Tag Archives: child abuse

UFPD Officer Arrested On Suspected Child Abuse Charge

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

UFPD officer Henri Belleville placed on administrative leave after arrest was made by Alachua County Sheriff’s office.

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In The News: Unemployment May Continue To Fall, Bill Passes Allowing Private Agencies To Refuse Adoptions, Negotiations Between Seminole Tribe And State Halted, Former DCF Investigator Arrested

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 4:36 pm

The Fed Just Said U.S. Unemployment Can Go Even Lower – The Federal Reserve has released new forecasts projecting the unemployment rate could fall between 5 percent to 5.2 percent. According to the projections, the Fed doesn’t expect inflation to reach […]

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New Bill Would Cut Back On Group Foster Homes

By on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm

A new bill in the Florida State Senate would reduce the amount of time foster kids can stay at group homes. Some local foster care advocates believe there may be unintended consequences of removing the option for group home care.

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Columbia County Parents In Court For Custody Hearing

By on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 5, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Misty and Keith Kornegay appeared before a judge Wednesday for a custody hearing. Police reports detail years of alleged abuse against the children in the home, two of which were involved with the shooting death of their older brother, according to police.

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Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

By on April 18th, 2014 | Last updated: April 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.

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State Agencies Seek to Prevent Infant Death During Sleep

By on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 10:12 am

The Department of Children and Families launched the Safe Sleep Campaign to help reduce the number of infants dying due to unsafe sleeping environments.

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Rising Death Toll From Child Abuse Puts DCF Under Fire

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Death tolls for child abuse victims have increased, leaving the Florida Department of Children and Families under scrutiny for not intervening in time. North Central Florida agencies are working to combat the amount of child abuse in the area.

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In the News: Reitz Union renovation, child abuse victim, Rubio immigration talk, ricin-letter suspect

By on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 1, 2013 at 11:03 am

J. Wayne Reitz Union renovation plan deemed futile – UF officials and the Student Government expected to bond $33 million from the university’s Capital Improvement Trust Fund for the renovation of the Reitz Union and the transformation of Newell Hall […]

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Florida’s ‘Penn State law’ now in effect; punishes failure to report child abuse

By on October 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

The Protection of Vulnerable Persons law went into effect Monday. The law makes failure to report child abuse a felony.

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High profile trial raises public awareness about child abuse

By on June 15th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

The Jerry Sandusky trial has been getting a lot of attention in the media. The coverage has increased child abuse awareness, and Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jaclyn DeAugustino has more.  

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