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CBS 58 Milwaukee
Day care workers charged after Snapchat video shows taunting, abuse of autistic childwomen "felt they were acting appropriately" and did nothing wrong. At the time,
CBS 58 Milwaukee / Posted 3 days ago
women "felt they were acting appropriately" and did nothing wrong. At the time, police hadn't pressed charges because the Florida Department of Children and Families was still investigating. Warrants were later issued for the women's arrest, and... Read more
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CBS News
Cops: Day care workers taunted autistic boy in Snapchat videowomen "felt they were acting appropriately" and did nothing wrong. At the time,
CBS News / Posted 3 days ago
women "felt they were acting appropriately" and did nothing wrong. At the time, police hadn't pressed charges because the Florida Department of Children and Families was still investigating. Warrants were later issued for the women's arrest, and... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
State rolls out food assistance program for residents affected by Hurricane IrmaHelp is on the way for Florida residents struggling to put food on the table af
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Help is on the way for Florida residents struggling to put food on the table after Hurricane Irma. The Florida Department of Children and Families and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is starting the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
USDA approves D-SNAP for Florida disaster countiesresources are in place. "We are working around the clock to provide relief to
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 3 days ago
resources are in place. "We are working around the clock to provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Irma damage," Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary Mike Carroll said. "We will continue to stand side-by-side with those... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida daycare workers taunted, attacked autistic boyappropriately and did nothing wrong, WHPD said. Our Children's Academy immedia
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
appropriately and did nothing wrong, WHPD said. Our Children's Academy immediately fired Henderson and Smith, and the Florida Department of Children and Families placed a hold on their certifications so they could not be re-employed by any... Read more
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Raw Story
Florida ‘Teacher of the Year’ candidate allowed boy to lick girl’s breast during class15 students, not all of whom reported inappropriate behavior. Sawdy will be su
Raw Story / Posted 4 days ago
15 students, not all of whom reported inappropriate behavior. Sawdy will be suspended for seven days without pay. The Florida Department of Children and Families conducted a parallel investigation and also found that Sawdy failed to provide... Read more
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Daily Mail
Teacher of Year candidate suspended after 'Dirty Dare' gamegame which involved kissing and exposure of private parts' by Duval County prof
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
game which involved kissing and exposure of private parts' by Duval County professional standards board. And the Florida Department of Children and Families arrived at the same conclusion. He was given a seven-day suspension without pay... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
DCF announces $133 million in federal aid for low-income families who lost food during Irma$133 million is being distributed to Florida low-income families to help replac
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
$133 million is being distributed to Florida low-income families to help replace food destroyed by Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Children and Families announced today. Almost 1.5 million households in 52 counties who receive food... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
24 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds, 1 child removed from homeHill woman was arrested Monday on two counts of animal cruelty. Hernando County
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 5 days ago
Hill woman was arrested Monday on two counts of animal cruelty. Hernando County deputies responded following a call from a Florida Department of Children and Families investigator concerned about the living conditions in a home. Investigators... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
24 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds, 1 child removed from homeHill woman was arrested Monday on two counts of animal cruelty. Hernando County
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Hill woman was arrested Monday on two counts of animal cruelty. Hernando County deputies responded following a call from a Florida Department of Children and Families investigator concerned about the living conditions in a home. Investigators... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
24 dogs, 2 cats, 2 birds, 1 child removed from homeHill woman was arrested Monday on two counts of animal cruelty. Hernando County
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
Hill woman was arrested Monday on two counts of animal cruelty. Hernando County deputies responded following a call from a Florida Department of Children and Families investigator concerned about the living conditions in a home. Investigators... Read more
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NBC Miami
Volunteers Help Miami's Poor Communities Affected By Irmaof dollars that you have raised in our name?’” exclaimed St. James Valsin of th
NBC Miami / Posted 9 days ago
of dollars that you have raised in our name?’” exclaimed St. James Valsin of the New Florida Majority. Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Children and Families is working with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service to activate the Disaster SNAP... Read more
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Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Santa Rosa Kids' House gathers team to address human traffickingabout 20 phone calls alleging parents trading sex with their children for drugs
Santa Rosa Press Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
about 20 phone calls alleging parents trading sex with their children for drugs, according to Campbell. Since 2014, the Florida Department of Children and Families Northwest Region has verified six victims of human trafficking, all commercially... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
3 people arrested in child cruelty caseand turned themselves in earlier Wednesday. Both were made aware of the suspect
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
and turned themselves in earlier Wednesday. Both were made aware of the suspected abuse but failed to report it to the Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline, according to their arrest report. “Despite all of these... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Homicide investigation underway in Pine Hills after children discover mother dead in homeOffice spokeswoman Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said. Hall’s children -- ages 6, 10
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 11 days ago
Office spokeswoman Ingrid Tejada-Monforte said. Hall’s children -- ages 6, 10 and 11 -- were taken into custody by the Florida Department of Children and Families. No other information about the death was immediately released. So sad.... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
3 FL school employees charged in connection with alleged abuse of autistic childto report suspected child abuse. Investigators say Farley and Vaughan were awa
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 11 days ago
to report suspected child abuse. Investigators say Farley and Vaughan were aware of the allegations against Stillions and failed to make a mandatory report to the Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline as required by Florida... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
State investigations underway into deaths at Hollywood nursing homeThe Florida Department of Children and Families and the Agency for Health Care
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
The Florida Department of Children and Families and the Agency for Health Care Administration have launched an investigation into the eight deaths at The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday. According to... Read more
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Al.com
Hurricane Irma evacuees from Florida, Georgia can use food stamps in Alabamaresidents set to receive SNAP benefits at the end of September received their b
Al.com / Posted 13 days ago
residents set to receive SNAP benefits at the end of September received their benefits earlier this week, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. Georgians can also access their food stamp benefits now, as opposed to waiting... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Stay or go? Foster group homes make a tough call as Irma approachesof the Joshua House. As part of their licensing requirements, group homes must
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
of the Joshua House. As part of their licensing requirements, group homes must submit a comprehensive disaster plan to the Florida Department of Children and Families. The 11-acre campus, which houses about 36 children, was built with its own... Read more
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Al.com
Hurricane Irma: Latest evacuations, closures, track, timing of storm: When will it hit Florida?are being asked to take only what supplies they need from stores as a rush for
Al.com / Posted 18 days ago
are being asked to take only what supplies they need from stores as a rush for supplies has caused some shortages. The Florida Department of Children and Families has released September Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - or food stamp... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 2furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Pace and his girlfriend, Katie Smith,
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Pace and his girlfriend, Katie Smith, were arrested in February 2016 following a Florida Department of Children and Families welfare check for a then-5-year-old child living in their Venice home. SMALL... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Bond set at $250k in coin case for husband of Delray woman missing at searelatives launched a Facebook campaign to find Hellmann and bring back Emilia,
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 23 days ago
relatives launched a Facebook campaign to find Hellmann and bring back Emilia, the couple’s daughter. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, the agency has not been involved in placing the child with a custodian while her... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Florida man gets 9 years for possessing pipe bombs, grenades, gunsfurtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Pace and his girlfriend, Katie Smith,
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 24 days ago
furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Pace and his girlfriend, Katie Smith, were arrested in February 2016 following a Florida Department of Children and Families welfare check for a then-5-year-old child living in their Venice home. Besides... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Man gets 9 years for possessing pipe bombs, grenades, gunsfurtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Pace and his girlfriend, Katie Smith,
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Pace and his girlfriend, Katie Smith, were arrested in February 2016 following a Florida Department of Children and Families welfare check for a then-5-year-old child living in their Venice home. Besides... Read more
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International Business Times
Florida father and son accused of molesting two young girls for years two-year-old told her mother he touched her. The sheriff's office said that a s
International Business Times / Posted 26 days ago
two-year-old told her mother he touched her. The sheriff's office said that a similar report was made a year later to the Florida Department of Children and Families. Though the sheriff's office filed an affidavit with the State Attorney's Office... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
old in van pleads for help after mom passes out from possible drug overdosecall the police.” After Nichols regained consciousness, Boca Raton Police arre
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
call the police.” After Nichols regained consciousness, Boca Raton Police arrested her on suspicion of child neglect. The Florida Department of Children and Families is investigating the incident and a spokeswoman said the little girl is with... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Tampa nonprofit opens Florida's first safe house for boys forced into sex trade$8.1 million available between 2014 and 2016 for nonprofit groups to expand ser
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
$8.1 million available between 2014 and 2016 for nonprofit groups to expand services. That included $250,000 that the Florida Department of Children and Families gave to the trafficking institute toward the home for boys. The home cost about... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
DCF day care exemptions in FloridaORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - 9 Investigates continues to dig into the background check
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 27 days ago
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - 9 Investigates continues to dig into the background checks performed by the Florida Department of Children and Families on day care workers, following the death of 3-year-old Myles Hill. Investigative reporter Karla Ray... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Green Cove Springs youngsters learn to swim in city pilot programsix child drownings this year. They include four in Duval County, and one each
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 28 days ago
six child drownings this year. They include four in Duval County, and one each in Clay and Putnam counties, according to Florida Department of Children and Families data. Last year, a total of 73 children drowned statewide. The Northeast Florida... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
'A dark, dark place' Mother shares her son's story of addictiongrant funding was made available through the public health emergency declaratio
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
grant funding was made available through the public health emergency declaration. As part of the federal funding, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) allocated $375,000 to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Mother shares her son's story of addictiongrant funding was made available through the public health emergency declaratio
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 30 days ago
grant funding was made available through the public health emergency declaration. As part of the federal funding, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) allocated $375,000 to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Florida toddler drowns in family pool while father sleeps inside, state investigatingmore trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at wo
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 1 months ago
more trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at work on Thursday, Aug. 10, documents from the Florida Department of Children and Families show. The father fell asleep — state records emphasize that it’s unknown whether... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Florida toddler drowns in family pool while father sleeps inside, state investigatingmore trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at wo
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 1 months ago
more trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at work on Thursday, Aug. 10, documents from the Florida Department of Children and Families show. The father fell asleep — state records emphasize that it’s unknown whether... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Florida toddler drowns in family pool while father sleeps inside, state investigatingmore trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at wo
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 1 months ago
more trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at work on Thursday, Aug. 10, documents from the Florida Department of Children and Families show. The father fell asleep — state records emphasize that it’s unknown whether... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida toddler drowns in family pool while father sleeps inside, state investigatingmore trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at wo
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 1 months ago
more trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at work on Thursday, Aug. 10, documents from the Florida Department of Children and Families show. The father fell asleep — state records emphasize that it’s unknown whether... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Florida toddler drowns in family pool while father sleeps inside, state investigatingmore trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at wo
Dayton Daily News / Posted 1 months ago
more trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at work on Thursday, Aug. 10, documents from the Florida Department of Children and Families show. The father fell asleep — state records emphasize that it’s unknown whether... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Florida toddler drowns in family pool while father sleeps inside, state investigatingmore trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at wo
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 1 months ago
more trending news The boy was home with his father while his mother was at work on Thursday, Aug. 10, documents from the Florida Department of Children and Families show. The father fell asleep — state records emphasize that it’s unknown whether... Read more
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