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Retired Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez charged with domestic violenceupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 16:39:00

Former baseball all-star Manny Ramirez has been formally charged with misdemeanor domestic violence/battery, just over two weeks after being taken into custody after allegedly hitting his wife, Florida authorities announced Friday.

South Florida ICE official arrested on child porn chargesupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:17:00

The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for South Florida has been arrested on child pornography charges, the Department of Justice said Wednesday.

Manny Ramirez appears in court on domestic violence chargesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 13:19:00

All-star slugger Manny Ramirez was ordered Tuesday to stay away from his wife after his first appearance in a Broward County courthouse on domestic violence charges.

Manny Ramirez granted $2,500 bondupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 13:19:00

All-star slugger Manny Ramirez is granted $2,500 bond after being arrested on charges stemming from a domestic dispute.

Florida TSA employee arrested for alleged theftsupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 17:38:00

A former Transportation Security Administration employee was charged with two counts of grand theft for allegedly stealing electronics from luggage, authorities in Florida said Thursday.

Two dead in Florida nightclub shootingupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 07:08:00

Two people were killed and 10 others injured in a nightclub shooting early Thursday morning in Broward County, Florida, police said.

Wife of Miami Dolphins player charged with stabbing himupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 10:26:00

The wife of Miami Dolphins star receiver Brandon Marshall has been charged with stabbing him in the abdomen with a kitchen knife during a domestic violence incident, according to a report from the Broward County, Florida, sheriff's office.

Florida divorce proceeding turns violent -- in judge's chambersupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 18:52:00

Being attacked in the courthouse was the last thing Catherine Scott-Gonzalez expected when she showed up for the final hearing in her divorce case.

Woman charged with making threats to schoolsupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 22:02:00

A Florida woman who fled to California has been arrested on charges of making a threat that led to the lockdown of schools in Broward County, Florida, authorities said Tuesday.

Lockdown ends without incidentupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 15:44:00

With the threat diminished, officials lift a lockdown on schools in Broward County, Florida.

Police lift lockdown on Florida schoolsupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 15:44:00

Police lifted the lockdown on all schools and district facilities in Broward County, Florida, Wednesday after receiving information that a threat to the facilities had diminished, authorities said.

Toy gun leads to Florida boy's expulsionupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 12:37:00

It's quite clear. No guns may be brought to school. Period. It's the law.

Toy gun gets kid expelledupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 12:37:00

A 7-year-old with a plastic toy gun still sits home a year after he brought it to school. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Cops: Teacher had sex with boy 100 timesupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 06:09:00

A 25-year-old teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student at a Florida middle school.

Michigan teacher accused of having sex with studentupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 06:09:00

A former high school teacher in Freeland, Michigan, has been arraigned in two counties on 29 counts of sexual misconduct with an underage student, a Midland County prosecutor said Wednesday.

Burned teen's mom: 'I'm proud'updated: Wed Nov 25 2009 13:56:00

Parents of a teen who was set on fire say they are proud of how he is recovering.

Burned teen's mom: 'It's been a roller coaster ride'updated: Wed Nov 25 2009 13:56:00

Just taking a sip of water or walking to the bathroom is excruciatingly painful for 15-year-old Michael Brewer, who was burned over 65 percent of his body after being set on fire, allegedly by a group of teenagers.

Teen says he's sorry about Florida boy's burningupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 16:08:00

A 13-year-old who witnessed another teen being set on fire last month apologized Tuesday, saying he is praying for the boy's recovery and he is sorry for what happened.

Boy 'praying' for burned teenupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 16:08:00

A 13-year-old who witnessed another teen being set on fire last month says he's sorry for what happened.

Shooting decompressionupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 09:07:00

After an officer involved in two deadly shootings in four days, John Zarrella looks at decompression time for police.

Police officer involved in two shootings in four daysupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 09:07:00

On the grainy, silent black and white video, it's hard to tell exactly what happened the night of June 14 in Miami Beach. But one thing is certain: A tourist, Husien Shehada, can be seen falling to the ground, shot by a police officer. Shehada, 29, later died.

Horses slaughteredupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 20:56:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports black market trade has likely led to the slaughter of pet horses.

Horses being killed in South Florida -- for their meat?updated: Mon Aug 10 2009 20:56:00

Geronimo was a beautiful painted quarter horse.

Three plead 'not guilty' in Anna Nicole Smith caseupdated: Wed May 13 2009 16:13:00

Howard K. Stern and two doctors entered "not guilty" pleas to charges of conspiring to provide drugs to Anna Nicole Smith before her fatal overdose in 2007.

Fortune: Trouble in travel landupdated: Wed May 06 2009 12:08:00

Class-action lawyers are offering cash-strapped municipalities a new way to fill their dwindling coffers: sue online travel companies like Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity.

Casey Anthony's attorney wants trial moved to Miamiupdated: Mon May 04 2009 23:05:00

Accusing local media in the Orlando, Florida, area of a "barrage" of coverage, Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney asked Monday to have her death-penalty case moved from Orlando to Miami, Florida.

Texts, threats led to mistaken identity killing, police sayupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 09:02:00

Police think it started with a dispute over an ex-girlfriend. Threats were made on social networking sites and via text messages.

Kidnapping staged to get money from ex, feds sayupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 10:46:00

A mother and her teenage son are kidnapped. The kidnappers place a cell phone in the car of the boy's father so they can communicate their ransom demands. The son is burned with a blowtorch. The mother implores the father to pay the ransom.

Ex-thief a convert to money missionaryupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 12:14:00

You don't expect to hear an electric saw in church, but Kevin Cross uses the tool along with a frying pan, blender and toaster oven to help free people from debt.

Jews celebrate Blessing of the Sunupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 18:54:00

At dawn Wednesday, Jews around the world celebrated the Blessing of the Sun, an event that happens once every 28 years.

Stern's lawyer: 'No one enabled' Anna Nicole Smithupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 00:00:00

A defense attorney used the courthouse steps Tuesday for a blistering attack against the California attorney general for bringing conspiracy charges against his client, Howard K. Stern, in the Anna Nicole Smith case.

People.com: Authorities Re-Opening Anna Nicole Smith Probeupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 12:58:00

New evidence about prescription-pill arrests may shed more light on her death

Florida officials re-examine Anna Nicole Smith's deathupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 16:24:00

Prosecutors in Florida are taking a new look at the 2007 death of Anna Nicole Smith to see if recent evidence that California investigators gathered might cause them to open an inquiry.

Anna Nicole Smith probeupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 16:24:00

Do newly-released photos show Anna Nicole Smith's indicted doctor using drugs? Jane Velez-Mitchell reports.

Hard economic times a boon for librariesupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 12:16:00

Rebecca Hodges, who's been unemployed for a year, sat down at a computer in a public library in New York.

Fortune: Riding the housing bustupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 14:36:00

If you want to mark the moment when real estate morphed from every American's dream investment into every American's nightmare, try the third quarter of 2007. That's when the foreclosure rate, which had been slowly creeping upward for three decades and was flat all spring, suddenly leaped 32%, from .59% to .78% of all mortgages.

Officials: Teen commits suicide on webcam as others watchupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 21:06:00

With his webcam trained on him, a Florida teenager died in his bed of a drug overdose while others watched over the Internet, officials said Friday.

Live webcam captures suicideupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 21:06:00

A teenage boy uses a webcam to broadcast his suicide live over the Internet. "Prime News" reports.

Excitement, frustration as early voters brave long linesupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 08:32:00

Dana Zoladz and four friends thought they would cast ballots Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. Then they learned how long they'd need to stand in line.

Even early risers see long lines for weekend votingupdated: Sat Nov 01 2008 19:31:00

Not even the early birds could avoid long lines at some voting centers Saturday as pre-Election Day ballot casting continued in parts of the United States.

Long lines, glitches reported during early votingupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 22:28:00

In many states across the country, voting has begun, and in some cases, so have the headaches.

Florida lets the voting beginupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 15:51:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports glitches and long lines on first day of early voting in Florida's populous Broward County.

Time.com: Hey! Who Put the Caffeine in My Soap?updated: Mon Oct 20 2008 18:00:00

The world's favorite legal drug isn't just in your coffee anymore. And do you know how much of it your kids are taking?

Time.com: Texas District Wins $1M Scholarship Prizeupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 16:00:00

One of the nation's poorest urban school districts won a coveted $1 million prize Tuesday for guiding its nearly 50,000 students toward academic achievement

Time.com: States and Cities Grapple with the Credit Crunchupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 14:45:00

Some states, like California, are having trouble paying their bills. Others are simply having to pay higher interest rates

Time.com: Federal Agent Killed at Post Officeupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 16:00:00

A federal agent was fatally shot outside a busy south Florida post office after a fight Tuesday, and dozens of police officers searched the area for the gunman

Convicted sex offender in jailupdated: Sat Aug 02 2008 08:22:00

A convicted sex offender who had not spent a day in jail finally goes to prison. CNN.com's Ashley Fantz reports.

Sex offender's bond revoked after year of freedomupdated: Sat Aug 02 2008 08:22:00

A former Florida teacher, who for a year avoided serving a 43-year sentence for sexually molesting a 13-year-old boy, was handcuffed and ordered back into state custody Friday.

Prosecutor: Bring child molester back into custodyupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 10:23:00

A convicted South Florida child molester who has avoided serving a 43-year prison sentence may soon be taken back into custody, according to a court document filed Thursday afternoon.

Child molester hasn't served single day of 43-year prison termupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 15:48:00

For nearly two years, the South Florida middle school art teacher forced the boy to have sex in a classroom supply closet.

Child sex tapes foundupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 18:40:00

Florida police say they arrested a man after tapes were found in his old apartment of him having sex with a child.

Investigators ID alleged sex abuse victimsupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 18:40:00

Florida investigators have identified two victims of apparent underage sexual abuse seen on a video found in the former home of a man arrested last week, authorities said Tuesday.

Police seek IDs of girls abused in sex tapesupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 09:58:00

Police in Hallandale Beach, Florida, are looking for at least two victims of underage sexual abuse seen in videotapes found in the apartment of a man arrested last week on child pornography charges.

Deputy shot, suspect looseupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 19:59:00

A Florida police officer was shot by a prisoner he was transporting.

Sheriff: Suspect confesses to killing Florida deputyupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 19:59:00

A man serving a life sentence for robbing a drugstore has confessed to overpowering and fatally shooting a deputy who was taking him to court Wednesday, authorities said.

Device in Florida bank robbery a fake bomb, source saysupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 17:41:00

Hollywood, Florida, police on Wednesday were trying to sort out a bizarre bank robbery in which a bomblike device was strapped to a bank employee.

Device taped to man in robberyupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 17:41:00

Authorities disabled and destroyed a device used in a robbery in Hollywood, Florida. WSVN's Nicole Linsalata reports.

Device strapped to man in bizarre Florida bank robberyupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 16:30:00

Authorities disabled and blew up a device used Tuesday in a bizarre bank robbery in Hollywood, Florida.

Time.com: 1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Miami Cop Shootingupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 15:00:00

A gunman killed a police officer and injured three others during a traffic stop Thursday, triggering a manhunt in a suburban Miami neighborhood

Fires inch closer to Floridians' homesupdated: Mon May 14 2007 06:56:00

Columbia County ordered evacuations Monday about three miles east of U.S. Hwy. 441 after the 100,000-plus-acre Bugaboo fire in northern Florida jumped a fire line and spread west, according to county spokesman Harvey Campbell.

Wildfires force officials to re-close roadsupdated: Sun May 13 2007 15:14:00

Thick smoke from area wildfires forced officials to reclose stretches of I-75 and I-10 in northern Florida on Sunday.

Your e-mails: 'My heart goes out to her'updated: Mon Mar 26 2007 11:36:00

Former reality TV star and Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs, Seminole tribal police Chief Charlie Tiger said Monday. Several prescription and over-the-counter drugs were found in Smith's system, including three antidepressant or antianxiety drugs, according to Joshua Perper, Broward County medical examiner.

Police seek new evidence in Anna Nicole Smith caseupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 10:07:00

Police investigating the death of Anna Nicole Smith said Friday they are seeking additional information in the case and may need a court order to obtain it.

Cause of Smith's death known, but kept mumupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 18:33:00

The cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death has been determined, but it will not be announced for one to two weeks to give police time to finish their investigation, the medical examiner's officer said Wednesday.

Court: Bury Anna Nicole Smith in the Bahamasupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 11:43:00

A Florida appeals court cleared the way Wednesday for Anna Nicole Smith to be buried next to her son, Daniel, in the Bahamas.

Custody fight switches from Smith to her babyupdated: Fri Feb 23 2007 07:39:00

A Florida judge said Friday he is not sure courts in his state -- or in California -- have the authority to order Anna Nicole Smith's DNA samples turned over for testing in a paternity dispute.

Your e-mails: 'Worse than a circus, it is a freak show!'updated: Thu Feb 22 2007 10:33:00

Broward County Circuit Court Judge Larry Seidlin, who is hearing arguments over the status of the remains of Anna Nicole Smith, has come under fire from some legal observers who say he has allowed the proceedings to become a circus.

Anna Nicole Smith's body embalmedupdated: Sat Feb 17 2007 11:25:00

The body of Anna Nicole Smith was embalmed Saturday at the Broward County Medical Examiner's office, officials said.

Smith's death unexplained after autopsyupdated: Fri Feb 09 2007 00:52:00

Anna Nicole Smith does not appear to be a victim of foul play, according to preliminary results of an autopsy performed Friday.

Hunters think they killed deadly gatorupdated: Sat May 13 2006 14:53:00

Authorities believe they have found and killed the alligator responsible for the death of a 28-year-old aspiring model this week after hunters found two human arms in the animal's stomach.

Florida teens deny attacks on homeless updated: Wed Feb 22 2006 10:09:00

Three Florida teenagers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of first-degree murder in connection with the beating death of a homeless man in January.

Security surprised by skullduggery in a suitcase updated: Fri Feb 10 2006 13:26:00

"The spirits gave it to me," a Haitian woman told a Homeland Security officer about what appeared to be a human skull in her suitcase.

Man rescued after 12 hours in Atlanticupdated: Wed Oct 13 2004 12:49:00

A ship worker was rescued Wednesday after he fell from a cargo freighter and spent more than 12 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said.

Convicted child murderer back in jail updated: Wed Sep 08 2004 13:06:00

Convicted child murderer Lionel Tate, 17, who got a second chance at life as a free man in January, has been arrested on a probation violation that could put him back in prison.

Retiree agrees to six-month sentence in death of 74-year-oldupdated: Wed May 05 2004 09:58:00

Retiree Seymour Schuss accepted a plea agreement Tuesday that spared him a possible 15-year jail sentence and circumvented a retrial on manslaughter charges for a squabble at a Florida cinema that turned fatal.

Boys, ages 11 and 12, face sex chargesupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 17:55:00

Two South Florida boys are charged with the sexual battery of a 10-year-old girl at an elementary school, local sheriff's officials said.

Katherine, George W., Madonna ... and Ellyn Bogdanoffupdated: Thu Jan 08 2004 04:01:00

Terry McAuliffe couldn't have written today's lede better himself: President Bush visits Palm Beach for the first time since '00 today, while Katherine Harris ponders an '04 Senate bid and Broward County grapples with yet another election debacle featuring hanging chads.

Bond hearing set after teen signs pleaupdated: Sun Jan 04 2004 20:17:00

An attorney for the Florida teenager serving a life sentence for the 1999 death of a 6-year-old girl said his client will appear in a Fort Lauderdale court January 26 for a bond hearing after signing a plea deal Sunday.

Money Magazine: WE'RE ALL GOING HOLLYWOOD THIS SMALL FLORIDA CITY'S MIX OF OLD AND YOUNG, ANGLO AND LATINO IS A NEAR-PERFECT MATCH FOR WHAT AMERupdated: Wed Oct 01 1997 00:01:00

So what makes today's South Florida--and the town of Hollywood, in particular--the image of what America at large will look like 25 years from now? Mostly, it's the diverse mix of people. "This pla...

Money Magazine: Retiring early AN ENTREPRENEURIAL PAIR WANT OUT AT 55.updated: Sun May 15 1994 00:01:00

MY FAVORITE MUFFIN IS A CUTE cafe in Princeton, N.J. where Jeff and Toby Litt used to take their three daughters for weekend treats. But as the couple grew restless in their careers -- she as a spe...

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