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WPLG: 2 men in custody after tri-county chase
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Two suspects are in custody following a tri-county police chase Wednesday afternoon.
WPLG: Police say report of 4 shot at Lil Wayne’s home ‘swatting’ hoax
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A report of four people being shot at the South Florida home of rapper Lil Wayne was false, police said.
WPLG: Firefighters battle brush fire in southwest Miami-Dade
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade firefighters are battling a brush fire in southwest Miami-Dade County.
WPLG: Davie police officer arrested on extortion charges
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Davie police officer is facing extortion charges after he threatened to share nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend, who was also a police officer, if she didn’t resign, police said.
WSVN: Ferguson chief resigns in wake of scathing federal report
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – The police chief in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson resigned Wednesday in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report prompted by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.
NBC 2: Fla. bill would ban smoking with kids in car
FORT MYERS, FL – Florida legislators are debating whether parents should be allowed to smoke with their children inside the car.
FOX 4: Florida Highway Patrol honors soldiers for heroism at crash scene
FORTI MYERS, Fla. – A deadly accident in Sarasota County on Feb. 20th could have been much worse, if not for the actions of two young servicemen who happened to be on the scene, and saved a woman’s life.
Fox 4: South Trail firefighter memorial service
FORT MYERS, FLA.- South Trail firefighters in Fort Myers honored one of their own today, who recently lost her battle with cancer.
Bay News 9: Florida House bill would remove gay adoption ban from law
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — The Republican-dominated Florida House quietly acknowledged Wednesday that gay people have the right to adopt children when they supported a bill amendment that removes a gay-adoption ban from law.
Bay News 9: Video of deputy breaking up fight on St. Pete Beach goes viral
PINELLAS COUNTY — Cell phone video of a Pinellas County sheriff’s deputy breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach has gone viral. Residents say the video is proof the situation on the beach has been getting out of hand for a while.
WCTV: Fla. Department of Health Directs Additional Funding to Services for Florida’s Children
TALLAHASSEE — Today the Florida Department of Health highlighted its commitment to serving families across the state through the structural enhancement of programs in the Division of Children’s Medical Services (CMS).
Orlando Sentinel: Gay discrimination still a problem for many Florida workers, report says
About 328,000 employees in Florida are vulnerable to discrimination because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a new report.
Bradenton.com: Florida lawmaker looks to eliminate red-light cameras
A state lawmaker is trying to make it more difficult to operate red-light cameras and to install new ones throughout Florida in legislation introduced last week, saying the cameras are merely cash cows that don’t actually increase safety.
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