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Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andMore >>
The judge has declared a mistrial in the penalty phase of the Jodi Arias trial. The jury announced late Thursday afternoon that they could not reach a unanimous decision on life or death for Arias.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Many of you have been asking how you can help the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. Fox 29 WFLX & News Channel 5 WPTV are hosting a live phone bank to raise money for theMore >>
Fox 29 WFLX & Newschannel 5 WPTV are hosting a live phone bank to raise money for the American Red Cross. Any little bit will really help, so please give what you can.More >>
PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A Palm Bay man, convicted in a "murder-for-hire" trial, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Lucien Dort was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday. Police say heMore >>
Lucien Dort was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday. Police say he drove the getaway car after John Torres was shot and killed in Sebastian on Black Friday in 2009.More >>
WELLINGTON, FL (WFLX) - Extra police are on the campus of Wellington High School after a threat was found inside a bathroom. The person behind the threat sais they would: "Blow up the school this Friday". SchoolMore >>
Extra police are on the campus of Wellington High School after a threat was found inside a bathroom.More >>
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - A South Florida law firm, representing 10 special needs children, has reached a partial financial settlement Monday involving a former adoptive mother convicted of extreme child abuse.
The case unfolded in Port St. Lucie five years ago. Judith Leekin was sentenced in 2009 to 20 years in prison.
Authorities say she beat, burned, stabbed and starved her adopted children -- using zip ties and handcuffs to keep them all locked in a room together.
Leekin adopted the children in New York and brought them to Port St. Lucie in 1998. "Remember when these kids were found, they couldn't tell time, make change, had never been to school? They didn't get a very good start in life," said Attorney Ted Babbit.
The attorney, representing the 10 children, settled with New York City for $9.7 million in federal court.
The suit claims Leekin collected more than a million dollars in adoption subsidies.
Attorneys hope to eventually set a trial date for the remaining portion of the lawsuit.