Carmen and Jorge Barahona (Source: CBS4)

Bill Calls For State To Pay $3.75M In Barahona Case

A South Florida senator filed a proposal Friday that calls for the state to pay $3.75 million in a settlement stemming from the high-profile 2011 murder of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona and injuries suffered by her twin brother, Victor.


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State Officials Say They’re Recruiting More Foster Families

Child welfare officials say they’re recruiting more foster families than ever before.


Manny Dieguez and Ivette Montero are accused of running a hydroponics lab in their Westchester home, where their two young children lived. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

South Florida Couple, With Young Kids, Accused Of Running Pot Lab

A South Florida couple with young children is accused of running a hydroponics lab out of their Westchester home.


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Taxpayer Tab In Drug Test Lawsuits Tops $1.5 Million

Florida taxpayers are on the hook for more than $1.5 million in legal fees — including nearly $1 million to civil-rights lawyers — because of Gov. Rick Scott’s failed push to force welfare applicants and tens of thousands of state workers to submit to suspicionless drug tests.


Lily Noelle Karolyi (Source: Miami Dade Corrections)

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Luring 14-Year-Old Into Prostitution

A 20-year-old woman is being held without bond, accused of luring an underage girl to a motel for the purposes of prostitution.


Qushanna Doby (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Exclusive: Surveillance Tape Shows Mom Accused Of Abandoning Baby After Taking Flakka

New surveillance tape shows some disturbing images of a disoriented mother wandering aimlessly through a Dunkin Donuts parking lot in Boynton Beach after police say she abandoned her baby girl nearby. They said she had admitted to taking the synthetic drug “flakka” the night before.


DCF (Source: www.myflfamilies.com/)

DCF Faulted For Oversight Of Privatized Agencies

Two reports presented to lawmakers last week criticized the Florida Department of Children and Families for poor oversight of the privatized agencies that deliver child-welfare, substance-abuse and mental-health services statewide.


Corey Gordon (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Accused Child Killer’s Attorney Still Blames Boy’s Mother For Death

The attorney for accused child killer Corey Gordon has said for months that his client did not kill 3-year-old Khyese Coach, the son of his then-girlfriend Chantal Haye. Instead, attorney Gawane Grant has laid the blame for the boy’s death on Haye.


Mike Carroll (Source: DCF)

DCF Report Could Shed Light On Hollywood Boy’s Death

The head of the state’s Department of Children and Families appeared before a Senate panel Thursday to talk about the death of a three year old Hollywood boy last month.


DCF investigator Shani Smith, caseworker probed in the death of an 11 month old boy, lacked certification, records show.

Fmr. DCF Investigator Released From Jail

A former child protective investigator, arrested on charges of official misconduct, was released from jail on Thursday evening.