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Nearly 8 Months Into Coronavirus Pandemic, ‘We Are At A Critical Juncture’

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After nearly 8 months into the pandemic, COVID-19 has claimed over 1.1 million lives worldwide. More than 223,000 of them in the U.S. “We are at a critical juncture in this pandemic, particularly in the Northern hemisphere,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General. Thursday, more than 71,000 new infections were reported and it was the fourth-highest total since the pandemic began. It has even been spreading in areas with existing rules for wearing masks and social-distancing. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Some experts say a crucial part of the puzzle is missing. “Testing for […]Read full article >

Administrator Of Florida Licenses Suspended After Investigation Reveals ‘Immediate Danger To Public’

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An authorized third-party administrator of the Florida driver license test, Universal Driving School, Inc., has been suspended by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the agency announced Friday. The move comes after an investigation uncovered violations of the Third-Party Agreement which the agency says poses an “immediate danger to the public health, safety, and welfare of Florida’s residents and visitors.” MORE ON CBSMIAMI.COM Georgia Man Drugged, Robbed After Meeting Woman In Dania Beach Casino Florida Woman Accused Of Killing 3-Year-Old Boy With Tire Iron Uniformed Miami Officer Disciplined […]Read full article >
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CDC: One Dead From Listeria Infection In Florida

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported one death in Florida due to a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. Here is what the CDC said about the outbreak: • 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 3 states. All 10 people were hospitalized. One death has been reported from Florida. • Ill people have reported eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. • People have reported purchasing both prepackaged deli meats and meats sliced at deli counters. The investigation is ongoing to determine if there is a […]Read full article >

Catherine McBreen v. Joe Scott: The Race To Be Broward’s New Supervisor of Elections

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Voters in Broward will be selecting a new Supervisor of Elections on November 3. Republican Catherine McBreen and Democrat Joe Scott are running to be elections chief.Both are laying out their plans for the office to CBS4 News, if declared a winner in November. “We should also create some mobile facilities. We have a lot of elderly residents in this part of the state. Maybe we can find ways to get mobile voting units to them,” McBreen said. McBreen has hopes of increasing turnout by eventually taking polling places to seniors and getting college and high school students engaged in elections. She believes if the young are […]Read full article >

New Initiative ‘#ForTheWyn’ Launches, Will Support Reopening Wynwood Area Businesses

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new initiative by the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) has been launched. They call it #FortheWyn, and it will support area businesses as they continue to reopen after the coronavirus pandemic. A new series of social media challenges safely encourages visitors to return to the area’s beloved art, retail, restaurants, and wellness establishments. CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo caught up with Chris Hoffman, Marketing Manager for the Wynwood BID to discuss the launch. “It’s a series of month-long social media challenges that we collaborated with a lot of businesses within Wynwood, trying to find ways to remind people that […]Read full article >
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‘Fear Was My Biggest Emotion’: Nurse Turned Breast Cancer Survivor On Battling Disease During Pandemic

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is the most common type of cancer in women, and the second most common overall behind lung cancer. A longtime South Florida nurse received a breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year, and she says the coronavirus pandemic compounded her stress. “It’s different being on the other side,” said Rebecca Karfeld. She’s been a nurse for about 30 years and says she’s seen everything along the way. Breast cancer survivor Rebecca Karfeld. (Rebecca Karfeld) “I love giving back and my patients have been amazing. I’ve learned a lot from them throughout the years,” said Karfeld. RELATED: […]Read full article >