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A jury found Michel Escoto (center) guilty of first degree murder in the death of his wife.  (Source: CBS4)

Guilty Verdict In Newlywed Murder Trial

A jury deliberated approximately two and a half hours before finding Michel Escoto guilty of first degree murder for the 2002 death of his wife Wendy Trapaga.

04/22/2014

Michel Escoto is accused of killing his newlywed bride to collect insurance money.  (Source: CBS4)

Closing Arguments Underway In “Newlywed Murder Trial”

Standing before a Miami-Dade jury Assistant State Attorney Gail Levine pointed to Michel Escoto Monday and declared, “This defendant is guilty of murder in the first degree.”

04/21/2014

(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Pool Electrocution Highlights Wiring Safety Issues

The electrocution of a 7-year old boy in the family’s North Miami swimming pool – apparently due to faulty wiring to the pool’s light – has served as a lightning rod drawing attention to pool safety.

04/18/2014

Gisela Tacao was charged with 53 counts of animal abuse. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Hialeah Pet Rescue Operator Charged With Animal Cruelty

A woman who ran a pet rescue in Hialeah has been charged with more than 50 counts of animal cruelty after police found the animals living in filth in a small warehouse. The woman is likely facing more charges after police found scores more animals – some in grave condition – at her home in North Miami-Dade on Thursday.

04/17/2014

A rendering of the interior bowl of the proposed soccer stadium at PortMiami. (Source: Arquitectonica, 360 Architecture and Visual House)

Alliance Launches Campaign Against PortMiami Soccer Stadium

Amid all promise for Major League Soccer in Miami, in a stadium at PortMiami overlooking the bay and city, what was the once quiet opposition to the stadium plan has now gone very public.

04/16/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Lobbies For DCF Funding After Earlier Slashing Agency

Florida Gov. Rick Scott chatted up some kids and parents at an Opa-Locka Department of Children and Families office Tuesday. Scott shared a “selfie” with the office director, and made the rounds chatting and shaking hands with staff members.

04/15/2014

Downtown Miami Charter School (Source: CBS4)

Closing Arguments Start Monday In Charter School Sex Abuse Case

Closing arguments are set to start Monday in the case of a seven-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually abused while a student at the Downtown Miami Charter School.

04/13/2014

Downtown Miami Charter School (Source: CBS4)

Closing Arguments Set For Monday In Charter School Sex Abuse Case

Closing arguments are set for Monday in the case of a seven-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually abused while a student at the Downtown Miami Charter School.

04/11/2014

Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron.  (Source: Miami Dade College)

Miami Dade College President Regrets Comments Of “Personal Nature”

Miami Dade College is led by President Eduardo Padrón, a hugely respected and proper figure. The “proper” part, however, has taken a punch this week.

04/10/2014

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Alleged Charter School Sex Abuse Victim Says He Thinks Of Suicide

Wearing tan slacks and a blue dress shirt, a little boy raised his hand to God and described the ungodly abuse he says he suffered at the Downtown Miami Charter School.

04/09/2014

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