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Kids Left In Cars To Die — A Fatal Distraction

March 30, 2009

Kids Left In Cars To Die — A Fatal Distraction

If you ever carry a child in a car seat in the back seat of your car you must read this article. Fatal Distraction, an article published in the Washington Post on March 8, tells us that all kinds of adults have forgotten their child in the car, from rocket scientists, to doctors, to postal…

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March 16, 2009

Florida Teen Drinking: The Party’s Over

St. Johns County has launched a new campaign to stop underage drinking. Just on the edge of spring break, “The Party’s Over” was announced by St. Johns County, south and west of Jacksonville by Sheriff David Shoar. Teens will be able to text in anonymously to report anyone who is drinking and under the age…

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August 14, 2008

New Law Targets Medication Errors by Pharmacies

Last May the Florida Legislature passed the Pharmacy Technician Act.   It is a significant piece of legislation that should keep us all safer from the medication errors made by pharmacy technicians. Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed SB 1360 into law in July 2008. Senate Bill 1360 brings some justice to the Hippely family. Back in…

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July 19, 2008

Teen Girl Survives Drunk Party, Heroes Come Forward

A few stories ago we reported on the young teenage girl who drank herself unconscious and could not be awakened.  This week she was released from the hospital. If it had not been for the conscious decision by other teens, she might have never woken up.   There were 60 kids at a party in St….

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July 12, 2008

House Party Goes Wild- Three Teens Arrested

Three St. Johns County Florida teenagers were arrested Saturday for giving a 14-year-old girl so much alcohol that she passed out at an open house party.  This is a parent’;s worst nightmare — an open house party where everyone is invited. The open house was south of St. Augustine, and about 60, mostly juveniles were…

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June 5, 2008

OSHA Fines Downtown Contractors After Garage Collapse

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined three downtown Jacksonville contractors for design and construction flaws that caused the December 6th collapse of the Berkman Plaza 2 parking garage that killed one and injured 20 other workers. Nearly $193,000 has been filed against Choate Construction, Southern Pan Services and A.A. Pittman & Sons Concrete. The…

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May 19, 2008

Joyride Day Care Receives Intent To Close Notice

It was probably a lot of fun for toddlers to go to Chuck E. Cheese in an overcrowded van, sitting on each other or standing.  But the ride has ended in a Northside Jacksonville day care center, Kids Creations and More receiving a notice of intent to have its license revoked. The problem is a van meant…

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May 16, 2008

Day Care Center May Close for Failure to Protect

Rarely do we find out what goes on behind the doors of a day care center. But in this case the director of a Jacksonville child care center is fighting state plans to shut down the center.  Kid’;s Creations and More took the little kids on a field trip to Chuck E.  Cheese. Because they only…

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March 29, 2008

Parents Sue After 9-Yr-Old Allegedly Beaten on School Bus

The nine-year-old boy is both blind and autistic, so getting home on a school bus safely is especially important.   First Student Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida was in charge of that along with two bus attendants to oversee special students. But this child was allegedly beaten by the attendants, repeatedly pinching him which left red marks and…

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