Florida

AP
October 09, 2018 - 10:59 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- At least 120,000 people along the Florida Panhandle were ordered to clear out on Tuesday as Hurricane Michael rapidly picked up steam in the Gulf of Mexico and closed in with winds of 110 mph and a potential storm surge of 12 feet. Beach dwellers rushed to board up their homes...
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PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
August 13, 2018 - 1:46 pm
(CBS News) -- The man accused of fatally shooting a father at a parking lot in Clearwater, Florida, was arrested on manslaughter charges Monday, authorities said. The shooting of Markeis McGlockton reignited the debate over Florida's "stand your ground law" after the local sheriff's office declined...
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AP
June 19, 2018 - 1:57 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a "cover-up" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions. Nelson and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, both...
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CBS News
June 13, 2018 - 10:49 am
(CBSNews) - A woman's racist tirade at a nail salon in Lutz, Florida, was captured on video and has gone viral. A fellow patron of the salon, Robin L. Roether, filmed two videos of the woman as she yelled expletives and several racist remarks at the salon's owner. WATCH: Florida woman goes on a...
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June 09, 2018 - 9:16 am
(CBS NEWS) -- Search teams have located the body of a woman who vanished Friday morning in South Florida, according to officials. The chief suspect in her disappearance was a large alligator, CBS News' David Begnaud reported. The Law Enforcement Division of the Florida Fish and Wildlife...
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Osceola County Corrections
May 07, 2018 - 9:57 am
An Osceola County, Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly confessed to police he tried to kill four sex offenders by setting them on fire. WESH 2 News confirmed that at least two of the four victims are convicted sex offenders. Jorge Porto-Sierra was charged with four counts of attempted...
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