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Former Miami-Dade fire boat captain Jack Garcia who was a vocal critic of taking the boats out of service is now demanding their reinstatement. (Source: CBS4)

Grieving Father, Firefighters’ Union Demand Change After Deadly Boating Accident

The father a man killed in what some rescue officials described as the worst boating accident they have ever witnessed is demanding answers following the Fourth of July tragedy.

07/07/2014

Pool Pump (Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Investigation Leads To Potential Pool Safety Law

Following a CBS4 investigation into pool safety, Miami-Dade County may now pass a law to help prevent electrocution in pools.

06/26/2014

Dr. Vincent DeGennaro, Chief of Staff, Miami VA (Source: CBS4)

Miami VA Chief Defiant, Vows To Stay On

The embattled chief of staff for the Miami VA said he has no intention of resigning, despite calls for him to step down following revelations that in 2009 he agreed never to practice medicine again in the state of New York and was sanctioned by the state of Florida for allegedly failing to provide the proper care to one of his patients who died a painful and gruesome death.

06/16/2014

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CBS4 Investigates: The Long Wait Inside The Miami VA

An internal VA audit released Monday shows there are more than 57,000 new veterans across the country have been waiting more than 90 days for an appointment to see a doctor. In Florida the number is 8,500.

CBS Miami–06/09/2014

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio  (Source: CBS4)

Rubio Demands VA Changes, Reacts To Miami Whistleblower

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said recent allegations made by a whistle blower inside the Miami VA are both disturbing but sadly typical of the VA’s problems across the country.

CBS Miami–05/22/2014

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New Allegation Of Patient Deaths At Miami VA

In February, a cardiovascular surgeon at the Miami VA hospital complained to one of his superiors that “patients had died” because a piece of equipment that might have saved their lives was left in a Broward warehouse, according to an email obtained by CBS4 News.

CBS Miami–05/22/2014

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CBS4 Investigates: Inmate Death Raising Questions

If you ask mental health counselor George Mallinckrodt about prison inmates suffering from mental illness he will quickly share this message, “They shouldn’t be taunted, tormented, beaten and killed.”

05/22/2014

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Miami VA Whistleblower Exposes Drug Dealing, Theft, Abuse

When asked why he would risk his job and speak publicly, Detective Thomas Fiore considered the question carefully before answering.

05/20/2014

Birth Tourism Shortcut To Citizenship

CBS4 Investigates: Is Medicaid Fraud Part Of A Shortcut To Citizenship?

Florida’s senior senator is calling for a federal investigation, after our story on the birth tourism businesses that are springing up between Miami and Moscow. The agencies cater to wealthy and middle class women from former Soviet Bloc countries who want to give birth to an instant American citizen. But it’s the potential for Medicaid fraud that CBS4 investigates has uncovered, that is prompting the most outrage, reports CBS4 Anchor Rick Folbaum.

CBS Miami–05/20/2014

Corrections Officer Attacked (Source: CBS4)

Corrections Officer Wants Justice Following Alleged Inmate Attack

It was an early morning one Miami Dade Corrections Officer says she will never forget. A frightening free-for-all, she recalls, inmates out of control on the 6th floor of the Miami Dade Jail.

CBS Miami–05/15/2014