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Victor Pino (Source: Miamidade.gov)

Stepfather Of Murdered Miami Mother Granted Custody Of Children

A 26-year-old man is being charged with the murder of his girlfriend after police say he fatally shot her because he believed she was having an affair.

07/17/2014

Latwana Daniels (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Judge: Fmr. TSA Agent Accused Of Drug Trafficking Can Post Bond

Latwana Daniels, a former TSA agent accused of armed cocaine trafficking, will be released on a $100,000 bond and will await her trial date while on house arrest, a judge ruled Wednesday.

07/02/2014

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Despite New Law, Debate Over Child Protection Continues

After more than a year of passionate debate, a new law that makes major changes to Florida’s troubled child welfare system goes into effect next week.

06/27/2014

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Grand Jury Report Sparks Debate On DCF Reforms After Barahona Death

A Miami-Dade grand jury on Tuesday released a report on reforms implemented by Florida’s child welfare system after the gruesome death of Nubia Barahona, whose adoptive parents are awaiting trial for her 2011 death.

06/25/2014

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New DCF Website Meant To Improve Child Death Transparency

Florida Welfare officials launched a new site, mandated by the legislature, to improve transparency surrounding child abuse deaths.

06/25/2014

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DCF Rolls Out Site Tracking Child Deaths As Sobel Calls For Investigation

As the Florida Department of Children and Families rolls out a new website to track child deaths and make them public, the sponsor of a new law aimed at reducing those deaths is calling for an independent investigation into whether the department has been open about some recent fatalities.

06/24/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Holds News Conference At Biomedical Product Manufacturing

Scott Signs Bills To Thwart Human Trafficking

Gov. Rick Scott signed a pair of bills Tuesday as the state continues efforts to curb human trafficking.

06/17/2014

June 9, 2014: Family of AJ Hope.  (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Father Of Deceased Boy Plans Lawsuit Against DCF, ChildNet

One year ago, 4-year-old AJ Hope was found dead in a Coral Springs apartment. The boy had been reunited with his mother by child welfare workers despite his mother’s ongoing mental health problems.

06/09/2014

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Law Offers Health Care To Foster Kids; Outreach Questioned

Former foster children are eligible for health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act until they turn 26 years old, but many in Florida don’t know it yet.

06/09/2014

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Plea Agreement Reached In Case Of Mother Who Left Child In Car

A plea agreement was reached in the case of a mother whose child died after he was left in a hot car in a driveway.

05/28/2014

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