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Florida corrections officer was allowed to poison inmate, other officers implicated, lawsuit filed

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Florida Department of Corrections after a Lowell corrections officer attempted to poison an inmate. The corrections officer, identified...

Infant knowingly placed in Florida foster home where history of sexual abuse existed, lawsuit...

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Marion County, Florida -- On October 5, 2020, Stacie Schmerling, an attorney with Justice for Kids in Fort Lauderdale, filed a lawsuit against Kids...
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Video: Children test their speed using sheriff’s portable radar detector

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Okeechobee, Florida -- Two things you typically don't see today -- a mullet and kids outside playing having a great time. The Okeechobee County Sheriff's...
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New regulations for stone crab harvesting, season begins soon

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Florida -- Several recreational and commercial stone crab regulation changes go into effect in the next few weeks, just in time for stone crab...
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Florida man battered his mother while driving, has history of abusing parents

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Florida -- A 29-year-old Ocklawaha man is behind bars again following a physical altercation with his mother. He had just been released from jail on...
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Florida wholesale mortgage executive released from prison, served 9 of a 30-year sentence

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Florida -- A wholesale mortgage executive responsible for one of the largest fraud schemes in U.S history has been released from prison after only...
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Illegal Russian immigrant faces multiple felony charges after injuring two Florida police officers

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Ocala, Florida -- An illegal Russian immigrant who lives in Gainesville is being held without bond after he was arrested on an outstanding warrant...
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Florida woman removed adult toy from package, used it while still in store

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Fort Pierce, Florida -- It was a sticky situation when a Florida woman was arrested after she removed a sex toy from a shelf,...
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Picking saw palmetto berries could get you arrested in Florida

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to remind everyone that as the berries come to fruit to follow the laws of Florida. According...

Florida woman who held knife to man’s genitals now charged with second-degree murder

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Ocklawaha, Florida — An Oklawaha woman who had previously been arrested for holding a knife to a man’s genitals has now been charged with...