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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. More>>

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  • 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."
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  • 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...
  • Jailbait

    Jailbait

    It seemed like a dream for some South Florida families. A legal dream team. Vowing to get their sons out of prison when no-one else could. It is a remarkable claim. But a Seven News Investigation has discovered...
    It seemed like a dream for some South Florida families. A legal dream team. Vowing to get their sons out of prison when no-one else could. It is a remarkable claim. But a Seven News Investigation has discovered the...
  • Housing Horror

    Housing Horror

    We all remember Hurricane Katrina causing catastrophic flooding in New Orleans. Well here in South Florida, a neighborhood development was also left in high water. But as investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero shows...
    We all remember Hurricane Katrina causing catastrophic flooding in New Orleans. Well here in South Florida, a neighborhood development was also left in high water. But as investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero shows us in...
  • Poisoned Produce

    Poisoned Produce

    It is the job of the federal government to protect us from dangerous chemicals on food imported into the U.S. But a Seven News investigation makes it clear - that doesn't always happen. Investigative reporter...
    It is the job of the federal government to protect us from dangerous chemicals on food imported into the U.S. But a Seven News investigation makes it clear - that doesn't always happen. Investigative reporter Carmel...
  • Date With Deceit

    Date With Deceit

    The song goes looking for love in all the wrong places. But some members of internet dating sites are finding that the wrong love is actually stalking them. And you won't believe who is behind the scam. Patrick...
    The song goes looking for love in all the wrong places. But some members of internet dating sites are finding that the wrong love is actually stalking them. And you won't believe who is behind the scam. Patrick Fraser...
  • Killer Connection

    Killer Connection

    For the past year police have been trying to link a Florida Keys man to several gruesome murders of women around the state. So far, only three cases have been closed but police inside the investigation say Charlie...
    For the past year police have been trying to link a Florida Keys man to several gruesome murders of women around the state. So far, only three cases have been closed but police inside the investigation say Charlie Brandt...
  • Miracle at Saint Mary

    Miracle at Saint Mary

    In a day and age of incredible stories, this one certainly ranks up there. Or as the people of Pahokee would tell you, it's a miracle. A small church receives a gift, an icon of the Virgin Mary, and suddenly...
    In a day and age of incredible stories, this one certainly ranks up there. Or as the people of Pahokee would tell you, it's a miracle. A small church receives a gift, an icon of the Virgin Mary, and suddenly miracles start...
  • Thrill of the Kill

    Thrill of the Kill

    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...and so is disgust. This next story will either make you want to head to a hunting ranch or head to a window to scream. Hunting exotic animals in Florida is becoming extremely...
    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...and so is disgust. This next story will either make you want to head to a hunting ranch or head to a window to scream. Hunting exotic animals in Florida is becoming extremely...
  • 911 Nightmare

    911 Nightmare

    If something bad happens, most of us consider it comforting that we know we can call 911 and help will be on the way. But in Miami-Dade county complaints are mounting that 911 calls are not being answered right...
    If something bad happens, most of us consider it comforting that we know we can call 911 and help will be on the way. But in Miami-Dade county complaints are mounting that 911 calls are not being answered right away....
  • Blown Away

    Blown Away

    Do you own a home? Is your insurance going through the roof? Well, if it's not, it will be and guess what? There may not be much you can do about it. It is going to get worse. What can you do? We sent 7's...
    Do you own a home? Is your insurance going through the roof? Well, if it's not, it will be and guess what? There may not be much you can do about it. It is going to get worse. What can you do? We sent 7's Investigative...
  • Disabled Deception

    Disabled Deception

    We've all heard there are two things for certain -- death and taxes. But while you can't avoid death, we found some people will go to great lengths not to pay property taxes. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero...
    We've all heard there are two things for certain -- death and taxes. But while you can't avoid death, we found some people will go to great lengths not to pay property taxes. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero has more...
  • Dogs in Danger

    Dogs in Danger

    For most South Floridians, it's a pet peeve. We like our animals to look attractive. But before you send your best friend to the groomers, you need to know what could happen while you're gone. In tonight's special...
    For most South Floridians, it's a pet peeve. We like our animals to look attractive. But before you send your best friend to the groomers, you need to know what could happen while you're gone. In tonight's special...
  • Did Dahmer Do It?

    Did Dahmer Do It?

    Twenty-six years ago a young boy was kidnapped and murdered in South Florida. At the same time 26 years ago, one of the most brutal and disgusting serial killers in American history was living in South Florida. Did...
    Twenty-six years ago a young boy was kidnapped and murdered in South Florida. At the same time 26 years ago, one of the most brutal and disgusting serial killers in American history was living in South Florida. Did that...
  • Cause for Alarm

    Cause for Alarm

    Tonight, a device that's supposed to help firefighters when they need it most is now raising cause for alarm -- and it's becoming a major cause for alarm. The Nightteam's Patrick Fraser reports.
    Tonight, a device that's supposed to help firefighters when they need it most is now raising cause for alarm -- and it's becoming a major cause for alarm. The Nightteam's Patrick Fraser reports.
  • License to Cheat

    License to Cheat

    Everyone wants to save money on their car insurance, but some people are taking things too far. As Patrick Fraser tells us in this special assignment report, their license to cheat is jacking up car insurance rates...
    Everyone wants to save money on their car insurance, but some people are taking things too far. As Patrick Fraser tells us in this special assignment report, their license to cheat is jacking up car insurance rates for...
  • Body Bugs

    Body Bugs

    It is a story unlike many we have ever seen. It began with one South Florida woman and has now grown to involve dozens of people. People claiming to have bugs coming out of their bodies. Don't believe it? Then sit...
    It is a story unlike many we have ever seen. It began with one South Florida woman and has now grown to involve dozens of people. People claiming to have bugs coming out of their bodies. Don't believe it? Then sit back and...
  • Secret Circle

    Secret Circle

    Only women are allowed, but, ladies, don't let your guard down. The promise of quick cash could leave you out big bucks. The Nightteam's Patrick Fraser explains in his special assignment report, "Secret Circle."
    Only women are allowed, but, ladies, don't let your guard down. The promise of quick cash could leave you out big bucks. The Nightteam's Patrick Fraser explains in his special assignment report, "Secret Circle."
  • Free to Kill

    Free to Kill

    With the recent shooting at Virginia Tech, the issue of people with mental illnesses getting a hold of weapons has been a big debate. Tonight, investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero looks at an issue here in Florida...
    With the recent shooting at Virginia Tech, the issue of people with mental illnesses getting a hold of weapons has been a big debate. Tonight, investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero looks at an issue here in Florida that is...
  • Death and Dishonor

    Death and Dishonor

    If you are a marine, you expect support from the Marines, and you expect to be attacked by the enemy -- but never by the marines. However, that is exactly what is happening to one marine, according to his family. A...
    If you are a marine, you expect support from the Marines, and you expect to be attacked by the enemy -- but never by the marines. However, that is exactly what is happening to one marine, according to his family. A Marine...
  • Body Bugs Part II

    Body Bugs Part II

    It is the sort of story Hollywood likes: Bugs growing inside people's bodies. But, as 7's Patrick Fraser first reported three months ago, it's all too real, and Patrick has now learned it's spreading all across...
    It is the sort of story Hollywood likes: Bugs growing inside people's bodies. But, as 7's Patrick Fraser first reported three months ago, it's all too real, and Patrick has now learned it's spreading all across America --...
  • What's in the water?

    What's in the water?

    From contaminated spinach to problems with peanut butter, it's no wonder we're concerned about the safety of our food. And now some folks here in South Florida have questions about bottled water. Investigative...
    From contaminated spinach to problems with peanut butter, it's no wonder we're concerned about the safety of our food. And now some folks here in South Florida have questions about bottled water. Investigative reporter...
  • Home Heartache

    Home Heartache

    Owning a home is the American dream, but many South Floridians unable to pay their mortgages or taxes are reaching out for help. In some cases, that help could cost them their homes. The nightteam's Patrick Fraser...
    Owning a home is the American dream, but many South Floridians unable to pay their mortgages or taxes are reaching out for help. In some cases, that help could cost them their homes. The nightteam's Patrick Fraser...
  • Cruel Construction

    Cruel Construction

    You don't have to travel far in Florida to find construction. But one animal may be paying the price for progress. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has this special assignment report -- Cruel Construction.
    You don't have to travel far in Florida to find construction. But one animal may be paying the price for progress. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has this special assignment report -- Cruel Construction.
  • Will the truth set him free?

    Will the truth set him free?

    When she was a teenager, she accused a man of molesting her. He was convicted and sentenced to prison, and, today, the young woman admits she made it all up -- that she lied, that he never molested her, and she...
    When she was a teenager, she accused a man of molesting her. He was convicted and sentenced to prison, and, today, the young woman admits she made it all up -- that she lied, that he never molested her, and she can't stand...
  • Cockfighting

    Cockfighting

    Cockfighting -- to some, it is a valiant sport, governed by nature. To others, it's nothing short of cruelty to animals. Seven's Patrick Fraser goes into the underground world of cockfighting and gets an inside...
    Cockfighting -- to some, it is a valiant sport, governed by nature. To others, it's nothing short of cruelty to animals. Seven's Patrick Fraser goes into the underground world of cockfighting and gets an inside look at...
  • Get the lead out

    Get the lead out

    We all know that lead paint can be very harmful to kids. It can cause learning disabilities, behavior problems and even death. But paint is not the only place lead can be found lurking. 7's Carmel Cafiero has the...
    We all know that lead paint can be very harmful to kids. It can cause learning disabilities, behavior problems and even death. But paint is not the only place lead can be found lurking. 7's Carmel Cafiero has the details...
  • Silent Killer

    Silent Killer

    Hurricane season is just days away, and that means homeowners are getting ready to fire up their generators, but one mistake can lead to tragedy. The nightteam's Patrick Fraser shows you how not to become a victim...
    Hurricane season is just days away, and that means homeowners are getting ready to fire up their generators, but one mistake can lead to tragedy. The nightteam's Patrick Fraser shows you how not to become a victim to a...
  • Judging the Judges

    Judging the Judges

    It has been a very bad year for Broward County judges who have been accused of everything from smoking pot to making racist comments. And now a 7 News investigation has revealed more questionable activity by...
    It has been a very bad year for Broward County judges who have been accused of everything from smoking pot to making racist comments. And now a 7 News investigation has revealed more questionable activity by several other...
  • Judge Zack

    Judge Zack

    Controversy tonight surrounding still another Broward County judge. This time the issue is a loan uncovered by seven news that legal expert say should never have been made. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is...
    Controversy tonight surrounding still another Broward County judge. This time the issue is a loan uncovered by seven news that legal expert say should never have been made. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the...
  • Dog fighting

    Dog fighting

    Now to a Seven News exclusive investigation. Dog fighting making national headlines recently, as an NFL star fights disturbing allegations. But, as Seven's JP Hervis shows you, you don't have to look that far to...
    Now to a Seven News exclusive investigation. Dog fighting making national headlines recently, as an NFL star fights disturbing allegations. But, as Seven's JP Hervis shows you, you don't have to look that far to find the...
  • Death and Dishonor, Part 2

    Death and Dishonor, Part 2

    There is nothing worse for a military family than the death of a soldier. But for one family it got even worse when the Marines concluded one of their finest was guilty of misconduct. That's when they decided to...
    There is nothing worse for a military family than the death of a soldier. But for one family it got even worse when the Marines concluded one of their finest was guilty of misconduct. That's when they decided to fight...
  • Arresting Developments

    Arresting Developments

    A police chief being accused of demanding quotas from officers: arrest a certain number of people each month, and while it may not bother some, other officers disagree with the policy. Investigative reporter...
    A police chief being accused of demanding quotas from officers: arrest a certain number of people each month, and while it may not bother some, other officers disagree with the policy. Investigative reporter Patrick Fraser...
  • Too Sexy Too Soon

    Too Sexy Too Soon

    It seems like such a cute thing, a little girl running on the beach in a bikini. So cute websites have sprung up, paying little girls to pose for them, and that's where the cute becomes dangerous. You wont believe...
    It seems like such a cute thing, a little girl running on the beach in a bikini. So cute websites have sprung up, paying little girls to pose for them, and that's where the cute becomes dangerous. You wont believe who is...
  • Where's the party?

    Where's the party?

    South Florida loves a party! But imagine having to pay for a special event twice. That's just what happened to clients of one party planner. Now police are investigating. Seven's Carmel Cafiero has the story in...
    South Florida loves a party! But imagine having to pay for a special event twice. That's just what happened to clients of one party planner. Now police are investigating. Seven's Carmel Cafiero has the story in this...
  • Rat Roundup

    Rat Roundup

    Imagine walking in your kitchen and finding a five-pound, 2-foot long rat staring you down. For some residents in the Florida Keys this was becoming a common occurrence, and, for all of us, it turned into an...
    Imagine walking in your kitchen and finding a five-pound, 2-foot long rat staring you down. For some residents in the Florida Keys this was becoming a common occurrence, and, for all of us, it turned into an expensive Rat...
  • Toying with Trouble

    Toying with Trouble

    Concerns about lead in Chinese-made toys has been fueling massive recalls over the last few months, but our children aren't the only ones playing with toys made overseas. Even our pets might by Toying with Trouble.
    Concerns about lead in Chinese-made toys has been fueling massive recalls over the last few months, but our children aren't the only ones playing with toys made overseas. Even our pets might by Toying with Trouble.
  • Flight Risk

    Flight Risk

    If you travel, you probably pack luggage. Let's just hope you don't put anything valuable in there. Because if you do, there are thieves looking to rip you off. Who are they? Who do they work for? How often do they...
    If you travel, you probably pack luggage. Let's just hope you don't put anything valuable in there. Because if you do, there are thieves looking to rip you off. Who are they? Who do they work for? How often do they get...
  • Body Bugs

    Body Bugs

    You may find it hard to believe, but, right now, it's impossible to cure because no one knows what's causing it. They do know. However, the number of people getting hit with this mysterious disease is soaring. In a...
    You may find it hard to believe, but, right now, it's impossible to cure because no one knows what's causing it. They do know. However, the number of people getting hit with this mysterious disease is soaring. In a...
  • Lawmaker or Lawbreaker

    Lawmaker or Lawbreaker

    Buying and selling real estate can be tricky business. We're always warned to trust only licensed individuals. But a Seven News investigation raises questions about the role of a town council member in Miami Lakes...
    Buying and selling real estate can be tricky business. We're always warned to trust only licensed individuals. But a Seven News investigation raises questions about the role of a town council member in Miami Lakes real...
  • High and Dry

    High and Dry

    There are some things in life you expect. The sun will come up in the east. Whatever line you are in will be the slowest, and when you turn on your faucet, water will come pouring out.
    There are some things in life you expect. The sun will come up in the east. Whatever line you are in will be the slowest, and when you turn on your faucet, water will come pouring out.
  • Foreclosure - Forced Out

    Foreclosure - Forced Out

    Imagine this: The home you saved so long to buy, that you worked so hard to fix up, is taken from you. You are tossed out when a bank forecloses on you. It is happening all over South Florida is record numbers....
    Imagine this: The home you saved so long to buy, that you worked so hard to fix up, is taken from you. You are tossed out when a bank forecloses on you. It is happening all over South Florida is record numbers. There are...
  • Dusty Discovery

    Dusty Discovery

    Fancy sheets, soothing sounds, scented candles. Lots of us take extra steps to make our beds the perfect spot for slipping into a deep and restful slumber. For some folks, sleeping tight means sleeping with...
    Fancy sheets, soothing sounds, scented candles. Lots of us take extra steps to make our beds the perfect spot for slipping into a deep and restful slumber. For some folks, sleeping tight means sleeping with something old...
  • Rental Rip-Off

    Rental Rip-Off

    People getting ripped off is nothing new, but leave it to South Florida to come up with a new way to separate an honest person from their money. It begins with home foreclosures, and in one case a man losing his...
    People getting ripped off is nothing new, but leave it to South Florida to come up with a new way to separate an honest person from their money. It begins with home foreclosures, and in one case a man losing his home in...
  • Backyard Danger

    Backyard Danger

    Kids can spend hours on a backyard swing set, and most parents assume they are safe, but some say one particular design has led to dozens of injuries. Seven's Robbin Simmons has more on this Backyard Danger.
    Kids can spend hours on a backyard swing set, and most parents assume they are safe, but some say one particular design has led to dozens of injuries. Seven's Robbin Simmons has more on this Backyard Danger.
  • Flight Risks

    Flight Risks

    Checking in at the airport can be a hassle, with long lines and even longer waits, so those self-service check-in kiosks are a quick and easy way to get you on your way. But, as the Nightteam's Dave Kartunen tells...
    Checking in at the airport can be a hassle, with long lines and even longer waits, so those self-service check-in kiosks are a quick and easy way to get you on your way. But, as the Nightteam's Dave Kartunen tells us,...
  • Out for Justice

    Out for Justice

    We've all heard the horror stories of Internet pedophiles, stalking and talking to children on-line. One South Florida man decided he had enough and did something about it. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero...
    We've all heard the horror stories of Internet pedophiles, stalking and talking to children on-line. One South Florida man decided he had enough and did something about it. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this...
  • Predators on the Prowl

    Predators on the Prowl

    Chances are someone you know and love will end up needing care in a nursing home or assisted living facility. It is never an easy decision, and now, complicating the issue, the possibility a sex offender could be...
    Chances are someone you know and love will end up needing care in a nursing home or assisted living facility. It is never an easy decision, and now, complicating the issue, the possibility a sex offender could be in the...
  • Dirty Movies

    Dirty Movies

    Lots of folks enjoy a good scare at the movies, but it's not what we found on the big screen that will have you feeling squeamish. Seven's Charles Billi shows us the truth behind Dirty Movies.
    Lots of folks enjoy a good scare at the movies, but it's not what we found on the big screen that will have you feeling squeamish. Seven's Charles Billi shows us the truth behind Dirty Movies.
  • Getting An Earful

    Getting An Earful

    When you go shopping at a local mall, you may be buying more than some clothes and shoes. Experts say you may be getting an earful of trouble at some stores. Seven's Lynn Martinez has the story.
    When you go shopping at a local mall, you may be buying more than some clothes and shoes. Experts say you may be getting an earful of trouble at some stores. Seven's Lynn Martinez has the story.
  • Hair Scare

    Hair Scare

    Women everywhere are raving about a new product that turns frizzy, unmanageable curls into silky, straight hair, but is a chemical found in some formulas putting your health at risk? Seven News put several products...
    Women everywhere are raving about a new product that turns frizzy, unmanageable curls into silky, straight hair, but is a chemical found in some formulas putting your health at risk? Seven News put several products to the...
  • Mayor's Mess

    Mayor's Mess

    Miami-Dade's Section 8 housing program was so poorly run, the federal government has taken control, but that hasn't solved all the problems, and as you'll see in this special assignment report, a South Florida...
    Miami-Dade's Section 8 housing program was so poorly run, the federal government has taken control, but that hasn't solved all the problems, and as you'll see in this special assignment report, a South Florida mayor who...
  • Ripped Away

    Ripped Away

    We've seen it happen over and over again at our beaches. Locals and tourists swept away by rip currents, some never making it out alive. While most public beaches do have a warning system for rip currents, Seven...
    We've seen it happen over and over again at our beaches. Locals and tourists swept away by rip currents, some never making it out alive. While most public beaches do have a warning system for rip currents, Seven News has...
  • Off Track

    Off Track

    There has been nothing cheap about the expansion of Miami International Airport. One example, millions have been spent on a train that was running on a track in Japan. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with...
    There has been nothing cheap about the expansion of Miami International Airport. One example, millions have been spent on a train that was running on a track in Japan. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this...
  • Clouds of Secrecy

    Clouds of Secrecy

    It's over our heads every day, plain old exhaust from jets soaring by. But could it be something else? A government experiment perhaps? Some people are convinced the U.S. government is spraying chemicals in the...
    It's over our heads every day, plain old exhaust from jets soaring by. But could it be something else? A government experiment perhaps? Some people are convinced the U.S. government is spraying chemicals in the atmosphere....
  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    Tonight a Seven News investigation sparks a city investigation. When we looked into "The Breakfast Club", we found a trio of city workers taking early morning breaks. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this...
    Tonight a Seven News investigation sparks a city investigation. When we looked into "The Breakfast Club", we found a trio of city workers taking early morning breaks. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with this special...
  • Cat Fight

    Cat Fight

    There's a real cat fight brewing in Key Largo after some residents say their pet cats were killed in an effort to protect endangered rats. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has this special assignment report...
    There's a real cat fight brewing in Key Largo after some residents say their pet cats were killed in an effort to protect endangered rats. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has this special assignment report Cat Fight.
  • Money to Burn

    Money to Burn

    Times are so tough, cities are having to cut programs because there's just not enough money to go around. So imagine the surprise when it was learned one city spent big to decorate the outside of a fire station....
    Times are so tough, cities are having to cut programs because there's just not enough money to go around. So imagine the surprise when it was learned one city spent big to decorate the outside of a fire station....
  • Medical Miracles

    Medical Miracles

    We've all heard of medical miracles that doctors and medicine couldn't explain. Earlier this year we told you about a West Palm Beach cardiologist, who some say raised a man from the dead by prayer. Now Seven's...
    We've all heard of medical miracles that doctors and medicine couldn't explain. Earlier this year we told you about a West Palm Beach cardiologist, who some say raised a man from the dead by prayer. Now Seven's Louis...
  • License to Lie

    License to Lie

    The number of people driving illegally is reaching staggering numbers here in South Florida, and from the courts to the cops, there is concern it is only going to get worse. Investigate reporter Carmel Cafiero has...
    The number of people driving illegally is reaching staggering numbers here in South Florida, and from the courts to the cops, there is concern it is only going to get worse. Investigate reporter Carmel Cafiero has this...
  • Bigamists

    Bigamists

    A South Florida family is accused of making bigamy a family affair. Four members of the family and one of their friends are accused of trying to cash-in by tying the knot dozens of times. Investigative reporter...
    A South Florida family is accused of making bigamy a family affair. Four members of the family and one of their friends are accused of trying to cash-in by tying the knot dozens of times. Investigative reporter Carmel...
  • City Leader

    City Leader

    The Miami Lakes city leader admitted she sold real-estate with an expired license, agreeing to pay a fine, but now, she could cost the city more money. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero reports.
    The Miami Lakes city leader admitted she sold real-estate with an expired license, agreeing to pay a fine, but now, she could cost the city more money. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero reports.
  • Risky Romance

    Risky Romance

    Another Seven News exclusive tonight. Big trouble for a detective who got very involved with the wife of a murder suspect. As investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero explains, the Risky Romance could force...
    Another Seven News exclusive tonight. Big trouble for a detective who got very involved with the wife of a murder suspect. As investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero explains, the Risky Romance could force prosecutors to...
  • Risky Romance follow up

    Risky Romance follow up

    WSVN -- Officials uncovered new developments in the "risky romance" relationship between a cop and the wife of a man he arrested on a murder charge.
    WSVN -- Officials uncovered new developments in the "risky romance" relationship between a cop and the wife of a man he arrested on a murder charge.
  • Bigamist Plea

    Bigamist Plea

    Two members of a family are accused of unholy matrimony. Prosecutors say they took advantage of illegal aliens wanting to stay in the States by marrying them. Seven News first revealed the activities this summer....
    Two members of a family are accused of unholy matrimony. Prosecutors say they took advantage of illegal aliens wanting to stay in the States by marrying them. Seven News first revealed the activities this summer....
  • Home Heartache

    Home Heartache

    South Florida homeowners who thought they were paying a company to save their homes from foreclosure were instead being misled. That's according to a lawsuit filed by Florida's attorney general. The state is now...
    South Florida homeowners who thought they were paying a company to save their homes from foreclosure were instead being misled. That's according to a lawsuit filed by Florida's attorney general. The state is now suing that...
  • Pill Mills

    Pill Mills

    Tourism has always been important to South Florida. But these days, we are attracting a new kind of tourist. They're not coming for our beaches. They're here for prescription drugs. Seven's Carmel Cafiero...
    Tourism has always been important to South Florida. But these days, we are attracting a new kind of tourist. They're not coming for our beaches. They're here for prescription drugs. Seven's Carmel Cafiero investigates...
  • Lights Out

    Lights Out

    Most of us turn out the lights when we leave home, but that's not happening at some South Florida government buildings where the lights are bright, and the electric bills are big. Investigative reporter Carmel...
    Most of us turn out the lights when we leave home, but that's not happening at some South Florida government buildings where the lights are bright, and the electric bills are big. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has...
  • Up in Smoke

    Up in Smoke

    When you stop and think about it. It's amazing. A lawsuit that has taken 14 years to finish. Fourteen years ago, a South Florida doctor sued the tobacco companies. Now checks totaling hundreds of millions are being...
    When you stop and think about it. It's amazing. A lawsuit that has taken 14 years to finish. Fourteen years ago, a South Florida doctor sued the tobacco companies. Now checks totaling hundreds of millions are being handed...
  • Light Fright

    Light Fright

    In these tough times, everyone is looking to save some cash. One way is by going green at home and switching to energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. Handled with care, they're great, but as Patrick Fraser...
    In these tough times, everyone is looking to save some cash. One way is by going green at home and switching to energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. Handled with care, they're great, but as Patrick Fraser reports...
  • Making the Case

    Making the Case

    When you hear the words crime lab, you think of those TV shows where a detective walks in with a piece of evidence and five minutes later, walks out with his case solved and his suspect nailed. But that's on TV. In...
    When you hear the words crime lab, you think of those TV shows where a detective walks in with a piece of evidence and five minutes later, walks out with his case solved and his suspect nailed. But that's on TV. In real...
  • Loathe Thy Neighbor

    Loathe Thy Neighbor

    Neighborly disputes are nothing new, but instead of knocking on doors, disgruntled neighbors are now taking to the web to dish dirt on the folks next door. As Patrick Fraser reports in this special assignment,...
    Neighborly disputes are nothing new, but instead of knocking on doors, disgruntled neighbors are now taking to the web to dish dirt on the folks next door. As Patrick Fraser reports in this special assignment, they're...
  • Safe Sleep

    Safe Sleep

    It's something most parents don't worry about when they tuck their kids into bed at night. But putting your child in the wrong type of pajamas can be dangerous. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero shows how in...
    It's something most parents don't worry about when they tuck their kids into bed at night. But putting your child in the wrong type of pajamas can be dangerous. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero shows how in this...
  • Armed and Dangerous

    Armed and Dangerous

    It looks like a cell phone, it will kill you. It looks like an ink pen, it fires bullets. It's a knife, but it's not for cutting. Weapons, all built for one purpose, murder, and it's not hard to figure out who the...
    It looks like a cell phone, it will kill you. It looks like an ink pen, it fires bullets. It's a knife, but it's not for cutting. Weapons, all built for one purpose, murder, and it's not hard to figure out who the...
  • 7 News Investigation - Outreach Housing shut down

    7 News Investigation - Outreach Housing shut down

    New details into a 7 News Investigation we brought you last year. South Florida homeowners who thought they were paying a company to save their homes from foreclosure were instead being misled. Now we're learning...
    New details into a 7 News Investigation we brought you last year. South Florida homeowners who thought they were paying a company to save their homes from foreclosure were instead being misled. Now we're learning that...
  • Ticket Talk

    Ticket Talk

    Tonight, a Seven News Investigation exposes an unfair practice that is taking place everyday in traffic court. Some officers are sending secret signals to judges, and your case could be affected. Investigative...
    Tonight, a Seven News Investigation exposes an unfair practice that is taking place everyday in traffic court. Some officers are sending secret signals to judges, and your case could be affected. Investigative reporter...
  • Down the Drain

    Down the Drain

    With the economy in trouble and governments making cuts across the board, questions are being raised about some big spending on water fountains for a very pricey public park. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero...
    With the economy in trouble and governments making cuts across the board, questions are being raised about some big spending on water fountains for a very pricey public park. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has this...
  • Fontainebleau: Checked Out

    Fontainebleau: Checked Out

    If you ask people all over the world to name a hotel in South Florida, many would instantly say the Fontainebleau. It's been a legend for 50 years and recently finished an incredible renovation, but now Seven News...
    If you ask people all over the world to name a hotel in South Florida, many would instantly say the Fontainebleau. It's been a legend for 50 years and recently finished an incredible renovation, but now Seven News...
  • Alarming Danger

    Alarming Danger

    When you go to sleep at night you're probably comforted by the thought of your smoke alarm. If a fire breaks out you're protected, right? Wrong. You might not realize this, but there are two different kinds of...
    When you go to sleep at night you're probably comforted by the thought of your smoke alarm. If a fire breaks out you're protected, right? Wrong. You might not realize this, but there are two different kinds of fires and...
  • Too Close for Comfort

    Too Close for Comfort

    How would you feel if you found out more than 100 sex offenders had moved into your neighborhood living right next to you and your children? That is what some Broward County residents are facing tonight in a...
    How would you feel if you found out more than 100 sex offenders had moved into your neighborhood living right next to you and your children? That is what some Broward County residents are facing tonight in a situation that...
  • Makes No Cents

    Makes No Cents

    You already know certain banks and financial institutions are getting a huge bailout of taxpayer dollars, but 7 News has uncovered millions and millions and millions of dollars that banks could be easily claiming,...
    You already know certain banks and financial institutions are getting a huge bailout of taxpayer dollars, but 7 News has uncovered millions and millions and millions of dollars that banks could be easily claiming, but...
  • Key to Crime

    Key to Crime

    You are sitting in your home right now, your door locked safe and secure, right? Odds are you are wrong, not safe that someone could unlock your door within seconds using a key now sold all over the country....
    You are sitting in your home right now, your door locked safe and secure, right? Odds are you are wrong, not safe that someone could unlock your door within seconds using a key now sold all over the country. Dangerous? You...
  • Community Clash

    Community Clash

    One South Florida college is making major changes in one neighborhood. Officials are tearing down houses and building parking lots without permits, and that has residents in the area fuming. The Nightteam's Patrick...
    One South Florida college is making major changes in one neighborhood. Officials are tearing down houses and building parking lots without permits, and that has residents in the area fuming. The Nightteam's Patrick Fraser...
  • Drywall

    Drywall

    It was first on Seven, and the story went national after we launched an investigation: allegations of dangerous drywall from China making people sick and causing all kinds of problems in Florida homes. Now, some...
    It was first on Seven, and the story went national after we launched an investigation: allegations of dangerous drywall from China making people sick and causing all kinds of problems in Florida homes. Now, some are saying...
  • Pill Mills

    Pill Mills

    Seven News first showed you the drug use and abuse around South Florida pain clinics, and while these Pill Mills are now getting attention, it is still an ugly scene out there. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero...
    Seven News first showed you the drug use and abuse around South Florida pain clinics, and while these Pill Mills are now getting attention, it is still an ugly scene out there. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero first...
  • Makes No Cents

    Makes No Cents

    Every year you shell out big bucks in income taxes to keep the federal government working, but Seven's Dave Kartunen has discovered a huge amount of money the feds are simply ignoring. Our investigation proves it...
    Every year you shell out big bucks in income taxes to keep the federal government working, but Seven's Dave Kartunen has discovered a huge amount of money the feds are simply ignoring. Our investigation proves it Makes No...
  • Size Matters

    Size Matters

    From cereal to ice cream, some of your favorite staples at the grocery store are shrinking in size but not in price. Tonight, in a special assignment report, Seven's Lynn Martinez uncovers Why Size Matters.
    From cereal to ice cream, some of your favorite staples at the grocery store are shrinking in size but not in price. Tonight, in a special assignment report, Seven's Lynn Martinez uncovers Why Size Matters.
  • Worked Over

    Worked Over

    Scam artists seem to come out of the woodwork during tough economic times. They're looking for people who are desperate, and these days they are going in for the kill. As Seven's Patrick Fraser tells us tonight,...
    Scam artists seem to come out of the woodwork during tough economic times. They're looking for people who are desperate, and these days they are going in for the kill. As Seven's Patrick Fraser tells us tonight, people who...
  • Larry Seidlin

    Larry Seidlin

    The state is investigating another round of accusations involving former Broward judge Larry Seidlin and his connection to a wealthy widow. A relative of hers wants authorities to take another look at credit card...
    The state is investigating another round of accusations involving former Broward judge Larry Seidlin and his connection to a wealthy widow. A relative of hers wants authorities to take another look at credit card charges...
  • Rental Risk

    Rental Risk

    If you get hit by someone driving a rental car, you may want to have good insurance coverage. Rental car companies are not responsible if the person driving their car causes an accident and hurts you. Here's the...
    If you get hit by someone driving a rental car, you may want to have good insurance coverage. Rental car companies are not responsible if the person driving their car causes an accident and hurts you. Here's the...
  • Tough to Swallow

    Tough to Swallow

    Imagine your child comes home from school and tells you a teacher forced them to drink a liquid. When you talked to the school district about it, they refuse to give you any information. It happened to one South...
    Imagine your child comes home from school and tells you a teacher forced them to drink a liquid. When you talked to the school district about it, they refuse to give you any information. It happened to one South Florida...
  • Hurricane Heartache

    Hurricane Heartache

    Hurricane season is upon us, and now is the time to make preparations, but some South Florida homeowners who had hoped to have hurricane windows and shutters for this year say the company they hired took their...
    Hurricane season is upon us, and now is the time to make preparations, but some South Florida homeowners who had hoped to have hurricane windows and shutters for this year say the company they hired took their money and...
  • Seidlin Lawsuit

    Seidlin Lawsuit

    An elderly widow befriended by former Judge Larry Seidlin has filed a lawsuit against the judge, his wife and her parents. The lawsuit asks for damages of more than a half million dollars. Investigative reporter...
    An elderly widow befriended by former Judge Larry Seidlin has filed a lawsuit against the judge, his wife and her parents. The lawsuit asks for damages of more than a half million dollars. Investigative reporter Carmel...
  • County Crackdown

    County Crackdown

    Hundreds of businesses in Broward that aren't paying their taxes are getting a wakeup call. The message is clear: Pay up or else. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with the exclusive.
    Hundreds of businesses in Broward that aren't paying their taxes are getting a wakeup call. The message is clear: Pay up or else. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero with the exclusive.
  • Checked Out

    Checked Out

    A world famous resort does not pay the contractors who rebuilt the hotel. The contractors can't pay their workers, the workers can't pay their bills. It's not fiction, it's a fact. As 7 news reporter Patrick Fraser...
    A world famous resort does not pay the contractors who rebuilt the hotel. The contractors can't pay their workers, the workers can't pay their bills. It's not fiction, it's a fact. As 7 news reporter Patrick Fraser...
  • Backyard Danger

    Backyard Danger

    Parents will do almost anything to protect their children. But some say a government watchdog group is not doing enough to warn parents about a known Backyard Danger. 7's Lynn Martinez has the story.
    Parents will do almost anything to protect their children. But some say a government watchdog group is not doing enough to warn parents about a known Backyard Danger. 7's Lynn Martinez has the story.
  • No Time For Goodbye

    No Time For Goodbye

    His mother was dying and wanted to tell him something before she passed away. Fortunately, Bernard was able to get to the hospice in time. Unfortunately, the security guards would not come open the door and stood...
    His mother was dying and wanted to tell him something before she passed away. Fortunately, Bernard was able to get to the hospice in time. Unfortunately, the security guards would not come open the door and stood outside....
  • Password Protection

    Password Protection

    We've all got an line accounts for everything from email and Facebook to E-bay and Paypal. Not to mention all the bills we pay online, but have you ever stopped to wonder what would happen to that online...
    We've all got an line accounts for everything from email and Facebook to E-bay and Paypal. Not to mention all the bills we pay online, but have you ever stopped to wonder what would happen to that online information when...
  • Pill Mills Follow Up

    Pill Mills Follow Up

    Florida has passed a new law to keep track of prescription pain pills, but that law doesn't take effect until January. In the meantime, police are trying to stop the sale of addictive prescription drugs on the...
    Florida has passed a new law to keep track of prescription pain pills, but that law doesn't take effect until January. In the meantime, police are trying to stop the sale of addictive prescription drugs on the streets of...
  • Light Fight

    Light Fight

    Imagine spending close to half a million dollars on lights for a football field and then being told you can't use them. Imagine living in a neighborhood and suddenly finding out your quiet way of life is about to...
    Imagine spending close to half a million dollars on lights for a football field and then being told you can't use them. Imagine living in a neighborhood and suddenly finding out your quiet way of life is about to change....
  • Light Fight Follow Up

    Light Fight Follow Up

    A city saying let there be light at a stadium in one South Florida neighborhood, but residents won't be cheering the ruling. We first brought you this Light Fight earlier this week in a Seven News Investigation....
    A city saying let there be light at a stadium in one South Florida neighborhood, but residents won't be cheering the ruling. We first brought you this Light Fight earlier this week in a Seven News Investigation. Tonight, a...
  • Death At The Door

    Death At The Door

    Living in South Florida I bet you think you've heard it all. Guess again. This tale is truly strange. On one side, a veterinarian. On the other, a family. In the middle an unpaid bill for the family pet and as 7's...
    Living in South Florida I bet you think you've heard it all. Guess again. This tale is truly strange. On one side, a veterinarian. On the other, a family. In the middle an unpaid bill for the family pet and as 7's Charles...
  • Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home

    If you are losing your home in foreclosure, you are probably heartbroken, but one person has found a way to keep people from getting evicted from their houses legally, and they get their homes back at half of what...
    If you are losing your home in foreclosure, you are probably heartbroken, but one person has found a way to keep people from getting evicted from their houses legally, and they get their homes back at half of what they...
  • Pill Mills

    Pill Mills

    The U.S. Drug Czar in South Florida to find out more about our drug abuse problems. In Broward County, the main issue was prescription pain pills, and a Seven News investigation was used to illustrate the issue....
    The U.S. Drug Czar in South Florida to find out more about our drug abuse problems. In Broward County, the main issue was prescription pain pills, and a Seven News investigation was used to illustrate the issue....
  • Pill Mill Money

    Pill Mill Money

    It's no surprise that there's big money in the pain clinic business, but just how much might be shocking? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has obtained documents that for the first time ever show just how much...
    It's no surprise that there's big money in the pain clinic business, but just how much might be shocking? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has obtained documents that for the first time ever show just how much money a...
  • A Mother's Hope

    A Mother's Hope

    Earlier this year a 7-year-old boy in state custody prescribed mind altering drugs threatened to kill himself, then he did. This summer another child on powerful drugs also threatened to kill himself, his mother...
    Earlier this year a 7-year-old boy in state custody prescribed mind altering drugs threatened to kill himself, then he did. This summer another child on powerful drugs also threatened to kill himself, his mother called...
  • Pill Mills Update

    Pill Mills Update

    An update now on a 7 News Investigation suspect after suspect hauled off in handcuffs as police make a big bust in a pill smuggling ring. It's a pill pipeline that stretches from South Florida all the way to...
    An update now on a 7 News Investigation suspect after suspect hauled off in handcuffs as police make a big bust in a pill smuggling ring. It's a pill pipeline that stretches from South Florida all the way to Kentucky. Cops...
  • Abused Again

    Abused Again

    A 27-year-old adult has sex with a 15-year-old, we know what happens. They go to jail, but how about this. Not only does the adult not get jail time, she gets pregnant and is now demanding that the boy she had sex...
    A 27-year-old adult has sex with a 15-year-old, we know what happens. They go to jail, but how about this. Not only does the adult not get jail time, she gets pregnant and is now demanding that the boy she had sex with...
  • Grand jury puts Broward pill mills on notice

    Grand jury puts Broward pill mills on notice

    We were the first to expose South Florida's problem with so-called pill mills that offer easy access to prescription drugs to addicts who use them for purposes other than prescribed. Now, a grand jury has taken...
    We were the first to expose South Florida's problem with so-called pill mills that offer easy access to prescription drugs to addicts who use them for purposes other than prescribed. Now, a grand jury has taken notice. 7's...
  • Injecting Trouble

    Injecting Trouble

    Seems like everyone is looking for a quick fix for a better body. Shots, creams, Lasers, you name it. There's something out there for almost every problem, but some women in South Florida are risking their lives on...
    Seems like everyone is looking for a quick fix for a better body. Shots, creams, Lasers, you name it. There's something out there for almost every problem, but some women in South Florida are risking their lives on illegal...
  • Collecting Trouble

    Collecting Trouble

    The economy has a lot of people struggling to pay their bills. Many are getting behind and having to deal with debt collection agencies, but some say some of those companies are collecting trouble by going to far,...
    The economy has a lot of people struggling to pay their bills. Many are getting behind and having to deal with debt collection agencies, but some say some of those companies are collecting trouble by going to far, and one...
  • Mind Games

    Mind Games

    On Christmas morning many kids will be tearing open the latest video games, but after years of focusing on all the bad effects, some researchers now believe video games could actually give your kids a brain boost....
    On Christmas morning many kids will be tearing open the latest video games, but after years of focusing on all the bad effects, some researchers now believe video games could actually give your kids a brain boost. 7s Lynn...
  • Shattered Lives

    Shattered Lives

    In this country, they say you are innocent until proven guilty, but, in reality, you can stay in jail for weeks, months, even years before you get to a trial, and once you are arrested even when innocent, your life...
    In this country, they say you are innocent until proven guilty, but, in reality, you can stay in jail for weeks, months, even years before you get to a trial, and once you are arrested even when innocent, your life is...
  • Getting Burned

    Getting Burned

    How would you like to spend a million dollars for a product that doesn't work? Fire officials in Broward County say it happened to them, after buying a very expensive fire hose system. Investigative reporter Carmel...
    How would you like to spend a million dollars for a product that doesn't work? Fire officials in Broward County say it happened to them, after buying a very expensive fire hose system. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafeiro...
  • Getting Burned Follow Up

    Getting Burned Follow Up

    More heat tonight for BSO's fire department. As 7 News first reported a million dollar fire hose system for Port Everglades doesn't work, and now investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero uncovers there may also be...
    More heat tonight for BSO's fire department. As 7 News first reported a million dollar fire hose system for Port Everglades doesn't work, and now investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero uncovers there may also be problems...
  • Pill Mills - Operation Medicine Cabinet

    Pill Mills - Operation Medicine Cabinet

    An exclusive 7 News Investigation shining the light when it comes to pill mills, and tonight Broward County is coming up with a "Prescription For Change," that begins in your very own medicine cabinet....
    An exclusive 7 News Investigation shining the light when it comes to pill mills, and tonight Broward County is coming up with a "Prescription For Change," that begins in your very own medicine cabinet. Investigative...
  • Lawsuit - Mother taken off life support without permission

    Lawsuit - Mother taken off life support without permission

    MIAMI (WSVN) -- A young mother died when, a lawsuit claims, she was taken off life support without her family's permission.
    MIAMI (WSVN) -- A young mother died when, a lawsuit claims, she was taken off life support without her family's permission.
  • Clinic Crackdown

    Clinic Crackdown

    7News blew the cover off the problem: Florida pain clinics feeding addictions by handing out pain pills by the millions. Now, the feds have paid some of them a visit, and they would not leave empty-handed. Tonight:...
    7News blew the cover off the problem: Florida pain clinics feeding addictions by handing out pain pills by the millions. Now, the feds have paid some of them a visit, and they would not leave empty-handed. Tonight: a...
  • Use It or Lose It

    Use It or Lose It

    Time is running out on a government program designed to get families into foreclosed homes. The plan giving local governments money to buy and resell homes rolled into gear last year, but with six months left to...
    Time is running out on a government program designed to get families into foreclosed homes. The plan giving local governments money to buy and resell homes rolled into gear last year, but with six months left to spend the...
  • Body of Evidence

    Body of Evidence

    It's a mystery that has been playing out in Broward County courts for years now. Where is the body of a New York woman whose head was found along alligator alley? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.
    It's a mystery that has been playing out in Broward County courts for years now. Where is the body of a New York woman whose head was found along alligator alley? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.
  • Tips on how to combat identity fraud

    Tips on how to combat identity fraud

    The IRS is offering several tips to prevent identity fraud during tax season, after a local woman received a surprise check in the mail.
    The IRS is offering several tips to prevent identity fraud during tax season, after a local woman received a surprise check in the mail.
  • Risky Ride

    Risky Ride

    You might be surprised to hear this. There's a good chance the elevators you ride in, in South Florida, aren't safe. In fact, thousands are operating illegally or can't pass inspection. One man found that out the...
    You might be surprised to hear this. There's a good chance the elevators you ride in, in South Florida, aren't safe. In fact, thousands are operating illegally or can't pass inspection. One man found that out the hard way....
  • A Mother's Hope

    A Mother's Hope

    Six months ago, a little boy was threatening to kill himself. After his mother contacted 7's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser, it was determined psychiatrists hired by the state had misdiagnosed him. After 7 News...
    Six months ago, a little boy was threatening to kill himself. After his mother contacted 7's Help me Howard with Patrick Fraser, it was determined psychiatrists hired by the state had misdiagnosed him. After 7 News got...
  • Microchip

    Microchip

    If you have a pet you probably can't bear the thought of losing them. Thats why many people put a microchip in their animal, is a good idea but its not foolproof it has its drawbacks. As Patrick Fraser tells us in...
    If you have a pet you probably can't bear the thought of losing them. Thats why many people put a microchip in their animal, is a good idea but its not foolproof it has its drawbacks. As Patrick Fraser tells us in dog-gone...
  • Pay or walk Away

    Pay or walk Away

    Someone said it's like burning a pile of money each month. That person owed more money on their mortgage than their house is worth. That's the problem facing half the homeowners in South Florida who now face the...
    Someone said it's like burning a pile of money each month. That person owed more money on their mortgage than their house is worth. That's the problem facing half the homeowners in South Florida who now face the decision...
  • Expired Safety

    Expired Safety

    Car seats are expensive and a lot of people pass them down to help new parents save money, but what many don't realize is they may be passing down Expired Safety.
    Car seats are expensive and a lot of people pass them down to help new parents save money, but what many don't realize is they may be passing down Expired Safety.
  • Pets in Peril

    Pets in Peril

    If you have a furry friend, you know fighting fleas can be a real struggle, but some pet owners say one of the more popular medicines nearly killed their dogs and now the feds are looking into it. Seven's Patrick...
    If you have a furry friend, you know fighting fleas can be a real struggle, but some pet owners say one of the more popular medicines nearly killed their dogs and now the feds are looking into it. Seven's Patrick Fraser...
  • Up In Smoke

    Up In Smoke

    A new drug is taking hold in South Florida so new most police agencies have not even heard about it, but the people who like to smoke marijuana know all about what's being called fake pot and they're buying it...
    A new drug is taking hold in South Florida so new most police agencies have not even heard about it, but the people who like to smoke marijuana know all about what's being called fake pot and they're buying it faster than...
  • Driven to Sue

    Driven to Sue

    One man worked for at least six South Florida limo companies. That man has sued six South Florida limo companies. The limo companies say he is a serial suer. He says he's trying to get them to follow the law. Here...
    One man worked for at least six South Florida limo companies. That man has sued six South Florida limo companies. The limo companies say he is a serial suer. He says he's trying to get them to follow the law. Here is...
  • Power to Save

    Power to Save

    It's already hot in South Florida and that means we're cranking up the AC. For some of us, getting the electric bill can leave us burning, but a new device may give you the "Power to Save." 7's Craig Stevens checks...
    It's already hot in South Florida and that means we're cranking up the AC. For some of us, getting the electric bill can leave us burning, but a new device may give you the "Power to Save." 7's Craig Stevens checks it out.
  • State of Emergency

    State of Emergency

    We all know a trip to the emergency room can mean a long wait to see a doctor, but studies show that wait time is getting longer and putting lives in danger, and now patients are coming forward saying a trip to the...
    We all know a trip to the emergency room can mean a long wait to see a doctor, but studies show that wait time is getting longer and putting lives in danger, and now patients are coming forward saying a trip to the ER left...
  • Risky Ride

    Risky Ride

    Riding our bikes is something we can enjoy year round here in South Florida. And for many of us, a must-have piece of equipment is a bike helmet. But if your helmet is more than a few years old, you may be taking a...
    Riding our bikes is something we can enjoy year round here in South Florida. And for many of us, a must-have piece of equipment is a bike helmet. But if your helmet is more than a few years old, you may be taking a risky...
  • Dangerous Dogs

    Dangerous Dogs

    One man has pictures of his neighbors dogs killing his cat. Another neighbor has another picture and another. A total of 20 cats killed in one Miami-Dade neighborhood by the same two dogs, and tonight the neighbors...
    One man has pictures of his neighbors dogs killing his cat. Another neighbor has another picture and another. A total of 20 cats killed in one Miami-Dade neighborhood by the same two dogs, and tonight the neighbors are...
  • Facebook Freebies

    Facebook Freebies

    Facebook is the place to be to reconnect with old friends or share pictures of your latest vacation, but we found Facebook has another benefit, freebies. 7s Lynn Martinez shows us just how much swag you can snag.
    Facebook is the place to be to reconnect with old friends or share pictures of your latest vacation, but we found Facebook has another benefit, freebies. 7s Lynn Martinez shows us just how much swag you can snag.
  • Fashion Prodigy

    Fashion Prodigy

    His glamorous gowns and over-the-top shoes would make Carrie on "Sex and the City" jealous. But we're not talking about Gucci or Jimmy Choo. We're talking about a 10-year-old boy growing up here in South Florida....
    His glamorous gowns and over-the-top shoes would make Carrie on "Sex and the City" jealous. But we're not talking about Gucci or Jimmy Choo. We're talking about a 10-year-old boy growing up here in South Florida. 7's Lynn...
  • Tax Break

    Tax Break

    Have you gotten your tax notice in the mail yet? Upset and ready to get those property taxes lowered, it's not hard, so let's bring in Patrick Fraser to show you how people are doing it in a story we call, tax break.
    Have you gotten your tax notice in the mail yet? Upset and ready to get those property taxes lowered, it's not hard, so let's bring in Patrick Fraser to show you how people are doing it in a story we call, tax break.
  • Deadly Dose?

    Deadly Dose?

    A local teen dies after overdosing on over-the-counter cold medicine. Doctors say it's a growing problem in South Florida, because the drugs are easy to get. 7's Lynn Martinez shows us how this boy's family is now...
    A local teen dies after overdosing on over-the-counter cold medicine. Doctors say it's a growing problem in South Florida, because the drugs are easy to get. 7's Lynn Martinez shows us how this boy's family is now trying...
  • Out of Bounds?

    Out of Bounds?

    He's one of the country's most famous football players, and he's from South Florida: rich, famous and popular. One woman trusted him so much, she says she loaned him money, but she says Ocho Cinco wouldn't repay...
    He's one of the country's most famous football players, and he's from South Florida: rich, famous and popular. One woman trusted him so much, she says she loaned him money, but she says Ocho Cinco wouldn't repay it. His...
  • Chief Concern

    Chief Concern

    He is currently under investigation for leaving his loaded service revolver on a playground, where it was found by a 10-year-old boy. Earlier this year he was accused of letting a convicted felon go because he was...
    He is currently under investigation for leaving his loaded service revolver on a playground, where it was found by a 10-year-old boy. Earlier this year he was accused of letting a convicted felon go because he was a...
  • Pet Cemetery

    Pet Cemetery

    Its not something you think about every day, but eventually many people get around to dealing with it. Deciding where you want to be buried and near whom one man decided that, then was dumbfounded when he found out...
    Its not something you think about every day, but eventually many people get around to dealing with it. Deciding where you want to be buried and near whom one man decided that, then was dumbfounded when he found out he...
  • No Justice For All

    No Justice For All

    The court system is set up to protect the crime victim. The State Attorney's Office is there to prosecute the criminals, to insure the victims get justice most of the time, but one South Florida family is stunned...
    The court system is set up to protect the crime victim. The State Attorney's Office is there to prosecute the criminals, to insure the victims get justice most of the time, but one South Florida family is stunned by the...
  • A Sister's Sorrow

    A Sister's Sorrow

    Tonight, the state is investigating a local hospital in connection with the death of a former patient. His family thinks he should not have been discharged. The hospital says it was following the law. Investigative...
    Tonight, the state is investigating a local hospital in connection with the death of a former patient. His family thinks he should not have been discharged. The hospital says it was following the law. Investigative...
  • Modification Mess

    Modification Mess

    So many South Floridians cannot afford to pay their mortgages anymore. Many walk away from their homes, many have them taken away and others try to take advantage of a new government program that lets them modify...
    So many South Floridians cannot afford to pay their mortgages anymore. Many walk away from their homes, many have them taken away and others try to take advantage of a new government program that lets them modify their...
  • Pill Mills

    Pill Mills

    It's a major drug problem exposed first on 7 News in South Florida. Now, it is getting more national attention. We're talking about South Florida pain clinics, the focus of legislators in Tallahassee now. Lawmakers...
    It's a major drug problem exposed first on 7 News in South Florida. Now, it is getting more national attention. We're talking about South Florida pain clinics, the focus of legislators in Tallahassee now. Lawmakers had...
  • Storm of Trouble

    Storm of Trouble

    Hurricane season 2010 has come to a close with no storms affecting us here in South Florida, but some South Florida residents hoping for hurricane protection, fear they are facing a storm of trouble, 7's Patrick...
    Hurricane season 2010 has come to a close with no storms affecting us here in South Florida, but some South Florida residents hoping for hurricane protection, fear they are facing a storm of trouble, 7's Patrick Fraser has...
  • VIP Raid

    VIP Raid

    A Broward County pain clinic shut down because of neighborhood complaints has opened again in the same neighborhood, but now its future is in question after a raid by law enforcement. Investigative reporter Carmel...
    A Broward County pain clinic shut down because of neighborhood complaints has opened again in the same neighborhood, but now its future is in question after a raid by law enforcement. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero...
  • 7's Top 7: International

    7's Top 7: International

    From wars in the Middle East, weddings across the pond, to labor riots throughout the continent. In tonight's 7's Top 7, Craig Stevens takes a look at the top international stories.
    From wars in the Middle East, weddings across the pond, to labor riots throughout the continent. In tonight's 7's Top 7, Craig Stevens takes a look at the top international stories.
  • 7's Top 7: National

    7's Top 7: National

    Big debates in Congress led to big upsets in congressional elections. Natural disasters and man-made messes: all made national headlines this year. 7's Craig Stevens takes a look.
    Big debates in Congress led to big upsets in congressional elections. Natural disasters and man-made messes: all made national headlines this year. 7's Craig Stevens takes a look.
  • 7's Top 7: Local/State

    7's Top 7: Local/State

    When it comes to big stories, Florida never fails to deliver. This year was marked by brutal violence, but also remarkable courage, and never to be out-done in the strange news category, even a tiger on the loose!...
    When it comes to big stories, Florida never fails to deliver. This year was marked by brutal violence, but also remarkable courage, and never to be out-done in the strange news category, even a tiger on the loose! 7's...
  • 7's Top 7: Obituaries

    7's Top 7: Obituaries

    In 2010, we lost many memorable stars and public figures, including the actors who played TV characters many of us grew up watching. Craig Stevens looks back at the Top 7 Obituaries.
    In 2010, we lost many memorable stars and public figures, including the actors who played TV characters many of us grew up watching. Craig Stevens looks back at the Top 7 Obituaries.
  • 7's Top 7: Entertainment

    7's Top 7: Entertainment

    When it comes to celebs and stars, there's never a dull moment and 2010 was no exception. From breakups to meltdowns, 7's Louis Aguirre has 7's Top 7: the celebrities making headlines in 2010.
    When it comes to celebs and stars, there's never a dull moment and 2010 was no exception. From breakups to meltdowns, 7's Louis Aguirre has 7's Top 7: the celebrities making headlines in 2010.
  • 7's Top 7: Earthquake/BP Oil Spill

    7's Top 7: Earthquake/BP Oil Spill

    2010 was a year marked by two major disasters: one natural, one manmade, both devastating. 7's Craig Stevens has the story.
    2010 was a year marked by two major disasters: one natural, one manmade, both devastating. 7's Craig Stevens has the story.
  • A Sister's Sorrow Follow-Up

    A Sister's Sorrow Follow-Up

    The death of a man with mental illness may change the way mental hospitals release their patients. The action follows the death of a man discharged from a hospital last year. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero...
    The death of a man with mental illness may change the way mental hospitals release their patients. The action follows the death of a man discharged from a hospital last year. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero first...
  • Good Deed Gone Wrong?

    Good Deed Gone Wrong?

    He found a way to help people losing their homes in foreclosure from the bank and then turn around and sell it back to the owner after getting financing for them, but now one person is suing him because he couldnt...
    He found a way to help people losing their homes in foreclosure from the bank and then turn around and sell it back to the owner after getting financing for them, but now one person is suing him because he couldnt get her...
  • Under Fire

    Under Fire

    A local man claims he was fired for doing what he thought was right, and now he's filed a lawsuit about it. 7's Craig Stevens shows us why this man thinks he's "Under Fire."
    A local man claims he was fired for doing what he thought was right, and now he's filed a lawsuit about it. 7's Craig Stevens shows us why this man thinks he's "Under Fire."
  • Filing Frustration

    Filing Frustration

    A lot of us are getting our tax returns back and going on a shopping spree, but for others, it's a never-ending headache. The nightteam's Patrick Fraser has the exclusive investigation, "Filing Frustration."
    A lot of us are getting our tax returns back and going on a shopping spree, but for others, it's a never-ending headache. The nightteam's Patrick Fraser has the exclusive investigation, "Filing Frustration."
  • Monitoring Trouble

    Monitoring Trouble

    Parents use video baby monitors to keep an eye on their little ones, but you might not be the only one watching and listening. Some of these monitors are giving strangers the ability to peer into your home. 7's...
    Parents use video baby monitors to keep an eye on their little ones, but you might not be the only one watching and listening. Some of these monitors are giving strangers the ability to peer into your home. 7's Lynn...
  • Growing Problem

    Growing Problem

    You have seen them working. We all have the yard guys mowing, trimming hedging all over South Florida every day. You see them, but you dont watch them as closely as the crooks who ripping them off over and over and...
    You have seen them working. We all have the yard guys mowing, trimming hedging all over South Florida every day. You see them, but you dont watch them as closely as the crooks who ripping them off over and over and over....
  • Opa-Locka

    Opa-Locka

    The turmoil continues in the city of Opa-Locka tonight. The latest issues: Allegations of ethical violations and claims of an affair. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.
    The turmoil continues in the city of Opa-Locka tonight. The latest issues: Allegations of ethical violations and claims of an affair. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.
  • Trafficking Trouble

    Trafficking Trouble

    When you think of human trafficking you think of far away places. But the reality is it could be happening in your neighborhood. Now some workers are coming forward to tell their heartbreaking stories in a hopes of...
    When you think of human trafficking you think of far away places. But the reality is it could be happening in your neighborhood. Now some workers are coming forward to tell their heartbreaking stories in a hopes of getting...
  • Rolladen

    Rolladen

    Now another 7 News exclusive. It involves the president of a South Florida storm shutter business one you may have heard of. Tonight, officials say the man in charge is himself in a storm of trouble. The Broward...
    Now another 7 News exclusive. It involves the president of a South Florida storm shutter business one you may have heard of. Tonight, officials say the man in charge is himself in a storm of trouble. The Broward Sheriff's...
  • Rolladen Pres. arrested

    Rolladen Pres. arrested

    The president of Rolladen Shutters and Windows has been arrested.
    The president of Rolladen Shutters and Windows has been arrested.
  • Secret Sickness

    Secret Sickness

    An update tonight about a medical procedure 7 News first reported on last year. A procedure that some say left them in excruciating pain, and several patients we spoke to say it led to a "Secret Sickness." Now, it...
    An update tonight about a medical procedure 7 News first reported on last year. A procedure that some say left them in excruciating pain, and several patients we spoke to say it led to a "Secret Sickness." Now, it appears...
  • Companies offering help after shutter scam

    Companies offering help after shutter scam

    Several South Florida shutter companies are offering their help after the largest shutter company in the area failed to deliver customers' shutters.
    Several South Florida shutter companies are offering their help after the largest shutter company in the area failed to deliver customers' shutters.
  • Smelling Trouble

    Smelling Trouble

    He made a mistake. He towed a car, he then apologized and offered to pay for the towing. Instead, the car owner told him he was a city councilman, that he was going to sue him for the towing and for an odor. What...
    He made a mistake. He towed a car, he then apologized and offered to pay for the towing. Instead, the car owner told him he was a city councilman, that he was going to sue him for the towing and for an odor. What is this...
  • Self Surgery

    Self Surgery

    What would you do if you needed medical care but didn't have insurance and just couldn't afford it? Seems some people are taking extreme measures, even doing the surgery themselves! 7's Craig Stevens has more on...
    What would you do if you needed medical care but didn't have insurance and just couldn't afford it? Seems some people are taking extreme measures, even doing the surgery themselves! 7's Craig Stevens has more on this...
  • Fighting City Hall

    Fighting City Hall

    Tax money has always been precious. Now it's precious and hard to come by. So why is one South Florida city is spending tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight a man who may have the law...
    Tax money has always been precious. Now it's precious and hard to come by. So why is one South Florida city is spending tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight a man who may have the law on his...
  • 9/11 Search & Rescue

    9/11 Search & Rescue

    When terrorists struck on 9/11 some of South Florida's firemen and police officers were on the front lines in the search and rescue at Ground Zero. 10 years later, tt's still one of their most important missions.
    When terrorists struck on 9/11 some of South Florida's firemen and police officers were on the front lines in the search and rescue at Ground Zero. 10 years later, tt's still one of their most important missions.
  • 9/11 Airports

    9/11 Airports

    The 9/11 attacks shook America's airline industry to it's core. The result was a new era of security that would soon take off nationwide and as 7's Mike Marza reports, the way we fly would never be the same again.
    The 9/11 attacks shook America's airline industry to it's core. The result was a new era of security that would soon take off nationwide and as 7's Mike Marza reports, the way we fly would never be the same again.
  • 9/11 Local Families

    9/11 Local Families

    On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, two South Floridians are remembering that day and what was taken away. They both lost loved ones in the terrorist attack. 7s Lynn Martinez shows us how they're coping 10 years later.
    On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, two South Floridians are remembering that day and what was taken away. They both lost loved ones in the terrorist attack. 7s Lynn Martinez shows us how they're coping 10 years later.
  • Hidden Danger

    Hidden Danger

    There may be one in your TV remote or your watch, even in your children's toys. Those flat little button batteries are convenient, powerful and as we found deadly. 7s Lynn Martinez shows us this "Hidden danger."
    There may be one in your TV remote or your watch, even in your children's toys. Those flat little button batteries are convenient, powerful and as we found deadly. 7s Lynn Martinez shows us this "Hidden danger."
  • Risky & Risque?

    Risky & Risque?

    A Pompano Beach club popular with young teens is under fire tonight after 7 News exposes what's really going on there. In a 7 news exclusive investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero reveals why it may be "Risky and...
    A Pompano Beach club popular with young teens is under fire tonight after 7 News exposes what's really going on there. In a 7 news exclusive investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero reveals why it may be "Risky and Risque."
  • Risky & Risque? Follow-Up

    Risky & Risque? Follow-Up

    Our hidden cameras opened a lot of eyes. Now tonight, one mayor wants these wild parties shut down. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the follow-up from Pompano Beach.
    Our hidden cameras opened a lot of eyes. Now tonight, one mayor wants these wild parties shut down. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the follow-up from Pompano Beach.
  • Poison On Your Plate?

    Poison On Your Plate?

    Many of us skip beef for chicken thinking it's healthier to eat, but you may be playing chicken with poison. 7's Craig Stevens shows us why there might be too much of a good thing in tonight's Special Report.
    Many of us skip beef for chicken thinking it's healthier to eat, but you may be playing chicken with poison. 7's Craig Stevens shows us why there might be too much of a good thing in tonight's Special Report.
  • Dust Mite Misery

    Dust Mite Misery

    When you think of moisture problems at home, mold is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But there's another intruder that may be even more sickening, and now some homeowners are suing. Investigative...
    When you think of moisture problems at home, mold is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But there's another intruder that may be even more sickening, and now some homeowners are suing. Investigative reporter...
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