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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PARKLAND TEEN MARIAPAZ SANDOVAL IN PICU AFTER TRAGIC ACCIDENT Family asks for privacy, contact Attorney Lee Cohen with questions PARKLAND, Fla., May 16, 2019 — Mariapaz Sandoval, a 14-year-old Westglades Middle School student, was struck by a car while crossing the street......

In recent months, law enforcement officials in central Florida have reported a sudden upsurge in “smash-and-grab” incidents at state parks, ballfields, community centers, churches, gyms and day care centers. These crimes appear to be connected to South Florida-based organized crime rings known as “Felony Lane”......

This week, the Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare; however, Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he doesn’t care. So disinterested is Scott that, according to a Fox News interview highlighted in the Tampa Bay Times, the politician announced that he will not put Obamacare into action......

Whatever you think of South Florida red-light cameras — lifesavers or revenue generators — there’s one part of the system that’s particularly galling. If you meekly accept the ticket that’s been mailed to you, you pay $158. But if you want to fight in court,......

The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin inspired national sympathies and vigils. The impunity of his killer, George Zimmerman, however, ignited anger and concern. At the heart of the matter is this simple question: were George Zimmerman’s actions that night legally excusable, and does Zimmerman have......

In a last-ditch effort, the Florida Legislature gave Gov. Rick Scott one of his top priorities of the 2012 legislative session Friday night and changed the state’s no-fault auto insurance law. The House was the first to take up the compromise bill on personal injury......

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Board of Governors can continue its investigation of how Florida A&M administrators handled concerns about hazing at the school. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday asked the board to suspend any investigation into hazing while it and other......

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it has agreed to consider Florida’s challenge to the Obama administration’s landmark health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The decision sets the stage for a ruling that could be as controversial and history-changing as......

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a controversial Florida law requiring all welfare applicants to be drug-tested. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven issued a temporary injunction Monday evening against enforcement of the law’s “suspicionless drug testing” of adults seeking federal welfare. Read the full......

This past Saturday was a big day for a slew of new laws that came into effect.  New restrictions on expert witnesses, minors seeking abortions, and local governments with gun ordinances kick in Saturday as new bills passed by lawmakers earlier this year go into......