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  • South Florida Doctor Sued

    South Florida Doctor Sued

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:56:31 GMT
    7News has learned a South Florida doctor who is already being sued for inappropriately touching a patient, is now being investigated by police for the same allegation. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with a 7News exclusive.
    7News has learned a South Florida doctor who is already being sued for inappropriately touching a patient, is now being investigated by police for the same allegation. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is on the case with a 7News exclusive.
  • BADge Behavior: Miami-Dade Police officer cuts a deal after being accused of stealing gas from the county

    BADge Behavior: Miami-Dade Police officer cuts a deal after being accused of stealing gas from the county

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:15:18 GMT
    Former Miami-Dade Police Officer Rose StabioFormer Miami-Dade Police Officer Rose Stabio
    WSVN -- There is one less police officer in South Florida tonight. She has resigned in disgrace after being caught stealing gas. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    WSVN -- There is one less police officer in South Florida tonight. She has resigned in disgrace after being caught stealing gas. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Former State Corrections Officer Cleared in Shooting Death Outside Bar

    Former State Corrections Officer Cleared in Shooting Death Outside Bar

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:34:21 GMT
    Tonight there's a decision on whether to charge a former state corrections officer who shot and killed a man outside of a bar. Was it murder, manslaughter, or self defense? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero broke the story and is back On the Case.
    Tonight there's a decision on whether to charge a former state corrections officer who shot and killed a man outside of a bar. Was it murder, manslaughter, or self defense? Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero broke the story and is back On the Case.
  • Highway Hazard: FHP Investigates Rocks Thrown at Cars on Turnpike

    Highway Hazard: FHP Investigates Rocks Thrown at Cars on Turnpike

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-07-02 03:55:52 GMT
    Tonight, a warning for drivers along a portion of Florida's Turnpike: Rocks are being thrown at cars. Now, authorities are targeting those behind this "Highway Hazard." Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Tonight, a warning for drivers along a portion of Florida's Turnpike: Rocks are being thrown at cars. Now, authorities are targeting those behind this "Highway Hazard." Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Paying the Price for Exploiting the Elderly

    Paying the Price for Exploiting the Elderly

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-06-25 03:38:11 GMT
    66-year-old William Tinnell66-year-old William Tinnell
    A longtime South Florida criminal is on his way to state prison tonight. He has admitted he took advantage of elderly homeowners by charging big bucks for bogus yard work. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero first broke the story, and is back on the case with the conclusion.
    A longtime South Florida criminal is on his way to state prison tonight. He has admitted he took advantage of elderly homeowners by charging big bucks for bogus yard work. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero first broke the story, and is back on the case with the conclusion.
  • Invisible Chains: Fort Lauderdale Police Fight Human Trafficking

    Invisible Chains: Fort Lauderdale Police Fight Human Trafficking

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-06-11 02:44:37 GMT
    Tonight, the conclusion of a 7News exclusive. A behind the scenes look at Fort Lauderdale's elite human trafficking unit. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has their story.
    Tonight, the conclusion of a 7News exclusive. A behind the scenes look at Fort Lauderdale's elite human trafficking unit. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has their story.

  • Invisible Chains: Fort Lauderdale Police Fight Human Trafficking

    Invisible Chains: Fort Lauderdale Police Fight Human Trafficking

    Monday, June 9 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-06-10 02:43:48 GMT
    Tonight a 7News exclusive takes us behind the scenes as the Fort Lauderdale Police Department fights human trafficking. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero spent months tracking the city's elite unit. Its members are dedicated to helping victims break their "Invisible Chains."
    Tonight a 7News exclusive takes us behind the scenes as the Fort Lauderdale Police Department fights human trafficking. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero spent months tracking the city's elite unit. Its members are dedicated to helping victims break their "Invisible Chains."

  • British Woman Convicted in High-Speed Car Crash Case

    British Woman Convicted in High-Speed Car Crash Case

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-06-04 03:13:48 GMT
    It is a case of delayed justice spanning eight years and involving trips across the Atlantic, but the fate of a British woman charged in the death of a South Florida man was finally decided in a Broward courtroom. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the verdict.
    It is a case of delayed justice spanning eight years and involving trips across the Atlantic, but the fate of a British woman charged in the death of a South Florida man was finally decided in a Broward courtroom. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero has the verdict.

  • Lost Treasures

    Lost Treasures

    Friday, May 30 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-05-30 16:13:06 GMT
    It's been close to three years since former Broward Sheriff Nick Navarro passed away. As you might expect, it's been hard on his widow. But what you might not expect is the legal battle that has developed over the sale of his company. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.
    It's been close to three years since former Broward Sheriff Nick Navarro passed away. As you might expect, it's been hard on his widow. But what you might not expect is the legal battle that has developed over the sale of his company. Investigative Reporter Carmel Cafiero has the story.

  • BADge Behavior: Miami-Dade Schools Police Officer Resigns After Sex Tape Surfaces

    BADge Behavior: Miami-Dade Schools Police Officer Resigns After Sex Tape Surfaces

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-05-28 19:45:59 GMT
    We've all heard of celebrity sex tapes, but here in South Florida, a sex tape has cost a local police officer his job. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case, but we must warn you the subject matter and video may not be suitable for young viewers.
    We've all heard of celebrity sex tapes, but here in South Florida, a sex tape has cost a local police officer his job. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case, but we must warn you the subject matter and video may not be suitable for young viewers.
  • Dogs on Deployment

    Dogs on Deployment

    Friday, May 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-05-23 19:35:19 GMT
    U.S. Army Reservist Denisse Medina and Bronx, her Great Dane.U.S. Army Reservist Denisse Medina and Bronx, her Great Dane.
    Our military men and women are used to sacrificing the comforts of home while deployed, but what if one of those comforts is a beloved pet? One organization is making sure those furry family members are cared for while our heroes are fighting for freedom.
    Our military men and women are used to sacrificing the comforts of home while deployed, but what if one of those comforts is a beloved pet? One organization is making sure those furry family members are cared for while our heroes are fighting for freedom.
  • Roaches on the Ride

    Roaches on the Ride

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-05-21 15:07:14 GMT
    Tonight a 7News undercover investigation reveals bugs on Broward buses. Passengers are grossed out and fed up. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Tonight a 7News undercover investigation reveals bugs on Broward buses. Passengers are grossed out and fed up. Investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.

  • Predicting Problems

    Predicting Problems

    Friday, May 16 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-05-16 04:55:43 GMT
    Imagine if police knew where and when a crime was going to happen before it occurred. It may seem impossible, but as 7's Carmel Cafiero reports, new technology is "Predicting Problems" for one South Florida police force.
    Imagine if police knew where and when a crime was going to happen before it occurred. It may seem impossible, but as 7's Carmel Cafiero reports, new technology is "Predicting Problems" for one South Florida police force.
  • Teen Tattoos

    Teen Tattoos

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-05-14 04:08:25 GMT
    The three underage girls who got tattoos without their parents' permission.The three underage girls who got tattoos without their parents' permission.
    Tattoos may be all the rage, but you have to be 18 to get one. That didn't stop three teenage girls, and you won't believe where they went to get them. Now Coral Springs police are investigating. 7's Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
    Tattoos may be all the rage, but you have to be 18 to get one. That didn't stop three teenage girls, and you won't believe where they went to get them. Now Coral Springs police are investigating. 7's Carmel Cafiero is On the Case.
  • Dr. Kennedy homes named in class action lawsuit

    Dr. Kennedy homes named in class action lawsuit

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-04-30 02:54:35 GMT
    A lawsuit has been filed against Dr. Kennedy homes, an affordable housing complex in Fort. Lauderdale. As 7News first reported, severe mold has been causing problems for residents there and now investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is back on the case.
    A lawsuit has been filed against Dr. Kennedy homes, an affordable housing complex in Fort. Lauderdale. As 7News first reported, severe mold has been causing problems for residents there and now investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero is back on the case.
  • More Mold Misery

    More Mold Misery

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:37:53 GMT
    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.
    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.

  • 'Virtual Concierge' Arrests

    'Virtual Concierge' Arrests

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-04-09 00:41:24 GMT
    Virtual Concierge machinesVirtual Concierge machines
    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.
    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.
  • 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?
  • Club Cinema-BSO Battle

    Club Cinema-BSO Battle

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-03 14:57:02 GMT
    Club Cinema in Pompano BeachClub Cinema in Pompano Beach
    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.
    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.
  • Two Cent Foreclosure

    Two Cent Foreclosure

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-03-26 03:41:52 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Mold Relief

    Mold Relief

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-03-19 03:15:13 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Flanigan's Lawsuit

    Flanigan's Lawsuit

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 11:01 PM EDT2014-03-12 03:01:50 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Skateboard Sorrow

    Skateboard Sorrow

    Friday, March 7 2014 2:25 AM EST2014-03-07 07:25:55 GMT
    From left: Courtney Paquin, Tyler Paquin, Tara PaquinFrom left: Courtney Paquin, Tyler Paquin, Tara Paquin
    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.
    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.
  • Mold Misery

    Mold Misery

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 11:36 PM EST2014-03-05 04:36:15 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Sober House Deaths

    Sober House Deaths

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 11:52 PM EST2014-02-26 04:52:15 GMT
     Harbor Recovery House in Pompano Beach Harbor Recovery House in Pompano Beach
    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.
    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.
  • $73K Lottery Scam Victim

    $73K Lottery Scam Victim

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-02-12 04:11:50 GMT
    Joan AndersonJoan Anderson
    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.
    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.
  • 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
    Jason Banton and Carmel CafieroJason Banton and Carmel Cafiero
    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.
  • Carmel on the Case

    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.
  • Carmel on the Case

    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...
  • Carmel on the Case

    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.

7 News Investigative Reporter

Carmel Cafiero joined WSVN-TV in 1973. Currently she is the station's Investigative Reporter, but over the years her duties have ranged from the anchor desk to general assignment reporting.

Carmel came to Channel 7 from WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, where she covered the capitol and was the first woman in the state to anchor an evening news broadcast.

Carmel's work has been honored with the presentation of two George Foster Peabody awards, Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service award, National Headliners award, nine Emmy awards and nearly a dozen state and local awards. In 2010, Carmel received the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for Pill Mills, a series about Pain Management Clinics.

When she's not chasing a story, you'll find Carmel in the Keys chasing bonefish.

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