LARGEST US HOSPICE COMPANY SUED FOR MEDICARE FRAUD
The Department of Justice is suing the hospice company founded by Florida's Senate president, accusing it of submitting tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare claims for more than a decade, including while Don Gaetz was vice chairman of the board.
MAN RUNS FROM LAW AND INTO ALLIGATOR'S JAWS
A Florida man is recovering after being attacked by an alligator while fleeing deputies during a traffic stop. He was treated for multiple puncture wounds to the face, arm and armpit area.
FLA. SUPREME COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS ON REDISTRICTING
Florida Supreme Court justices are weighing whether to end a lengthy legal battle over new political districts for the state Senate adopted last year. Lawyers for the Republican-led Legislature are asking the high court to throw out a lawsuit that says legislators violated strict new standards.
SEA TURTLE SICKNESS MAY BE CAUSED BY COLD WEATHER
Wildlife officials say an extended period of cold weather may have caused a high number of sea turtles to wash ashore. A marine science facility in Volusia County has already treated 69 sea turtles this year. They only treated 39 turtles in 2012.
A PROM TO REMEMBER
A local non-profit organization is hosting the ultimate prom experience for teens battling cancer in Fort Lauderdale. Some 200 patients are expected to attend this year’s prom.
SOUTH FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER GOES HOME
Jahwann McIntyre was with the Martin County Fire Department for only a year when he was injured and burned over 50 percent of his body while his team battled an early morning house fire, just two days after Christmas 2012. Five months later, having endured eight surgeries and countless hours of rehabilitation, the young firefighter, who celebrated his 23rd birthday in the Ryder Trauma Center burn unit, finally gets to go home.
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