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Florida man convicted in murder of trooper wants off death row because of dementia diagnosis

BRADENTON, Fla. — In 1988, Daniel Burns Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper. He was sentenced to death for the 1987 fatal shooting of Trooper Jeffrey Young and was given 30 years for trafficking in cocaine.


Hispanic Caucus members tour migrant facility in Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (CBS12) — Congressional Hispanic Caucus members tour a facility in Homestead for migrant children on Tuesday. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is one of the members touring the facility, other members touring include Reps. Joaquin Castro, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Sylvia Garcia, Donna Shala


‘It has a prison-like feel’: Lawmakers tour Homestead shelter in hopes of shutting it

After five Congressional representatives toured the Homestead facility for migrant children Tuesday, lawmakers convened a roundtable discussion in South Miami-Dade to discuss how they plan on shutting it down.


Police seek gunman who shot man outside Miami-Dade convenience store

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Police are searching for a gunman who shot a man in front of a northwest Miami-Dade County convenience store last month. Detectives released images and video Tuesday from nearby surveillance cameras in the hopes that someone can identify the gunman.


Army parachute team resumes training as 2 of 3 jumpers improve after Homestead accident

The conditions of two U.S. Army soldiers injured in a parachute training exercise in the skies over Homestead last week have improved. One soldier was released from the hospital late last week, and another’s condition has gone from critical to serious, said Sgt. 1st Class Robert Dodge, spokesman for


Rep. Mucarsel-Powell Leads Congressional Oversight Visit Of Homestead Children Detention Facility

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell was in Homestead Tuesday morning, leading a congressional delegation on a visit to the Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Migrant Children.


CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Gator vs Python in Florida Everglades

Miami, Fla (WFLA) - Cameras caught a one-of-a-kind fight in the Florida Everglades Monday. Rich Kruger captured this video of an alligator attacking what he says is 10-foot python at the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami Dade.


Gov. DeSantis Asks President Trump To Make Florida The Headquarters for Space Force

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis formally asked President Donald Trump to make Florida the headquarters for Space Force. “Today, I am formally sending a request to @realDonaldTrump to place the headquarters for the Space Force Combatant Command here in Florida @NASAKennedy in Cape Ca


Florida Highway Patrol trooper dies after training exercise

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died after taking part in a training exercise in Fort Myers Tuesday. FHP Master Sergeant Daniel Hinton was rushed to Gulf Coast Hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during a training exercise.


Florida prisoners could form class action to demand refund on confiscated media players and files

The Florida Department of Corrections is facing a potential class action over recently forcing inmates to forfeit millions of dollars worth of mp3 and other multimedia files purchased under a since-axed media player contract.


VIDEO: Alligator takes on python at Miami area visitor center

The python doesn't look to be on the winning end of this battle with an alligator at the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami-Dade. This video is courtesy of Rich Kruger. It was shot at about 11 a.m. Feb. 19, 2019.


Police Arrest 11-Year-Old Florida Boy For Refusing To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

A Florida middle school student was placed under arrest by authorities after he refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance. The incident took place on Feb. 4 at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Florida, where the 11-year-old was taken into custody at a nearby juvenile detention center fo


Here's Proof Getting Medical Marijuana in Florida Is Becoming Easier

When 62-year-old cancer survivor Jer Valentino set out to obtain his medical marijuana card, the Naples, Florida, resident had to wait two weeks to even see a doctor. Another three months and several hundred dollars later, he finally had the pot he needed to treat the insomnia and fatigue brought on


South Florida chef punched in face by patron after shift ends

MIAMI - A South Florida chef told Local 10 News Tuesday that he was attacked at the restaurant where he works. Nelson Bardales claims the Feb. 10 attack was unprovoked. According to Bardales, he was wrapping up his shift at the Tu Tierra restaurant along Southwest Eigth Street and 27th Avenue in Mia


Hollywood Police Search For Suspect Accused Of Swiping $100,000 Worth Of Jewelry

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hollywood police detectives are seeking the public’s help with information leading to the arrest of a suspect accused of snatching $100,000 worth of merchandise from a jewelry store.


2 men charged in connection with fentanyl-related death

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Two men have been charged in connection with a fentanyl-related death that occurred in Miami-Dade County, authorities announced. Karl Schmidt, 21, was arrested Feb. 8 in West Palm Beach. David Cash, 52, was already incarcerated, authorities said. Both men are charged with f


Roger Stone's FBI-raided Florida home now up for rent

The Florida house where Roger Stone was arrested in a dramatic predawn raid by the FBI in January is now up for rent. The longtime associate of President Trump is moving out of the Fort Lauderdale residence he leased and into a smaller nearby apartment to save money for his legal defense, his wife w


'#MeToo' spray-painted on Florida statue of iconic WWII sailor kissing nurse

A statue in Florida depicting the iconic photo of a sailor kissing a dental assistant at the end of World War II was tagged with the words “#MetToo” on Monday night, Florida police said.


FHP Reminds Drivers About The Serious Consequences Of ‘Not Staying At The Scene Of An Accident’

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – February is “Hit and Run Awareness Month” and the Florida Highway Patrol has a very clear message to all drivers involved in accidents, “Stay at the scene of the accident.” FHP says our state has seen the amount of hit and run crashes remain steady, “with nearly 25 percent of all


Miami MLK Day Video Leads To 'Enhanced' Charges

MIAMI, FL — Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Tuesday her office has filed "enhanced" felony charges against a 51-year-old white man armed with a handgun as he confronted a group of mostly black children on bicycles during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day incident captured