taken Into Custody For Psychiatric ExaminationMiami Dolphins fans are well aware of who Richie Incognito is.
Justices Reject Video Hearings In `Baker Act' CasesThe Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected judges holding video conference hearings in cases about whether mentally ill people should be involuntarily committed to treatment facilities.
State Leaders Look To Pass Mental Health Reform In 2016As they reviewed legislative issues affecting children, lawmakers and state agency heads said this week they will push again in 2016 for two key bills that died in the abrupt end to this spring's regular session.
DCF Promises Changes After Death Of Child Thrown From BridgeThe 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.
Police: Man Under Mental Evaluation After Firing At OfficersSWAT teams took over a Fort Lauderdale neighborhood early Thursday morning after police say someone fired shots at uniformed officers.
Missing Woman Found In Apartment Barricades HerselfCoral Gables Police passed by the home of a missing woman only to find her inside her apartment on Saturday morning.
Man Killed In Police-Involved Shooting In KendallMiami-Dade Police say an officer was forced to shoot and kill a knife-wielding, 20-year-old man who was making threats to kill someone.
Vet Who Threatened To Harm Himself On Turnpike Speaks About ItA military veteran who threatened to hurt himself brought traffic to a halt in I-595/Turnpike interchange Monday morning.
Families Disagree On Coral Springs Boy's Death Three days after 4 year old Antwan Hope Junior was found dead in his mother's Coral Springs apartment, her family has issued a statement on her behalf.
West Miami Man Dies In Police Custody, Family Wants AnswersThe family of a man who died hours after he was ‘tazed’ by police believes he may have also been beaten by the officers as they attempted to take him into custody.
Political Opponent Comments on Sarnoff ScuffleMiami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff is facing four political opponents in his fight for re-election.
Chilling 911 Call Released In Lauderhill Police-Involved ShootingA 911 call is revealing new details about a deadly police shooting in Lauderhill.