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CBS4 Investigates: Shortcut To Citizenship

We all know that tourism is the lifeblood of South Florida. But tonight, CBS4 Investigates… and we’ve uncovered a new kind of tourism that is promoting a shortcut to getting American Citizenship. It’s called Birth Tourism: women coming to the U.S. specifically to give birth. It’s all perfectly legal. And as we discovered… the Russians have turned it into a booming business right in our backyard.



Mother, Son Escape From Car Sinking In Miami Springs Canal

A mother and her son are lucky to be alive after a freak accident caused their car to propel into a Miami Springs canal Monday night.


Singer Etta James arrives at the premiere of "Cadillac Records" held at The Egyptian Theater on November 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California.  (Source: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Court Deal Reached On Managing Etta James’ Estate

The husband and sons of terminally ill “At Last” and “Tell Mama” blues singer Etta James have reached a deal on managing her $1 million estate and medical care.


Singer Mindy McCready on June 8, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Singer Mindy McCready’s Son In Custody

Country singer Mindy McCready’s 5-year-old son is in the custody of Arkansas authorities after they took the boy from her Friday evening.


A chain was attached to the vehicle before it was pulled out of the canal. (Source: Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel)

Woman, Son Escape Sinking Car In Deerfield Beach Lake

A woman and her two-year-old son were able to escape their vehicle before it ended up in a lake in Deerfield Beach Saturday.


Natalie Portman confessed to smoking marijuana during her college days, according to the website (Source: AP)

Report: Natalie Portman Gives Birth To A Baby Boy

Natalie Portman has a baby boy to go along with her Oscar. The actress gave birth to her first child with fiance Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer of “Black Swan,” People magazine reported.


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Father’s Day Firsts

Father’s Day is a time for dads to be celebrated and to reflect on life as a father. One dad takes us down memory lane and recalls his firsts with his father and how history is repeating itself with his own daughter.



Woman Accused Of Stabbing Son Denied Bond

A woman accused of stabbing her 12-year-old son was denied bond Saturday morning.


Police identify the mother who was allegedly shot by her son as 33-year old Julia Bennet. (Source: CBS4)

Funeral Held For Miramar Mom Allegedly Shot By Tot

The funeral service for a Miramar mother who was allegedly shot by her two-year-old son was held Saturday. Meanwhile, police are investigating to confirm how the shooting happened.


Jacqueline Perez is accused of child neglect. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Exotic Dancer Charged After Son Found Wandering The Streets

A 28-year-old exotic dancer with a criminal history is charged with child neglect after her 4-year-old son is found wandering in her neighborhood.