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Miami Officials Sue State Over Shorecrest Sex Offender Camp

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Miami City Commissioners voted Thursday to sue the Florida Department of Corrections for allegedly sending sex offenders to live at a makeshift camp a...

Miami-To-Orlando Rail On Downtown Tracks By 2014

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Finally, a rail project Rick Scott can't kill: a Coral Gables company is planning a new privately owned, operated and maintained passenger train servi...

Cops: Man Calls 911 When Wife Won't Let Him Check Facebook

Posted 07.19.2012 | Miami

A central Florida man is now behind bars after calling 911 complaining that his wife would not let him check Facebook in peace. Although arrested f...

Liberty City Peace March Planned For Trayvon Martin

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

A peace march has been planned for Wednesday evening in Liberty City to demand that a Sanford neighborhood watchman be held accountable for the shooti...

PHOTOS: Lynn Memorial To Students Killed In Haiti Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 05.19.2012 | Miami

In January 2010, Lynn University student Courtney Hayes wrote on her Facebook wall, "It's 32 degrees in Boca; I'm off to sunny Haiti to save the world...

WATCH: Atheists 'Unbless' Highway 98

Posted 03.19.2012 | Miami

Atheists of Florida took to Highway 98 in Lakeland on Saturday to wash off "holy oil" put there by the Christian Churches of Polk County. For the P...

Highs And Lows Of Florida's 2012 Legislative Session

Posted 03.12.2012 | Miami

Get ready to see Geico ads on your nature hikes through state parks and to be able to dye your poodle pink: The Florida Legislature wrapped up its 201...

WATCH: Congressmen Debate Jay-Z Lyrics On House Floor

Posted 03.08.2012 | Miami

In the final two days of the Florida legislature's 60-day session, legislators are really struggling to pass a few more bills: they've started correc...

Florida Pols: You Have The Right To Dye Your Pet Neon Pink

Posted 03.07.2012 | Miami

Is there anything more Miami than a neon pink poodle? Thanks to an amendment sponsored by Florida Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, a 45-ye...

Cat Heaven, Complete With Tiny Cat Town, Shut Down By ASPCA

Posted 03.05.2012 | Miami

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized nearly a thousand sick felines from the Caboodle Ranch cat sanctuary in Lee, FL t...

House Bill: Docs Must Describe Fetal Pain To Mother Before Abortions

Posted 03.01.2012 | Miami

The Florida House of Representatives has approved a bill prohibiting abortions after the fetus has attained viability -- often reached around 24 weeks...

Are Florida Politicians Trying To Sneak Prayer Into Public Schools?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Miami

Florida students will soon be allowed to deliver "inspirational messages," which include everything from prayers to manifestos, at mandatory school ev...

WATCH: HUGE Fishing Hook Removed From Endangered Turtle

Posted 02.29.2012 | Miami

An endangered loggerhead sea turtle was rescued on Sunday after vets removed an obstruction lodged in its throat -- a four-inch metal fishing hook. ...

DUI Driver Wearing Butt Plug Rear-Ends Another Driver

Posted 02.29.2012 | Miami

A 41-year-old Florida man charged with DUI left a very intimate item in a Martin County Sheriff's Office cruiser after rear-ending another driver on F...

"Burn In Hell": Facebook Users Attack Woman Arrested For Fire That Killed 3,500-Year-Old Cypress Tree

Posted 04.29.2012 | Miami

A 26-year-old Orlando-area woman has been charged with setting the January fire that burned and destroyed 'The Senator', one of the world's oldest pon...

Facepalm Alert: School's Misspelled Literacy Sign

Posted 02.28.2012 | Miami

School officials at one Tampa Bay area high school are cringing -- not leaping -- after a sign promoting a literacy program contained a prominent miss...

WATCH: Florida Sneakerheads Stampede Local Shoe Stores

Posted 02.25.2012 | Miami

Nevermind LINsanity, Miami's Lebron James is inspiring a craze of a different kind. Thursday at midnight, Nike released two coveted limited edition ki...

Florida One Step Closer To Texting Ban

Posted 02.22.2012 | Miami

Florida's Budget Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Bill 416, which makes texting-while-driving a secondary offense. It's the first step to...

Will Florida Finally Get A Texting-While-Driving Ban?

Posted 02.21.2012 | Miami

On Tuesday afternoon, Florida's Budget Committee is scheduled to consider a statewide ban on texting while driving. Specifically Bill SB 416 prohi...

Rick Scott Critics Play MadLibs On His Facebook Wall

Posted 02.07.2012 | Miami

As first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, Rick Scott and his staff recently asked Facebook: "If you could use one word to describe Florida's 2012 legi...

Nonprofit Provides Halfway House For Banned Pythons

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 02.04.2012 | Miami

When we read that someone started a retirement home for Burmese Pythons, HuffPost Miami called up the program to see if this invasive species was real...

Humpback Whale Dies In Fort Pierce Inlet

Posted 01.25.2012 | Miami

Florida marine scientists say it was too late to save a juvenile humpback whale that died after beaching itself in the Fort Pierce inlet. The 25-f...

Delray Beach Human Remains Dated Back To 3,000-Year-Old Tribe

Posted 01.24.2012 | Miami

Who says South Florida has no history? In December 2010, a construction crew clearing a plot of land in Delray Beach discovered human remains -- very,...

Rubio Aide Resigns After Allegedly Assaulting Wife

Posted 03.24.2012 | Miami

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's Southwest Florida regional director was arrested at a Quality Inn hotel in Fort Myers after his wife alleged he rolled her ...

Man Goes On Hammer Rampage In Florida Starbucks

Posted 01.22.2012 | Miami

They must have forgotten to use soy: police say a man went on a rampage inside a Florida Starbucks on Tuesday, threatening employees and smashing a co...