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

Fla. Gov. Scott Urges Sanctions Against Venezuela

Gov. Rick Scott is urging President Barack Obama to consider sanctions against Venezuela, where opponents of President Nicolas Maduro are staging countrywide protests.

CBS Tampa–02/28/2014

File photo of a makeshift Trayvon Martin memorial. (credit: Getty Images)

In Tallahassee, 200 Protest Zimmerman Acquittal

Some 200 protesters disappointed with the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial marched early Sunday in downtown Tallahassee.


George Zimmerman arrives with co-counsel Don West on the first day of his trial in Seminole circuit court on June 10, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Joe Burbank - Pool/Getty Images)

Protesters Staying Away On First Day Of Zimmerman Trial

In the first order of business in the trial of a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen, a judge Monday denied a defense request to delay the trial’s start.


File photo of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the 2012 Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin on August 27.  (credit: Spencer Platt/GettyImages)

Tampa Streets Not Filled With GOP Protesters

Protesters are here but it’s highly unlikely they’ll come close to crossing paths with Republicans for the presidential nominating convention.


File photo of a puppet protester. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Tampa Officials Ban Puppets In Republican Convention Event Zone

While puppets have been a feature of the political landscape at conventions and large-scale demonstrations for decades, officials have effectively banned them for the Republican National Convention in Tampa.


File photo of a police officer seen between two computer monitors. (Photo by MIKHAIL MORDASOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tampa Police Monitoring RNC Protest Chatter Online

Tampa police are monitoring Internet chatter and videos that may encourage protesters to cause problems and break laws during the Republican National Convention.

CBS Tampa–07/21/2012

Florida Gov. Rick Scott . ( Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Protesters At Conventions Could Be Armed, Though Scott Could Ban in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law inFlorida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, […]

CBS Tampa–04/27/2012

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