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Monday marked the 20th annual Florida Missing Children’s Day. It was not only a time to remember those still missing and those forever gone, the day also honors the state’s efforts.

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A new Florida law took effect Sunday requiring the creation of civil citation programs across the state.

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With a new law in place, Florida officials are still working to implement a lot of its components to ensuring the safety of Florida’s schools to avoid tragedies like the mass school shooting in Parkland.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent in Charge gives reporters an update on Mike Williams on Dec. 20, 2017. He's joined by Tallahassee Assistant State Attorney Jon Fuchs, whose office has also been working this case.
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The widow of a long-missing Tallahassee man is now facing first degree murder charges, following her Tuesday arrest. It’s the latest in the case, after authorities found Mike William’s body last year.

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Florida lawmakers are working to create a centralized location for criminal justice data statewide.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent in Charge gives reporters an update on Mike Williams on Dec. 20, 2017. He's joined by Tallahassee Assistant State Attorney Jon Fuchs, whose office has also been working this case.
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The case of a long-missing Tallahassee area man is now officially considered a homicide. Investigators have found Mike Williams’ remains 17 years after he allegedly headed for a duck hunt in Jackson County in 2000.

Sen. Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater)
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Senator Jack Latvala is resigning after two separate reports condemned his behavior toward women in the legislative process.

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A bill funding a unique facility to help solve cold cases is starting to move forward in the Florida House.

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is marking its 50th year in existence. In 1967, the Florida legislature merged the duties and responsibilities of several state criminal justice organizations to create the Bureau of Law Enforcement—its former name. FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen says at the time, the agency had more than 90 members and a budget of $1.5 million.

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It’s been a tough week for the Florida Highway Patrol. Talk of speeding ticket quotas led to the resignation of a Troop Commander. But, the law enforcement agency is now trying to put that behind them, and move forward.

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A new law takes effect Saturday that would allow a state law enforcement agency to better conduct investigations into the treatment of Florida prison inmates.

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The Leon County Commission wants to hold a public workshop on the uptick of local crime later this fall. The announcement comes after the capital county logged the highest crime rate in the state for the third year running. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement analysis shows the bump is largely due to an increase in property theft. Commissioner John Dailey wants to understand the trend and reverse it.

Florida Leaders React After Manchester Attack

May 23, 2017
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Florida leaders are examining their own preparedness following the Manchester bombings.