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Florida Gets $42M In Refunds Under New Health Law

Federal health officials say nearly 1 million Floridians who bought insurance under the Affordable Care Act will receive roughly $42 million in refunds thanks to a provision in the law.

CBS Tampa–07/24/2014

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Judge Who Punched Attorney Returning To Bench

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge accused of punching an assistant public defender during an altercation outside a courtroom is returning to the bench but in a different capacity. Brevard County Court Judge John […]

CBS Tampa–06/28/2014

Prosecutors said 21-year-old Lenoy Rivera was driving at over 90 mph when he hit and killed a bicyclist. (Getty Images)

Florida House Moves Abortion Measure

The Florida House has passed a measure prohibiting abortions after the viability of a fetus has been determined, with limited exceptions.

CBS Tampa–04/11/2014

File photo of cocaine in a baggie. (photo: EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Arrested On Drug Charges Said Cocaine Is Legal In Florida

46-year-old man tried to hide evidence in a flower pot.

CBS Tampa–03/01/2014

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Florida Students Say Discrimination In Testing

The complaint filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center asked the federal Department of Justice to look into the standardized testing goals of the Florida Department of Education and the state Board of Education.

CBS Tampa–08/02/2013

Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, are seen with the family's legal counsel Benjamin Crump. (Photo by PAULA BUSTAMANTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder: Time To Reassess Stand-Your-Ground Laws

Citing concern over the killing of Trayvon Martin in central Florida, Attorney General Eric Holder said stand-your-ground laws, which allow a person who believes they are in danger to use deadly force, should be reassessed.

07/17/2013

General view of the rally for Trayvon Martin.  (credit:  Paul Warner/Getty Images)

Other Jurors Distance Themselves From Juror B37

Four of the six jurors from the murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman have distanced themselves from statements another juror made in a televised interview.

07/17/2013

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaking to the media.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Scott Signs Ban On Texting While Driving

Gov. Rick Scott signed a statewide ban on texting while driving into law Tuesday, making Florida the 41st state to enact a texting-while-driving ban for all drivers.

CBS Tampa–05/28/2013

File photo of a school bus. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fla. House Passes “Parent Trigger” Law

The Florida House has passed a bill that gives parents a vote in turnaround options for failing public schools.

04/04/2013

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