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Police are urging anyone with information on the suspect Markeith Loyd to call 1-800-423-TIPS. Do not approach the suspect, authorities say he is armed and dangerous.

Police have named a suspect in the shooting of an Orlando Police Department officer Monday. Orlando Police say the officer has died, and another Sheriff’s Deputy was killed in a traffic accident during the manhunt.

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When a jury orders a Florida government to pay a victim more than $200,000, the Florida Legislature has to approve the payout. The Florida Legislature meets next year, and they will have to decide on 21 relief bills.

Statewide, 21 victims are asking lawmakers to approve settlements worth more than $43.6 million dollars.

New Laws Kick In For 2017

Jan 3, 2017
Fredd Thompson

New laws kicked in yesterday, and two of them are geared toward prescription drugs. A third law allows banks to designate one location in Florida where lawsuits can be served. The Florida Legislature wants to make it easier for doctors to prescribe opioids designed to prevent abuse.

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Among the early bills already being filed for Florida’s 2017 legislative session is a measure from Rep. Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, that would increase penalties for undocumented immigrants who commit violent crimes. Supporters say the measure sends a message to federal immigration authorities and would increase public safety. Opponents question its constitutionality. 

Raihan Rana

Possessing small amounts of marijuana could soon be decriminalized in almost all of the Florida Keys.

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