28, Jan 2015 - Miami judge approves early start to Florida's same-sex weddings
A Florida judge said Miami-Dade County can immediately start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, meaning Florida's first gay weddings may begin shortly.
28, Jan 2015 - Judge says clerks have duty to issue licenses to same-sex couples
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge says that Florida's county court clerks have a legal duty to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but he has stopped short of ordering them to do so. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle issued a ruling Thursday in Tallahassee federal court responding to requests to clarify his previous order that Florida's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. He stayed ...
28, Jan 2015 - After state ban is lifted, gays marry across Florida
Todd, left, and Jeff Delmay, celebrate as they leave the courthouse after having attended a hearing in which a Miami-Dade Circuit Judge cleared the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry.
28, Jan 2015 - Supreme Court takes up marriage
Photos: Same-sex marriage in the U.S. 31 photos Newlyweds Jeff Delmay and Todd Delmay hug during a marriage ceremony in a Miami courtroom on Monday, January 5. Florida began allowing same-sex marriages after a judge -- following similar rulings across the nation -- struck down the state's old law banning such unions.
27, Jan 2015 - Fort Myers, FL Fla. could become Deep South's prime gay wedding destination
Edgard Perez, left, 40, and his spouse Charles Windham, right, 53, pose for a photo after they were married at the marriage license bureau, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 in Miami. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel presided over Florida's first legally recognized same-sex marriages Monday afternoon.
27, Jan 2015 - Bradford, FL 5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 6
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA COUNTIES ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSES, HOLD WEDDINGS FOR GAY COUPLES While Miami judge found no need to wait until a statewide ban on same-sex marriage expired at midnight Monday, most Florida ...
27, Jan 2015 - Delray Beach, FL Florida becomes 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage
Lesbian and gay couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are legal.
26, Jan 2015 - MIAMI, FL After Miami's kickoff, gays marry across Florida
© AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Catherina Pareto, left, and her partner Karla Arguello celebrate on the court house steps after Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel lifted a stay on her July ruling that Florida's same sex marriage ban violates equal protections under the U.S. Constitution, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 in Miami.
26, Jan 2015 - MIAMI, FL Other Florida counties issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after Miami's kickoff
Catherina Pareto, right, and Karla Arguello, second from right, kiss after they were married by Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel, left, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami.
26, Jan 2015 - Jacksonville, FL Miami judge approves early start to Florida's gay weddings
MIAMI — A judge ruled Monday that same-sex couples can immediately start getting marriage licenses in Miami-Dade County, getting a jump-start on Florida's entry as the 36th state where gay marriages are legal statewide. Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel lifted a stay on her July ruling that Florida's same-sex marriage ban violates equal protections under the U.S. Constitution.
26, Jan 2015 - Ceremonies across the state as Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ends
Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples overnight. See also: Scotland's first same-sex marriage under new law takes place in Australia But they were beaten to the punch by a Miami judge who found no need to wait until the ...
26, Jan 2015 - Same-sex marriages in thirty-sixth state: Florida
Florida on Monday became the thirty-sixth state to allow same-sex marriages, as a state court judge in Miami ordered a Dade County clerk to start issuing licenses to same-sex couples. The judge then personally performed some of the first weddings at the courthouse. Elsewhere, a judge in Monroe County, in Key West, ruled that licenses could be issued […]
26, Jan 2015 - MIAMI, FL Fla. Same-Sex Marriages Begin After Miami Judge's Order
Florida's first same-sex marriages took place Monday afternoon in Miami-Dade County, after a judge lifted her stay on a ruling finding the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.
26, Jan 2015 - Same-sex couples wed in Florida as gay marriage ban ends
Scores of same-sex Florida couples tied the knot early Tuesday after the state's ban on gay marriage ended. Overjoyed couples filed into courthouses and exchanged vows just after midnight, as Florida became the 36th of America's 50 states to allow gay marriage. "I'm glad it's finally legal," William Lee Jones told the Miami Herald after he married his partner of more than 10 years, Aaron ...
26, Jan 2015 - Jacksonville, FL After Miami's kickoff, gays set to marry across Florida
Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses overnight to same-sex couples.
26, Jan 2015 - Judge: Clerks have duty to issue same-sex marriage licenses
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge says that Florida's county court clerks have a legal duty to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but he has stopped short of ordering them to do so.
25, Jan 2015 - Miami judge weds gays and lesbians after ruling against ban
MIAMI — Lesbian and gay couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are legal statewide. The addition of Florida's 19.9 million people means 70 percent of Americans now live in states where gay marriage is legal.
25, Jan 2015 - Lee, FL Fugitive on the run for 37 years arrested in Mexico
A former South Florida man has been arrested in Mexico 37 years after failing to surrender for a 10-month prison sentence. Miami U.S. Attorney's officials say Robert Anton Woodring was indicted in 1984 for failing to surrender in 1977.
25, Jan 2015 - Judge: Same-sex marriages can begin today in Miami-Dade County Florida
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge said Miami-Dade County can immediately start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, meaning Florida’s first gay weddings may begin shortly. Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel on Monday lifted a stay on her July ruling that Florida’s same-sex marriage ban violates equal protections under the U.S. Constitution. Miami-Dade County Clerk Harvey Ruvin […]
25, Jan 2015 - A ruling by Miami-Dade judge allows same-sex marriages to begin in Florida
Miami-Dade County will become the first place in Florida to allow same-sex couples to marry on Monday, 10 hours before a gay-marriage ban that has been ruled unconstitutional is lifted… Click to Continue »
25, Jan 2015 - Judge stops short of ordering Florida clerks to issue same-sex marriage licenses when ban ends
MIAMI — A federal judge says that Florida's county court clerks have a legal duty to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but he has stopped short of ordering them to do so.
25, Jan 2015 - Miami judge who overturned ban weds gays and lesbians
MIAMI (AP) — Lesbian and gay couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's coming-out party as the nation's 36th state where same-sex marriages are now legal statewide.
25, Jan 2015 - Judge Approves Early Start To Florida's Gay Weddings
Florida's first same-sex weddings are taking place today, after a judge said Miami-Dade County could start issuing licenses immediately.
24, Jan 2015 - Briton loses challenge to overturn his conviction for Florida murders
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida judge refused on Friday to overturn the conviction of a British man serving a life sentence for a 1986 double murder that his lawyers say was carried out by a hit man working for notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Krishna Maharaj, 75, has been in prison for 27 years for his conviction in the slaying of father and son Derrick and Duane Moo ...
24, Jan 2015 - Charlotte, FL At InnoVida, the CEO hired Jeb Bush and went to prison
Jeb Bush was out of the Florida governor's mansion for less than a year when he signed a $15,000-a-month consulting deal with InnoVida, a Miami start-up promising to revolutionize affordable housing with remarkably sturdy and lightweight building panels.
24, Jan 2015 - Miami judge weds gay couples after ruling against same-sex marriage ban
Two couples were wed in Miami on Monday by the same judge who approved their marriage licenses, hours before Florida's celebration as the 36th state to allow same-sex marriage.
12, Oct 2014 - Five Imprisoned For Roles In Florida Cargo Theft Ring
Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a South Florida-based cargo theft ring that targeted cold medicine and baby formula.
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, FL Florida officials appeal gay-marriage rulings
The motion argues the sole legal issue is the constitutional validity of the state ban and any changes should come from voters, not the courts. Florida voters approved the ban in 2008.
12, Oct 2014 - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi appeals gay marriage rulings
MIAMI — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed appeals late Friday on several rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.
12, Oct 2014 - Miami, FL Florida Gays Anticipate Trip To Altar
Gay rights activists in Florida believe the United States Supreme Court on Monday sealed the deal for same sex marriage in the state.
12, Oct 2014 - 5 imprisoned for roles in Florida cargo theft ring
MIAMI (AP) — Five people have been sent to federal prison for their roles in a South Florida-based cargo theft ring that targeted cold medicine and baby formula.
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 - FYI Miami: September 25, 2014
NUCLEAR PROJECT ‘FEASIBLE’ : Despite skepticism from attorneys for consumer and business groups, Florida Power & Light’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.
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 - Toronto-Dominion Bank executive charged for role in $1 billion scheme
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A former Toronto-Dominion Bank executive was charged in south Florida federal court with six counts wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with a $1 billion Florida Ponzi scheme on Friday, according to court documents. Frank Spinosa, 53, faces 20 years in prison and a $1.25 million in fines, prosecutors said in a statement. He was ...
09, Oct 2014 - Convicted terror plotter faces longer prison term
MIAMI — Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla is going before a Florida federal judge to face a longer prison term after a federal appeals court ruled his original sentence was too lenient. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke was to impose the new sentence at a hearing Tuesday. She originally gave Padilla more than 17 years behind bars for his 2007 convictions on charges of supporting al-Qaida ...
08, Oct 2014 - Gainesville, FL Judge denies Pedro Bravo a new trial
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.
08, Oct 2014 - Levy, FL First Choice Reporting and Network Reporting to become First Choice Network Reporting
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, First Choice Reporting & Video Services, one of the largest court reporting firms in Florida, has announced it has merged with Miami-based court reporting firm, Network Reporting. The two privately held companies officially completed the merger September 15th, 2014. (PRWeb September 17, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09 ...
08, Oct 2014 - Gilchrist, FL Florida man admitted slaughtering family in chilling 911 call
Miami (AFP) - A Florida man who shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren calmly admitted his crimes in a chilling 911 call before killing himself, but a motive for the slaughter may never be known, police said Tuesday.
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 ...