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Florida man busted for posing as cop and pulling over detective

A Florida man was arrested for posing as a policeman and attempting to pull over an undercover officer, CNN reports. Matthew Joseph Erris, 26, thought it would be a good idea last week to play cop by attempting to conduct a traffic stop on a detective. Erris' 2007 white Chevrolet Trailblazer was fit


Mentoring Matters: Homestead High Teacher Helping Students With Autism Work Toward Independent Lives

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Teacher Jaya Narain is explaining the details of a medical prescription to her students. “RX means prescription, it’s abbreviated you look for the prescription number here,” she points to the slide on the smart board.


South Florida Mobile Home Parks Face Real Estate Crunch

In the hunt for housing affordability, mobile home parks have been an oasis. But developers are eyeing them, increasing rents and forcing some residents to leave. Mobile home parks – from Homestead to Hialeah to the Keys – are caught in the squeeze between rising real estate values and housing that


Puppies forced to be euthanized after man found selling them out of purse in Florida

A 20-year-old suspect has been charged with animal cruelty after deputies say he was selling severely dehydrated and malnourished puppies out of a bag in St. Johns County, Fla.


Florida man takes on Florida speed trap, and wins

If there’s one thing that seems to bind together all Florida men, it’s their ingenuity. And today’s Florida man tale is no different. Because when Florida man takes on Florida speed traps, apparently, he wins.


Knaus Berry Farm closes for summer

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida favorite is temporarily shutting its doors. Knaus Berry Farm in Homestead is closing for the summer season, Saturday. Known for its cinnamon rolls, fresh-baked bread and strawberry shakes, it’s now going back to the fields to grow more goodies for the public.


Man accused of burning girlfriend's son also faces molestation charge

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A man who was arrested Sunday on an aggravated child abuse charge after his girlfriend's son was seriously burned while in his care now faces a molestation charge for a separate incident, authorities said.


Good Friday brings protests, but no apparent changes, at shelter for migrant youths

Despite another day of spirited protests demanding closure of the Homestead center for unaccompanied minors — this time coinciding with Good Friday and the imminent start of Passover — the sprawling facility isn’t going anywhere.


Florida Judge Orders Robert Kraft Video Not Be Released for Now

A Florida judge has ordered that a video police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex not be publicly released for now. Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser accepted arguments by Kraft's attorneys that releasing the video could harm chances for a fair trial on misdemeano


Florida Supreme Court upholds Gov. Ron DeSantis' suspension of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel lost his fight Tuesday to have the Florida Supreme Court return him to duty. The court ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis had the constitutional authority to suspend Israel for lapses in his agency when responding to mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman High School in


Stay for free at one of Florida's beautiful state parks

Leave the traffic and concrete jungle behind and get in touch with natural Florida. Get a free night at one of Florida's picturesque state park campgrounds or cabins when you make a reservation by April 30.


Miami Crime Victim Detained by ICE Warns Others About Calling Police for Help

When Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced in January 2017 that the county would no longer be an unofficial "sanctuary" for undocumented immigrants, activists worried the policy would deter some victims from reporting crimes. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez assured residents they shouldn't


Florida teens can work out for free this summer at Planet Fitness

What’s better than FREE-ninety-nine? Not much. And Planet Fitness knows this, which is why their gyms across the state of Florida — and across the country — are hosting the “Teen Summer Challenge 2019.”


Florida Senate passes bill to give cancer benefits to firefighters

The Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would guarantee health care benefits to firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer. The bill was passed with a 38-0 vote on Tuesday.


Florida Senate Poised To Approve Major Insurance Bill

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Florida Senate as early as Wednesday could give final approval to a plan that would overhaul the controversial insurance practice known as assignment of benefits.


Alligator euthanized after breaking through Florida home fence

MIAMI (AP) — Officials say they were forced to euthanize an 11-foot (3.3 meters) alligator that broke through a chain-link fence into the backyard of a Miami home. The Miami Herald reports firefighters, police and officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tried to capture


Florida man spends 8 hours reeling in this massive swordfish

ISLAMORADA, Fla. — This is one of those fish tales worth seeing for yourself. No, really: A Cape Coral, Florida, man fought a 757.8-pound swordfish for eight hours and likely broke a record in the process, the Miami Herald reports.


Florida Senate OKs armed teachers in classrooms

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate broke mostly along party lines Tuesday in allowing teachers to carry weapons and serve as classroom guardians, a security enhancement roundly opposed by many parents and teachers and most school districts.


Activists Demand Charges From Miami-Dade State Attorney in Dyma Loving Case

Evidence of police misconduct truly does not get more clear-cut than in Dyma Loving's case. On March 5, the 26-year-old called Miami-Dade Police and said she had been minding her business when her 50-year-old white neighbor, Frank Tumm, pointed a shotgun at her and threatened to shoot her "burnt bla


Miami couple accused of stealing from city of Lake Worth Beach drop box

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — A Miami man and woman were arrested early Sunday after the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said they were caught stealing from a city of Lake Worth Beach mail drop box.