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Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Throwing Hot Grease, Grits

A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after throwing a pan of hot grease and grits at a man who was on his front porch.

CBS Tampa–06/20/2014

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Man Jailed After Competitor’s Fish Bait Found Dead

Stiff competition between two Florida fish bait companies has resulted in an arrest.

CBS Tampa–06/20/2014

George Zimmerman, the acquitted shooter in the death of Trayvon Martin, faces a Seminole circuit judge during a first-appearance hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend on Nov. 19, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Part Of Zimmerman Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed

A Florida judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit against NBC Universal that claims the television network defamed George Zimmerman’s reputation.

CBS Tampa–06/19/2014

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Man Dies After Tree Branch Falls On His Truck

A Brooksville man died when a tree branch fell onto his truck, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash.

CBS Tampa–06/17/2014

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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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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

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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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Couple Charged After 8-Month-Old Baby Left Home Alone

A Central Florida couple will face child neglect charges after an 8-month-old boy was left home alone.

06/16/2014

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State Officials Urge Floridians To Guard Against Mosquitoes

The biting bugs can carry debilitating diseases and pose an elevated threat to public health during the state’s rainy season.

CBS Tampa–06/15/2014

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Florida More Vulnerable To Twisters Than Midwest

Oklahoma and Kansas may have the reputation as tornado hot spots, but Florida and the rest of the Southeast are far more vulnerable to killer twisters, a new analysis shows.

CBS Tampa–06/15/2014

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