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An early morning fire in Miami displaced five people on Saturday. (Source: CBS4)

Early Morning Fire Displaces Five People

A house fire damaged a home in Miami Saturday morning. Now, five of the people who lived at 1179 NW 29 Avenue, four adults and one child, are displaced.


Sweetwater police oficer Amauris Bastidas who helped save a baby on the side of a highway will be honored Monday evening at the department’s headquarters for his efforts.  (Source: CBS4)

Sweetwater Cop Honored For Helping Save Baby’s Life

The Sweetwater police officer who helped save a baby who had stopped breathing on a South Florida expressway last month was honored at a commission meeting Monday night.


Workers on the roof of the Gold King Apartments in North Miami (Source: CBS4)

Inspectors Check Progress Of Repairs At N Miami Apartment Building

Anxious and frustrated residents spent Thursday waiting in front of the Gold King apartment building on N.E. 6th Ave in North Miami hoping for clearance to return home.


Focus on South Florida: Holiday Mail for Heroes

Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of the nation’s 24 million veterans. During the holiday season, they deliver holiday greetings—cards and personal messages from tens of thousands of Americans. We talk about how you can get involved by giving something that means something to these unsung heroes.

My TV 33–11/25/2013

A woman walks along a devastated area in Tacloban City on November 14, 2013 in Tacloban, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan has been described as one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.  (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

South Floridians Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims

South Floridians are doing what they can to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

CBS Miami–11/14/2013

Death Toll Rises in Philippines Following Impact Of Super Typhoon

Relief Efforts For Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Days after super-typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whole cities are flattened, 10 thousand are feared dead, and survivors are desperate.For those looking to help the victims of the typhoon from right here in South Florida, you can try these organizations.


Death Toll Rises in Philippines Following Impact Of Super Typhoon

S.Fla. Local Ready To Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims In Philippines

There are more than 9,000 miles between Miami and the Philippines, but there are a number of people in South Florida with ties to the Asian islands. Those people are both concerned for their loved ones and ready to help.


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Broward County Offers “Twitter Alert”

Residents in Broward County are encouraged to sign up for “Twitter Alert” to receive emergency information.

CBS Miami–09/30/2013

A small protest was held Wednesday against the Red Cross rule stating gays cannot donate blood. (CBS4)

S. Fla. Gay Community Protesting FDA Blood Donation Rule

Things were pretty quiet at the blood-mobile Wednesday. It was sitting on Wilton Drive, in the middle of what’s known as “The Gayberhood.” So there are a lot of people here who can’t give, even though many would like to.


Charity Donation (Source: CBS4)

Navigate Your Way Through Holiday Donations

During the holidays, many people open their hearts and wallets and make donations to charity. But do they know where their donations are going. CBS4 Chief Consumer Investigator Al Sunshine found some ‘causes’ may be only receiving pennies on the dollar.