Former Miami-Dade Police Officer Sentenced To Life In Prison

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A former Miami-Dade police officer was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of molesting girls. The sentencing hearing for 48-year-old Braulio Gonzalez was held Friday morning. At his sentencing, two of his victims spoke about what happened to them. One of the victims told a psychologist he fondled her several times when she was between eight, and 10 years old. Gonzalez’s defense lawyer, Bruce Lehr, had asked for a 25-year sentence, noting that he was a dedicated officer who saved multiple lives during his time on the force. His wife of four years also testified on his behalf...
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School Bus Driver Accused Of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl In Mami-Dade

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A private Miami-Dade school bus driver was arrested after he was accused of molesting a seven-year-old girl. Marcelo Ortega, 67, is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation, lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, and lewd and lascivious exhibition. On Tuesday, May 17th, the girl told her older sister that Ortega had parked the bus when they were alone, kissed her on the lips, touched her private area, and exposed himself. She said he then gave her some chips and mangoes. The sister contacted the bus company, Kiko and Kika Bus Transportation Services, and spoke to one of the owners,...
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Convicted Killer Dayonte Resiles Sentenced To Life In Murder Of Jill Halliburton Su

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On Friday, the family of Jill Halliburton Su, got the chance to address Dayonte Resiles, the man convicted of killing her in 2014. “The real evil looks like that,” said Su’s husband Dr. Nan-Yao Su, while pointing at Resiles. “That is the face of evil sitting there and evil like you should not be allowed to roam among us.” Resiles was sentenced to life in prison for Su’s murder. She was stabbed 25 times and left bound in a hot bathtub. DNA evidence linked Resiles to the scene. “At that moment, the loving mother of...
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1 Hospitalized In Crash, Shooting In Pompano Beach

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash and shooting in Pompano Beach that sent one person to the hospital on Friday afternoon. Police said it happened at around 2 p.m. near Powerline Road and West Sample Road. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. All traffic lanes at the intersection of Powerline Road and West Sample Road are shut down as detectives investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident. Motorists are being asked to seek alternate routes while the investigation continues.

Woman Hospitalized In Fort Lauderdale Shooting

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Fort Lauderdale Police detectives are investigating an early morning shooting that sent a woman to the hospital. Police said it happened at around 5:16 a.m. in the 200 block of SW 3rd Avenue. Authorities said they found a woman at the site of the shooting and transported her to Broward Health Medical Center. The woman’s condition is currently unknown. The suspect fled and is not currently in custody. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Fort Lauderdale Police at 954-828-5581 or 954-828-6093 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

Miami-Dade Launches Building Blocks Fund For Affordable Housing

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Another step to help tackle the housing crisis in Miami-Dade. On Friday, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava launched the new $70 million Building Blocks Fund. The county is dedicating $15 million to the fund while the other $55 million comes from commitments from private and non-profit partners. “Our county faces an affordability crisis, and my administration is working tirelessly to ensure that all residents can continue to live, work, and thrive in Miami-Dade,” said Levine Cava. The money raised will go to affordable housing developers who have projects in the works but are lacking the money needed to complete the buildings...

Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Authorities in Coral Springs believe three separate crime scenes on Friday all trace back to one suspect, a 35-year-old man was taken into custody while law enforcement looks to connect the dots. The multiple crime scenes include an 11-month-old boy killed inside a home at the Ramblewood East Condominiums. Authorities tell CBS4’s Joe Gorchow that the more they investigate, the more they find. Coral Springs officers investigated inside a unit connected to the killings of a baby boy and a 31-year-old woman. The two are related, but the woman was not the boy’s mother. The suspect was not the dad. And it’s...

Ex-BSO Deputy Jorge Sobrino Found Not Guilty Of Battery On Inmate

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Former Broward sheriff’s deputy Jorge Sabrino, who repeatedly hit an inmate handcuffed to a hospital bed, was found not guilty of battery. Sobrino was caught on camera assaulting the inmate inside the North Broward Medical Center back in 2019. Thursday afternoon, Sobrino told the jury about what happened before he used the force that he did. “His right hand is handcuffed to the railing, his left hand is out and extended upward towards my chest,” he said. “All right, and does he push you?” the attorney followed up. “Yes, he does,” Sobrino said. “OK, did you file a police report?” the attorney...

Fatal Oakland Park Crash Involving 3 Vehicles Under Investigation

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A fatal overnight Oakland Park crash involving three vehicles is under investigation Saturday morning. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said it happened at around 3:45 a.m. in the 200 block of East Oakland Park Boulevard. The preliminary investigation revealed three vehicles collided. “One of the cars truck a pole. The adult male driving that vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene,” officials said. No other injuries reported. BSO Traffic Homicide detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. The westbound lane remains closed Saturday morning, along Oakland Park Boulevard with only one lane open for eastbound traffic. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes until further notice.

Rainy Friday Leaves Flooded Streets, Causes Roof Collapse

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There was plenty of water left behind in Broward after Friday’s flood advisory. It was first issued around 2:30 p.m. and extended into the evening as the rain continued. While leaving flooded roads and parking lots in places like Sunrise, the water did not stop shoppers near the Sawgrass Mills Mall. That area saw about two to three inches of rain. However, the water was not just inconvenient. In some parts, the downpours caused serious damage. “This was a significant roof collapse, possibly as a result of the storms that we experienced,” said Captain Ignatius Carroll. In Miami-Dade,...

Davie Man Claims Million Dollar Prize In Florida Lottery Scratch Off Game

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – A Davie man got lucky and won a million prize in a Florida Lottery scratch-off game. David Pearson, 39, won the big money from the 500X THE CASH scratch-off game. He chose to receive his winnings in a one-time lump-sum payment of $820,000.00. Pearson bought his winning ticket at a Speedway store, located at 2860 Davie Road. The retailer will receive a $2,000 bonus for selling it. The $50 game, 500X THE CASH, has a top prize of $25 million, the largest offered on a Florida scratch-off game. The game’s overall odds of winning are 1-in-4.50.   CBS4 is your official Florida Lottery station.

Miami Weather: Afternoon Showers & Storms, Drier Weekend

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After torrential downpours Thursday night over several parts of South Florida, the sun came out Friday morning. However, more rain is headed our way. Keep your umbrella close as we will see another round of storms in the afternoon and evening. Some of the storms may turn strong with the potential for heavy rain, localized flooding, lightning and gusty winds. A very moist and unsettled atmosphere will keep the rain chance high throughout the day. This weekend the rain chance will decrease due to the arrival of Saharan dust. The Saharan air will likely lead to hazy skies at times with lower air quality on Saturday and Sunday. If you have any respiratory issues, try to limit your outdoor activities. Highs will be seasonable in the upper 80s this weekend with the chance for just a few showers. The breeze will build with mostly cloudy skies.

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Pembroke Pines Dr. Antonio Wong Stays True To His Roots

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we put the spotlight on a Pembroke Pines doctor who is saving lives while staying true to his roots. “My parents are Asian American. It means I’m very proud of my ancestors. They teach us that with discipline and to be successful you must work hard,” said Dr. Antonio Wong. From his medical practice in Pembroke Pines, Dr. Wong, a family doctor proudly talks about his Asian culture and the many sacrifices and struggles his parents went through to live the American dream. “They came to this country and adapted...

Man Hospitalized In NW Miami, As Police Investigate Possible Road Rage Shooting

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Another road rage incident in Miami-Dade County. This time, it happened in the middle of morning rush hour traffic. Police said a man was shot while driving his car near 7th Avenue and NW 103rd Street. “I ran over to see, and I didn’t see a problem but then he lifted his shirt, and his undershirt was all full of blood,” said Scott Hidnert, an employee at Traffic Ticket Office. Hidnert said the man who was shot this morning is David Beasley. “He came running in and said someone shot him,” explained Hidnert. The shorts were fired right near a Traffic Ticket...

Taste Of The Town: Fort Lauderdale’s Broad Shoulders Sandwiches Sure To Satisfy The Hungriest Of Customers

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – As chef and owner of Broad Shoulders Sandwiches, a gourmet hot sandwich shop in Fort Lauderdale, Tom Azar had an idea one night that changed everything. “I came up with it because one night I’m laying around and I’m really hungry and I’m like where can I get a great sandwich?” he said. “I couldn’t find any good sandwiches anywhere, so I’m like I’m going to open up a gourmet hot sandwich shop.” Tom and his wife Cheryl, who met when he was working for celebrity Chef Emeril LaGasse’s group, opened up this quaint fast-casual spot in February. Word...

Hollywood Police Take On Thieves Who Steal Catalytic Converters

HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – It only takes a few moments for crooks to get under your car and steal your catalytic converter. They go after them because there’s precious metal inside. Hollywood police are fighting back. “What the city of Hollywood is doing is were giving, for free to people of the city of Hollywood, these are little catalytic converter stickers,” Hollywood Police Officer Christian Lata explained to drivers as he canvassed a parking lot handing out stickers. They leave an identification number on catalytic converters. “If they try to remove the sticker,” Officer Lata explains, “the sticker has as special chemical on it that...

Be Prepared: Florida’s Hurricane Sales Tax Holiday Begins Next Saturday

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s a good time to stock up on hurricane supplies. Not only is the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on Wednesday, June 1, a 10-day sales tax “holiday” in which Floridians can buy certain hurricane supplies without paying taxes begins Saturday, May 28 and extends through Friday, June 10. “Hurricane season can be a trying time, but preparing in advance for disasters is the best way to stay safe,” said Jim Zingale, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue. Shoppers will be able to avoid paying sales taxes on such items as reusable ice packs that cost...

Florida’s Jobless Rate Dips To 3 Percent

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3 percent in April, while Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to warn about high gasoline prices and a potential recession that he blames on federal economic policies. The state Department of Economic Opportunity released a report Friday that showed the April...