Violence and Abuse

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School District Looking Into Campus Fights Posted On Facebook

Schoolyard fights are nothing new. While most last just seconds they can now live forever online. A Facebook page called “Fort Worth Fights,” was created last year and spotlights fight after fight taking place at different Fort Worth ISD schools.

CBS 11–01/15/2014

Domestic Violence announcement

Dallas Rally Targets Men To Stop Domestic Violence

The North Texas weather is cool and rainy, but organizers are hoping the conditions will do little to stop thousands from gathering at Dallas City Hall. NFL Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Roger Staubach are among those expected to attend a rally imploring men to stop domestic violence.


2012 Avon Communications Awards: Speaking Out About Violence Against Women

Domestic Violence Shelters Help Despite Limits

While North Texas domestic violence shelters say they’re filled to capacity and, in some cases, over capacity, organizers want to stress that they never turn anyone away.


Dallas Police Department

DPD: Paperwork For Another Family Violence Case Misplaced

Dallas Police on Thursday confirmed another incident of misplaced paperwork involving family violence cases.


Boys shout and wave their fists. (credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Anti-Violence Group To Hold Anti-Bullying Roundtable

The founder of a Fort Worth anti-violence group has invited parents and community leaders to an event aimed at alleviating bullying in city schools.


Nursing Home

Report: Texas Lax In Monitoring Nursing Homes

A newspaper analysis says Texas has heavily reduced its enforcement of rules that govern the state’s nursing homes, due in part to budget cuts, legislative changes and inspectors being discouraged from citing bad conditions.


Photo of accused child abuser Elizabeth Escalona. (credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

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.


Texas Health Presbyterian

Dallas Hospital Building Unit For Sexual Assault Victims

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is building a 3,000 square foot unit that will have space dedicated for the examination and protection of sexual assault victims.


Amy Schilling, 33, is charged with sexual assault of a child. (Credit: Carrollton PD)

R.L. Turner Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault Of Child

A 33-year-old Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD teacher was charged with sexual assault of a child Friday, a spokesman said.


Boys shout and wave their fists. (credit: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Video Catches Mother Encouraging Son To Fight Bully

A video showing a Baltimore mother encouraging her son to fight another boy has drawn strong reactions locally from social workers and parents of bullied children.


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Assault Suspect Free After Bond Lowered By $1.2 Million

Maria Escamilla says she was brutally beaten, stabbed and sexually assaulted by her ex-boyfriend Jose Arreola. And despite his bond initially being set at nearly $1.75 Million, he is now free after posting bail for less than one-third that amount.


Kimberly Carter, 29, was killed during a triple shooting in Arlington on December 28, 2010. (credit: Leah Richardson)

Fatal Triple Shooting Hits Home For Domestic Assault Victim

Resident Veronica Galaviz, 38, spent Wednesday praying for officer Jillian Smith and Kimberly Carter’s families. The two were both shot and killed by Barnes Nettles, 38, during a triple shooting in Arlington Tuesday night.