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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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8-Year-Old Student “Racially Slurred” By Elementary School Teacher

A Seminole County School District teacher is being investigated for using a racial slur as a nickname for one of her students.

CBS Tampa–06/14/2014

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Fla. Doctor Gets 6 Years For Medicare Fraud

  MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida doctor known to patients as the “Rock Doc” because of his spiky hairstyle and punk fashion has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for more than […]

06/14/2014

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Fire Crew Rescue Dog That Fell 16 Stories

A small dog is recovering after falling 16 stories from a South Florida condominium.

CBS Tampa–06/14/2014

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Man Charged With Plotting To Videotape Himself Raping 9-Year-Old Girl, Kill Family

A Florida man is charged in a plot to lure a 9-year-old girl to a home, kill the girl’s family members and then videotape himself raping the child.

CBS Tampa–06/13/2014

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Two Pit Bulls Euthanized After Attacking Man

Two pit bulls have been euthanized after authorities say they attacked a man in South Florida.

CBS Tampa–06/13/2014

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Woman Walks Out Of Store With Frozen Lobster Tails Stuffed In Pants

A central Florida woman faces petit theft charges after officials say she stuffed seven frozen lobster tails in her pants and walked out of a Publix supermarket without paying for them.

06/13/2014

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