Boarding Homes Operate Largely Unregulated, Putting Vulnerable People at Risk: WFAA Investigation Exposes Shocking Abuse Story

Arlington, Texas – State law in Texas allows boarding homes to operate mostly unregulated, putting vulnerable individuals at risk. A recent WFAA investigation shed light on the dangers faced by residents in unlicensed boarding homes, where abuse and neglect often go unchecked. One such victim, Angelique Estes, shared her harrowing experience of being mistreated in an unlicensed Arlington boarding home. Estes, who has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk, recounted being physically assaulted, neglected, …

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Crisis: Convenience Stores Fueling Youth Addiction with Unregulated Substances

JACKSON, Miss. – The nation is grappling with a surge in overdose deaths and substance use disorders, marked by a record-breaking number of fatalities between May 2022 and May 2023. According to the CDC, over 112,000 overdose deaths occurred during this period. Efforts to address this crisis have focused largely on combating substances like fentanyl and xylazine. However, there is another crisis quietly taking root in convenience stores across the country, specifically targeting the youth …

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