Sunday, February 3 2013 4:19 PM EST2013-02-03 21:19:39 GMT
Two high-level executives at the Department of Children's Services are off the job.Alan Hall, the Executive Director of Performance and Quality Improvement, and Debbie Miller, the Executive Director ofMore >>
Two executives at the Department of Children's Services are now off the job.More >>
By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - At its most basic level, the job of child welfare agencies is to keep children alive. Recently, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services has had trouble keeping track of how many children died in its custody.
The disarray in the department's records was one of the problems that pushed commissioner Kate O'Day to resign this week. Child advocates wonder whether the agency's administrative troubles could be putting children in jeopardy.
Ira Lustbader is associate director of Children's Rights, which works with independent monitors to keep track of how well DCS cares for foster children. He says DCS has to have a way to track child deaths and investigate them.
Lustbader says he is hoping to work with interim commissioner Jim Henry to get the agency back on track.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:39:52 GMT
Tiara Drake (Courtesy: Nash County, NC Sheriff's Office)
A woman in North Carolina is accused of poisoning her family with cheese tainted with household chemicals. Tiara Drake, 24, is charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to theMore >>
A woman in North Carolina is accused of poisoning her family with cheese tainted with household chemicals.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:30 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:30:34 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >>
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >>