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Florida Supreme Court Swears In 56th Chief Justice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court is set to swear in its first Cuban-American chief justice. Jorge Labarga was elected as the 56th Chief Justice in January and begins his two-year term Monday. […]

CBS Tampa–06/30/2014

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Orlando Airport Helps World Cup Viewing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — There’s no need to miss any World Cup matches if you’re traveling through Orlando’s international airport. Officials at the Orlando International Airport set up a special viewing room last week so […]

06/30/2014

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Judge Who Punched Attorney Returning To Bench

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation outside a courtroom is returning to the bench but in a different capacity. Brevard County Court Judge John […]

CBS Tampa–06/28/2014

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Troopers Conducting Special Detail Along I-10

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol is conducting a special detail along the state’s western stretch of Interstate 10/ The Interstate 10 Challenge is an intensified enforcement effort that began Friday and […]

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

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Florida Lawmaker Accepts Deal After DUI Arrest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A member of the Florida Legislature arrested on a drunken driving charge was sentenced to six months of probation and subjected to alcohol tests under a plea deal agreed upon Thursday. […]

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

A Walmart manager who was taken on a wild 15-mile, 90 mph ride in the back of a pickup truck of stolen beer has been fired for his actions.  (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Walmart Electronics Scheme Broken Up

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old Walmart employee is accused of a scheme to steal electronics from the store he worked for in Pinellas Park. Kevin Rious and his 26-year-old accomplice James Lall were […]

CBS Tampa–06/27/2014

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Florida Gov. Signs Bill For Use Of Pot Strain

Some patients in Florida are going to be able to use a strain of low-potency marijuana under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Petition Filed To Increase Florida Bar Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some 500 attorneys are asking the Florida Supreme Court to increase Florida Bar membership fees by $100, from $265 annually to $365. Former Supreme Court Justice Raoul Cantero is leading the […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Florida Judge Given Opposing Views On Map Trial

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is being given starkly different versions of what happened when state legislators drew new political maps for Congress. Attorneys for the Florida Legislature and groups suing them have […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Starbucks To Open College Program For Baristas

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks plans to announce a program Monday intended to help its baristas earn an online college degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014