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Child Safety

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

(CBS4) WalkSafe event at Charles R. Drew Elementary School in Miami.

“WalkSafe” Teaches Kids About Health & Safety

A group of Miami elementary school students learned an important lesson Wednesday about the benefits of walking to school.

CBS4–10/05/2011

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Child Safety, Yes There’s An App For That

Kids and parents alike already know apps are all the rage for fun games for children, but some can also provide life-saving advice. When it comes to your child’s safety, there’s an app for that, actually there are several.

CBS4–09/08/2011

Child Porn Arrest Joseph F. Miller 6/10/11

Child Porn Arrest Nets 30 Videos

Fort Lauderdale Police have arrested Joseph F. Miller, 63, and charged him with 30 counts of possession of child pornography that involved kids as young as 1-year-old.

CBS4–06/10/2011

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Governor’s Budget Slashes Child Welfare

Children’s advocates say kids in Florida won’t have a prayer if Governor Scott’s proposed massive cuts to DCF are approved.

CBS4–03/09/2011