20, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Endless sun,â€¦
A widening scandal focusing on the treatment of Florida prison inmates includes new allegations that Gov. Rick Scott's own top watchdog was warned about the possible cover-up of two suspicious prison deaths but did not do anything.
19, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Chiropractors get prison for staged crashes fraud
Three South Florida chiropractors have been sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay several million dollars worth of restitution, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
12, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Jimmy Sabatino orchestrates final con from behind bars
A career con man, who has spent much of his adult life behind bars for running scams from Miami to London, has been sentenced to five years in state prison, but not before orchestrating one final swindle. Jimmy Sabatino was sentenced Wednesday in a Miami-Dade County courtroom for scamming hotels throughout South Florida, racking up thousands of dollars in bills that he never paid. Not anymore. A ...
12, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Report: Scott's top inspector told about cover-up
A widening scandal focusing on the treatment of Florida prison inmates includes new allegations that Gov. Rick Scott 's own top watchdog was warned about the possible cover-up of two suspicious prison deaths but did not do anything.
12, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Sex trafficker faces life in prison
A South Florida man is facing up to life in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of sex-trafficking and firearm offenses Thursday.
11, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL After grisly death, Florida prisons overhaul care for mentally ill
The Florida Department of Corrections announced on Friday a "sweeping" overhaul of the way it cares for mentally ill inmates, in the wake of intense criticism about the death of Darren Rainey. In 2012, guards at Dade Correctional Institution left the mentally ill 50-year-old in a locked, scalding hot shower for hours, allegedly to punish him â€¦
11, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage ruling puts pressure on Fla. Attorney General Pam Bondi
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is being asked to drop her appeals in several ongoing lawsuits challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. The request was made Monday by groups opposed to the ban after the U.S. Supreme Court turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. Judges in four Florida counties -- Palm Beach, Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward and a U.S ...
10, Oct 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.
10, Oct 2014 - FYI Miami: September 25, 2014
NUCLEAR PROJECT â€˜FEASIBLEâ€™ : Despite skepticism from attorneys for consumer and business groups, Florida Power & Lightâ€™s long-term plan to build two nuclear reactors in Miami-Dade remains feasible, staff of the state Public Service Commission said in a recommendation this week that will go to the commission Oct. 2 for approval.
08, Oct 2014 - Miami-dade, FL Trial begins for Florida mayor accused of corruption
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Former Homestead, Florida, Mayor Steven Bateman went on trial in Monday on charges he illegally held a $125-an-hour consulting job while serving in office and used his position to fast-track construction deals. Bateman, 59, arrested in August 2013, was charged with two felony counts of illegal compensation and three misdemeanors for allegedly breaking Miami ...
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.