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26-year-old Kaelyn Marie Partenza started the fire after a fight with her ex-boyfriend, say police. (Getty Images)

$100M Lawsuit Over Bahamas Chopper Crash

A $100 million lawsuit has been refiled against a Florida billionaire over a 2012 helicopter crash in the Bahamas that killed a prominent tax attorney.

CBS Tampa–01/11/2014

Fil e photo of guns. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

USF: Guns Can Be Kept In Cars On Campus

The University of South Florida will allow guns to be kept in cars on campus under a policy change prompted by a recent appeals court ruling.

CBS Tampa–01/07/2014

File photo of Casey Anthony. (Photo by Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge Rules That Casey Anthony Won’t Have To Pay All Debts

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has ruled that Casey Anthony won’t have to pay most of her debts. Judge K. Rodney May signed an order Tuesday discharging Anthony of most of what she […]

12/18/2013

3 Floridians are charged in the death of a 3-year-old boy. (Getty Images)

Fla. Supreme Court Settles Lesbian Custody Battle

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner has parental rights to the child.

11/07/2013

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

FAMU Hazing Defendants In Court For Status Hearing

Eight defendants who remain charged in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major are set to appear in court for a status hearing on their cases.

10/04/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Secret Surveillance Issue In Fla. Terror Case

Two brothers accused of plotting to detonate bombs in New York City are due in Miami federal court for a hearing on whether they have a right to see evidence from secret U.S. surveillance programs.

CBS Tampa–09/23/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom at the end of the day during his trial in Seminole circuit court on July 5, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

Expert: Zimmerman Was In Worse Shape Than Martin

A central Florida judge ruled Wednesday that Trayvon Martin’s cellphone text messages about fighting and a defense animation depicting the struggle between Martin and George Zimmerman won’t be introduced as evidence at Zimmerman’s trial.

07/10/2013

George Zimmerman (2nd from right) appears with his attorneys in Seminole circuit court (L-R) Mark O'Mara, Don West, and Lorna Truett on February 5, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Zimmerman Attorneys Short Of Moving To Next Round

After three days of trying to seat a jury, prosecutors and attorneys for George Zimmerman have interviewed two dozen potential jurors but are still a half-dozen short of being able to go into the next round of questioning.

CBS Tampa–06/13/2013

George Zimmerman watches during his hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse on Oct. 19, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Stephen M. Dowell-Pool/Getty Images)

Last Pretrial Hearing For Zimmerman

A Florida judge has denied a defense request to let a handful of witnesses testify confidentiality during George Zimmerman’s trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.

06/06/2013

One of President Obama's nominees is Florida state judge Darrin Gayles, who would be the first openly gay black man to serve on the federal bench if confirmed by the Senate.  (credit: Thinkstock)

Court: Judge Should Apologize For Rude Behavior

The Florida Supreme Court has affirmed a trial judge’s discipline for “rude and intemperate behavior” that included screaming at attorneys and sentencing a defendant without his lawyer present.

03/14/2013

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