25, Jul 2014 - Miami-dade, FL DOC suspends Dade warden involved in inmate's shower death
Facing a rising wave of criticism, Florida Department of Corrections Mike Crews on Thursday suspended the warden of a Florida City prison where an inmate died after he was locked in a scalding-hot shower.
25, Jul 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Human rights groups seek inquiry into Florida prison shower death
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into the 2012 scalding death of a mentally ill prisoner in Florida for which no one has been held accountable. They're about guards killing people and public officials working feverishly to cover it up," Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida said. Darren Rainey died June 23, 2012 in a ...
24, Jul 2014 - Orlando, FL Anxiously awaiting the outcome of todayâ€™s Pareto v. Ruvin marriage equality case in Miami! (A sor
GOOD AFTERNOON! Here at Orlando Weekly HQ, weâ€™ve fired up our nervous anticipation generator and have curled our bodies around our Twitter and Facebook machines as we await Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabelâ€™s first utterances on the constitutionality of Floridaâ€™s gay marriage ban after 4 p.m. While we wait, here are some ways you can, cough, bone up on the issue. We first reported about the ...
23, Jul 2014 - Same-sex couples in Florida: Let us marry now
MIAMI â€” The battle over same-sex marriage in Florida shifted Wednesday to a Miami-Dade courtroom, where attorneys for six same-sex couples asked a judge to throw out the state's gay marriage ban and order the county clerk to immediately issue licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
23, Jul 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Warden Fired Over Prisoner's 2012 Scalding Death
Warden at South Florida prison fired over inmate's 2012 scalding death
23, Jul 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Update: Leadership Replaced Over Prisoner's Scalding Death
State corrections officials have replaced the leadership team at a South Florida prison where an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died.
23, Jul 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Warden at South Florida prison fired over inmate's 2012 scalding death
A warden and two of his assistants were fired because the investigation of an inmate who died in a scalding shower was taking too long, prison officials said Thursday.
23, Jul 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Prisons chief fires warden at embattled Dade prison
In a scathing rebuke to the leadership at the Dade Correctional Institution, Florida's prisons chief on Thursday fired the warden at the embattled prison and announced he wanted to "send a message" through the system.
22, Jul 2014 - Miami, FL Florida court hears arguments against same-sex marriage ban
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Lawyers representing a half dozen same-sex couples suing Miami-Dade County for the right to marry told a court on Wednesday that Florida should follow the precedent set by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a packed courtroom, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel heard oral arguments from attorneys representing the couples and gay rights groups seeking to strike ...
22, Jul 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Prison visit uncovers another death, prompts another suspension
The visit by the head of Florida's prison system to the Dade Correctional Institution on Thursday produced more than a show of interest in the suspicious death of an inmate more than two years ago. It also led to an unexpected revelation: the suspicious death of another inmate the day before.
21, Jul 2014 - Miami-dade, FL South Florida warden tied to death of inmate in shower is suspended
Facing a rising wave of criticism, Florida Department of Corrections chief Mike Crews on Thursday suspended the warden of a Florida City prison where an inmate died after he was locked in a scalding-hot shower.
21, Jul 2014 - Miami, FL Lawyers argue for repeal of Floridaâ€™s same-sex marriage ban
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Lawyers representing a half dozen same-sex couples suing Miami-Dade County for the right to marry say Florida should follow the precedent set by the U.S. Supreme Court in a decision last year that struck down parts of the Defense of Marriage Act. â€śThere have been an unbroken line of decisions since (then) that hold that prohibiting same-sex marriage is ...
21, Jul 2014 - Florida AG Pam Bondi seeks to extend defense of gay-marriage ban
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. â€” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, whose strong defense of the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage in federal court has already prompted sharp criticism, is moving to defend the ban in two other lawsuits pending in state courts. Bondi's office on Tuesday filed motions to intervene in lawsuits that had been filed by gay couples in Miami-Dade and Monroe circuit courts ...
04, Apr 2014 - State Supreme Court Rules Man Can Be Held Liable For Tomahawk Chop
In a case that involved a man getting hit in the head with a tomahawk, a divided Florida Supreme Court has ruled that another man involved in an altercation outside a Miami-Dade County bar could be held liable.
03, Apr 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Mom Wants $25 Million For Sonâ€™s Alleged Sex Abuse
Opening statements got underway Thursday in the sexual abuse case of a child whose family has sued his former South Florida charter school where the alleged abuse took place by an older student.
01, Apr 2014 - Volusia, FL 5 Things to Know in Florida for March 20
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. The head of Miami-Dade County's Crime Stoppers program could get jail time for contempt of court over his refusal to divulge details about an anonymous tip.