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Crime

Janiya Thomas' eldest sister told investigators girl was tied, dunked in water in bathroom, never seen again

Mother of 11-year-old Janiya Thomas charged in Bradenton with first-degree murder in her death.

Crime

Investigators knew for weeks Janiya was missing from her home

Investigators noticed Janiya Thomas was not at her Bradenton home Sept. 23 when they arrived to investigate allegations that Keishanna Thomas had severely beaten her 12-year-old son, the latest reports released by the Florida Department of Children and Families reveal. It was the 12th time they had been called out to investigate abuse.

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How much cooler is it in the shade?

Infrared thermometers help demonstrate the cooling effect of trees. Tree cover can dramatically reduce the cost of cooling homes and businesses.
Ed Fletcher Sacramento Bee
How much cooler is it in the shade? 1:54

How much cooler is it in the shade?

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