Top Morning Stories 2/23/12
Bike Ride for Safety Awareness
Law enforcement is on the road this morning. But instead of in cars, they are on their bikes.
The Dori Slosberg Foundation, a non profit group promoting traffic safety, started their tour Wednesday in Orlando and will end up at Florida State University in Tallahassee today.
The foundation says the event is all about awareness.
New State Bill Allows Re-sentencing for Some Inmates Sentenced to Life
A new bill gives inmates who were sentenced to life imprisonment when they were teens a shot at redemption.
As first presented, the proposed law provided an opportunity for inmates sentenced to life when they were under 18 to be re-sentenced after serving 25 years, but only for a crime other than homicide.
That initial term was shortened to 15 years after some lawmakers thought a 25 year wait was too long. The state has 105 inmates who might qualify.
The bill then was approved by the Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee, after a back-and-forth between Committee Chair Ronda Storms and Senator Steve Oelrich (the bill's sponsor).
- Foundation Promotes Bike Safety
- Unions Thank Senator Oelrich For Anti-Prison Privatization Stance
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- Celebrations 2/23/12
- Law Enforcement Agencies Look to Improve Pedestrian Safety
- Man Sentenced to Life in Prison
- Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison For Accident Involving Officer
- Austin Jones Sentenced to Life in Prison without Parole
- Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Killing Stepfather
- Maranda Martin Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Paul Quandt Sr.