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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

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“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

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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

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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

Timothy Earl Wesley (credit: Tarrant County Jail)

Grand Prairie Man Sentenced To 60 Years For Child Abuse

A 49-year-old Grand Prairie man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole for repeatedly sexually abusing a young relative.

03/06/2014

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North Texans Sound Off On Yelling Vs. Spanking Study

How to discipline or punish children is always a hot topic. Yelling, shouting, and raising your voice…may feel natural. But a new study says those actions should only be used to get a child’s attention.

CBS 11–03/04/2014

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Dallas Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Of Children

Keith Williams, aka “Chucky Blood,” 24, of Dallas, appeared in federal court Tuesday and pleaded guilty, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney, to one count of sex trafficking of children.

02/26/2014

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Plano Mother Keeps Her Child’s Legacy Alive

One month ago, 2-year-old Grace Ford was killed following a violent attack in a Plano apartment. Grace’s mother, Emily Ward opened up exclusively to CBS 11 News about how she’s working to keep her child’s legacy alive

02/13/2014

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156 Children Died Of Abuse In Texas In Fiscal 2013

The number of child deaths in Texas from abuse or neglect dropped significantly in the past fiscal year to the lowest level since 2000, according to a state report.

02/12/2014

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Stranger Danger In East Arlington After 4 Girls Groped

The Arlington Police Department has responded to four separate reports of young girls who were inappropriately touched by a male stranger recently.

01/29/2014

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Family Shares Story Of Abuse; Hopes To Help Others

At a park in Mineral Wells, Peggy and Robert Crutsinger say they’re healing slowly alongside their two young sons. Both boys were molested by a close family friend.

01/10/2014

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