30, Sep 2014 - Daytona Beach, FL Feds: Translator shortage an issue in Florida courts
In many Florida courtrooms, people with limited or no ability to understand English are on their own. The U.S. Justice Department says that's not fair.
30, Sep 2014 - Brevard, FL Jury finds woman guilty in Brevard County love triangle murder trial
A jury has found a woman guilty of killing her estranged husband's lover in a love triangle murder trial in Brevard County. Shelia Graham-Trott was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing Kelly Brennan, the lover of Graham-Trott's estranged husband. The jury deliberated for nearly three hours. A judge sentenced Trott to life in prison, Florida Today reported. After presenting a witness ...
30, Sep 2014 - Pasco, FL 13 fired from Department of Corrections
State prison officials did some major house cleaning this week, firing 13 people in the wake of widespread abuse allegations. The Florida Department of Corrections on Friday announced the dismissal of three officers and two sergeants for punching and kicking a prisoner at Lancaster Correctional Institution. Another officer was fired for a DUI arrest and another for driving with a suspended ...
30, Sep 2014 - Vero Beach, FL Man wins appeal in drug sales near church case
Paul David Wilder was found guilty of possessing and selling oxycodone painkillers within 1,000 feet of a church. But a Florida appeals court reversed the conviction even though the distance itself wasn't in dispute.
30, Sep 2014 - Tallahassee, FL Supreme Court questions need for documents' secrecy
TALLAHASSEE -- A lawyer for a Republican political consultant trying to keep out of public view documents at the center of a redistricting lawsuit ran into resistance from Florida Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum Friday.
30, Sep 2014 - Jacksonville, FL Appeals court backs governorâ€™s power to appoint replacement for Judge Donald Moran
A divided appeals court today upheld the power of Gov. Rick Scott to appoint a Northeast Florida judge, rejecting arguments that voters should fill the seat in November.
30, Sep 2014 - Osceola, FL American Front leader turns down plea deal
Osceola man accused of training for race war in court for domestic-terrorism case KISSIMMEE â€“ More than two years after the feds arrested the leader of a white-supremacy group in Central Florida's largest domestic-terrorism case, the trial for American Front leader Marcus Faella started Tuesday.
30, Sep 2014 - Pasco, FL Florida inmates escapes from work detail
Authorities say they've received information that leads them to believe a prisoner who escaped from a work detail in Pasco County is no longer in the area.
30, Sep 2014 - Fla. Supreme Court asks Gov. Rick Scott to show cause for not reinstating Michael Pizzi
The Florida Supreme Court is asking Gov. Rick Scott to show cause on why he hasn't revoked the suspension of former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi after his acquittal on federal corruption charges. Pizzi wants the court to force Scott to end his suspension, but the governor has refused to do so because voters elected a new mayor in a special election shortly after Pizzi was indicted last year ...
30, Sep 2014 - Daytona Beach, FL Reno air races draw new kind of aircraft: drones
The competition features an obstacle course, a time trial and a dead lift, and will test speed, agility and strength. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide based in Daytona Beach, Florida, is staging the drone competition with a limited field of 20 private and commercial entrants. During the races, pilots fly wingtip-to-wingtip, as low as 50 feet off the sagebrush, on an oval path ...
30, Sep 2014 - Court Gives Scott an October Deadline in Mayor Case
The Florida Supreme Court has given Gov. Rick Scott a mid-October deadline to explain why he won't lift the suspension of a South Florida mayor acquitted of federal corruption charges.
30, Sep 2014 - Brevard, FL Escaped inmate captured in Florida
Authorities have captured an escaped prisoner who went missing from the Paso County area and was on the lam for about 24 hours. A Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy saw 27-year-old Jason Adams riding a bicycle Tuesday afternoon. The deputy asked for identification and Adams revealed himself. He was arrested without incident and booked into jail. Pasco County sheriff's officials say Adams ...
30, Sep 2014 - Tallahassee, FL Judge dismisses Florida school voucher lawsuit
TALLAHASSEE â€” A judge on Wednesday dismissed one of two legal challenges to the state school voucher program.
30, Sep 2014 - Daytona Beach, FL Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointing fewer black judges than predecessors
The percentage of African-American jurists has fallen during his term.
30, Sep 2014 - Jacksonville, FL Current radar, watches/warnings
A divided appeals court Wednesday upheld the power of Gov. Rick Scott to appoint a Northeast Florida judge, rejecting arguments that voters should fill the seat in November.
30, Sep 2014 - Washington, FL Florida mother fights for freedom of Marine jailed in Mexico
Sitting in a Mexican jail, cut off from the post-traumatic-stress-disorder therapy that prompted his move from Florida to California, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi â€śwas more anxious than usualâ€ť today, said his mother Jill Tahmooressi.
30, Sep 2014 - Polk, FL Woman gets 12 years for part in fatal robbery
A central Florida woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for her part in a fatal robbery.
30, Sep 2014 - Daytona Beach, FL Man Rapes Pit Bull Puppy, Sentenced To Five Years In Jail For Sexually Abusing Dog
A man accused of raping a pit bull puppy will spend five years behind bars in a Florida state prison. USA Today reports that James Guy Bull, 62, admitted to fondling and having sex with his 8-month-old puppy, Coco, at his home in Daytona Beach, Fla. State prosecutors gathered evidence against Bull prior to his Man Rapes Pit Bull Puppy, Sentenced To Five Years In Jail For Sexually Abusing Dog is ...
30, Sep 2014 - Court gives Scott an Oct. deadline in mayor case
MIAMI (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has given Gov. Rick Scott a mid-October deadline to explain why he won't lift the suspension of a South Florida mayor acquitted of federal corruption charges. Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi is insisting he should get his job back after he ...
30, Sep 2014 - Judge denies Pedro Bravo a new trial - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A judge denied a new trial for a Miami man convicted of murdering a University of Florida student in a fit of jealous rage.
30, Sep 2014 - Court Throws Out Case Against TSA Nude Body Scanners
A federal appeals court has denied a petition by a Florida man challenging the TSA's use of full-body X-ray scanners at airports.
30, Sep 2014 - Daytona Beach, FL Lawyer poll: keep appellate judges
The state's incumbent appellate judges, including seven from the 5th District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, should be retained in the coming election, according to lawyers who responded to a poll by The Florida Bar.
30, Sep 2014 - Bay, FL Florida Injury Attorneys and Representatives from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Attend Seminar on Trauma
A seminar held by the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board in Bradenton, Florida, featuring presentations by nationally recognized neuropsychologists on traumatic brain injury and closed head wounds was attended by personal injury attorneys and representatives from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh. (PRWeb September 05, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com ...
30, Sep 2014 - Tampa, FL Florida Supreme Court sends same-sex divorce case back to lower court
Mariama Shaw and Keiba Shaw, married in Massachusetts, were denied divorce in Hillsborough County. The Florida Supreme Court on Friday declined a request for it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage, sending back to a lower court the case of two women who were denied a divorce by a Hillsborough County circuit judge.
30, Sep 2014 - Brevard, FL Inmates with ties to Brevard County escapes
Authorities are searching for a prisoner who escaped during a work detail in southwest Florida.
30, Sep 2014 - Manatee, FL Woman added to SWFL Crime Stoppers most wanted list
Varaka Stewart has been added to the list of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted fugitives, and right now she's the only woman on it.
30, Sep 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Man accused in $270,000 Medicaid fraud
A 60-year-old man is accused of defrauding Medicaid of more than $270,000 in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, according to Florida's Attorney General.
30, Sep 2014 - Revel casino bidder seeks auction delay
Lawyers for Glenn Straub, the South Florida investor who bid $90 million for Atlantic City's shuttered Revel Casino Hotel, filed a bankrupty-court motion seeking a delay in the resumption of the auction for the property.
30, Sep 2014 - Court Gives Scott Oct. Deadline In Mayor Case
Gov. Rick Scott has until mid-October to explain to the Florida Supreme Court why he wonâ€™t lift the suspension of a South Florida mayor acquitted of federal corruption charges.