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A good coverage of rain can be expected tonight into Friday as a rather strong upper level disturbance moves in from the west.  Some of the rains Friday will be locally heavy with the potential for 1-2 inches of rain in some spots.  Drier and cooler air will take over Friday night into Sunday.

 

 

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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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