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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

Some owners at Octagon Towers Residential Condominium have reportedly been renting out their condos – much to the dismay of permanent residents.  (Source: CBS4)

Miami Beach Condominium Reportedly Being Used As A Hotel

Some owners at Octagon Towers Residential Condominium have reportedly been renting out their condos – much to the dismay of permanent residents.

05/09/2015

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Race Matters, Day 2: “It’s About Quality of Life”

“A Saturation Detail.” In police parlance it is a term used to describe an operation in a particular neighborhood where officers blanket the area.

CBS Miami–05/07/2015

Joaquin Badias said he couldn't live any longer with the flooring that covered the stairs of his house, along with the floor of his bedroom and den. (Source: CBS4)

Lumber Liquidators Halts Sales Of Chinese-Made Flooring

Lumber Liquidators is stopping the sale of all its Chinese laminate flooring, a week after disclosing that the Justice Department is seeking criminal charges against the specialty retailer in an investigation over imported products.

05/07/2015

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Race Matters, Part 1: “Tired Of Them Abusing Their Authority”

On August 27th, a group of plain clothes Miami-Dade police officers pulled onto a dead-end street in South Dade and arrested three young black men after finding a single marijuana cigarette on the ground near where the trio was standing.

CBS Miami–05/06/2015