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John Ruthell Henry's execution was the 3rd in a 24 hour period; first executions since botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April. (Getty Images)

Florida Murderer Becomes Third Executed In U.S. In 24 Hours

John Ruthell Henry was put to death for the 1985 murder of his wife and her 5-year-old son.

CBS Tampa–06/18/2014

File photo of a manatee. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Men Sentenced For Luring, Jumping On Manatees

Two men have been sentenced over an online video that shows one man jumping on two manatees.

CBS Tampa–06/18/2014

File photo of kids coloring at a daycare center. (credit: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP/Getty Images)

4-Year-Old Boy Left Alone For Several Hours Inside Daycare

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a four-year-old boy was left alone inside a day care.

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

File photo of the Florida A&M marching band. (credit: ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Trial In FAMU Hazing Case Pushed Back To September

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has pushed the trial of five remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major back three months to allow defense attorneys more time to prepare. […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

A 450-pound Florida man pulled over for not wearing his seat belt was arrested on drug possession charges after sheriff’s deputies discovered that he had hidden 23 grams of marijuana under his “stomach fat.”(Getty Images)

Police: 450-Pound Man Hides 23 Grams Of Marijuana Under ‘Stomach Fat’

A 450-pound Florida man pulled over for not wearing his seat belt was arrested on drug possession charges after sheriff’s deputies discovered that he had hidden 23 grams of marijuana under his “stomach fat.”

06/16/2014

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Road Ranger Finds Woman Dead In Car Along I-75

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Road Ranger from the Florida Department of Transportation found a woman dead in her vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 75 near Fort Myers. The Florida Highway Patrol says […]

CBS Tampa–06/16/2014

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Man Convicted Of Killing 3 Scheduled For Execution

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A man who killed his estranged wife and her son two years after he had been paroled for murdering his previous spouse is scheduled to be executed this week, more than […]

CBS Tampa–06/15/2014

Booking photo of Uriel Hernandez. (credit: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office)

Sarasota Dad Arrested After Baby Dies In Hot Car

Sarasota police have charged a 23-year-old man with aggravated manslaughter after officers say he left his 2-year-old baby in the car and she died.

CBS Tampa–06/09/2014

File photo of marijuana plants. (credit: RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Accused Of Hitting Brother In Face With Marijuana Plants

Sheriff’s deputies say a Lakeland man faces domestic battery charges after hitting his brother with marijuana plants from their yard.

CBS Tampa–06/09/2014

A Florida man is facing child abuse charges after he threw an 11-month-old baby across a room, exclaiming: “I’ll give you something to cry about,” authorities said.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police: Babysitter Throws 11-Month-Old, Says ‘I’ll Give You Something To Cry About’

A Florida man is facing child abuse charges after he threw an 11-month-old baby across a room, exclaiming: “I’ll give you something to cry about,” authorities said.

06/09/2014