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Warning Shot Bill Passes Senate Floor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate has approved the so-called ‘warning shot’ bill, which now heads to Gov. Rick Scott to be signed into law. The bill passed 32-7 on Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. […]

CBS Tampa–04/03/2014

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Prosecutors Rest In Trial Of Man Who Shot Teen

Prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of a Florida man charged with killing a teen after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.

CBS Tampa–02/10/2014

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Fla. Investigator: 9 Shots Fired Over Loud Music

An investigator has testified that a Florida man on trial for murder fired nine times at an SUV with four teens in it after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store.

CBS Tampa–02/08/2014

File photo of a person firing a gun. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Lawmakers Pushing Ahead With Warning Shot Bill

Florida legislators are pushing ahead with a bill designed to make it clear people can show a gun, or even fire a warning shot, without drawing a lengthy prison sentence.

CBS Tampa–01/09/2014

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Fla. Appeals Court Throws Out Murder Conviction

A Florida appeals court is throwing out a second-degree murder conviction against a Panhandle man who asserted he shot someone in self-defense.

CBS Tampa–01/03/2014

A gun rights group has decided not to go ahead with a fundraising raffle selling the same model gun that killed Trayvon Martin. (Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Gun Group Postpones Raffle Of Gun Model That Killed Trayvon Martin

A gun rights group says it will not raffle off the same gun model used to kill Trayvon Martin at a Florida fundraising event.

CBS Tampa–10/30/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom at the end of the day during his trial in Seminole circuit court July 5, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

Juror: Zimmerman Had Right To Defend Himself

A juror in the George Zimmerman trial said Monday that the actions of the neighborhood watch volunteer and Trayvon Martin both led to the teenager’s fatal shooting last year, but that Zimmerman didn’t actually break the law.

CBS Tampa–07/15/2013

George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom at the end of the day during his trial in Seminole circuit court July 5, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

Defense Begins Closings In George Zimmerman Trial

George Zimmerman’s defense attorney began his final arguments Friday, trying to convince six jurors that the neighborhood watch volunteer acted in self-defense when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

07/12/2013

George Zimmerman listens as his defense counsel Mark O'Mara questions potential jurors for his trial in Seminole circuit court on June 20, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images)

First Eyewitness Testifies In Zimmerman Trial

Prosecutors at George Zimmerman’s trial continue their questioning of witnesses who saw some of the confrontation between the neighborhood watch volunteer and Trayvon Martin that left the Miami-area teen dead.

06/26/2013

George Zimmerman watches during his hearing at the Seminole County Courthouse on Oct. 19, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Stephen M. Dowell-Pool/Getty Images)

Judge: Zimmerman Witnesses Must Testify Publicly

A Florida judge on Thursday denied a defense request to let a handful of witnesses testify confidentiality during George Zimmerman’s trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.

06/06/2013

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