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Nice afternoon with a couple of small showers as weak front moved back north as a warm front. Some fog again tonight but should be more low clouds as enough wind should keep the fog from being to widespread. An upper level disturbance will pass north of the area late tomorrow with T-storms in northeast Texas. Big question is will the ...

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Spike in Texas foster deaths triggers safety plan

By PAUL J. WEBER
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- State child welfare officials are releasing new safety guidelines following a sharp increase in the number of Texas foster care deaths due to abuse or neglect.

The Department of Family and Protective Services on Friday released a report calling the deaths "not acceptable." At least eight foster children in Texas died from mistreatment in the fiscal year that ended in August. That's more than the previous four years combined.

Five more foster children have died in the past two months. Agency spokesman Patrick Crimmins says one of those deaths, an 11-month-old girl near Austin whose skull was fractured, is likely to be classified as mistreatment.

The new state plan calls for increased training and proposing more unannounced visits to foster homes.

 

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