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Race Matters: Public Defender Now Staffing Branch CourtsFor the first time in at least 30 years, assistant public defenders are working in the branch courthouses across Miami Dade County. They are assisting people charged with misdemeanors.
Snacks For Attacks, Part 2: Detention Center Beatings Leave Kids Feeling UnsafeIn 2005, following the death of 17-year-old Omar Paisley, Dale Dobuler took over as superintendent of the Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Center. The detention center was under intense scrutiny because of the teen’s death. For days Paisley had writhed in pain, suffering from a bout of appendicitis. The guards and nurses, however, ignored his pleas for help and Paisley ultimately died from a ruptured appendix.
Snacks For Attacks, Part 1: Inside A Dysfunctional Dade Juvie Detention CenterThe Miami-Dade Juvenile Detention Center, made infamous 10 years ago when guards and nurses allowed a teenage boy to suffer a painful and preventable death from appendicitis, is facing a new scandal after another 17 year old died because he failed to receive the proper medical attention after being beaten by as many as twenty kids.
Silent Killer: Spotlight On Firefighter Gear Amid Health ConcernsIt's a tough anniversary for a family to mark. It's two years since the passing of Miami Dade Fire Captain Rafael Herrero. His journey and battle with cancer, lymphoma, the first in a series of cases that triggered a CBS4 investigation, The Silent Killer.
Memo Outlines MDPD Policy On Pot PenaltiesMiami-Dade Police issued a memo outlining their rules on civil citations for those caught with pot.
Dade Commissioners Approve Pot Possession Penalty ReductionShould possessing a small amount of pot land a person in jail? Miami-Dade Commissioners said no on Tuesday.
Dade Closer To Alternative For Marijuana ArrestsMiami-Dade County's government took a step closer Wednesday to providing an alternative to arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana.
Exclusive: Accused Pedophile Will Remain On Bond, Living With Vice MayorStanley 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.
A Homeowner's Cry For Help For A Historic Gables HomeThe home sits behind a canopy of tropical flowers and neighbors stop by but not to offer compliments.
Exclusive: Hacker Talks Stolen Credit Cards Black MarketA hacker is speaking exclusively to CBS4 about credit cards. He's risking going to jail to expose a network of thieves.
The Smart Thermostat TestYou 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.
Miami Beach Condominium Reportedly Being Used As A HotelSome owners at Octagon Towers Residential Condominium have reportedly been renting out their condos – much to the dismay of permanent residents.
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