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Governor Scott Names Interim DCF Secretary

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday named a new interim secretary who will take over the state’s embattled child welfare agency amid intense scrutiny following hundreds of child abuse-related deaths.


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Police Release Details About Fatal Torture Of Boy

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida woman repeatedly beat her 3-year-old son, tortured him with a lighter to stop him from urinating on the floor and applied a concoction of vegetable oil and […]

CBS Tampa–01/22/2014

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278 New Beds For Domestic Violence Victims In Florida

278 new beds for domestic violence victims in Fla. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials are using a $10 million grant to add 278 new beds for domestic violence victims across the state. The beds […]

CBS Tampa–07/17/2013

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Child Welfare Officials To Recruit More Medical Foster Homes

MIAMI (AP) — State child welfare officials are trying to recruit more medical foster homes and are increasing oversight to prevent disabled foster children from having to live in nursing homes. This week’s policy change […]

CBS Tampa–12/06/2012

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