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Nonprofit SMASH making sure Liberty City renters aren't "living under the thumb of these slumlords"

MIAMI – One South Florida organization hopes to change the game regarding affordable housing. SMASH stands for Struggle for Miami's Affordable and Sustainable Housing.  It's a nonprofit with roots in South Florida to help renters in need."It's a great start," said Angela.  "It's a wonderful start."Angela is a tenant at a house rented out by SMASH in Liberty City.Before moving in two months ago, Angela had been homeless and jobless for 13 years."That's how it felt, like someone sucked the soul out of me," added Angela.Her soul began to heal when she connected with SMASH Executive Director Adrian Madriz.  The organization...
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1 dead after car crash in North Bay Village

NORTH BAY VILLAGE, FLA. (WSVN) - One person died after two vehicles crashed in North Bay Village. North Bay Village Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the area of the 1300 block of Kennedy Causeway just before 9:30 p.m., Monday. According to officials, one person has died. Westbound lanes...
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Juan Yepez hits two homers to power Cardinals past Marlins

Juan Yepez hit two home runs and drove in five runs to power the St. Louis Cardinals past the visiting Miami Marlins 9-0 Monday night. Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a homer for the Cardinals, and Dylan Carlson added a double and a run-scoring triple. Winning...
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Two Miami men convicted after $1.4 billion healthcare scam targeting rural hospitals

Two Miami men were convicted Monday for conning vulnerable addiction treatment patients, rural hospitals and health insurance companies out of $1.4 billion in a healthcare fraud scam that spanned Florida, Georgia and Missouri, according to authorities. Jorge Perez, 62, and Ricardo Perez, 59, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit...
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Homestead fatal shooting under investigation

MIAMI -  Miami-Dade police detectives were investigating a fatal shooting in Homestead on Saturday morning. Police were called to 1389 NW 14th Street, at around 3:30 a.m., after the body of a man was found in the rear alleyway.Once the units arrived, they discovered a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The preliminary information is leading investigators to believe that this may have been a domestic-related incidentCBS4 cameras captured a woman being placed in handcuffs. Authorities suspect the woman is the victim's girlfriend, but that has not been confirmed.The unidentified woman was transported to the homicide bureau for further questioning. No other details had been made available. 
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DeSantis Called 'Heartless,' Accused of not Caring for his Family

FORT LAUDERDALE—During a rally in protest of the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Roe vs. Wade abortion ruling, State Senator Tina Polsky (D) announced to the crowd of about 250 at the Esplanade in Downtown Fort Lauderdale that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn't care about women, particularly his wife and daughters.
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Miami commissioner breaks ground on project to fix flooding on tricky street

MIAMI – Under the night sky, a short stretch of road in Coral Gate, Miami's very first subdivision, looks like any other street. But neighbors know otherwise."This street has been a problem for about 40 years or more," said President of Coral Gate HOA Maria Doval.Amy Polanco is excited she will no longer need to navigate flood waters with her baby Sloan in a stroller each time rain dumps down."You can't tell there's a street, it just looks like a canal," she said.Miami City Commissioner Manolo Reyes breaking ground on a new project to fix the flooding.The Miami Department of...
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Lightning strikes Plantation home, causing fire inside residence

MIAMI - Plantation fire officials responded to a house that was struck by lightning on Saturday afternoon. They said that the lightning strike caused a water heater inside the house to catch on fire inside the residence. The fire department said it happened at around 3:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of SW 5th Street.Firefighters quickly put out the fire and dealt with a reported gas leak.It is not clear if the gas leak was at the house impacted by lightning.  There were no reported injuries related to this incident. 
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Man accused of threatening security guard with gun outside Wilton Manors bar

MIAMI - A Fort Lauderdale man is facing serious charges after being accused of threatening a security guard with a  gun outside a gay bar in Wilton Manors. The man was identified as Kenneth Justesen, 45. He was outside the GYM Sportsbar Friday night, in the 2200 block of Wilton Drive when the incident happened. A video obtained by CBS4 shows Justesen wearing a 'Let's go Brandon' t-shirt, which is a profane dig at President Biden, as he had an exchange of words with the bar's security guard.The exchange soon grew to a verbal altercation in which Justesen is hear saying, "What the (expletive) are you going to do?"Then, the video shows him pulling what appears to be a handgun and holding it beside him. He allegedly told the security guard that he can, "show his gun."The incident on the same night as a gunman opened fire in Oslo's nightlife district, killing two men and injuring more than 20 other people injured during an LGBTQ Pride festival in Norway's capital. Justesen faces several charges including use of a firearm under the influence of alcohol. Records show he has prior runnings with the law. 
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Miami Recruiting is Heating up, Go VIP at 60% off ($43) for one year

Mario Cristobal is recruiting like a maniac during this midway point of the 2023 recruiting cycle. Top 50 quarterback Jaden Rashada committed to the Hurricanes on Sunday and UM is making moves with other top prospects that have recently visited on official visits. Want the inside scoop on UM's recruiting...
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Miami offers four-star SF Reid Ducharme

Miami has extended an offer to Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy four-star small forward Reid Ducharme. Ducharme, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 165 pounds, is the 19th-best small forward and 101st-best overall prospect in the 2023 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings. He has taken official visits to Syracuse and...
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