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More Mold Misery Video included

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More trouble tonight for a low cost housing project in Fort Lauderdale. 7News has learned some residents with mold problems are now being threatened with eviction. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.

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'Virtual Concierge' Arrests Video included

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It's happened again in South Florida. FBI agents say they have busted yet another multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme. Here's investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with the story. More>>

Club Cinema-BSO Battle Video included

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Club Cinema is a music venue in Pompano Beach that was first exposed in a 7News investigation. Depending on what happens in court this week, the club could be closed for good. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case. More>>

Two Cent Foreclosure Video included

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It's no secret that there have been a lot of abuses in the huge number of foreclosures filed in recent years, but can you imagine a foreclosure over two cents? Hard to believe, but Carmel Cafiero is on just such a case. More>>

Mold Relief

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A family was getting no answers and no compensation for losses from a mold infested apartment even after they moved out. But that's when a South Florida company stepped up to deliver some relief. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is back On the Case with the good news. More>>

Flanigan's Lawsuit

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A popular South Florida restaurant chain is under fire tonight by four women who say they were targets of discrimination and retaliation at work. They're suing Flanigan's as a result. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case. More>>

Skateboard Sorrow Video included

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Skateboarding is a hugely popular sport, but one that can be dangerous. It's a hard fact that a South Florida family faces every day. Carmel Cafiero has their story and their message. More>>

Mold Misery Video included

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There's nothing good about a mold infestation in your home, but for one family, mold has made a mess of their lives. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case. More>>

Sober House Deaths Video included

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They are supposed to be safe havens for people fighting addiction. Sober homes are popping up all over South Florida, but tonight two South Florida families say their loved ones died while living in them. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case. More>>

$73K Lottery Scam Victim

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Most people by now have heard of lottery scams that promise millions but deliver only deception. One South Florida woman admits she was unaware of these rip-offs, and it cost her big time. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case. More>>

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  • Rape kits found untested at Hollywood PD

    Rape kits found untested at Hollywood PD

    Thursday, April 3 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-03 17:54:10 GMT
    EXCLUSIVE: 7News has learned the Hollywood Police Department has uncovered nearly 100 rape kits that have gone untested for years. So what does this discovery mean for victims?
    EXCLUSIVE: 7News has learned the Hollywood Police Department has uncovered nearly 100 rape kits that have gone untested for years. So what does this discovery mean for victims?
  • Cop Cams

    Cop Cams

    Thursday, January 30 2014 11:22 PM EST2014-01-31 04:22:46 GMT
    You've probably seen video from cameras mounted on police car dashboards. Now in one South Florida city officers may soon be armed with cameras on their bodies. 7s Carmel Cafiero has our special assignment report Cop Cams.
    You've probably seen video from cameras mounted on police car dashboards. Now in one South Florida city officers may soon be armed with cameras on their bodies. 7s Carmel Cafiero has our special assignment report Cop Cams.
  • Report reveals problems with Hollywood Police Internal Affairs

    Report reveals problems with Hollywood Police Internal Affairs

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 10:49 AM EST2014-01-29 15:49:59 GMT
    More bad news for the Hollywood Police Department tonight, First, rape kits were discovered that had not been tested for years, and now a consultant's report reveals significant problems with the internal affairs unit. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    More bad news for the Hollywood Police Department tonight, First, rape kits were discovered that had not been tested for years, and now a consultant's report reveals significant problems with the internal affairs unit. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Club Cinema Followup

    Club Cinema Followup

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 7:54 PM EST2014-01-22 00:54:35 GMT
    Club Cinema released this video of the Broward Sheriff's Office moving in to shut down a party, Saturday night.Club Cinema released this video of the Broward Sheriff's Office moving in to shut down a party, Saturday night.
    A Pompano Beach nightclub is in the middle of controversy again. This time, it's over the shutting down of a big weekend party. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the details.
    A Pompano Beach nightclub is in the middle of controversy again. This time, it's over the shutting down of a big weekend party. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the details.
  • Food for Thought

    Food for Thought

    Thursday, January 9 2014 10:57 PM EST2014-01-10 03:57:30 GMT
    The holidays are over and the New Year is bringing a new push that could change how you decide where to go out for a meal. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has our special assignment report Food for Thought.
    The holidays are over and the New Year is bringing a new push that could change how you decide where to go out for a meal. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has our special assignment report Food for Thought.
  • Check Trouble Charge

    Check Trouble Charge

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 11:05 PM EST2014-01-08 04:05:23 GMT
    Something that started as a bizarre coincidence has now become a criminal case. And tonight, investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Something that started as a bizarre coincidence has now become a criminal case. And tonight, investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Mold Under The Mistletoe

    Mold Under The Mistletoe

    Wednesday, December 25 2013 12:27 AM EST2013-12-25 05:27:59 GMT
    Officials said there are between six and eight units at a Fort Lauderdale housing complex with mold issuesOfficials said there are between six and eight units at a Fort Lauderdale housing complex with mold issues
    This Christmas, not everyone is enjoying traditional holiday smells. There's mold under the mistletoe at one South Florida apartment complex. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    This Christmas, not everyone is enjoying traditional holiday smells. There's mold under the mistletoe at one South Florida apartment complex. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • 'Tis the Scam Season

    'Tis the Scam Season

    Thursday, December 19 2013 9:09 PM EST2013-12-20 02:09:09 GMT
    We are in the home stretch of the holiday shopping season, but don't let the last minute rush come at the expense of common sense. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    We are in the home stretch of the holiday shopping season, but don't let the last minute rush come at the expense of common sense. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Realtor Blues

    Realtor Blues

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:30 PM EST2013-12-11 04:30:53 GMT
    WSVN -- Carmel Cafiero: "Good morning. Veronica Smith?" It was last February when we caught up with Veronica Smith outside her South Miami office. We were there to ask questions about her dealings with
    Legal troubles are getting worse for a Palmetto Bay woman. She's already facing felony charges after being accused of falsely claiming to be a realtor. Now she's accused of pretending to be sick. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is back On the Case.
  • Medical Misrepresentations?

    Medical Misrepresentations?

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:15 PM EST2013-12-04 04:15:43 GMT
    When we buy medicine especially for our children, we expect it to make them feel better. But a lawsuit accuses a manufacturer of selling products for children that do not work. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    When we buy medicine especially for our children, we expect it to make them feel better. But a lawsuit accuses a manufacturer of selling products for children that do not work. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Lawyer Without A License?

    Lawyer Without A License?

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 1:45 AM EST2013-11-27 06:45:56 GMT
    The Florida Bar has taken action against Weston resident Patrick Pearce, who is accused by clients of acting as a lawyer without a license.The Florida Bar has taken action against Weston resident Patrick Pearce, who is accused by clients of acting as a lawyer without a license.
    After months of investigating, the Florida Bar has taken action against a Weston man accused by clients of acting as a lawyer without a license. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero first revealed the complaints and now is back On the Case.
    After months of investigating, the Florida Bar has taken action against a Weston man accused by clients of acting as a lawyer without a license. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero first revealed the complaints and now is back On the Case.
  • Kennedy killed - 50 years later: South Florida Remembers

    Kennedy killed - 50 years later: South Florida Remembers

    Thursday, November 21 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-11-22 04:24:31 GMT
    Tomorrow marks 50 years since the day our nation's 35th president was assassinated. Tonight, we travel back to explore JFK's special ties to South Florida. Here's the nightteam's Carmel Cafiero.
    Tomorrow marks 50 years since the day our nation's 35th president was assassinated. Tonight, we travel back to explore JFK's special ties to South Florida. Here's the nightteam's Carmel Cafiero.
  • Service Dog Disservice?

    Service Dog Disservice?

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 12:03 AM EST2013-11-20 05:03:30 GMT
    WSVN -- Elton is an 11-year-old service dog who watches every move Paula Tyer makes. Paula Tyer: "Elton, come on, put your vest on. Thank you. All right, we're good to go. Give me five; all right." Paula
    For persons with disabilities, a service animal can make the difference between being able to go out and about  or being stuck at home. And there are laws for how those folks are treated, both on the ground and in the air. Tonight, a disabled vet wants an investigation of how she was treated. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Canines in Court

    Canines in Court

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 11:04 PM EST2013-11-13 04:04:28 GMT
    The benefits of therapy dogs for soldiers seniors and the sick have been well documented, but a new program in South Florida is aiming to help a different group, children caught in the court system. Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    The benefits of therapy dogs for soldiers seniors and the sick have been well documented, but a new program in South Florida is aiming to help a different group, children caught in the court system. Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Krokodil

    Krokodil

    Wednesday, October 23 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-10-23 04:32:05 GMT
    According to health officials, there have been calls about two possible cases linked to the drug Krokodil in Florida in 2013.According to health officials, there have been calls about two possible cases linked to the drug Krokodil in Florida in 2013.
    A horrific drug that's run rampant in Russia may be in the U.S. It literally eats away at addicts, from the inside out. And now, for the first time, it's suspected in South Florida. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case, and we must warn you, some images in this story are very graphic.
    A horrific drug that's run rampant in Russia may be in the U.S. It literally eats away at addicts, from the inside out. And now, for the first time, it's suspected in South Florida. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case, and we must warn you, some images in this story are very graphic.
  • Citizens Lawsuit

    Citizens Lawsuit

    Thursday, October 10 2013 11:16 AM EDT2013-10-10 15:16:24 GMT
    A group of homeowners taking aim tonight at their insurance company. They say their claims are being denied over bad plumbing and big bills. 7s Carmel Cafiero has the story.
    A group of homeowners taking aim tonight at their insurance company. They say their claims are being denied over bad plumbing and big bills. 7s Carmel Cafiero has the story.
  • Message in a Bottle

    Message in a Bottle

    Thursday, October 3 2013 11:36 PM EDT2013-10-04 03:36:47 GMT
    A story that began 30 years ago with an empty bottle of wine and a handwritten note ends with a unique connection between two families. A story that began 30 years ago with an empty bottle of wine and a handwritten note ends with a unique connection between two families.
    A story that began 30 years ago with an empty bottle of wine and a handwritten note ends with a unique connection between two families. 7's Carmel Cafiero has this special assignment report: "Message in a Bottle."
    A story that began 30 years ago with an empty bottle of wine and a handwritten note ends with a unique connection between two families. 7's Carmel Cafiero has this special assignment report: "Message in a Bottle."
  • Short Yellow Light

    Short Yellow Light

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 12:34 AM EDT2013-10-02 04:34:15 GMT
    The City of Coral Springs has put the brakes on red light camera tickets at its busiest intersection. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    The City of Coral Springs has put the brakes on red light camera tickets at its busiest intersection. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Rescue Right or Wrong

    Rescue Right or Wrong

    South Florida rescue groups work hard to save abandoned animals, but did one group go too far by taking pets from private property? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    South Florida rescue groups work hard to save abandoned animals, but did one group go too far by taking pets from private property? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Mayor's Ride

    Mayor's Ride

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-09-18 03:09:43 GMT
    North Miami Mayor Lucie TondreauNorth Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau

    When angry telephone calls started coming in to North Miami City Hall, safety became a big issue, and for the first time, 7News has obtained some of those calls. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.

    When angry telephone calls started coming in to North Miami City Hall, safety became a big issue, and for the first time, 7News has obtained some of those calls. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.


  • Inside a Pill Mill

    Inside a Pill Mill

    Thursday, August 29 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-08-30 03:14:59 GMT
    Surveillance image from what was once South Florida's largest pill mill.Surveillance image from what was once South Florida's largest pill mill.
    7News has obtained video taken inside what was once South Florida's largest pill mill. For the first time we can show you exclusively how business was handled and how people were treated. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this special assignment report: Inside a Pill Mill.
    7News has obtained video taken inside what was once South Florida's largest pill mill. For the first time we can show you exclusively how business was handled and how people were treated. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this special assignment report: Inside a Pill Mill.
  • Adverse Possession Lesson

    Adverse Possession Lesson

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 4:30 PM EDT2013-08-28 20:30:22 GMT
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    Who wouldn't like to live in a beautiful house for free? One man apparently tried, but an old Florida law turned out to be a big problem for him. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Who wouldn't like to live in a beautiful house for free? One man apparently tried, but an old Florida law turned out to be a big problem for him. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Doctors Crack Down on Doctors

    Doctors Crack Down on Doctors

    Two Florida doctors accused of overprescribing addictive pain pills are getting a painful punishment from the state medical board, and the penalties are much harsher than they expected.Two Florida doctors accused of overprescribing addictive pain pills are getting a painful punishment from the state medical board, and the penalties are much harsher than they expected.
    Doctors accused of overprescribing addictive pain pills are getting a painful punishment from the state medical board, and the penalties are much harsher than they expected. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Doctors accused of overprescribing addictive pain pills are getting a painful punishment from the state medical board, and the penalties are much harsher than they expected. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
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    Corrections Parking Follow Up

    Corrections Parking Follow Up

    A 7News investigation revealed corrections employees were parking in disabled spots, and getting away with it.A 7News investigation revealed corrections employees were parking in disabled spots, and getting away with it.
    A 7News investigation is sparking action. We revealed corrections employees were parking in disabled spots ... and getting away with it. But things have changed. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the latest.
    A 7News investigation is sparking action. We revealed corrections employees were parking in disabled spots ... and getting away with it. But things have changed. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the latest.
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    Corrections Parking

    Corrections Parking

    A 7News Investigation has uncovered Miami-Dade Corrections officers are parking in disapled spots, and they not have permits to park in those spaces.A 7News Investigation has uncovered Miami-Dade Corrections officers are parking in disapled spots, and they not have permits to park in those spaces.
    Tonight, a 7News investigation reveals some Miami-Dade Corrections officers are parking where they don't belong. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Tonight, a 7News investigation reveals some Miami-Dade Corrections officers are parking where they don't belong. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Department of Health - Anthony Bosch

    Department of Health - Anthony Bosch

    Tonight, a 7News exclusive. We have learned the Florida Department of Health, months ago, told prosecutors it believed Anthony Bosch was acting as a doctor without a license. However, the state never provided details of...
    Tonight, a 7News exclusive. We have learned the Florida Department of Health, months ago, told prosecutors it believed Anthony Bosch was acting as a doctor without a license. However, the state never provided details of...
  • Out of this World

    Out of this World

    Would you give up everything on Earth to be the first human on Mars? Tens of thousands of people would. 7's Carmel Cafiero has the out of this world report.
    Would you give up everything on Earth to be the first human on Mars? Tens of thousands of people would. 7's Carmel Cafiero has the out of this world report.
  • Pill Mill update

    Pill Mill update

    7News first exposed the problem. Addicts easily able to get their hands prescription pain pills. Two South Florida doctors went on trial accused in the deaths of several of their patients. The verdict is in and the feds...
    7News first exposed the problem. Addicts easily able to get their hands prescription pain pills. Two South Florida doctors went on trial accused in the deaths of several of their patients. The verdict is in and the feds...
  • Check Trouble

    Check Trouble

    It's a case like no other. A check made out to a South Florida man, but never meant for him to cash. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    It's a case like no other. A check made out to a South Florida man, but never meant for him to cash. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Club Cinema Lawsuit

    Club Cinema Lawsuit

    More troubles tonight for a Pompano Beach nightclub. Club Cinema's operators are being sued by a promotions company that claims it has not been paid. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    More troubles tonight for a Pompano Beach nightclub. Club Cinema's operators are being sued by a promotions company that claims it has not been paid. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Captain of Controversy: Trial Begins

    Captain of Controversy: Trial Begins

    Time for trial for the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy with deadly results. Francesco Schettino spoke exclusively with 7's Carmel Cafiero, saying he's not responsible...
    Time for trial for the captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that capsized off the coast of Italy with deadly results. Francesco Schettino spoke exclusively with 7's Carmel Cafiero, saying he's not responsible...
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    Truck Trouble

    Truck Trouble

    Authorities say Ford trucks are being stolen at alarming rates from airboating and fishing docking areas in the Florida Everglades.Authorities say Ford trucks are being stolen at alarming rates from airboating and fishing docking areas in the Florida Everglades.
    If your plans for the July Fourth holiday include air boating or fishing along Alligator Alley, beware. Some boaters have had a big shock when they return to the dock. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    If your plans for the July Fourth holiday include air boating or fishing along Alligator Alley, beware. Some boaters have had a big shock when they return to the dock. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Sad Sacrifices

    Sad Sacrifices

    It is widely believed that animal sacrifices for religious reasons are allowed by law, but tonight there are questions about how those animals are sacrificed and how they are cared for before they are killed. Investigative...
    It is widely believed that animal sacrifices for religious reasons are allowed by law, but tonight there are questions about how those animals are sacrificed and how they are cared for before they are killed. Investigative...
  • Department of Health

    Department of Health

    A former employee Florida Department of Health employee said he was instructed not to cooperate with law enforcement in an e-mail sent by his superiors.A former employee Florida Department of Health employee said he was instructed not to cooperate with law enforcement in an e-mail sent by his superiors.
    A 7News investigation reveals a controversial order from the Department of Health. A former investigator says he was told not to cooperate with other agencies on criminal cases. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    A 7News investigation reveals a controversial order from the Department of Health. A former investigator says he was told not to cooperate with other agencies on criminal cases. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Dr. Deaths?

    Dr. Deaths?

    Two doctors are going on trial for causing the deaths of nine people. The physicians once worked at some of South Florida's most infamous pill mills. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Two doctors are going on trial for causing the deaths of nine people. The physicians once worked at some of South Florida's most infamous pill mills. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Sober Homes

    Sober Homes

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 10:43 PM EST2014-02-05 03:43:17 GMT
    They're called sober homes, safe havens for those fighting addiction but they're showing up in large numbers in residential neighborhoods and homeowners are concerned. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On The Case.
    They're called sober homes, safe havens for those fighting addiction but they're showing up in large numbers in residential neighborhoods and homeowners are concerned. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On The Case.
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  • DUI Controversy

    DUI Controversy

    More controversy tonight involving the Broward County court system. Questions are being raised about the relationship between a BSO deputy and a prosecutor. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    More controversy tonight involving the Broward County court system. Questions are being raised about the relationship between a BSO deputy and a prosecutor. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Doctor Suspended

    Doctor Suspended

    The state has suspended the license of a South Florida pain clinic doctor. The action comes after the physician was arrested twice on drug charges. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    The state has suspended the license of a South Florida pain clinic doctor. The action comes after the physician was arrested twice on drug charges. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Mattress Matters

    Mattress Matters

    When you crawl into bed at night you count on sleeping on a clean mattress, but in South Florida we could be sleeping on mattresses that are dirty and dangerous, even if they are sold as brand new. Investigative...
    When you crawl into bed at night you count on sleeping on a clean mattress, but in South Florida we could be sleeping on mattresses that are dirty and dangerous, even if they are sold as brand new. Investigative reporter...
  • Fair Warning?

    Fair Warning?

    It's probably something most of us have never thought twice about: how long does a traffic light stay yellow before it changes to red? But with red-light cameras being installed all over South Florida this summer,...
    It's probably something most of us have never thought twice about: how long does a traffic light stay yellow before it changes to red? But with red-light cameras being installed all over South Florida this summer, it could...
  • Elder Abuse

    Elder Abuse

    It happens all too often, someone is hired to help an elderly person and they end up helping themselves to that person's money, and according to authorities, that's just what happened to two brothers here in South...
    It happens all too often, someone is hired to help an elderly person and they end up helping themselves to that person's money, and according to authorities, that's just what happened to two brothers here in South Florida....
  • Security Guard Jobs

    Security Guard Jobs

    Times are tough and jobs are hard to come by for many South Floridians, but the lure of a paycheck netting nothing but frustration for some security guard applicants and now the Miami-Dade state attorney's office...
    Times are tough and jobs are hard to come by for many South Floridians, but the lure of a paycheck netting nothing but frustration for some security guard applicants and now the Miami-Dade state attorney's office is...
  • Gone Too Soon

    Gone Too Soon

    The Fort Lauderdale Police department is asking for help in its investigation into the deaths of two young women. As investigative reporter, Carmel Cafiero reveals they were both blonde beauties with much more in...
    The Fort Lauderdale Police department is asking for help in its investigation into the deaths of two young women. As investigative reporter, Carmel Cafiero reveals they were both blonde beauties with much more in common.
  • Personal Watercraft Theft

    Personal Watercraft Theft

    If your fun in the sun plans this summer include a personal watercraft or jet ski, you might want to consider a security system for it. Thieves are targeting them, because they can be very easy to steal....
    If your fun in the sun plans this summer include a personal watercraft or jet ski, you might want to consider a security system for it. Thieves are targeting them, because they can be very easy to steal. Investigative...
  • Guard Jobs Follow

    Guard Jobs Follow

    Earlier this month, 7 News exposed a company that appeared to be promising jobs, but not delivering, even after applicants paid for training. Now, the operator of that company is paying. Investigative reporter...
    Earlier this month, 7 News exposed a company that appeared to be promising jobs, but not delivering, even after applicants paid for training. Now, the operator of that company is paying. Investigative reporter Carmel...
  • Internet Car Scam

    Internet Car Scam

    Everybody is looking for a good deal these days and crooks know it. They often try to rip you off, by reaching you through your e-mail account. Investigators say a scam that involves car sales and it's racking up a...
    Everybody is looking for a good deal these days and crooks know it. They often try to rip you off, by reaching you through your e-mail account. Investigators say a scam that involves car sales and it's racking up a lot of...
  • Pushed to the Limit

    Pushed to the Limit

    Tonight the state is investigating a violent incident at a South Florida mental health facility. A patient there says she was pushed to the limit. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this special assignment...
    Tonight the state is investigating a violent incident at a South Florida mental health facility. A patient there says she was pushed to the limit. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this special assignment report.
  • Risky Romance Follow-Up

    Risky Romance Follow-Up

    And now a follow-up to a 7 News Investigation. A North Miami Beach detective has been accused of having an affair with the wife of a murder suspect. And now, he's in trouble again. Investigative Reporter Carmel...
    And now a follow-up to a 7 News Investigation. A North Miami Beach detective has been accused of having an affair with the wife of a murder suspect. And now, he's in trouble again. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is...
  • Teen Attack on Tape

    Teen Attack on Tape

    As we've witnessed time and again, when teenagers resort to violence, things can turn ugly fast. But once the fighting ends and the dust settles, it's not always over. Many fights take on new life: online....
    As we've witnessed time and again, when teenagers resort to violence, things can turn ugly fast. But once the fighting ends and the dust settles, it's not always over. Many fights take on new life: online. Investigative...
  • Cruel Intentions?

    Cruel Intentions?

    Did a hospital worker use the Department of Children and Families to get even with a mother she didn't like? The family thinks that's exactly what happened. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this special...
    Did a hospital worker use the Department of Children and Families to get even with a mother she didn't like? The family thinks that's exactly what happened. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this special...
  • Took Her Home

    Took Her Home

    Imagine owning your home outright and still losing it to foreclosure. It happened to one South Florida condo owner. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Imagine owning your home outright and still losing it to foreclosure. It happened to one South Florida condo owner. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Hung Out

    Hung Out

    A Broward business owner says the county shut his company down and then took over his business. He wonders how could they do that? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    A Broward business owner says the county shut his company down and then took over his business. He wonders how could they do that? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Follow-Up on Michael Vargas

    Follow-Up on Michael Vargas

    A follow-up tonight to a job scam 7 News first exposed earlier this summer. The man behind it has admitted guilt and agreed to pay his victims back. Investigative report Carmel Cafiero has the story.
    A follow-up tonight to a job scam 7 News first exposed earlier this summer. The man behind it has admitted guilt and agreed to pay his victims back. Investigative report Carmel Cafiero has the story.
  • Clinic Complaints

    Clinic Complaints

    A Coconut Creek neighborhood is up in arms after a new clinic opens offering pain treatment. People who live and work around there say they're concerned about the people the clinic is attracting. Investigative...
    A Coconut Creek neighborhood is up in arms after a new clinic opens offering pain treatment. People who live and work around there say they're concerned about the people the clinic is attracting. Investigative reporter...
  • Price to Pay

    Price to Pay

    On any given day, thousands of sex offenders and other criminals are out of jail and on probation here in South Florida. It's an opportunity for them, but if they don't follow the rules there's a price to pay....
    On any given day, thousands of sex offenders and other criminals are out of jail and on probation here in South Florida. It's an opportunity for them, but if they don't follow the rules there's a price to pay....
  • Wheel Concerns

    Wheel Concerns

    Mobile food trucks are popular almost everywhere. But not in the city of Miami, where they say they're getting the run-around. Investigator Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    Mobile food trucks are popular almost everywhere. But not in the city of Miami, where they say they're getting the run-around. Investigator Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Hunger Strike

    Hunger Strike

    A Miami- Dade property owner has started a hunger strike. She says the county has ruined her life by shutting down her plant nursery in what she believes is a property grab. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is...
    A Miami- Dade property owner has started a hunger strike. She says the county has ruined her life by shutting down her plant nursery in what she believes is a property grab. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On The...
  • Foreclosure Fraud

    Foreclosure Fraud

    7 News first exposed this woman in a Special Investigation. Police now say this South Florida party planner can add a new venture to her resume: investment fraud. 7's Carmel Cafiero has the story.
    7 News first exposed this woman in a Special Investigation. Police now say this South Florida party planner can add a new venture to her resume: investment fraud. 7's Carmel Cafiero has the story.
  • Worker's Comp Case

    Worker's Comp Case

    A Miami man was unable to work after being hurt on the job, but the insurance company that was supposed to help him ended up making things much worse. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    A Miami man was unable to work after being hurt on the job, but the insurance company that was supposed to help him ended up making things much worse. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Predators on the Prowl

    Predators on the Prowl

    There has been a lot of publicity generated by the arrests of people trying to solicit children for sex on the internet. So you'd think predators would find another place to prowl, but that's not the case. 7's...
    There has been a lot of publicity generated by the arrests of people trying to solicit children for sex on the internet. So you'd think predators would find another place to prowl, but that's not the case. 7's...
  • BADge Behavior?

    BADge Behavior?

    The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating one of its own. The issue is an on-duty romance that may have crossed the line. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating one of its own. The issue is an on-duty romance that may have crossed the line. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • A Father's Fight

    A Father's Fight

    Tonight, a crime caper that spans two continents. A woman wanted in the death of a South Florida man is allowed to leave the country, not once, but twice. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this special...
    Tonight, a crime caper that spans two continents. A woman wanted in the death of a South Florida man is allowed to leave the country, not once, but twice. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this special assignment...
  • Stewart's Story

    Stewart's Story

    When friends or relatives start guardianship cases, the target can often end up losing basic rights we often take for granted. Tonight investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on a case with an unusual ending.
    When friends or relatives start guardianship cases, the target can often end up losing basic rights we often take for granted. Tonight investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on a case with an unusual ending.
  • Contracting Trouble

    Contracting Trouble

    A warning tonight for those of you trying to save a buck. As you're about to see, you can never be sure who you're really hiring to do work around your house. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with an...
    A warning tonight for those of you trying to save a buck. As you're about to see, you can never be sure who you're really hiring to do work around your house. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with an exclusive, we...
  • Out of Business, Out of Luck?

    Out of Business, Out of Luck?

    The bad economy is taking a heavy toll here in South Florida, and that's led to a new crop of businesses that offer financial help. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case of one such company that is...
    The bad economy is taking a heavy toll here in South Florida, and that's led to a new crop of businesses that offer financial help. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case of one such company that is the...
  • Seidlin

    Seidlin

    A high profile former Broward judge on the record. Larry Seidlin is being grilled about his relationship with a wealthy widow. He's accused in a lawsuit of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from that widow....
    A high profile former Broward judge on the record. Larry Seidlin is being grilled about his relationship with a wealthy widow. He's accused in a lawsuit of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from that widow. Tonight,...
  • Smallest Victims

    Smallest Victims

    By now most of us are aware of the pain clinics in South Florida that are drawing people from all over the country looking for drugs, but you may not be aware of the smallest victims. Investigative reporter Carmel...
    By now most of us are aware of the pain clinics in South Florida that are drawing people from all over the country looking for drugs, but you may not be aware of the smallest victims. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero...
  • Fighting Foreclosure

    Fighting Foreclosure

    Tonight, a rare bright spot in the dark hole that is the foreclosure crisis. A South Florida woman fought back and won. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    Tonight, a rare bright spot in the dark hole that is the foreclosure crisis. A South Florida woman fought back and won. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Video Voyeurism

    Video Voyeurism

    A South Florida IRS agent is being sued over claims he put a hidden camera in a woman's room to spy on her. And now, he is suing her over those very same claims. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has more on...
    A South Florida IRS agent is being sued over claims he put a hidden camera in a woman's room to spy on her. And now, he is suing her over those very same claims. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has more on this case...
  • Zombie Debt

    Zombie Debt

    Financial experts are calling it "Zombie Debt" a debt that never dies. Lenders are bringing old bills many thought were history back to life and it could be very expensive if your name is on one of them....
    Financial experts are calling it "Zombie Debt" a debt that never dies. Lenders are bringing old bills many thought were history back to life and it could be very expensive if your name is on one of them. Investigative...
  • Bed Bugs

    Bed Bugs

    As we head into one of the biggest travel weeks of the year experts say no matter where you go you should be on the lookout for bed bugs. The blood sucking bugs are infesting hotel rooms, movie theaters and even...
    As we head into one of the biggest travel weeks of the year experts say no matter where you go you should be on the lookout for bed bugs. The blood sucking bugs are infesting hotel rooms, movie theaters and even retail...
  • Home For The Holidays

    Home For The Holidays

    With the beginning of the holiday season many parents may consider adding a pet to the family as a gift to the kids or themselves, and while little puppies and kittens can be hard to resist, shelter pets may make a...
    With the beginning of the holiday season many parents may consider adding a pet to the family as a gift to the kids or themselves, and while little puppies and kittens can be hard to resist, shelter pets may make a much...
  • Red Light Cameras

    Red Light Cameras

    Red light cameras have already earned millions for the state and for the cities that have installed them, but some drivers are beating tickets in court. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case
    Red light cameras have already earned millions for the state and for the cities that have installed them, but some drivers are beating tickets in court. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case
  • TSA Felons

    TSA Felons

    The Transportation Security Administration T.S.A. has generated lots of controversy this holiday season with scanners and pat downs, but did you know some TSA agents doing those checks could be convicted felons?...
    The Transportation Security Administration T.S.A. has generated lots of controversy this holiday season with scanners and pat downs, but did you know some TSA agents doing those checks could be convicted felons?...
  • Truckers Texting

    Truckers Texting

    Tonight, truck drivers sharing South Florida roads with you and me texting behind-the-wheel. It's been recently banned by the federal government, but is anybody putting the brakes on this behavior in Florida....
    Tonight, truck drivers sharing South Florida roads with you and me texting behind-the-wheel. It's been recently banned by the federal government, but is anybody putting the brakes on this behavior in Florida. Investigative...
  • Facing Justice

    Facing Justice

    When suspected criminals are caught, they take mug shots and stand in front of a judge, but before that happens, some face a different kind of justice courtesy of a local detective, who's armed with a pencil and...
    When suspected criminals are caught, they take mug shots and stand in front of a judge, but before that happens, some face a different kind of justice courtesy of a local detective, who's armed with a pencil and paper....
  • Stripped of Duty Follow-Up

    Stripped of Duty Follow-Up

    As 7 News first reported, a North Miami Beach Police officer was stripped of duty after being caught on camera with strippers. Now, his department has finished its investigation of the incident and Investigative...
    As 7 News first reported, a North Miami Beach Police officer was stripped of duty after being caught on camera with strippers. Now, his department has finished its investigation of the incident and Investigative Reporter...
  • Fraudster Sentenced

    Fraudster Sentenced

    When the foreclosure crisis began it was open season for fraudsters who took advantage of investors. 7 News first exposed one such case that has now ended with prison for a South Florida woman. Investigative...
    When the foreclosure crisis began it was open season for fraudsters who took advantage of investors. 7 News first exposed one such case that has now ended with prison for a South Florida woman. Investigative reporter...
  • Video Voyeurism

    Video Voyeurism

    Did a South Florida IRS agent use a hidden camera to spy on a young woman who rented a room in his house? A jury has decided, and investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case with the verdict.
    Did a South Florida IRS agent use a hidden camera to spy on a young woman who rented a room in his house? A jury has decided, and investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case with the verdict.
  • On The Hook

    On The Hook

    A lot of people dream of owning a boat, but for one man just when he thought his dream was coming true he finds out he's on the hook for a boat he will never be able to use. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero...
    A lot of people dream of owning a boat, but for one man just when he thought his dream was coming true he finds out he's on the hook for a boat he will never be able to use. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the...
  • Heart Stick

    Heart Stick

    The Miami-Dade Animal Shelter, which has been the target of criticism for decades is once again under fire. This time, it involves a painful process to euthanize animals. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On...
    The Miami-Dade Animal Shelter, which has been the target of criticism for decades is once again under fire. This time, it involves a painful process to euthanize animals. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the...
  • FDA Extortion Scam

    FDA Extortion Scam

    A warning tonight about an international scam that is targeting South Florida residents. It involves bogus claims about federal agents having a warrant for your arrest. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on...
    A warning tonight about an international scam that is targeting South Florida residents. It involves bogus claims about federal agents having a warrant for your arrest. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Heartstick Follow Up

    Heartstick Follow Up

    A Seven News investigation has lead to calls for action against the director of Miami-Dade Animal Services. The report revealed cats had been killed at the facility using a controversial method of euthanasia....
    A Seven News investigation has lead to calls for action against the director of Miami-Dade Animal Services. The report revealed cats had been killed at the facility using a controversial method of euthanasia. Investigative...
  • Badge Behavior Follow-Up

    Badge Behavior Follow-Up

    A Fort Lauderdale Police officer has resigned after being caught on camera having a relationship while on duty. The romance was first exposed by 7 News. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with the...
    A Fort Lauderdale Police officer has resigned after being caught on camera having a relationship while on duty. The romance was first exposed by 7 News. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with the latest.
  • Getting Burned

    Getting Burned

    Two high ranking members of the Broward County Fire Rescue Department have been disciplined the action comes after an investigation into the purchase of a million dollar fire hose at Port Everglades. Problems with...
    Two high ranking members of the Broward County Fire Rescue Department have been disciplined the action comes after an investigation into the purchase of a million dollar fire hose at Port Everglades. Problems with the hose...
  • Predators On The Prowl

    Predators On The Prowl

    Sexual predators are known for trolling the internet on a hunt for children, but their sickening search may soon get a whole lot easier according to those who work to stop them. Investigative reporter Carmel...
    Sexual predators are known for trolling the internet on a hunt for children, but their sickening search may soon get a whole lot easier according to those who work to stop them. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On...
  • Broward official's son arrested in pill mill raid

    Broward official's son arrested in pill mill raid

    The son of a prominent medical examiner has been arrested in connection with the crackdown on pill mills in South Florida.
    The son of a prominent medical examiner has been arrested in connection with the crackdown on pill mills in South Florida.
  • Death Threats

    Death Threats

    When authorities busted South Florida pain clinics last week, the biggest fish caught in the crackdown was Vincent Colangelo. But 7 News has learned he's made death threats. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is...
    When authorities busted South Florida pain clinics last week, the biggest fish caught in the crackdown was Vincent Colangelo. But 7 News has learned he's made death threats. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the...
  • Seidlin Will

    Seidlin Will

    A court battle is brewing in Fort Lauderdale. At issue two different wills and a wealthy widow's estate. The wife of former Broward County Judge Larry Seidlin now saying she should get some of the woman's money....
    A court battle is brewing in Fort Lauderdale. At issue two different wills and a wealthy widow's estate. The wife of former Broward County Judge Larry Seidlin now saying she should get some of the woman's money....
  • Elderly Victims

    Elderly Victims

    An elderly South Florida couple is wondering tonight if anyone cares about them. A man who tricked them out of a lot of money got a big break in a Broward courtroom. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the...
    An elderly South Florida couple is wondering tonight if anyone cares about them. A man who tricked them out of a lot of money got a big break in a Broward courtroom. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Ring and a Prayer

    Ring and a Prayer

    With gold and other precious metals commanding sky high prices these days, crooks are targeting jewelry at every opportunity, and for one young military couple that kind of greed appears to have cost them dearly....
    With gold and other precious metals commanding sky high prices these days, crooks are targeting jewelry at every opportunity, and for one young military couple that kind of greed appears to have cost them dearly....
  • Heart Stick Worker Follow-Up

    Heart Stick Worker Follow-Up

    Tonight, the governor is being asked to assign a special prosecutor to look into Miami-Dade's Animal Services Department. It follows a 7 News investigation into a worker using a painful method of euthanasia. Carmel...
    Tonight, the governor is being asked to assign a special prosecutor to look into Miami-Dade's Animal Services Department. It follows a 7 News investigation into a worker using a painful method of euthanasia. Carmel Cafiero...
  • Faux Service Dogs

    Faux Service Dogs

    It's common knowledge that federal law allows people with disabilities to bring their service dogs into hotels and restaurants, but some pet owners are taking advantage by buying bogus ID's to get their pets into...
    It's common knowledge that federal law allows people with disabilities to bring their service dogs into hotels and restaurants, but some pet owners are taking advantage by buying bogus ID's to get their pets into places...
  • Criminal Contact

    Criminal Contact

    It is a nightmarish scenario for a young sexual assault victim. Her attacker got off probation early and is now trying to contact her family. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    It is a nightmarish scenario for a young sexual assault victim. Her attacker got off probation early and is now trying to contact her family. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Pushed to the Edge?

    Pushed to the Edge?

    Tonight, the story of one man who tried to take his own life following a property dispute with Miami-Dade County. This comes as a local leader calls for a task force to look into the larger land battle....
    Tonight, the story of one man who tried to take his own life following a property dispute with Miami-Dade County. This comes as a local leader calls for a task force to look into the larger land battle. Investigative...
  • Probation Sweep

    Probation Sweep

    Keeping track of the thousands of people on probation here in South Florida is no easy task, so authorities rely on surprise searches to make sure the rules are being followed. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero...
    Keeping track of the thousands of people on probation here in South Florida is no easy task, so authorities rely on surprise searches to make sure the rules are being followed. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on...
  • Raped and Forgotten

    Raped and Forgotten

    Tonight a young sexual assault victim and her family are going public hoping someone will come forward to help them find the man behind their nightmare. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero Is on the Case.
    Tonight a young sexual assault victim and her family are going public hoping someone will come forward to help them find the man behind their nightmare. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero Is on the Case.
  • Getting Burned

    Getting Burned

    Two high-ranking Broward fire officials are in hot water tonight after an internal affairs investigation. As 7 News first revealed, it's all about an expensive firefighting system for Port Everglades. Investigative...
    Two high-ranking Broward fire officials are in hot water tonight after an internal affairs investigation. As 7 News first revealed, it's all about an expensive firefighting system for Port Everglades. Investigative...
  • Courthouse Beating

    Courthouse Beating

    Did the legal system fail a young mother who was brutally beaten in a Broward County courtroom? Five months before the attack, she had asked for protection from her former husband, the man who is now accused in the...
    Did the legal system fail a young mother who was brutally beaten in a Broward County courtroom? Five months before the attack, she had asked for protection from her former husband, the man who is now accused in the attack....
  • Police Investigation

    Police Investigation

    7 News has learned the Opa Locka Police Department is being investigated by the state among the allegations officers trading sex to set suspected criminals free. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.
    7 News has learned the Opa Locka Police Department is being investigated by the state among the allegations officers trading sex to set suspected criminals free. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.
  • Tax Exemptions for the Dead

    Tax Exemptions for the Dead

    You've probably heard of dead people voting, but dead people getting tax exemptions? It turns out, that's been going on here in South Florida for decades. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    You've probably heard of dead people voting, but dead people getting tax exemptions? It turns out, that's been going on here in South Florida for decades. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Dent in the Problem?

    Dent in the Problem?

    Tonight, a warning for car owners wanting to avoid a dent in their repair bills. If a person in a parking lot promises to fix your dings on the cheap, drive away. Fast. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on...
    Tonight, a warning for car owners wanting to avoid a dent in their repair bills. If a person in a parking lot promises to fix your dings on the cheap, drive away. Fast. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Opa-Locka Problems

    Opa-Locka Problems

    The Opa-Locka Police Department already the target of a criminal investigation has now been hit with a second federal lawsuit. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the exclusive.
    The Opa-Locka Police Department already the target of a criminal investigation has now been hit with a second federal lawsuit. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the exclusive.
  • E Lake

    E Lake

    Tonight, homeowners in one waterfront community are up in arms over a rash of thefts issuing a warning that if the crooks are not caught soon, someone may get hurt. 7 News investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is...
    Tonight, homeowners in one waterfront community are up in arms over a rash of thefts issuing a warning that if the crooks are not caught soon, someone may get hurt. 7 News investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Unlicensed Contractor

    Unlicensed Contractor

    Tonight an unlicensed contractor is on an unusual double probation after admitting to crimes in both Broward and Miami-Dade. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Tonight an unlicensed contractor is on an unusual double probation after admitting to crimes in both Broward and Miami-Dade. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Elderly Death Threats

    Elderly Death Threats

    Senior citizens can lose their life-savings to con men who target them on a regular basis. But even when they don't fall for the rip off, they can still be victims. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the...
    Senior citizens can lose their life-savings to con men who target them on a regular basis. But even when they don't fall for the rip off, they can still be victims. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case of...
  • Lionfish

    Lionfish

    By Now, most of us are aware of the damage non-native plants and animals can do, but there is an invasion going on in the waters off South Florida that could be more dangerous than pythons in the Everglades....
    By Now, most of us are aware of the damage non-native plants and animals can do, but there is an invasion going on in the waters off South Florida that could be more dangerous than pythons in the Everglades. Investigative...
  • 2-1-1

    2-1-1

    These are tough economic times, with more people than ever desperately in need of help with the basics, like food to eat and a place to stay. What you may not know is a simple telephone number can lead to answers...
    These are tough economic times, with more people than ever desperately in need of help with the basics, like food to eat and a place to stay. What you may not know is a simple telephone number can lead to answers for the...
  • Rental Ripoffs

    Rental Ripoffs

    For some, just finding an affordable place to live is a real challenge, but in the hunt for homes renters could find themselves being hunted by internet con artists. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the...
    For some, just finding an affordable place to live is a real challenge, but in the hunt for homes renters could find themselves being hunted by internet con artists. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Contracting Trouble

    Contracting Trouble

    Our homes are our castles no matter how modest, but contracting trouble can turn them into dungeons. Tonight, investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this exclusive on one unlicensed contractor who has some very...
    Our homes are our castles no matter how modest, but contracting trouble can turn them into dungeons. Tonight, investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this exclusive on one unlicensed contractor who has some very unhappy...
  • Accident Reports

    Accident Reports

    If you've ever been in a car crash and thought it best not to call police, a lesson tonight from someone who learned the hard way why that's not a good idea. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    If you've ever been in a car crash and thought it best not to call police, a lesson tonight from someone who learned the hard way why that's not a good idea. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Cat Follow-Up

    Cat Follow-Up

    An animal shelter under fire over the way it was euthanizing cats. Activists say it's against the law, but the state says otherwise. Carmel Cafiero with a follow-up to her exclusive investigation that we should...
    An animal shelter under fire over the way it was euthanizing cats. Activists say it's against the law, but the state says otherwise. Carmel Cafiero with a follow-up to her exclusive investigation that we should warn you,...
  • Lawyer Without a License

    Lawyer Without a License

    Tonight there is one less lawyer practicing in South Florida. He's a "lawyer without a license" because the state Supreme Court has suspended him after he was accused of doing "great public harm." Investigative...
    Tonight there is one less lawyer practicing in South Florida. He's a "lawyer without a license" because the state Supreme Court has suspended him after he was accused of doing "great public harm." Investigative reporter...
  • Bad Business?

    Bad Business?

    More than a quarter of a million dollars vanished in an investment deal that went south here in South Florida. Was it bad business or was it funny business? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with...
    More than a quarter of a million dollars vanished in an investment deal that went south here in South Florida. Was it bad business or was it funny business? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with this...
  • Prescription Pill Crackdown

    Prescription Pill Crackdown

    A major drug bust occurred as authorities go to destructive lengths to crack down on a troubling trend. The state is on the way to winning the war on pill mills, a battle that we learned today is quite personal for...
    A major drug bust occurred as authorities go to destructive lengths to crack down on a troubling trend. The state is on the way to winning the war on pill mills, a battle that we learned today is quite personal for our...
  • Opa-Locka Recordings

    Opa-Locka Recordings

    A police station might be the last place you would think a hidden tape recorder would be used to secretly capture conversations, but one officer says it has happened in Opa-Locka. Investigative reporter Carmel...
    A police station might be the last place you would think a hidden tape recorder would be used to secretly capture conversations, but one officer says it has happened in Opa-Locka. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is...
  • Oxy Alley

    Oxy Alley

    The South Florida pill mill business has taken a big hit and authorities would be delighted if it is fatal.
    The South Florida pill mill business has taken a big hit and authorities would be delighted if it is fatal.
  • Diet Danger

    Diet Danger

    The Food and Drug Administration declared it dangerous, so why are these diet pills still being sold in South Florida? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with the exclusive diet danger.
    The Food and Drug Administration declared it dangerous, so why are these diet pills still being sold in South Florida? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with the exclusive diet danger.
  • Termination

    Termination

    The U.S. Department of Justice has been asked to investigate the termination of two lawyers from the Florida Attorney General's office. They had played a key role in fighting foreclosure fraud in Florida....
    The U.S. Department of Justice has been asked to investigate the termination of two lawyers from the Florida Attorney General's office. They had played a key role in fighting foreclosure fraud in Florida. Investigative...
  • Pill Mill Insider

    Pill Mill Insider

    The feds just busted the operators of Florida's largest pill mills. As part of the investigation, federal agents listened in on phone calls and you won't believe what they heard. Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    The feds just busted the operators of Florida's largest pill mills. As part of the investigation, federal agents listened in on phone calls and you won't believe what they heard. Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Crude on Campus

    Crude on Campus

    Tonight a college employee is out of a job for posting revealing pictures of students online. Investigative reporter Carmel cafiero is On the Case.
    Tonight a college employee is out of a job for posting revealing pictures of students online. Investigative reporter Carmel cafiero is On the Case.
  • Animal Aid

    Animal Aid

    A South Florida pet rescue group dedicated to finding homes for unwanted animals is in trouble with animal protection authorities, at issue conditions at the facility it uses to house cats and dogs and an option...
    A South Florida pet rescue group dedicated to finding homes for unwanted animals is in trouble with animal protection authorities, at issue conditions at the facility it uses to house cats and dogs and an option that went...
  • Property Grab

    Property Grab

    It was a property grab first exposed in a 7 News exclusive. Now, its a criminal case and a jury has decided if a serious crime was committed in the process. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case with...
    It was a property grab first exposed in a 7 News exclusive. Now, its a criminal case and a jury has decided if a serious crime was committed in the process. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case with another...
  • Stabbed At The Shelter

    Stabbed At The Shelter

    Domestic violence victims sometimes go to shelters to get away from their abusers. But one local woman is suing her shelter saying she faced an even more violent attack from her roommate and the shelter failed to...
    Domestic violence victims sometimes go to shelters to get away from their abusers. But one local woman is suing her shelter saying she faced an even more violent attack from her roommate and the shelter failed to protect...
  • Foreclosure lawsuit

    Foreclosure lawsuit

    The Florida Attorney General's office wants to pull the plug on a group of companies it believes has miselad people desperate to save their homes from foreclosure. 7 News first exposed the operation and now...
    The Florida Attorney General's office wants to pull the plug on a group of companies it believes has miselad people desperate to save their homes from foreclosure. 7 News first exposed the operation and now investigative...
  • Loss of Faith

    Loss of Faith

    Another once well-respected businessman is accused of running another multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. A federal lawsuit claims he was targeting people of faith. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    Another once well-respected businessman is accused of running another multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. A federal lawsuit claims he was targeting people of faith. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Ellis Sentenced

    Ellis Sentenced

    7 News Exclusive first exposed a real estate practice aimed at taking possession of foreclosed houses without buying them. Now, the first guy to get caught and charged has learned the price he'll have to pay and...
    7 News Exclusive first exposed a real estate practice aimed at taking possession of foreclosed houses without buying them. Now, the first guy to get caught and charged has learned the price he'll have to pay and it's a big...
  • Summit Closed

    Summit Closed

    Pressure from Florida's attorney general has forced four people out of the foreclosure rescue business forever, and now the state wants them to pay back their victims. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero first...
    Pressure from Florida's attorney general has forced four people out of the foreclosure rescue business forever, and now the state wants them to pay back their victims. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero first exposed...
  • Risky and Risque?

    Risky and Risque?

    The popular Broward dance club asked to clean up its act. And community outrage is growing. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the exclusive Nightteam follow up.
    The popular Broward dance club asked to clean up its act. And community outrage is growing. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the exclusive Nightteam follow up.
  • Prison For The Holidays

    Prison For The Holidays

    It will not be a happy holiday season for one unlicensed contractor. He'll be behind bars even after being given an unusual second chance at freedom. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    It will not be a happy holiday season for one unlicensed contractor. He'll be behind bars even after being given an unusual second chance at freedom. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Tow Troubles

    Tow Troubles

    Tonight, the mayor of Sunrise says he is furious, because hundreds of cars were towed from businesses around the Sawgrass Mills Mall on Black Friday. He wants answers, and so does the police department....
    Tonight, the mayor of Sunrise says he is furious, because hundreds of cars were towed from businesses around the Sawgrass Mills Mall on Black Friday. He wants answers, and so does the police department. Investigative...
  • Tow Troubles Follow-Up

    Tow Troubles Follow-Up

    We're talking about hundreds of people who had their cars towed on Black Friday near the Sawgrass Mills Mall. Tonight, one city passing a law to keep something like that from happening again. Investigative reporter...
    We're talking about hundreds of people who had their cars towed on Black Friday near the Sawgrass Mills Mall. Tonight, one city passing a law to keep something like that from happening again. Investigative reporter Carmel...
  • Goat Rescue

    Goat Rescue

    South Florida was stunned by conditions and cruelty at a South Florida slaughter farm that was raided shortly before Thanksgiving. Now, the organization that first raised the alarm about the operation is in another...
    South Florida was stunned by conditions and cruelty at a South Florida slaughter farm that was raided shortly before Thanksgiving. Now, the organization that first raised the alarm about the operation is in another fight....
  • 2011 Recap

    2011 Recap

    It's been a busy for year for investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero. Her exclusive stories have exposed everything from risky behavior outside a Broward nightclub, to an illegal slaughter farm in Hialeah. Tonight...
    It's been a busy for year for investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero. Her exclusive stories have exposed everything from risky behavior outside a Broward nightclub, to an illegal slaughter farm in Hialeah. Tonight she's "on...
  • Car Crash and Drugs

    Car Crash and Drugs

    Tonight- a 7News exclusive into the details of a fiery car crash. The driver should not have been behind the wheel. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with a chilling example of what can happen...
    Tonight- a 7News exclusive into the details of a fiery car crash. The driver should not have been behind the wheel. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with a chilling example of what can happen when...
  • Valet Victim

    Valet Victim

    It was an accident caught on camera, yet years after an elderly woman was hurt outside a South Florida casino, she still hasn't been paid a dime. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    It was an accident caught on camera, yet years after an elderly woman was hurt outside a South Florida casino, she still hasn't been paid a dime. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Bad Barbecue?

    Bad Barbecue?

    A popular Hialeah restaurant is being blamed by health authorities for making a family sick over the holidays. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with their story, and a look at the facility's...
    A popular Hialeah restaurant is being blamed by health authorities for making a family sick over the holidays. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with their story, and a look at the facility's past problems.
  • The Coupon Kid

    The Coupon Kid

    Tonight, the story of a teenager who is saving her family thousands of dollars by cutting out coupons. 7's Carmel Cafiero introduces us to "The Coupon Kid."
    Tonight, the story of a teenager who is saving her family thousands of dollars by cutting out coupons. 7's Carmel Cafiero introduces us to "The Coupon Kid."
  • Pill Mill Kingpin Sentenced

    Pill Mill Kingpin Sentenced

    The kingpin of the pill mills that took over Broward County in recent years - won't be selling anything any time soon. He was sentenced in federal court today and investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero - who first...
    The kingpin of the pill mills that took over Broward County in recent years - won't be selling anything any time soon. He was sentenced in federal court today and investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero - who first exposed...
  • Judge

    Judge

    The behavior of a South Florida judge is being questioned tonight. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has this exclusive.
    The behavior of a South Florida judge is being questioned tonight. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has this exclusive.
  • Pill Mill Doctor

    Pill Mill Doctor

    A South Florida doctor is dealing with the possibility of facing the rest of her life behind bars. She could be charged in connection with the deaths of 10 patients. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the...
    A South Florida doctor is dealing with the possibility of facing the rest of her life behind bars. She could be charged in connection with the deaths of 10 patients. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Foreclosure/Fraud Arrest

    Foreclosure/Fraud Arrest

    Four people are facing years in prison tonight after being busted on charges. They ran a multimillion dollar real estate scam. It's a scam first exposed by 7 News investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.
    Four people are facing years in prison tonight after being busted on charges. They ran a multimillion dollar real estate scam. It's a scam first exposed by 7 News investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.
  • Sunrise Towing

    Sunrise Towing

    The City of Sunrise continues to get tough with tow companies. It's a crackdown that started after a 7 News investigation revealed abuses during the Christmas shopping season. Carmel Cafiero has the latest...
    The City of Sunrise continues to get tough with tow companies. It's a crackdown that started after a 7 News investigation revealed abuses during the Christmas shopping season. Carmel Cafiero has the latest developments.
  • Judge Follow-Up

    Judge Follow-Up

    A Miami-Dade judge has been reassigned to another court after several lawyers questioned her ability to be impartial. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the latest.
    A Miami-Dade judge has been reassigned to another court after several lawyers questioned her ability to be impartial. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the latest.
  • Tax Throwdown

    Tax Throwdown

    It has all the elements of a reality TV show: A challenge between a public official and a former cop, each accusing the other of not telling the truth about how many people are cheating on their homestead taxes....
    It has all the elements of a reality TV show: A challenge between a public official and a former cop, each accusing the other of not telling the truth about how many people are cheating on their homestead taxes....
  • Fractured Family

    Fractured Family

    Tonight, a family feud has hit the courts. A senior citizen says her family stole from her. But her son says it's simply not true. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    Tonight, a family feud has hit the courts. A senior citizen says her family stole from her. But her son says it's simply not true. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Judge Pando Charged

    Judge Pando Charged

    Miami-Dade County judge Ana Maria Pando has been hit with charges she violated the judicial code of conduct. She could lose her job as a result. Her behavior was first revealed in a 7 News Investigation, and now,...
    Miami-Dade County judge Ana Maria Pando has been hit with charges she violated the judicial code of conduct. She could lose her job as a result. Her behavior was first revealed in a 7 News Investigation, and now, Carmel...
  • Damoah

    Damoah

    A lengthy extradition fight, spanning two continents, has ended with a British citizen back on U.S. soil and behind bars. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
    A lengthy extradition fight, spanning two continents, has ended with a British citizen back on U.S. soil and behind bars. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • He Said She Said Part 2

    He Said She Said Part 2

    Domestic disputes are never easy to solve, but one case that resulted in the arrest of a young woman raised eyebrows because of an undercover video. Now, there's been a big development, and investigative reporter...
    Domestic disputes are never easy to solve, but one case that resulted in the arrest of a young woman raised eyebrows because of an undercover video. Now, there's been a big development, and investigative reporter Carmel...
  • BADge Behavior?

    BADge Behavior?

    A driver dealing with two flat tires suddenly has an alarming exchange with police and it was caught on tape. Next came a nightmare she says never had to happen. It's called testi-lying- when people testify in...
    A driver dealing with two flat tires suddenly has an alarming exchange with police and it was caught on tape. Next came a nightmare she says never had to happen. It's called testi-lying- when people testify in court cases...
  • Disturbing Discovery

    Disturbing Discovery

    A disturbing discovery by a 7News team, leads to a criminal investigation involving human remains and an apparent religious site. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the exclusive.
    A disturbing discovery by a 7News team, leads to a criminal investigation involving human remains and an apparent religious site. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the exclusive.
  • Slaughter Farms Follow-up

    Slaughter Farms Follow-up

    The recent cases of animal abuse in South Florida have been staggering in both the suffering of the animals involved and the cruelty of the humans. But tonight, there is some good news. Investigative reporter...
    The recent cases of animal abuse in South Florida have been staggering in both the suffering of the animals involved and the cruelty of the humans. But tonight, there is some good news. Investigative reporter Carmel...
  • Toxic Plants

    Toxic Plants

    Pets sometimes eat things they shouldn't, including plants that could kill them. But two South Florida vets have discovered a medicine meant for humans can save an animal's life. Investigative reporter Carmel...
    Pets sometimes eat things they shouldn't, including plants that could kill them. But two South Florida vets have discovered a medicine meant for humans can save an animal's life. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on...
  • My Father was a Nazi

    My Father was a Nazi

    It's Holocaust Remembrance Day, when the world remembers the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis. The day takes on added significance for one South Florida man, but not for reasons you might expect. 7's Carmel...
    It's Holocaust Remembrance Day, when the world remembers the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis. The day takes on added significance for one South Florida man, but not for reasons you might expect. 7's Carmel Cafiero...
  • Tow Trouble Follow-Up

    Tow Trouble Follow-Up

    An update now to a 7 News Investigation, hundreds of Black Friday shoppers forced to deal with some towing trouble. Tonight, our exclusive report helping "Drive Change." Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero...
    An update now to a 7 News Investigation, hundreds of Black Friday shoppers forced to deal with some towing trouble. Tonight, our exclusive report helping "Drive Change." Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero explains.
  • Loss of Faith Follow-Up

    Loss of Faith Follow-Up

    A man who preached at South Florida churches is now accused of running a huge Ponzi scheme. And investigators say his victims were the church members who trusted him. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the...
    A man who preached at South Florida churches is now accused of running a huge Ponzi scheme. And investigators say his victims were the church members who trusted him. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Murder Mystery

    Murder Mystery

    The family of a young murder victim is so concerned about how he died and the fact that no one has been charged. Now they've hired an attorney to find out what happened. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on...
    The family of a young murder victim is so concerned about how he died and the fact that no one has been charged. Now they've hired an attorney to find out what happened. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case.
  • Land Battle Relief?

    Land Battle Relief?

    There is hope tonight for property owners locked in a land battle with Miami-Dade County. But the long fight has taken its toll. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is back on the case.
    There is hope tonight for property owners locked in a land battle with Miami-Dade County. But the long fight has taken its toll. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is back on the case.
  • Croc Controversy

    Croc Controversy

    Despite a request from the Florida Keys for help with an expanding population of crocodiles, the state says relocating the reptiles won't work. Nobody's been hurt but one official worries that it's only a matter of...
    Despite a request from the Florida Keys for help with an expanding population of crocodiles, the state says relocating the reptiles won't work. Nobody's been hurt but one official worries that it's only a matter of time....
  • Treat Trouble

    Treat Trouble

    The government has issued multiple warnings about certain brands of dog treats and their potential dangers. But we found those treats are still for sale here in South Florida. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero...
    The government has issued multiple warnings about certain brands of dog treats and their potential dangers. But we found those treats are still for sale here in South Florida. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with a...
  • Out for JusticeMore>>

  • David Castro

    David Castro

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:14:57 GMT
    David CastroDavid Castro
    He was out on the town, but a night of fun turned deadly for a Broward man who was found bleeding to death in the parking lot of a Broward nightclub. As Patrick Fraser tells us on tonight's Out for Justice, detectives are asking for your help to find out who killed David Castro.
    He was out on the town, but a night of fun turned deadly for a Broward man who was found bleeding to death in the parking lot of a Broward nightclub. As Patrick Fraser tells us on tonight's Out for Justice, detectives are asking for your help to find out who killed David Castro.
  • Danielle Zacot

    Danielle Zacot

    Friday, April 4 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-04-05 03:10:29 GMT
    Danielle ZacotDanielle Zacot
    She is there one day and gone the next. To lose a daughter is unthinkable, but that's just what happened to a Broward couple back in 1999. As Patrick Fraser tells us on tonight's Out for Justice, Fort Lauderdale detectives are still trying to find out what happened to Danielle Zacot all those years ago.
    She is there one day and gone the next. To lose a daughter is unthinkable, but that's just what happened to a Broward couple back in 1999. As Patrick Fraser tells us on tonight's Out for Justice, Fort Lauderdale detectives are still trying to find out what happened to Danielle Zacot all those years ago.
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:19 PM EST2014-03-08 04:19:09 GMT
    Andrew Johnson (left) and his widow, Ebony JohnsonAndrew Johnson (left) and his widow, Ebony Johnson
    Imagine you're getting out of your car in your own driveway when someone pulls a gun and then pulls the trigger. That's what happened to a Miami-Dade Corrections officer in December 2012, and as Patrick Fraser tells us on tonight's Out for Justice, detectives are still trying to find his killer more than a year later.
    Imagine you're getting out of your car in your own driveway when someone pulls a gun and then pulls the trigger. That's what happened to a Miami-Dade Corrections officer in December 2012, and as Patrick Fraser tells us on tonight's Out for Justice, detectives are still trying to find his killer more than a year later.
  • 7News InvestigationMore>>

  • Captain of Controversy

    Captain of Controversy

    Capt. Francesco SchettinoCapt. Francesco Schettino
    In Italy this week, the captain of the Costa Concordia began pre-trial hearings he hopes will convince a judge that the deadly shipwreck was an accident and not a crime. Earlier this year, investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero traveled to Italy for an exclusive interview with Captain Schettino and now has a special assignment report on what he will be telling the court.
    In Italy this week, the captain of the Costa Concordia began pre-trial hearings he hopes will convince a judge that the deadly shipwreck was an accident and not a crime. Earlier this year, investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero traveled to Italy for an exclusive interview with Captain Schettino and now has a special assignment report on what he will be telling the court.
  • Till Death Do Us Part

    Till Death Do Us Part

    Thursday, November 7 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-11-08 04:54:26 GMT
    Alejandra Apraez said her wedding was ruined when the florist she hired did not show up. Alejandra Apraez said her wedding was ruined when the florist she hired did not show up.
    There is very little that will match a bride's wedding day -- a day, months, even years in the planning -- and one South Florida woman's wedding was ruined when the florist didn't show up. Why? A death ... but was there a death? Tonight, investigative reporter Patrick Fraser has the amazing story in a report we call "Till Death Do Us Part."
    There is very little that will match a bride's wedding day -- a day, months, even years in the planning -- and one South Florida woman's wedding was ruined when the florist didn't show up. Why? A death ... but was there a death? Tonight, investigative reporter Patrick Fraser has the amazing story in a report we call "Till Death Do Us Part."
  • Blackwater Fever

    Blackwater Fever

    It was a terrible form of malaria that killed two men. Turning their internal organs black. In south Florida we have almost wiped malaria out but now the concern -- it's spreading around us and could hit us. As...
    It was a terrible form of malaria that killed two men. Turning their internal organs black. In south Florida we have almost wiped malaria out but now the concern -- it's spreading around us and could hit us. As Patrick...
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