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Florida’s First Openly Gay Legislator Elected In Miami-Dade

David Richardson has become Florida’s first openly gay Florida legislator.

CBS Miami–08/16/2012

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle (Source: CBS4)

Fernandez Rundle In Political Battle For Life

Katherine Fernandez Rundle wants voters to re-elect her as Miami-Dade’s State Attorney. After heading up the fourth largest State Attorney’s Office in the nation, she’s got a major challenger at the polls.



The Race For Miami-Dade Commission District 1

In what could be their final television interviews before Election Day, Barbara Jordan and Shirley Gibson both spoke to CBS4’S Gio Benitez and had messages for voters who will go to the polls and pick one of them to represent Miami-Dade’s District 1 for the next four years.


David Moore is accused of trying to abduct a 4 year old Miami boy playing in front of his home. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Young Miami Girl Saves Cousin From Abduction

A man is accused of trying to kidnap a 4-year-old boy, but another child came to the rescue.


AJ Billapando's brother and sister-in-law were in the Aurora, CO movie theater when a gunman broke in and shot 71 people, killing 12. (CBS4)

Miami Man’s Brother Among Victims In Movie Theater Massacre

For one South Florida man, news of Friday morning’s shooting was especially frightening. Some of his loved ones were inside theater number nine.


A small mixed breed dog was found alive after jumping off the Brickell Avenue drawbridge Tuesday night. (Source: David Bernstein)

Sweater-Wearing Dog Found Alive After Falling Off Bridge Into River

A small dog who fell off the Brickell Avenue drawbridge as it was being opened has been found alive, more than 18 hours later.

CBS Miami–07/18/2012


FIU Researchers Develop Groundbreaking Gun Powder Forensic Test

As soon as someone commits a crime, investigators begging their search for clues. Now, FIU researchers here in South Florida think they are breaking ground in forensic science.


NBA Finals MVP LeBron James of the Miami Heat holds the championship trophy after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 21, 2012 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. The Miami Heat won the NBA Finals, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-106 to capture the best-of-seven championship series four games to one.  (DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Twitter Flooded With Well Wishes For NBA Champs

The new NBA champions are all the talk on Twitter. The Heat players, and even Heat owner Micky Arison, have been tweeting about the big win and the long night of partying.


George Zimmerman going through his reenactment of the Trayvon Martin shooting. (Source: Sanford Police Department)

New Video, Audio Released Of Zimmerman’s Account Of Fatal Fight

Several new videos, audio and statements have been released in the shooting case of Trayvon Martin including a video that shows Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman reenacting the fatal shooting and giving police a blow-by-blow account of his fight with the unarmed Miami teen.


Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

The Anatomy Of A Heat Celebration & Parade

The last time the Miami Heat won an NBA title was in 2006. It was their first.