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Study: Verbal, Physical Abuse Have Similar Effects On Children

A recent study by the University of Pittsburgh suggests that yelling may be just as detrimental to the long-term well being of adolescents as physical abuse.

03/04/2014

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North Texas Non-Profit Declines Donation From Inked Moms

A group of North Texas moms came up with an interesting idea to raise money for a local charity. But the organization on the receiving end told the group, “no thank you.” It’s the reason why they turned down the money that has people talking.

CBSDFW.COM–11/05/2013

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Police Chief Confirms Fired Officers Ignored Family Violence Cases

Six police officers have been fired from the Dallas Police Department. Among the six are two officers who department officials said ignored pleas from abused residents.

CBSDFW.COM–08/20/2013

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Fort Worth Police Officers Stop Stabbing By Shooting Man To Death

Fort Worth police shot and killed a man who was stabbing a woman in her home at The Hills Apartments Sunday morning.

06/23/2013

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North Texas Mom Accused Of Abusing Her Disabled Son

North Texas mother Gina Delynn Murasky and three other adults have been indicted by a Parker County grand jury for allegedly injuring the woman’s special needs son.

05/03/2012

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Parents Use Hidden Camera To Capture Abuse Of Autistic Son

An Allen couple suspected a caretaker was abusing their autistic son. But they had trouble convincing operators of the group home where he was living, as well as state authorities.

02/29/2012

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North Texas Woman Working To Open Burleson Women’s Shelter

A Burleson single mother is a survivor of domestic abuse and knows the trials women face trying to get help. Now she’s working to open a shelter for women and children in her town.

02/10/2012

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Hospital Release For Toddler Who Allegedly Had Hands Glued To Wall

It looks like a severely beaten two-year old Dallas child could soon be released from the hospital. The little girl’s mother, Elizabeth Escalona, is accused of gluing her daughter’s hands to a wall, kicking her and beating her.

09/14/2011

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Police: Dallas Mom Glued Daughter’s Hands To Wall

Dallas police arrested a woman they say beat and tortured her two-year-old daughter — nearly to death. The toddler was taken to Children’s Medical Center Wednesday. Friday police released details of the alleged abuse.

09/09/2011

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Rowlett Domestic Abuse Survivor Now Helping Others

Veronica Galaviz’s troubles climaxed last April when her ex-husband tried to kill her. She escaped being shot, but watched as her home burned. Now she’s on a mission to help other women in danger.

CBSDFW.COM–12/07/2010

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