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Florida House adopts DeSantis-sanctioned ‘sanctuary city’ bill

There are no “sanctuary cities” in Florida but, just in case one should materialize, they are now one step closer to being banned in the Sunshine State. The Florida House Wednesday passed a proposed bill that would ban “sanctuary jurisdictions” and mandate that local law enforcement agencies coopera


Florida Senate Passes Bill To Create New School Voucher Program

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — A new school voucher program is closer to being a reality after the Florida Senate passed a bill for the program on Thursday. The Senate voted 23-17 to create the “Family Empowerment Scholarship,” which would spend taxpayer money to send students from lower-income familie


Former Florida Cop Sentenced In Shooting Death Of Black Musician

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — A former Florida police officer was sentenced Thursday in a packed courtroom to 25 years in prison for the 2015 shooting death of Corey Jones, a 31-year-old black musician, who had gotten out of his broken-down SUV when he was confronted by then Palm Beach Gardens Officer Nouma


Crazy Encounter With A 17-Foot Great White Shark In The Florida Keys Ends With The Shark Ripping A Chum Bag Off The Boat

An estimated 15-to-17-foot Great White Shark was filmed in the Florida Keys this week by Captain Carter Bates and his girlfriend. They filmed the massive Great White Shark as it practically invited itself into their boat as it ripped a chum bag to shreds that was hanging off the side.


Surrounded by a pack of pit bulls, Florida deputy fires weapon to protect man

A Florida deputy fired his gun Thursday morning while trying to protect an elderly man from a pack of dogs. The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage of the incident Thursday afternoon. The footage depicts Deputy Jason Murphy firing a single shot from his standard issue pistol a


Florida deputies who broke black teen's nose in violent arrest could face prosecution

White sheriff's deputies who were captured on cellphone video pepper-spraying and punching a black teen in Florida last week could face prosecution. All charges against the 15-year-old they were arresting have been dropped.


Florida Ex-Cop Gets 25 Years in Black Motorist's Death

For the first time in nearly 30 years, a Florida police officer was sentenced to prison Thursday for an on-duty fatal shooting, receiving 25 years in a 2015 shooting. Former Palm Beach Gardens officer Nouman Raja was sentenced to the 25 years by Circuit Judge Joseph Marx, who could have given him a


Florida mom jailed over Facebook post

PASCO COUNTY, Fla.-- A Florida mother has been jailed over a post she allegedly made to Facebook. Circuit Judge Lauralee Westine sentenced Jessie Weiner to five months for violating court orders.


Robert Kraft’s Attorneys Set To Challenge Video In Florida Prostitution Case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s high-profile attorneys normally don’t handle second-degree misdemeanors like soliciting a prostitute, but that’s only part of what he needs them to do.


Bird that killed Florida man to be sold at auction

A large, flightless bird that killed its Florida owner earlier this month can be purchased at auction this weekend, according to reports. Floridian Marvin Hajos, 75, was fatally attacked on his farm April 12 by his one of his two cassowaries, which are towering birds native to Australia and New Guin


Public defenders want to drop Florida massacre suspect

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders representing the suspect in the Parkland school massacre asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the defendant will soon receive nearly a half-million dollars in life insurance money and no longer qualify for free legal representation.


Dogs attack teen, elderly man in Florida

PASCO COUNTY, Fla.-- Just before 7 Thursday morning the Pasco County Sheriff's Office got a call that multiple dogs had attacked a fifteen-year-old boy and an elderly man in the area of Crews Lake Park.


Armed robber holds hostages, demands drugs at Walgreen pharmacy in Florida

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Police shot a suspected armed robber at a Walgreens in Daytona Beach on Tuesday. Police said the suspect had a rifle, jumped the pharmacy counter, and demanded drugs.


Florida Man, Dan Johnson, Stabbed Nephew For Hogging Bathroom

Florida Man, Dan Johnson, Stabbed Nephew For Hogging Bathroom. A Florida man reportedly stabbed his nephew multiple times after he became enraged because he was taking too long in the bathroom. Matt Yurus reports.


Florida Wife Pulled Into Oncoming Traffic, Shot at Husband: Cops

Authorities say an angry 41-year-old Florida woman drove in front of her husband's car and fired several shots at him. Alachua County Sheriff's officials say Kristy Lynn Phillips and her husband were arguing at home last week when he left in his truck. Authorities say she pulled into oncoming traffi


Florida bill calling for ex-felons to settle debts before voting advances after House vote

The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would require former felons to pay all court fees and costs in addition to restitution before becoming eligible to vote.


Shore Area Man Chokes Daughter At Florida Bar

BRICK — A Brick man was arrested in Florida for allegedly choking his 9-year old daughter in public, reports say. Scott W. Alino, 47, was arrested on April 23 and charged with neglect of a child without great bodily harm, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.


ACLU Warns Illegals As Fla. Moves To Ban Sanctuary Cities

The Florida House passed a high-profile bill requiring local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities and banning "sanctuary-city" policies. The House voted 69-47 for the measure Wednesday, sending it over to the Senate. If the Senate version passes and is signed in


Florida mom accused of beating son with spiked, metal meat tenderizer for not doing homework

Miami, FL (WFOR) — A Miami mother is charged with aggravated child abuse for hitting her 9-year-old son with a spiked, metal meat tenderizer when she got angry because he didn’t do some homework, according to police.


NJ Man Arrested in Attack on Child in Florida Restaurant Parking Lot

A New Jersey man faces a felony charge for allegedly attacking his 9-year-old daughter outside a restaurant and bar in the Florida Keys, according to police and a published report.