More charges filed in case of Seminole student with special needs abused on bus, district says
Additional charges have been filed in Seminole County in the case of a school bus driver accused of abusing a student with special needs and a bus monitor who investigators say saw it happen but did not report it, according to a district spokesperson.
UCF theatre program takes children’s hospital patients on a trip through the looking glass
Characters like The Mad Hatter and Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" are taking patients at Nemours Children's Health on an interactive scavenger hunt as part of a traveling theatre program through the University of Central Florida.
Terrifying storm inspires 5-year-old to become a meteorologist
Families across Florida are still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole lashed our state.During both storms News 6 Meteorologist Candace Campos helped guide viewers through how to prepare and what to expect as they made landfall.
Children found cold, but alive, in car with dead bodies
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Police are investigating after finding two children who had been in the back seat of a car for hours with two people who had been shot to death. >> Read more trending newsEmployees arriving to work at Barnhill Construction called police Thursday morning after finding the victims in a vehicle with children in the back seat, WITN reported. Rocky Mount police officers said they believe the victims were shot and killed inside the car where it was parked, WRAL reported. Investigators told WTVD that the children were alive but freezing cold, because they had been left in the car with the bodies for several hours. The Rocky Mount Police Department is actively investigating the case, and asked for anyone with information to contact it at 252-972-1411, WTVD reported.wftv.com
Supreme Court hears challenge to Native child welfare law
WASHINGTON — (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday in a challenge to a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children. The Indian Child Welfare Act, enacted in 1978, was meant to address concerns that Native children were being separated from their families and, too frequently, placed in non-Native homes. But white families seeking to adopt Native children are among the challengers who say the law is impermissibly based on race, and also prevents states from considering those children's best interests. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down parts of the law last year, including preferences for placing Native children with Native adoptive families and in Native foster homes. Most were placed with white families or in boarding schools in attempts to assimilate them.wftv.com
2 children swept away in rain-swollen gully in El Salvador
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — (AP) — Two children drowned in eastern El Salvador after being swept away in a rain-swollen gully on their way home from school. El Salvador’s Civil Defense agency said a third child was rescued and taken to a hospital for medical attention. The children were from the El Jicaro community in Sociedad, about 42 miles (69 kilometers) northeast of the capital. Last week, seven people were killed in two landslides on the outskirts of the capital. Civil Defense did not report any victims, but worked to clear the blockages.wftv.com
Daytona Beach mother accused of taping children to chairs, wall after they snuck food without permission
A Daytona Beach mother and grandmother were arrested Tuesday after two children were taped to chairs and another was taped to the wall as “punishment” for sneaking food without permission, police said.
‘We don’t stand by:’ Volusia schools outline security measures for students
With nearly 70,000 children heading back to school in Volusia County on Monday, district officials and Volusia County law enforcement assured parents that officers won't hesitate to enter school buildings in the event of an active shooter.
Young South Sudan girls leaving school and being sold into marriage by starving families
Young female children in South Sudan are being forced out of school and into marriage as young 14. The World Food Program has stopped its school feeding scheme in the wake of funding cuts and the family of a daughter entering into marriage will be paid in cows as a dowry. Debora Patta speaks with a child bride on her wedding day and her Father who negotiated the price of 80 under- nourished cows.news.yahoo.com
Trump family must testify in New York fraud investigation, appeals court rules
An appeals court ruled that Donald Trump and two of his children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, must comply with subpoenas and testify in a civil investigation by the New York attorney general's office. CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates shares the latest on "Red and Blue."news.yahoo.com
Explosion at Spanish plant leaves 2 dead; 250 kids evacuated
MADRID — (AP) — An explosion hit a biodiesel production plant in northern Spain on Thursday, killing two people and forcing the evacuation of 250 children who had been on a field trip nearby, police said Thursday. Police video of the explosion showed flames engulfing the plant in the northern region of La Rioja, sending large plumes of black smoke into the sky. The two people killed were both workers at the plant, said police. “A few metres away from the plant was a field trip of 250 children who had to be transferred out of danger to another area,” police said in a statement. “The plant and the industrial area have been completely vacated.”Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Cocoa woman accused of leaving children home alone in unsafe, unsanitary conditions
Constance Brown A 41-year-old woman is accused of leaving two children home along in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)COCOA, Fla. — A 41-year-old woman is accused of leaving two children home along in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Cocoa police said they found two children with no supervision and nothing to eat sharing their residence with cockroaches and rodents after an anonymous caller reported them being home alone. Police said they found rodent feces and roaches inside the home, but nothing edible for the children. Police said they were never able to contact the lady Brown said was supposed to be there.wftv.com
2 children die after fire engulfs Galveston home
Galveston fire: Two children died in the aftermath of a fire in Galveston, Texas, early Saturday. (Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)GALVESTON, Texas — Two children died after a fire broke out in their southeastern Texas home on Saturday, authorities said. A father and two children were inside the home, the television station reported. A neighbor told KPRC they tried to crawl through a bedroom window to rescue the children, but authorities told them it was too dangerous. James Rodgers, whose home connects to the one that caught fire, told KTRK-TV that the children were his cousin and niece.wftv.com