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Fla. Suspect Hid In Home During 11-Hour Standoff

Central Florida authorities evacuated nearly two dozen homes after a suspect wanted for attempted murder barricaded himself inside a home, leading to an 11-hour standoff.

CBS Tampa–08/09/2014

President Barack Obama returns to the White House on Feb. 20, 2014 in Washington D.C. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obamacare To Play Prominent Role In Midterm Elections

The candidates are Alex Sink, Democrat, and David Jolly, Republican, but Obamacare is on the ballot in a big way in a competitive House race in Florida that offers a preview of the nationwide campaign for Congress this fall.

CBS Tampa–02/22/2014

File photo of a classroom. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. Legislators Approve Plan For Teacher Raises

Florida’s teachers are going to get a pay raise, but it won’t be coming until next year.

04/28/2013

File photo of glass bongs at a smoke shop. (credit: David Lucas/Getty Images)

Fla. Lawmakers Seek To Outlaw Bongs

A House panel now is scheduled to discuss a proposed law that prohibits the sale of glass and other pipes known to be used for marijuana smoking and best known as “bongs.”

03/27/2013

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Debate Heats Up On Florida ‘Parent Trigger’ Bill

With a vote looming in the Florida House, rival groups are ratcheting up their arguments for and against a bill that would give parents a stronger voice in charting turnaround plans for failing public schools.

CBS Tampa–03/26/2013

File photo of a bill being signed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

House Votes To Raise Campaign Contribution Limits By Thousands

Campaign contribution limits would soar from $500 to $5,000 for statewide candidates and $3,000 for legislative and other candidates under a wide-ranging bill passed by the House on Friday.

03/22/2013

Police tape surrounds the house of Jeff Bush, who was consumed by a sinkhole while lying in his bed last night, March 1, 2013 in Seffner, Florida. First responders were not able to reach Bush after he disappeared and now say it is a recovery mission. (Photo by Edward Linsmier/Getty Images)

Fla. Sinkhole That Swallowed Man Grows Deeper

Engineers worked gingerly to find out more about a slowly growing sinkhole that swallowed a Florida man in his bedroom, believing the entire house could eventually succumb to the unstable ground.

03/02/2013

File photo of an emergency room sign at a Florida hospital. (credit: Getty Images)

Small Plane Crashes Into Home Near Airport

Authorities say a small plane carrying five passengers was trying to land at a central Florida airport when it crashed into a house.

01/04/2013

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

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