Child Safety

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Tips On Safely Trick Or Treating This Halloween

Keep your kids safe this Halloween night by going over some trick-or-treating safety tips with them.

10/15/2014

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Parents Say Son Went Missing Due To Bus Driver Confusion

Some Broward parents are demanding answers after they say their five-year-old mildly autistic son went missing for two hours because of confusion by a substitute school bus driver.

10/02/2014

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Long After The Splashing Subsides, Children Can Still Fall Victim To Drowning

Health care professionals warn secondary drowning, or dry drowning, can also be deadly if not caught in time.

06/11/2014

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Broward Swim School & Parents Of Drowning Victims Help Others Stay Safe

With Memorial Day weekend in full swing, South Florida families are spending time at the pool but one swim school is reminding parents a day of fun can turn deadly for children.

05/25/2014

Jimmy’s father, Don Ryce, said the death of Juan Carlos Chavez will finally bring some measure of justice.  (Source: CBS4)

Jimmy Ryce’s Father Warns Other Child Predators Following Chavez’s Execution

Almost 19 years ago, the Ryce family was changed forever at the hands of Juan Carlos Chavez when he took the life of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce. At 8:17 pm Wednesday night, in front of Jimmy Ryce’s father, brother and several other witnesses, Chavez was executed by lethal injection.

02/12/2014

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FHP Steps Up Highway Safety Enforcement Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year and that has the Florida Highway Patrol on alert and trying to keep crashes at a minimum.

CBS Miami–11/26/2013

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DCF Moves To Implement Group’s Child Safety Recs

Florida’s Department of Children and Families, with at least 20 child deaths reported since April, is working on implementing a new approach to child safety—aiming at a more proactive method of ensuring children in harms way are protected–before it’s too late.

10/04/2013

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Campaign Hopes To Prevent People From Leaving Children Inside Cars

Mistakes happen, but when a child’s life is at risk as a result of an error, proper measures must be taken avoid them.

05/25/2013

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Medicine Cabinet Dangers: What Every Parent Needs To Know

When caring for a sick child, many parents race to the home medicine cabinet. What are they really finding there?

05/22/2013

Booster Seats

Booster Seat Bill Clears Senate Committee

A bill requiring that children up to age 7 be in a booster seat when in a car has cleared a Senate Committee.

CBS4–12/09/2011

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