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Miami-Dade Police vehicle in a South Florida neighborhood. (Source: CBS4)

Dade Closer To Alternative For Marijuana Arrests

Miami-Dade County’s government took a step closer Wednesday to providing an alternative to arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana.

06/10/2015

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Exclusive: Accused Pedophile Will Remain On Bond, Living With Vice Mayor

Stanley Kowlessar appeared in Miami-Dade court Wednesday as the state attempted to have his bond revoked as he awaits trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old neighbor in her Palmetto Bay bedroom last February.

06/03/2015

Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John Dubois lives in a mansion on Biscayne Bay that Zillow estimates to be worth $3.5 million. For more than two months the vice mayor has shared his mansion with a houseguest. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Palmetto Bay Vice-Mayor Has Accused Sex Offender As Houseguest

Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John Dubois lives in a mansion on Biscayne Bay that Zillow estimates to be worth $3.5 million. For more than two months the Vice Mayor has shared his mansion with a houseguest.

06/02/2015

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MDPD To Release More Records On Race And Arrests

Faced with criticism that a squad of officers may have been unfairly targeting blacks and charging them with minor offenses, Miami-Dade Police Director JD Patterson pledged to gather and release information on the racial and ethnic breakdown of the people his officer’s arrest across the county.

CBS Miami–06/01/2015

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CBS4 Race Matters Series Prompts Town Hall Meeting

An unprecendented gathering of community leaders will take place tonight in South Miami-Dade to discuss ways to improve relations between police and the African-American community.

05/29/2015

The historic home sits behind a canopy of tropical flowers and neighbors stop by but not to offer compliments. (Source: CBS4)

A Homeowner’s Cry For Help For A Historic Gables Home

The home sits behind a canopy of tropical flowers and neighbors stop by but not to offer compliments.

05/19/2015

DNA evidence exonerated Twane Dobard for the murder of a Canadian tourist. (Source: CBS4)

DNA Evidence Exonerates Canadian Tourist Murder Suspect

Twane Dobard remembers the moment that he knew his life was about to change. It was January 27, 2014. Dobard says his roommate told him that his name and face were plastered on the news and he was being called a person of interest in the stabbing death of a Canadian tourist.

05/18/2015

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Race Matters: ACLU, NAACP, State Rep. React

Citing a recent CBS4 News investigation, the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP is asking the county commission to form a task force to improve the way citizens can file complaints against the Miami-Dade police officers.

05/18/2015

CBS4's David Sutta put his smart thermostat to the test. (Source: CBS4)

The Smart Thermostat Test

You may have seen them in at a hardware or electronics store. They are called smart thermostats. And they claim to be easy to install and will save you big money, as much as 20 percent off your power bill. So CBS4’s David Sutta decided to put it to the test.

05/11/2015

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Race Matters, Day 3: “These Cases Have Very Serious Consequences”       

During its five-month investigation into the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Crime Suppression Team, CBS4 News reviewed every arrest the officers from the South District Station made in 2014.

05/11/2015