Florida House To Take Up Bill On Domestic Violence AgencyAmid probes into spending by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the House is poised Wednesday to take up a bill that would give flexibility to the Department of Children and Families to contract for services to help victims of domestic violence.
Miami-Dade Judges Face Discipline Over DCF LetterFour Miami-Dade County circuit judges and a now-retired judge face likely discipline from the Florida Supreme Court after sending a letter last year that supported an organization seeking a major state child-welfare contract.
Motion Filed By DCF To Release Report On School Shooter From 2016Nikolas Cruz, charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, will not be appearing in a South Florida courtroom on Monday.
House Panel Supports Payment In Barahona CaseA House committee has approved paying $3.75 million as part of the settlement of a high-profile case in which a 10-year-old girl was found dead and her twin brother was found with severe injuries from abuse.
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Man Wanted In Miami Beach Woman's Murder Found DeadThe search is over for a man wanted in connection to the murder of his wife in a Miami Beach apartment.
Gov. Scott Balks At Feds Request To Take In Syrian RefugeesGovernor Rick Scott's administration has balked at a request from the federal government to resettle hundreds of Syrian refugees in the state.
Exclusive: Surveillance Video Key To State's Case Vs. Coral Springs Murder SuspectA three and a half minute surveillance video complied by the Coral Springs Police Department is a crucial part of the state's murder case against Enrique Macotela.
Miami Foster Home Investigated After Kids' Fight Video SurfacesAfter video surfaced of two 11-year-old foster children engaged in a violent brawl, the Department of Children and Families is investigating the Miami foster home for possible charges of child abuse.
Hundreds Of Foster Kids Reunited With Family For ChristmasIt will truly be a happy holiday for more than 1,600 kids in Florida's foster care system.
State Leaders Look To Improve Mental-Health Funding, PolicyAfter an ambitious effort to revamp Florida's mental-health treatment system died at the end of the last legislative session, state officials are readying a new round of proposals for 2016.
Rate Of Kids Coming Into Foster Care Rising, But Is It Too Much?More children are coming into Florida's foster-care system after a sweeping child-welfare reform law went into effect 19 months ago, but officials say the state is trying to focus on what's best for kids in difficult situations.
Housing Syrian Refugees A Divisive Issue In South FloridaSome Americans want to shut the doors on those fleeing from Syria after news broke that one of the terrorist responsible for the Paris attacks may have infiltrated the ranks of refugees.
Gov. Doesn't Want Syrian Refugees Relocated To StateGovernor Rick Scott has joined a chorus of other state governors who have asked the federal government to stop accepting refugees from Syria.
Florida Gov. Proposes Another Boost For Child Welfare AgencyFlorida Governor Rick Scott proposed another boost to the budget for the state's child welfare agency.