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Sweetwater commissioners attend the meeting where a Sweetwater police officer was appointed a new commissioner, October 7, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Sweetwater Police Officer Named New City Commissioner

The City of Sweetwater has a new commissioner. Catalino Rodriguez was appointed in the wake of the recent shake up at city hall.


City of Sweetwater sign.  (Source: CBS4)

Sweetwater Police Chief Responds To Recent Department Scandals

The Sweetwater city commission will meet Monday evening to name a new commissioner and vice mayor.


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2 Sweetwater Cops & Civilian Worker Relieved Of Duty

The city of Sweetwater is in the news Wednesday and once again it’s for alleged malfeasance at the hands of public officials.

CBS Miami–09/04/2013

Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi (Source:

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Vows Vindication

The suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi said he is innocent and said he would vindicate himself in federal court and become mayor again.


Ceasar Mestre (Source:

Miami Lakes Unanimously Approves New Mayor

In a unanimous vote, the Town of Miami Lakes council tapped Vice -Mayor Ceasar Mestre to replace Michael Pizzi as mayor.


Lobbyist Richard Candia turns himself in to the FBI. (Source: CBS4)

Bond Set For Two Lobbyists Snared In FBI Mayoral Sting

Two lobbyists ensnared in a federal sting that ended with the arrests of the mayors of Miami Lakes and Sweetwater turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday.

CBS Miami–08/07/2013

Source: Sweetwater Police Department

Police: Autistic Man Kept In Dungeon-Like Conditions

Police in Sweetwater said they discovered a “dungeon-like” room inside a trailer home Thursday where a 30-year-old man with autism was locked up by his own mother.

CBS Miami–08/02/2013

Source: Sweetwater Police Department

Sweetwater Police: Autistic Man Found Kept In Dungeon-Like Conditions

Police in Sweetwater said they located a 30-year-old autistic man being kept in dungeon-like conditions inside a trailer.

CBS Miami–08/01/2013

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Sweetwater Moves Forward With Tax Break For Disabled Veterans

The city of Sweetwater unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would give a tax benefit to disabled veterans, Monday night.

CBS Miami–07/29/2013

(Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sweetwater Looks To Decrease Taxes For Disabled Veterans

The city of Sweetwater could make it that much more beneficial for some veterans living in the city.