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Jim DeFede

Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald County Hall reporter (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Budget Battle

This week Miami-Dade commissioners set the millage, raising rates slightly and setting the stage for a major battle down the road.

CBS4–07/21/2014

State Senator Dwight Bullard (FL-39th District) (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Crist Chooses a Running Mate

Charlie Crist chooses the head of Miami-Dade’s Democratic Party to become his running mate for governor. What does the selection of Annette Taddeo add to the Crist ticket?

CBS4–07/21/2014

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Charlie Crist Picks Hispanic Woman, Democrat Darling As Running Mate

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his bid for Governor.

07/17/2014

Armando Colon charged in a duo stabbing that killed one man and seriously injured another. (Source: CBS4)

Man Arrested In Stabbing Of Miami Couple

Police have made an arrest in a double stabbing that killed one person and seriously injured another Wednesday morning at a Miami apartment building.

07/17/2014

Miami police are investigating the murder of a woman who was shot and killed early Wednesday morning.  (Source: CBS4)

Source: Boyfriend Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Mother

A 26-year-old Miami-Dade man is charged with shooting his girlfriend multiple times and killing her because he believed she was having an affair with someone who she worked with, according to a police source.

07/16/2014

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Focus on South Florida: United Way of Broward’s Commission on Substance Abuse

Drug abuse is a significant problem across South Florida. That’s why the work of organizations like the United Way of Broward’s Commission on Substance Abuse is so important. The commission’s goal is to reduce substance abuse among our youth and adults We focus on how they do it, as they mark their 25th year in the community.

My TV 33–07/14/2014

Lynn Summers, Friends of the Library Board member (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Libraries

Jim welcomes a member of the Friends of the Library board and a library operations supervisor to discuss the impact of proposed Miami-Dade County budget cuts. Mayor Gimenez wants to increase the library millage while cutting fire and countywide millage rates, in effect taking from the county and fire to give to the libraries. They will discuss why the library group opposes this plan.

CBS4–07/14/2014

Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Fireboats

Jim sits down with president of the Miami-Dade Firefighter’s Union Al Cruz, and Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey to talk about the fallout surrounding the July 4th boating tragedy in Biscayne Bay that left 4 people dead, and a lot of unanswered questions. The three will see if they can negotiate a solution to the fireboat controversy.

CBS4–07/14/2014

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Miami Fire Chief: Agencies Will Analyze Rescue Efforts Of July 4th Boating Accident Victims

Nearly a week after the July Fourth tragedy on Biscayne Bay in which four people died and a dozen others were injured, Miami Fire Chief Maurice Kemp says the various local fire departments, police departments and state and federal agencies that responded to the tragedy will analyze their efforts.

07/10/2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Source: CBS4)

Gimenez: Fire Union To Blame For Fireboat Fiasco

Just days after the county faced criticism for not having its fireboats available during the July Fourth boating tragedy that left four people dead and a dozen injured, Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez proposed a budget that takes $3.3 from the fire department and transfers it to the libraries.

07/08/2014

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