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Defense Argues FAMU Hazing Death Was ‘Contest’

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys for four Florida A&M band members charged in a drum major’s death said Tuesday that the state’s anti-hazing law is so vague that what happened on the band bus […]

CBS Tampa–10/14/2014

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Defense Allowed To Recreate Fla. Theater Shooting

Attorneys for a former Tampa Police captain accused of shooting a man to death during an argument in a movie theater can recreate the crime scene for the jury at his second-degree murder trial.

10/08/2014

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Study: Americans Undergo Unwanted, Costly Care As They Die

Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by “perverse incentives” for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

CBS Tampa–09/18/2014

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Attorneys For FAMU Hazing Defendants Head Back To Court

Attorneys for four remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M University drum major are due back in court to update a judge on whether they’re ready for trial.

09/09/2014

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Teens Arrested After Posting Video Of Lighting Gopher Tortoise On Fire, Stomping It To Death

Northeast Florida authorities say they’ve arrested two teenage girls seen in videos posted online lighting a threatened gopher tortoise on fire and stomping it to death.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2014

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Boy, 4, Dies After Being Found On A Tampa Road

Tampa police say a 4-year-old boy is dead after being found on a road.

CBS Tampa–07/21/2014

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Polk County Jail Inmate Dies During Sleep

BARTOW, Fla. (AP) — Polk County Sheriff’s officials say a career criminal died in his sleep in a jail cell. Officials say 54-year-old Greg Mitchell Hughes of Lakeland was unresponsive when deputies tried to wake […]

CBS Tampa–07/21/2014

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Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies At 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died at age 89.

07/17/2014

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Man Beats Girlfriend, Her Mother To Death Before Taking His Own Life

Police say a central Florida man used a baseball bat to beat to death his girlfriend and her mother and seriously injure her brother before taking his own life.

CBS Tampa–07/15/2014

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Warden Suspended After Punishing Inmate With Scolding Hot Shower Until He Died

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.

07/10/2014

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