Summary The investigative series by The Miami Herald found more than 475 cases in a span of six years where a child died after Department of Children and Families had been in contact with the family. "In many of these cases, he or she fell short and felt that they had to compete for attention or affection of the child. The children are seen as being in the way," said Interim DCF Secretary Esther Jacobo.
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Summary However, Esther Jacobo, interim secretary of the Department of Children & Families, maintained the agency does not need to change its policies related to removing high-risk children from unsafe homes in light of the Heralds Innocents Lost series.
Summary However, Esther Jacobo, interim secretary of the Department of Children & Families, maintained the agency does not need to change its policies related to removing high-risk children from unsafe homes in the wake of the Miami Heralds Innocents Lost series.
Summary TALLAHASSEE -- The head of the state's child welfare agency told a House committee Tuesday the child deaths documented by the Miami Herald exposed a gap in the state's safety net and, for the first time, she acknowledged it will take more services and money to fix it.
Summary After a bad year at the Florida Department of Children and Families -- in which the statewide agency saw a surge in child-abuse deaths and the resignation of DCF's leader -- the bureaucracy is getting needed attention from legislators.
Summary The officers saved one man who was shot in Pleasant Grove using a tourniquet to control the bleeding from a leg wound. One man died and the other waited for Dallas police to arrive at the scene near Interstate 30 and Cockrell Hill. A third man was shot and killed at an apartment complex in far east Dallas.
Summary The plane that crashed, a Short 360, was flying a FedEx charter, according to media reports. The Skyway Enterprises twin-engine, turboprop plane crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff on Wednesday evening from Princess Juliana International Airport on St. Maarten bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico, the FAA said on its website.
Summary TOKYO - Sony's ( SNE ) losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink. Sony stuck to its forecast for the year through March 2015 of a 230 billion yen ($2.1 billion) loss.
Summary Dianne R. Joaquin was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to engage in money laundering. The case was part of a national crackdown by the FBI and IRS on mortgage fraud. The government's case, however, blamed Dianne Joaquin more than on her husband for the fraud.