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Car Seats

Six-Year Olds May Have To Strap Up In Car Seats

If you are a parent of a first grader, you should start preparing a speech on why they have to sit in a car seat.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Taxes, Speed Limits & Beer Growlers Top Legislature’s Topics

Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session.

02/22/2014

(AP)

Fl. Supreme Court Argues Red-Light Cameras

In a legal battle that could have implications for other communities, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday about whether Orlando and Aventura violated state law in approving red-light camera programs.

11/07/2013

Texting while driving

Texting While Driving Bill Closer To Law, New Strings Attached

A bill banning texting while driving was approved in its first committee Wednesday, but with exceptions.

CBS4–02/07/2013

(Source: miamiurbanleague.org.)

Florida Cracks Down On Child Protection Laws

A host of new laws aimed at protecting Florida’s children are officially on the books as of Monday.

CBS Miami–10/01/2012

(Source: CBS4) Incense most teens know as 'synthetic marijuana'

Synthetic Marijuana: How Dangerous Is It?

On the shelves of several convenience stores in South Florida, CBS 4 News found a drug that law enforcement, legislators and drug experts describe as “dangerous” and even deadly, and despite efforts to ban the drug, the makers are able to keep it legal and for sale.

CBS4–02/06/2012

(Source: CBS4)

CBS4 Investigates: Jobless Need Not Apply

Conventional wisdom dictates that it is easier to find a job when you already have a job. Now there is increasing proof that companies are openly telling the jobless that they need not apply.

CBS4–12/05/2011

Fake ID's

CBS4 Investigates: Undetectable Fake ID’s

Using a fake ID to get into bars and nightclubs has always been a rite of passage for underage students. But CBS4 Investigator Stephen Stock says Homeland Security officials are so concerned about the fake IDs being made in China today, that they now consider them a national security threat.

CBS4–12/02/2011

Sexting

It’s The Law: Host Of New Florida Laws Take Effect

It’s October 1, and once again, South Florida and taxpayers across the state get to start living the results of the Florida Legislature’s busy spring season. From gun control to abortion, the law of the land has changed.

10/01/2011