Waves breaking into the seafront in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on August 28, 2015 due to. Tropical Storm Erika.   (Photo credit ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images)

Tropical Storm Dissipates, But Leaves 20 Dead In Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

CBS Miami–08/29/2015

Courtroom Gavel

Couple’s Trial Opens In $300M Vacation Rental Fraud Case

The federal trial started Wednesday for a couple accused of orchestrating a $300 million fraud which involved thousands of investors who were promised big profits by purchasing dilapidated properties in the Keys and elsewhere to be transformed into luxurious resorts.


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A Deeper Look Into How Cuba Deals With Weather

With the kick off of summer, CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer made his way down to the Caribbean.


The conehead termite, which was first identified in an area off I-95 and Griffin Road back in 2001 and then eradicated, was found again recently during a survey by Department of Agriculture workers. (Source: CBS4)

Stubborn Termites Reemerge In Dania Beach

A stubborn pest has reemerged in a Dania Beach neighborhood that poses a real threat to homeowners.


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Miami Rum Festival Showcases New Brands On US Market

The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is offering locals a taste of new spirits entering the U.S. market.


A man raises his fist with a Cuban flag. (Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuban Resistance Delegation To Attend Summit Of The Americas

For the first time in the Summit of the Americas seven history, a delegation from Cuba will join the leaders of the America nation states in Panama City for the event.



Coast Guard Reports Surge In Cubans Trying To Reach Florida

Since the U.S. and Cuba announced they would restore diplomatic relations, more and more Cubans have attempted the treacherous sea voyage in an effort to reach the U.S. illegally, the Coast Guard said.


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Migrant Flow Into US From Caribbean Spikes

The migrant flow into the U.S. by way of South Florida has seen a big increase from its neighbors to the east.


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Film Festival Flick Shines Light On Obscure Haitian Martial Art

A Miami film festival flick is bringing to light the obscure Haitian art of machete fencing.


Lionfish may be invading our oceans, but pretty soon they'll be invading restaurant menus. Eating them could be a new alternative to controlling their population. (Source: CBS4)

Miami Restaurants Dishing Out A Solution To The Lionfish Invasion

Lionfish have been devastating Florida’s aquatic ecosystem as uninterrupted predators of native species. But now Miami chefs are turning the tables, putting these invasive fish on their menus.