Miami-Dade Commission Approve $6.3B County Budget

Miami-Dade County commissioners have approved a $6.3 billion budget for 2013-14.


A home near Tampa is demolished after a sinkhole swallowed a man. Investigators hope to get a better look at the  sinkhole. (Source: CBS4)

Fla. Gets Grant To Study Sinkholes

Sinkholes are an all to common occurrence in Florida and that’s why the state has received a $1.08 million federal grant to study the state’s vulnerability to the natural phenomenon.

CBS Miami–08/09/2013

A model of a sheet of Graphene. (Source: Swedish Academy of Sciences via CNET)

Nokia Begins Work On Graphene, World’s Strongest Material

Forget diamonds, graphene is now the world’s hardest material. And all sorts of developers most likely want to get their hands on it.


Kenyatta Simario Grant (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged In Pepper Spray Death Asks For Bond

One of the men charged in a pepper spraying death at a truck stop last month went before a Broward Judge Thursday afternoon hoping to be given bond.



Scott Pledging $2 Million For Teacher Training

Governor Rick Scott vowed Thursday to add $2 million for a professional grant program that will help train teachers.

CBS Miami–10/12/2012


Neighbors 4 Neighbors Receives Big Financial Boost From The Miami Foundation

Sixty two local non-profit organizations got a big boost from The Miami Foundation’s Community Grants initiative. The Foundation awarded one million dollars in funds and Neighbors 4 Neighbors was one of the lucky recipients.



CBS4 Investigates: Electric Cars Could Be Stalled By Paperwork

Hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars are being spent to get South Florida ready for electric cars. But as CBS4 Chief Consumer Investigator Al Sunshine discovered, the only thing we may be getting for that investment may be a lot of paperwork.


(Source: CBS4) Children in a Florida classroom

Florida Files Race To The Top Application

Florida has filed its nearly 300-page Race to the Top application for a $100 million early learning grant designed to improve its voluntary pre-kindergarten program.



Three Grants To Help Kids With Cancer In Broward, Dade

Broward Hyundai dealers joined with the Hyundai Hope on Wheels program Monday to announce $100 thousand grants to three South Florida pediatric cancer programs, part of 71 grants announced nationwide worth more than $7 million.


(Source: CBS4)

USDA Grants Disaster Aid To Miami-Dade Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Miami-Dade County a primary natural disaster area following severe weather that caused an estimated $51 million in crop damage in the county.