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Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Sentenced to Life in U.S. Prison

A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday, five months after Guzman’s conviction in an epic drug-trafficking case

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Police Warn of 'Meth-Gators' Due to Flushing Drugs Down Toilets

A police department has taken to social media to warn people to stop flushing drugs down the toilet as it could lead to meth-gators. "Folks…please don’t flush your drugs. When you send something down stream."

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Watch Coast Guardsman Leap Onto Moving 'Narco-Submarine'

The semi-submersible tore through deep Pacific waters filled with thousands of pounds of cocaine, tracked by a Coast Guard surveillance aircraft. Guardsmen, trained in boarding ships, wore helmet cameras recording the moment they ran down the vessel. “Stop your boat!"

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Crazed DMV Customer Opens Fire Over Slow-Moving Crowd

A crazed woman was so angry about the slow line at a Kansas City DMV licensing office that she opened fire in the parking lot — injuring no one, but sparking panic during the broad-daylight blow-up, according to new reports.

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FBI Confirms the Deadly Costs of 'War on Cops'

A new FBI report finds that the “War on Cops” is real and has deadly consequences. Undertaken last year after a spate of cop-killings around the nation, the study confirms that areas across the nation have seen “de-policing” in the wake of protests that political leaders seemed to support.

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Car Thieves Targeting Valet Workers is Growing Problem in GA

We had quite a few of these incidents where we had suspects preying upon the valet people at hotels, restaurants and things of that nature," Atlanta police Officer Jarius Daugherty said

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LAW AND crime news in florida

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VIDEO: Brawl Between 2 Women & Elderly Vet at FL Restaurant

A 77-year-old South Florida man says he was forced to defend himself after he was jumped by two women Monday at a Miami Gardens restaurant. The surveillance video appears to tell a different story…

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Fake Cop Pulls Over Real Cop in FL - Gets Arrested

According to the sheriff’s office, Barry Lee Hastings Jr., 35, turned on some white and amber lights that were installed on his black Crown Victoria and pulled behind a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy in the eastbound lanes of the roadway. When the real deputy asked the fake one for his credentials (twice), Hastings maintained that he was a law enforcement officer and said he left his credentials back at the office.

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FL Man Arrested After Throwing Firecrackers Under Child's Bed

Okaloosa County sheriff's deputies responded to a home in Crestview on Saturday where Matthew Morrison, 44, was living in a tent outside. The homeowner told police that Morrison went inside the home without permission and threw the string of firecrackers under the bed of a 9-year-old girl.

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Walt Disney World Employee Tried to Arrange Sex w 8-Yr-Old

Authorities say he engaged in a series of online chats as he sought to arrange the sexual rendezvous. According to the criminal complaint, Pohl believed he was chatting with the child and her father. In reality, he was actually talking with an undercover federal agent.

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South Florida Doctor Arrested After Dispensing Meth to Patients

The Pembroke Pines psychiatrist was arrested Friday by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. Federal authorities said McClean was illegally dispensing and using methamphetamine. He was also writing prescriptions "for medications that are not medically necessary and are also illegal."

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REPORT: Opioids Found in More Deaths in Palm Beach County than Anywhere Else in Florida

Though drug overdose deaths have slowed over the past few years, the number of deaths in Palm Beach County involving certain opioids were the highest in Florida in the first half of 2018.

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MORE NEWS IN THE USA

What's Really Happening with Bail Reform?

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Regardless of whether or not New Jersey's new 'no cash bail' reform policies have made improvements; state officials have declared fund...

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FL Man Hunting Iguanas Misses and Shoots Pool Guy

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A Boca Raton woman has warned parents to protect their children after an iguana hunter shot her pool maintenance technician....

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WARNING from FTC: Scam SSA Calls

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Have you received a phone call from someone claiming to be with the Social Security Administration? Scammers are calling with num....

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Woman Killed Boyfriend/Lived w Body

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A Florida woman allegedly killed her boyfriend, then lived with his body parts for months. Suspect claimed she was a victim of dom...

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Surveillance Video Captures Shooting

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Broward County Police released this video that caught a fatal shooting on Christmas day 2018. If you recognize the shooter call ......

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FL Couple Scammed Vet Out of Life Savings for Drug Habit

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A Florida man and his girlfriend were arrested this month after they allegedly scammed an 82-year-old U.S. Coast Guard veteran out of his life savings....

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Former Florida Officer Found Guilty of Slaying Corey Jones

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The former Florida cop, Nouman Raja, found guilty for the slaying of Corey Jones in 2015. Jones was killed during a fatal shooting while stranded along hwy

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US Visitors May Have to Start Sharing Social Media PWs

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John Kelly, Homeland Security secretary has proposed that international visitors be required to reveal their social media passwords before allowing them into ....

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Feds Seize Millions of Dollars Worth of Cocaine in NY

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About 3200 pounds of cocaine was seized at the Port of New York/Newark by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard on Feb 28....

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Former 'School of Rock' Star Arrested for Stealing

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Former child actor, Joey Gaydos Jr, best known for his role in 'School of Rock' was arrested for stealing more than $3000 worth of music equipment. 

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Man Wrongly Imprisoned for 39 Yrs Gets $21 Million

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Craig Coley was released after almost spending 40 years behind bars. He was charged with murder for killing his girlfriend and 4-yr-old son. DNA evidence

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Drugmaker in Hot Water for Paying Off DRs & Lying

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The founder of the drug company, Insys, have been accused of paying of doctors and lying to insurance companies to push fentanyl products to unqualified patients.

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FL Mayor Arrested After Shots Fired at SWAT

New Port Richey Mayor Arrested

Mayor Dale Massad is charged with attempted murder after shooting at Pasco County SWAT team. Massad was treating people at his home even ...

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Florida Man Arrested for Beating 8-Yr-Old with Belt

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A man was arrested for child abuse after Pasco County deputies reported that he hit a child with a belt to discipline her. The arrest report says he injured the ...

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FL Student Faces Charges After Refusing to Stand for Pledge

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A Tampa 6th grader was arrested for refusing to leave class after the administrator had told him to leave more than 20 times. The student then..

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Did Jim Morrison Really Unzip it On-Stage in Miami 50 yrs Ago?

Jim Morrison of 'The Doors' - Did Jim expose himself?

After 50 years, the criminal justice system reevaluating the criminal charge against Jim Morrison for unzipping during a concert. Did he do it? A member of the band says......

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Everything You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana Now

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The shifting legal landscape for marijuana around the United States may leave you with a lot of questions: What exactly is legal in your home state? Are you purported health benefits

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How Rehab Recruiters Are Luring Addicts into a Deadly Cycle

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The offer was too good to resist: Go to rehab for a week, get $1000 cash. Drug addiction rates have skyrocketed over the past decade. Dishonest recovery centers are making the...

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Terrorist Who Targeted Americans Takes Over Mexican Cartel in TX

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A verified and convicted terrorist who attacked a U.S. Consulate with grenade and automatic rifle fire has taken over the ruthless Los Zetas cartel, a group headquartered at the Texas border.

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Criminal Justice Reform May Be Coming to Florida in 2019

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Some top Florida officials have expressed support for some reforms that have been shot down in years past. 'As bad as the criminal justice system and the prison system was last year, it's worse....

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The FBI Faked An Entire Field of Forensic Science

Using forensic science in criminal investigations

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials which they offered evidence.....

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HISTORICAL: The Lobster Boy Murders

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Historical Murders in Florida. The Lobster Boy was a top sideshow act with a traveling circus. His lobster claw like hands seemed not to bother him but 

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254 LB Fentanyl Seizure Sets Record at Nogales Border

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Customs officers stationed at the commercial border crossing made the largest fentanyl seizure ever recorded at any port of entry in the United States

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Crime Videos in Broward County

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Criminals caught on camera with surveillance videos and smartphones. Includes the 2017 Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting, Home Depot theft and 

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Tampa Bay's Highest Crime Areas

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The Tampa Bay Business Journal breaks down the crime areas in Hillsborough County. One of the largest counties in Florida. Find out what areas to avoid...

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FL Police Now Withholding Crime Victim Info

Florida cops starting to withhold victim information

Some law enforcement agencies in Florida have begun withholding information about crime victims, including the names of those murdered.

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US Foster Care Supplies 88% of Sex Trafficked Children

United States Foster Care Aiding Sex Trafficking

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How Safe is america?

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Millions of Arrest Warrants Open Around the Country

Many of these fugitives have been wanted for years and some decades. Dangerous criminals roam the streets who have been accused of serious crimes, such as murder, rape, robbery and more. Law enforcement and judges claim new warrants are coming in each day making it difficult to tackle the problem.  READ ARTICLE

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Report Shows How Few Legally Purchased Guns Are Used to Commit Crimes

The Truth About Gun Crimes

Department of Justice report shows only 7% of nearly 300,000 state and federal prisoners who possessed a firearm during their crime purchased the gun from a licensed firearm dealer

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Would Reagan Have Agreed with Trump's Wall?

Trump Wall News

Ronald Reagan is not here today to express an opinion about whether or not he would agree to building a wall to help protect American citizens from some of the worst criminals in the world, but

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Marijuana DUI Test Coming to Bust Drivers Driving Under the Influence

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Is the motive for creating and enforcing DUI Tests for marijuana purely for safety reasons? Or is there more to it? The history of hemp in the United States might suggest there is more to the

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Thousands of Violent Criminals Released W/OUT Restrictions

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The UK finds out the negative effects of bail reform, 'We expect the criminal justice system to work well and protect us from these really harmful crimes'. Suspected sexual offenders and ..

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Inmates Wrongfully Released on SOR in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County Supervised Own Recognizance

Should these Palm Beach County inmates have been released on Supervised Own Recognizance?

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Bounty Hunters Side with Deputies Arresting Murder Suspects

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Local bounty hunters say they agree with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office decision to engage two murder suspects at the Wellington Green Mall on Christmas Eve

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Video Ring Doorbells Are Being Stolen Off Porches

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Palm Beach Man Released On OR After Discharge of Firearm - Nov 16, 2018

Two men were arrested on Thursday for shooting at one another in Lantana.

Two men were arrested for shooting at one another yesterday is Lantana. One man was released on his own Recognizance with a long criminal history

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About $500 Million Worth of Cocaine Offloaded at Port Everglades - Nov 15, 2018

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More than 18 tons of cocaine was seized by the Coast Guard yesterday at Port Everglades.

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HISTORICAL: Miami 'Cocaine Cowboys' Shootings in the 1980s

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Miami had become known as the most dangerous  place to live in the United States with the nickname, 'Drug Capital of the World'. 

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Most Dangerous Gang in West Palm Beach

Watch this documentary video from History.com about West Palm's most dangerous street gang 'Top 6'.

Gangs have become a very large problem in South Florida. We found this video created by History.com about 'TOP 6' - the most dangerous street gang in West Palm Beach. 

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Historical Crime in Pompano Beach

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Read about the historical crime that happen in Pompano Beach in 1933 'Chamber V Florida'

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West Palm Bondsmen Save the Day!

West Palm Beach Bail Bondsmen rescue cop

Two local bail bond agents in West Palm Beach proved their value as more than just bounty hunters when they rescued a nearby police officer who was struggling with an arrestee

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Why Bail Reform and Pretrial Risk Assessments are Unconstitutional

Many states have removed a defendant's automatic right to post bail for non-capital offenses

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FLORIDA HURRICANE CRIMES: What to Watch Out For

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When preparing for hurricanes, be sure to keep in mind these tips to keep you, your family and your home and business safe.

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Online Marijuana Dealer Busted in Palm Beach County

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The new laws around the country have gotten some people confused about the new marijuana laws. It got this guy into some real trouble.

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How Safe is Uber?

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Collected videos which demonstrate some of the risks involved with using the Uber app as a means or transportation

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Holiday Articles

'Tis the Season for Holiday Theft Prevention Tips

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Don't fall victim to porch pirates and gift card thieves this holiday season. Learn ways to protect you and your family's gift cards and packages. 

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BETTER WATCH OUT! Retailers Are Tracking Returns

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Are you a 'returnaholic'? If so, you may find it difficult to return merchandise during the holiday season. Retailers are watching for fraudulent activity. 

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Bail Bonds for Holiday Arrests in Florida

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It's a wonderful time of year, but sometimes great times don't end so well. Bail Bonds Now will be here if you or someone you care  ...  READ ARTICLE

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