16, Sep 2014 - Palm Beach, FL Two sentenced to combined 75 years for Florida bank robberies
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Two South Florida men have been sentenced to decades in prison for their role in a month-long string of armed bank robberies that crisscrossed the state, netting an undisclosed sum. District Judge Jose E. Martinez on Tuesday sentenced Anthony Isaac Johnson, 25, and Allen Demetrius Bradford, 23, to 35 years and more than 40 years, respectively. Bradford ...
16, Sep 2014 - Florida, FL Scott's refusal to lift Dade official's suspension before high court
Gov. Rick Scott is a defendant in a case before the Florida Supreme Court involving a former mayor of Miami Lakes who wants his old job back after being acquitted of criminal charges.
15, 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.
15, Sep 2014 - US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.
15, Sep 2014 - Miami, FL Florida court won't delay same-sex marriage appeals
A Miami-based appeals court has rejected Attorney General Pam Bondi's request that two gay marriage cases be delayed until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue nationally. The Third District Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that the cases from Miami-Dade and Monroe counties will move forward. Bondi's office appealed rulings from judges in the two counties that declared Florida's ban on same ...
15, Sep 2014 - Fla. ban on gay marriage upended
MIAMI — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples ...
14, Sep 2014 - Broward, Fla., judge vacates gay marriage ruling, says state wasn't notified
MIAMI-The Broward judge who last month declared Florida's gay-marriage ban unconstitutional vacated his own order on Tuesday, after learning the lawyer for a woman seeking a same-sex divorce had not… Click to Continue »
13, Sep 2014 - 3 South Florida attorneys disciplined
The Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 22 attorneys statewide, disbarring eight, suspending five and publicly reprimanding nine. Three attorneys received more than one form of discipline. They were also placed on probation. Below is a list of the attorneys in South Florida. Gregory A. Martin, 1925 Brickell Ave., Suite D202, Miami, permanently disbarred effective immediately ...
12, Sep 2014 - Florida officials appeal court rulings overturning the state's gay-marriage ban
MIAMI — Florida officials are appealing several court rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage. Attorney General Pam Bondi said in a motion filed late Friday that the sole legal issue in the case is the constitutional validity of the state ban.
12, Sep 2014 - Miami, 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.
12, Sep 2014 - Bay, FL Miami teens who sneaked into NBA star Ray Allen's home charged with trespass
Seven Miami-area teenagers who sneaked into NBA star Ray Allen's home last week were charged on Wednesday with trespassing, according to the Florida state attorney's office. The first-degree misdemeanor charges are punishable by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Ray Allen earlier questioned the decision of law enforcement officials when they said they were unable to charge the seven 18 ...
12, Sep 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, Sep 2014 - Key West, FL Appeals court rejects Bondi's request to hold off on deciding gay marriage cases
A state appeals court on Thursday rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to hold off on deciding the constitutionality of Florida's gay-marriage ban until after the U.S. Supreme Court someday rules on the issue, the Miami Herald reported.
12, Sep 2014 - Baker, FL Florida prison officials vow to overhaul system
MIAMI — State correction officials vowed Wednesday to make prisons safer by improving transparency and beefing up investigations following criticism for the handling of inmate deaths.
12, Sep 2014 - Florida appeals court says state can rule on gay marriage ban
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - An appeals court in Florida on Thursday rejected a motion by its attorney general that urged the state's top court to delay a ruling on its same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court eventually decides on the issue. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi argued that the debate about gay nuptials involves issues central to the U.S. In a brief ruling, a ...
12, Sep 2014 - Man charged in US in Yasiel Puig smuggling
MIAMI (AP) A man has been arrested in Florida for his alleged role in a smuggling venture that brought baseball star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba.Court records show that Gilberto Suarez is scheduled to make an initial appearance Thursday...
12, Sep 2014 - Alachua, FL Bravo found guilty in killing of UF student | Video
Pedro Bravo was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole in the killing of University of Florida freshman Christian Aguilar at the close of a two-week trial that centered on jealousy, rage, unrequited love, suicide and, ultimately, murder, the Miami Herald reported. Bravo stared straight ahead after a court clerk read the verdict aloud in Alachua ...
04, Apr 2014 - Army Private Arrested in Florida 36 Years After Prison Break
MIAMI — One of the U.S. Army's "15 Most Wanted" fugitives was arrested in Florida on Thursday, more than 36 years after the man escaped from a federal prison in Kansas and went on the run.James Robert Jones, a U.S.
04, Apr 2014 - Kansas military fugitive arrested in South Florida 37 years later
Deerfield Beach, Fla. — One of the U.S. Army's 15 Most Wanted fugitives who escaped from military prison in Fort Leavenworth 37 years ago has been captured in South Florida, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
04, Apr 2014 - Florida arrests fugitive from Kansas from 1977
Gabrielle Levy March. 14 (UPI) -- A man who escaped a Kansas military prison in 1977 was arrested Thursday when he showed up to work in Florida.
04, Apr 2014 - One of U.S. Army's '15 Most Wanted' fugitives arrested in Florida
One of the U.S. Army's "15 Most Wanted" fugitives was arrested in Florida on Thursday, more than 36 years after the man escaped from a federal prison in Kansas and went on the run. James Robert Jones, a U.S. Army private, was arrested as he showed up for work near Deerfield Beach, Florida, the U.S. Marshall's Service said in a statement. He had been living in Florida under an alias and admitted ...
04, Apr 2014 - Miami, FL Bieber gets May 5 trial date on US charges including driving under the influence
MIAMI - A May 5 trial date was set Tuesday for Justin Bieber in the Florida case charging him with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license. Prosecutor Daniel Diaz-Balart also said at a brief hearing that no plea offer has been made for the 20-year-old pop singer, who has pleaded not guilty. Bieber's attorney, Roy Black, also said there was no plea ...
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.
04, Apr 2014 - Kansas military fugitive arrested in South Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One of the U.S. Army's 15 Most Wanted fugitives who escaped from military prison in Fort Leavenworth 37 years ago has been captured in South Florida, the U.S. Marshals Service said.
04, Apr 2014 - Miami, FL Bieber gets May 5 trial date on U.S. charges
A May 5 trial date was set Tuesday for Justin Bieber in the Florida case charging him with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver’s license.
04, Apr 2014 - Miami, FL Bieber could get new trial date at hearing on U.S. charges
A new trial date could be set for Justin Bieber in the Florida case charging him with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and possessing an invalid driver's license.
04, Apr 2014 - Military prison fugitive on the run since 1977 found in Florida
James Robert Jones, who had escaped from a military prison in Kansas in 1977, has been found in Florida. He was convicted of murder 40 years ago. read more
04, Apr 2014 - Washington, FL U.S. flies Italian executive to Florida in first bid-rigging extradition
The United States has extradited a former executive of an Italian marine hose manufacturer to face price-fixing charges in what the Justice Department said was its first extradition on antitrust charges. Romano Pisciotti, a former executive with Italy's Parker ITR SRL, was extradited from Germany and arrived in Miami on Thursday to face a single count of rigging bids and allocating market share ...
04, Apr 2014 - U.S. federal judge sentences Florida pill mill doctors
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sentenced a South Florida doctor to more than six years in prison on a money-laundering conviction related to prescriptions she wrote for thousands of painkillers to addicts and drug dealers. A jury in July 2013 acquitted Dr. Cynthia Cadet, 43, a retired U.S. Air Force major, and Joseph Castronuovo, 74, on charges that their roles ...
03, Apr 2014 - Remaining Bieber video at issue in Fla. hearing
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge could decide whether to allow the release of remaining police video of Justin Bieber depicting the singer urinating into a cup for a drug test.
03, Apr 2014 - Judge: Release Bieber video with some blackouts
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has ordered the release of remaining police video of Justin Bieber after his January arrest with sensitive portions blacked out to protect his privacy.
03, Apr 2014 - Bad Bieber! Justin Fined $11.5K For Skipping Deposition To Party In Miami
Justin Bieber may not serve any more jail time for his Miami DUI charge, but a Florida judge just handed down a serious smack down to the pop star in… READ ON
02, Apr 2014 - Gay couples seek Florida marriage recognition
MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) Eight gay couples and a top civil rights group have sued the state of Florida, arguing it is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal.The...
02, Apr 2014 - Miami, FL Florida Gays Sue To Force Recognition Of Marriages From California, Other States
Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state of Florida, arguing it is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in California and other states where the unions are legal.
01, Apr 2014 - Military fugitive who escaped federal prison in Kansas in 1977 arrested in South Florida
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — In the nearly 40 years after he escaped from the maximum-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, convicted killer James Robert Jones carved out a new life for himself in Florida, living under an assumed name, getting married and working for an air conditioning company.
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.
06, Apr 2012 - Fort Lauderdale, FL Miami speeding cop avoids jail, won't have criminal record - Orlando Sentinel
But a Broward prosecutor, citing a Sun Sentinel investigation, said Miami Officer Fausto Lopez not only endangered the public by speeding on Florida's Turnpike ... He brought a check to the Fort Lauderdale courtroom on Thursday.