Mercedes Fowler, finalist for Best Mom on Wheels (Source: CBS4)

Focus On South Florida: Best Mom On Wheels

We feature a South Florida mom who was recently selected as a top 10 finalist for the Best Mom on Wheels award from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Mercedes Fowler was nominated by her son Christian. Mercedes has managed to have a career and raise her son all without the ability to walk.



Freediving Could Lead To “Drowning at the Surface”

They hold their breath for minutes at a time… diving deep into our ocean out of curiosity and to hunt. Recently, we showed you how ordinary people are taking up the extreme sport of freediving.



Mother, Son Escape From Car Sinking In Miami Springs Canal

A mother and her son are lucky to be alive after a freak accident caused their car to propel into a Miami Springs canal Monday night.


South Miami Police say Juan Felipe Rodriguez, 19, stabbed a parking attendant at the Shops at Sunset Place Tuesday night. (CBS4)

Worker Stabbed At Sunset Place Released From Hospital

The victim of a stabbing at the Shops at Sunset Place Tuesday afternoon must deal with a tragic loss as he recovers from his injuries.


A police cadaver dog on a boat in a Miramar canal on Monday, April 30, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Police, Dogs Continue Search For Missing Miramar Mother

Miramar Police continued searching waterways in the city Tuesday. Police would not confirm exactly what they were looking for but the searches took place just minutes from the home of missing mother Vilet Torrez.


Vilet Patricia Torrez (Source: Miramar Police)

Husband Of Missing Miramar Woman Now A Person Of Interest

For the first time, Miramar Police are calling the husband of a missing woman a “person of interest” in her disappearance.


Cathy Booker

Weston Mother In Clinical Trial At UM To Treat Aggressive Brain Tumor

A team of surgeons and oncologists at The University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have treated the first patient enrolled in a clinical trial using a vaccine to target glioblastoma multiforme – the most common and aggressive form of brain tumor.


Debbie Zelman was diagnosed with stomach cancer four years ago. She started the non-profit foundation Can’t Stomach Cancer. (Source: CBS4)

Davie Mom Leads Way In Stomach Cancer Prevention, Awareness

Stomach cancer is one of the least federally funded and least familiar cancers in the country, but one South Florida woman is out to change that.



Jim Leyritz Speaks About Triumphs & Tragedy

Jim Leyritz is a man whose life was defined by two moments – the first was on a baseball diamond when his home run helped his New York Yankees team to the 1996 World Series title. The second moment happened in 2007 when after a night of drinking and driving, Leyritz was involved in an accident that killed a mother of two.



Eating Healthy, Exercising Key To Fruitful Pregnancy

Having a baby can be a wonderful experience, but for some women who are expecting those nine months may be stressful, lousy and very uncomfortable. However, experts say being pregnant doesn’t have to be a downer.