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Grandmother Patricia Sanders saved a 2-year-old girl, after she was left in a hot car on a 100-degree day. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Hero Grandma Couldn’t Ignore Screams Of Toddler In Hot Car

Patricia Sanders can’t get the cries out of her head. She can’t even stop thinking about a 2-year-old girl left alone in a hot car on Labor Day.

CBS 11–09/11/2014

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

DPD Searching For Mother After Fetus Found In H.S. Bathroom

Authorities are looking for the girl who they believe gave birth inside Woodrow Wilson High School. Detectives are reviewing surveillance video to try and find the birth mother or identify witnesses.

CBSDFW.COM–08/29/2014

Joshua Markus Ryan Beard (credit: Arlington Police Department)

Man Accused Of Beating Toddler To Death, Then Burying Her

Police have arrested a man for allegedly killing a 19-month-old toddler.

07/07/2014

Charlotte Merrill Semrau (credit: Collin County Sheriff's Office)

Home Daycare Closed Amid Child Abuse Allegations

Accused child molester Charlotte Semrau bonded out of the Collin County Jail after posting a $100,000 bond.

06/10/2014

Marques Elder (credit: Dallas Police Department)

15-Year-Old Boy Sexually Assaulted At McDonalds

A man was arrested Friday after the Dallas Police Department says he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old teenager.

06/06/2014

Christopher Gonzalez (Tarrant County Jail)

Man Sentenced To 43 Years For Abusing 2 Sisters

A 40-year-old Fort Worth man was sentenced to 43 years in prison without parole for molesting two sisters on separate occasions at his home.

05/23/2014

Anthony Cooper, 47, was entenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old family friend. (credit: Tarrant County Jail)

Sex Offender Sentenced To Life

A 47-year-old convicted sex offender was sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old family friend.

05/09/2014

(credit: CBS 11 News)

Report: CPS System Failed In Plano 2-Year-Old’s Case

In her short life, two-year-old Grace Ford received the attention of state Child Protective Services (CPS) four times. By the fifth time, she was dead. Now, a new report says a CPS computer system failed.

CBS 11–04/29/2014

PinWheel

“Pinwheels For Prevention” A Playful Reminder Of Sinister Reality

More than 1,000 pinwheels were installed on the lawn of Creekwood United Methodist Church in Fairview to raise awareness about child abuse.

04/18/2014

(courtesy: Arlington Police Department)

For Every Child Abused, A Pinwheel

Pinwheels are often associated with bright colors and joy. You might imagine a child’s wide eyes watching a pinwheel spin in the wind. But on Sunday in Arlington, pinwheels took on a different meaning: child abuse awareness.

04/06/2014

Photo of murdered UT Southwestern employee Karen Smith. (credit: UTSW)

Abused Wife Murder Catalyst For Dallas Change

A decrease in the number of domestic violence-related homicides are now traced back to one victim’s death in January 2013.

03/11/2014

(credit: Joel Thomas)

Busted Pipe Damages Battered Women’s Emergency Shelter

Tucked away on the edge of a Fort Worth neighborhood is a large building with security discreetly installed all around it.

03/06/2014

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