Silva Harapetian

Stores are expected to be busy the day after Christmas.  (Source: CBS4)

Shoppers Looking For Big After-Christmas Bargains

Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean the holiday spending has come to an end. Across South Florida the stores and malls are expected to be swamped today by shoppers looking to return unwanted gifts and use gift cards.

CBS4–12/26/2012

Haender “Cubita” Rodriguez and his family when a fire destroyed their home on Sunday.  (Source: CBS4)

Community Helps Family Burned Out Of Home

A Christmas Eve drive was held to help a southwest Miami-Dade family who lost everything when their home was destroyed in a fire on Sunday.

CBS4–12/24/2012

Students head to school. (Source: CBS4)

Anxious Students Head Back To Class

There was an anxious start to the school day across South Florida and the rest of the country as school teachers faced nervous and frightened students, looking for reassurance and answers following Friday’s shooting that left 20 children dead at a Connecticut elementary school.

CBS4–12/17/2012

Mourners kneel at a makeshift memorial near the school following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire in the school. Lanza also reportedly had committed suicide at the scene. A 28th person, believed to be Nancy Lanza was found dead in a house in town, was also believed to have been shot by Adam Lanza. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Newtown School Shooting Felt In South Florida

As people across the nation overcome their shock at the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, it is being replaced by immense sadness.

CBS4–12/16/2012

(Source: CBS4)

MPD, Secret Service Team Up To Tame Insurance Fraud

You’re paying too much for insurance, and fraud is to blame. However, the Miami Police Department (MPD) announced it has made progress in fighting fraud in Florida.

CBS4–12/14/2012

(Source: CBS Miami / Silva Harapetian)

Dozens Show Up To Reclaim $300,000 In Stolen Power Tools

Dozens of people showed up at the Miami-Dade Northwest Police District on Saturday to see if they could recover their stolen power tools. The tools will be on display again on Sunday.

CBS4–12/08/2012

Dwight flew in from Jamaica to go Black Friday shopping at Sawgrass Mills.  (Source: CBS4)

Black Friday Bargain Hunters Out Early

Bargain hunters lined up early in front of their favorite stores or mall so they could be the first inside to score a Black Friday bargain.

11/23/2012

(Source: CBS4)

Miami Rescue Mission Provides Feast For Homeless

The Miami Rescue Mission is continuing their Thanksgiving tradition by feeding the homeless.

CBS4–11/22/2012

Cristobal Palacio at his sentencing hearing on Oct. 19, 2012 (Source: CBS4)

Man Gets 45 Years For Killing Ex-Wife’s New Husband In Front Of Kids

A man convicted of shooting and killing his ex-wife’s new husband will spend at least 30 years in prison, a judge said Friday.

CBS4–10/19/2012

(Source: Miami-Dade.gov)

Rising Water Causes Flood Of Trouble On Miami Beach

For a third day in row there were flooded streets in parts of Miami Beach, but there was nary a raindrop in sight.

10/17/2012

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