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Lars Gilberts, United Way Center for Financial Stability (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Tax Help & Tax Scams

We are now officially in the final one-month countdown to the 2013 income tax deadline. The I-R-S Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free tax preparation to people who qualify. We focus on the “VITA” program — who can benefit from the service, why so many people are not taking advantage of it, and how to avoid the numerous tax scams circulating out there.

My TV 33–03/16/2014

Real "Blind Side" mom Leigh Anne Tuohy speaks to Miami-Dade United Way
(Source: CBS4)

Real “Blind Side” Mom In South Florida

Actress Sandra Bullock won an Oscar playing the strong, supportive white Memphis mom, Leigh Anne Tuohy, who adopted an often homeless African-American teen, Michael Oher in the movie “The Blind Side.” Wednesday the real Leigh Anne Tuohy was in South Florida.

11/13/2013

Money (Source: MyTV33)

Budget Surplus Turns Into Windfall For State Social Services

The upcoming year’s state budget surplus will turn into a windfall for social services programs. The new 2013-14 budget provides new money to many programs for the first time in five years.

CBS4–05/22/2013

Mourners kneel at a makeshift memorial near the school following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire in the school. Lanza also reportedly had committed suicide at the scene. A 28th person, believed to be Nancy Lanza was found dead in a house in town, was also believed to have been shot by Adam Lanza. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Newtown School Shooting Felt In South Florida

As people across the nation overcome their shock at the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, it is being replaced by immense sadness.

CBS4–12/16/2012

Retired military veteran Arnold Merl receives a new air conditioning unit as part of “Operation Appliance Aid." (Source: CBS4)

“Operation Appliance Aid” Gives Retired Military Vet A “Cool” Home For Labor Day

A retired National Guard veteran, who has been living in the sweltering South Florida heat without any air conditioning for months received a wonderful gift Friday, a brand new air-conditioning unit.

CBS4–08/31/2012

UNITED-WAY-DRUG-FREE

Teen Drug, Alcohol Use Can Be Influenced By Parents

Most parents don’t realize that kids under 21 still consider mom and dad to be the greatest influence in their lives. Yet, far too many of these kids also say their parents haven’t talked to them about alcohol and other drugs. They also report that they drink and use other drugs at someone else’s home. Sadly, too many say they had their first drink at home with mom or dad.

04/11/2012

Gov.-elect Rick Scott speaks at a breakfast before his inauguration.  (Source: CBS)

Gov. Scott Names New Head Of DCF

David Wilkins is Gov. Rick Scott’s choice to head the state’s Department of Children and Families.

CBS4–01/18/2011

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