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Warden Suspended After Punishing Inmate With Scolding Hot Shower Until He Died

The warden of a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012 has been suspended.

98.7 The Fan–07/10/2014

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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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Florida Fossil Dealer Sentenced For Smuggling 70-Million-Year-Old Tyrannosaurus Skeleton

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has sentenced a Florida fossils dealer to three months in prison for smuggling a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus skeleton out of Mongolia. Eric Prokopi of Gainesville also must […]

CBS Tampa–06/03/2014

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Man Gets 7 Years For Taped Beating Of Disabled Man

A St. Petersburg man who produced and sold videos of scantily-clad women beating up homeless men has received a seven-year prison sentence.

CBS Tampa–04/22/2014

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2 Doctors Sent To Prison In Pill Mill Case

Two doctors have been sentenced to prison time for money laundering in one of the largest South Florida cases involving “pill mill” clinics that illegally dispensed vast amounts of prescription painkillers.

CBS Tampa–04/07/2014

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Substitute Teacher Gets 16 Years For Holdups

A substitute teacher from south Georgia will spend 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to a string of robberies.

CBS Tampa–04/04/2014

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Fla. Man Pleads Guilty To Poaching Sea Turtle Eggs

A South Florida man has pleaded guilty to poaching more than 300 sea turtle eggs.

CBS Tampa–03/29/2014

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Senate Passes Tougher Sexual Predator Bills

The Senate passed a package of bills designed to strengthen sexual predator laws on the first day of its annual session.

03/04/2014

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Doctor Faces 350 Years In Prison

A South Florida doctor could get a maximum 350-year prison sentence for his conviction in an illegal prescription drug pill mill case.

CBS Tampa–02/02/2014

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Prison For 2 Ex-Officers In Illegal Gun Sales Case

Two former South Florida police officers who are married have been sentenced to prison for illegally selling hundreds of firearms and violating tax laws.

CBS Tampa–01/10/2014

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