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Researchers ID 1st Set Of Remains From Fla. School

University of South Florida forensic experts announced Thursday that for the first time they have identified the remains of a boy buried at a now-closed Florida reform school where some guards were accused of brutality.

CBS Tampa–08/07/2014

File photo of an empty classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

DNA, Digital X-Rays Used To ID School Remains

A researcher from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that a team of forensic experts is using DNA, skeletal analysis and digital X-rays to identify the remains from a former reform school on the Panhandle.

CBS Tampa–04/15/2014

A Florida man allegedly went postal on a postal worker because he received no mail. (Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Lab Analyst Said He Knew He Was In Trouble

A former Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab analyst told investigators he had problems with his back and knew he was in trouble when confronted in late January about hundreds of painkillers and other pills missing from sealed evidence containers, according to police documents released Wednesday.

CBS Tampa–02/05/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities: Escaped Florida Prisoners Had Cell Phone Behind Bars

Two convicted killers who used forged documents to win their release from a Panhandle prison had a cellphone while behind bars that may have helped them plot their escape.

CBS Tampa–11/05/2013

At least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. (Getty Images)

Fla. Police Have Suspects In Escaped Inmate Probe

At least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday.

CBS Tampa–10/22/2013

Two escaped prisoners registered as felons, which all legitimately released inmates must do under Florida law. (Getty Images)

2 Killers Registered As Felons After Their Escape

Within days of strolling out of prison without a hitch, two convicted killers freed by bogus paperwork went to a jail about 300 miles away and registered as felons, records showed.

10/19/2013

Bond Hearing Held For Trayvon Martin Shooter George Zimmerman

Tracy Martin Calls For “Stand Your Ground” Repeal

Tracy Martin — father of slain teenager Trayvon Martin — was in the capital to continue his fight against Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

10/17/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott: Capture Prisoners Then See What Went Wrong

Gov. Rick Scott says law enforcement needs to first capture two murderers who escaped from a Franklin County prison and then find out what went wrong.

CBS Tampa–10/17/2013

At least six inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday. (Getty Images)

2 Men Convicted On Murder Charges Mistakenly Released From Prison With Forged Documents

Two inmates have been mistakenly freed from a Florida prison.

10/17/2013

File photo of a person digging in a yard. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Grave Excavation To Begin At Former Reform School

University of South Florida researchers will begin exhuming dozens of graves Saturday at a former reform school in hopes of identifying the buried boys and learning how they died.

08/31/2013

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