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Cock Fight: Florida man jailed for killing chicken

MIAMI - A Jacksonville man has been accused of murdering his neighbor's rooster. Now, a feud between the two has ended in a 30-hour jail stay and a lot of fighting. Big Roo was Jason Defelice's pet rooster. That is until James Nix hit it with a stick. "So I'm defending myself. You know, I was fearing for my safety, and the chicken, you know, died!" Nix says the rooster attacked people. That was news to its owner. "I have not heard because I know the neighbor here. I know him like we were friends. He never said anything...
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Florida's 15-week abortion ban reinstated after legal appeal

TALLAHASSEE - Florida's new 15-week abortion ban was blocked and then quickly reinstated Tuesday after an appeal from the state attorney general in a lawsuit challenging the restriction.Judge John C. Cooper issued the order temporarily halting the law after reproductive health providers argued that the state constitution guarantees the right to the procedure. The state appealed his order, automatically putting the law back into effect. The legal back and forth came as abortion laws change at a frenzied pace across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, with several state laws and court cases shifting access...
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Suspect arrested in two Fort Lauderdale robberies

MIAMI - Fort Lauderdale police have arrested a man suspected of two robberies in the West Davie Boulevard corridor. William Wimberly, 28, has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and robbery with a firearm. Police say he could be facing more charges because he's now a suspect in several additional robberies in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and unincorporated parts of the county. The first robbery for which he's charged happened on the morning of May 29 in the 1700 block of SW 35th Avenue. He's accused of stealing a necklace from a woman who suffered minor...

Miami-Dade Corrections honors officers who died from COVID

MIAMI - On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department held a memorial service to honor employees who died of COVID-19 in 2021.They honored six officers whose names are, Juan Llanes, Alexey Aguilar, David Jean-Baptist, Calyne St. Val, Terrell Jordan and Sylvia Allen.This memorial was made possible through a partnership with the End of Watch Ride.  The End of Watch Ride is an over 23-thousand-mile ride across America to honor the men and women of law enforcement who paid the ultimate price in their service to our communities.Last year, the organization honored over 300 officers who died. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said, "They knew that there will be sacrifices, they knew that there will be risks. None of us knew about the pandemic and so many have fallen from the pandemic. And I remember watching every day to learn how would I would love one serving Be affected by this dreadful disease."  

Two people injured in Lauderdale Lakes shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE - Two people were taken to the hospital after a shooting in Lauderdale Lakes. It happened Monday morning around 9 a.m. near the intersection of Northwest 33rd Avenue and West Oakland Park Boulevard. Broward sheriff's investigators questioned some residents at the nearby Somerset Condominiums complex. The crime scene extended into the parking lot of a gas station next to the condos. Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue took the injured to an area hospital, their injuries were not considered life-threatening. Detectives with Broward Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit were contacted and are investigating what led to the shooting. One person is being questioned about the shooting. 

Police: Child, 8, shot riding in car with mom in Lauderhill

MIAMI - Lauderhill Police detectives say an 8-year-old was shot in the leg while she was riding in a car with her mother late Monday night. Police said it happened shortly before midnight as the mother was driving north on NW 56 Avenue from Sunrise Blvd. The mother told investigators that she heard a barrage of loud explosions and then drove her child to Florida Medical Center after she noticed the 8-year-old had been injured. Detectives say the child may have been struck by indiscriminate fire, as the initial investigation shows that a bullet passed through the base of the door subsequently striking the child in the leg. The child is expected to make a full recovery. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lauderhill Police Department or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

Fire rages in outdoor seating area of popular Palmetto Bay restaurant

MIAMI - A raging fire heavily damaged an outdoor seating area of a popular Palmetto Bay restaurant. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said Monday night they received word of the fire at Golden Rule Seafood Market and Restaurant at SW 175th Street and S Dixie Hwy. "We heard about it last night in the middle of all the fireworks, 4th of July celebrations," said Courtney Reeder, who is a family member of the restaurant owners. CBS4 News noticed several pieces of fireworks packaging in the parking lot outside of the business. At the time of the fire, the business was closed...

CBS4's Steve Goldstein's personal reflections on legendary sportscaster Hank Goldberg

MIAMI - South Florida wasn't always a five team professional sports region. Until the late 1980s, there was only one team, the Miami Dolphins. Synonymous with the Dolphins was sportscaster Hank Goldberg. "The Hammer" passed away Monday, on his 82nd birthday, after battling kidney disease for years. Goldberg was a trailblazer in the business, highlighted by his often abrasive, entertaining sports talk style. He was a sports-talk trendsetter, often calling people out that most wouldn't have the chops to. He served some suspensions for his comments, criticizing authority. I recall one of the suspensions was with pay. In...

Miami Weather: hot and humid with passing showers through early afternoon

MIAMI - Passing showers are expected throughout the day Tuesday for South Florida.  A nearby tropical wave is enhancing the moisture levels in our atmosphere which is increasing the rain chances during the morning and overnight hours the next few days.Afternoon highs this Tuesday will top 90 degrees with heat indices in the upper 90s and near triple-digit heat.It's going to be a showery start for Wednesday followed by isolated storms in the afternoon with highs close to 90.  Enhanced moisture remains for the end of the week which increases shower and storm activity on Thursday and Friday.Afternoon temperatures will rise to the upper 80s and low 90s through the weekend and overnight lows will be very warm barely dipping to the upper 70s. Hot and humid conditions continue all week.

Florida teen bitten by shark, rescued by brother, will have leg amputated

TALLAHASSEE - Addison Bethea faces a long fight ahead after she was bitten by a shark off Keaton Beach on the state's Gulf Coast. "I've always been told that something will happen just like that, that was definitely this situation," the 17-year-old said from her hospital room days after the attack. Bethea, who is from Perry, started last Thursday on the water just like many others ahead of Independence Day. "We were scalloping for about two hours and we went to the last spot, obviously for only like 15 minutes, and we were going towards the boat and...

Key lime pie eating champ crowned in Key West

KEY WEST - A Key West man ate an entire 9-inch Key lime pie topped with whipped cream, without using his hands, in 1 minute and 14 seconds, to win the island city's annual Key Lime Pie Eating Championship. Competing for his fifth year, Chris Shultz defeated 24 other entrants...

Car plowed into North Miami home

MIAMI - The search is on for a driver that crashed into a North Miami home. It happened overnight on 124th and NW 13th Avenue. When police arrived, they found a Dodge Challenger lodged halfway into the home. The driver took off after the crash. Anyone with information is urged to call the police. 

This Fourth of July is packing summer heat

FORT LAUDERDALE – This Fourth of July is packing summer heat, and now is a good reminder that water is not just for putting out fireworks, but it helps keep folks from heat exhaustion all summer."I'm going to hang out with my friends and tonight we're going to light fireworks," Christina Vale said.  After two years of the pandemic, it seems excitement is returning to one of America's biggest holidays.  Some are spending this holiday at the beach, while others are hanging out at home, grilling and swimming.  "My in laws have a swimming pool, we're going to do a...

Increase in shark patrols after a number of recent attacks

MIAMI – Areas along the East and West Coasts are stepping up shark patrols after a number of recent attacks.Lifeguards here on Long Island are on the lookout this July 4th for sharks."It makes me a little nervous, but hopefully it's just normal course when you're going to the beach," said beachgoer Demetrios Frangiskatos.Shark patrols, including drone use, are ramped up across the area after a handful of incidents, including one over the weekend. A lifeguard further east on the island was attacked during a training exercise, where he was ironically playing a victim."I felt sharp, sharp pain," said lifeguard...

"Hammerin' Hank" Goldberg dies at 82

MIAMI – Hank Goldberg, the South Florida sports radio and television legend whose brash style earned him the nickname "Hammerin' Hank" and helped launch him to national prominence as a reporter and prognosticator, most recently with CBS Sports HQ and SportsLine, as well as for years on ESPN, died Monday, his 82nd birthday, at his home in Las Vegas.His sister, Liz, confirmed the death of Goldberg, who kept working until three weeks ago despite his health having declined rapidly in the last couple years. He died after a seven-year battle with kidney disease.Click here to read the rest of the story.

July 4th fireworks at Bayfront Park is a family tradition for some

MIAMI - Mother Nature delivered a pleasant surprise for July 4th, beautiful weather for afternoon barbecues and dry skies for the traditional fireworks displays. At Miami's Bayfront Park, the crowd built throughout the day in anticipation of the nighttime show. Celebrating the Fourth of July in Miami is a tradition for some of the families at the park. "We came down here just to see the fireworks because normally that's something that we do every year, we leave from Orlando to come to Miami just to enjoy the nice weather and everything," said Martin Campbell, who drove down with...

A look at the science behind fireworks

MIAMI – An estimated 16,000 fireworks shows will be held across the country Monday night. But how do pyrotechnicians create all those beautiful shapes and colors in the sky?A symphony of sights and sounds. But the magic behind fireworks is actually just science.  "You're seeing chemistry in action," said Paul Smith.Smith is president of the Pyrotechnics Guild International."The basic composition of a firework material is it has to have an oxidizer and a fuel," he said.Basically, different colors require different chemicals."Strontium is a predominant one used for red, barium is often the key component in green color situations, copper is...

Where to watch July 4th fireworks in South Florida

MIAMI - In 2022, the party is back on across South Florida and in full force for the 4th of July holiday. Here is where you can enjoy the fireworks in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties:Miami-Dade County: Aventura:Location: Country Club Drive, AventuraTime: 9:00 PMFor more information, click here.Bayfront Park:Miami's Big July 4 BashLocation: Bayfront ParkAddress: 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FLTime 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Fireworks at 9:00 PM)For more information, click here. Coral Gables:Stars and Stripes BarbecueLocation: Biltmore HotelAddress: 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral GablesTime: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Fireworks at 9:00 PM)For more information, click here.Hialeah: Independence Day CelebrationLocation: Milander...