Police: FL day care worker arrested after video shows her abusing toddlers

first_imgRawpixel/iStock(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A Florida day care worker has been arrested after surveillance video showed her tossing children around, according to police.Katherine Weitz, 65, was arrested on felony child abuse charges after a manager at Dream City Academy in central Florida discovered the disturbing video, police said. An officer with the Ormond Beach Police Department, located about 60 miles northeast of Orlando, detailed the footage in an interview with ABC affiliate WFTV-TV on Wednesday.He said some of the abuse occurred while the young victims were napping.“There was shaking (and) a couple of kids being smacked during nap time,” said Keith Walker of the Ormond Beach Police Department. “Some of the kids, she palmed the back of their heads with her hands and pushed them face forward in their cots.”One video released by the department appeared to show a woman hitting a child in the face.“We found over 30 incidents that could be considered child abuse to at least four different children,” he added.The incident came to light when a Dream City Academy office manager started to have suspicions about how the children were being treated. They said they heard the toddlers crying and checked the surveillance footage, which brought the incident to light, according to WFTV.Dream City Academy did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.The suspect was hired as a full-time employee with the day care just days before the alleged abuse took place, sources told WFTV. Police said she passed a background check.Weitz was released on $30,000 bond as of late Wednesday evening. She is scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday, court records show.James Feuerstein, the Orlando-based attorney listed as representing her, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ email request for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Jenkins congratulates Holtz on Presidential Medal of Freedom

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins congratulated Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame football coach, on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump.Holtz served as the head coach at numerous universities and in the NFL, but he is perhaps most known for leading Notre Dame to the national championship in 1988. Holtz is the only college football coach to advance five different teams to a bowl game, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.“A great college coach and engaging sports commentator, Lou Holtz was honored in 2011 with an honorary degree from Notre Dame for his leadership of students and generosity of spirit on and off the gridiron,” Jenkins said. “On behalf of the University, I extend congratulations to Lou on the occasion of his having been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”Tags: Donald Trump, Lou Holtz, Presidential Medal of Freedomlast_img read more

Pasquale Aleardi & NaTasha Yvette Williams to Step Into B’way’s Chicago

first_img from $49.50 Chicago Williams takes over from Carmen Ruby Floyd, who also plays her final performance on November 30. She was last seen onstage as Queenie in the New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed production of Showboat. Her Broadway credits include A Night with Janis Joplin, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and The Color Purple. Chicago also currently stars Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly and Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart. The Great White Way’s Chicago will welcome two new leading players to the cellblock on December 1. German stage and screen star Pasquale Aleardi will take over as Billy Flynn and Broadway fave NaTasha Yvette Williams will step into the role of Matron “Mama” Morton. The tuner is playing at the Ambassador Theatre. Related Shows With a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, the Tony-winning revival of Chicago is now the second longest-running musical in Broadway history. View Comments Aleardi replaces Christopher Fitzgerald, whose final performance in the production will be on November 30. He will play a limited week-long engagement with the Broadway company through December 7, after which he’ll return to Germany to star as Billy Flynn in the upcoming Stuttgart production of the classic tuner.last_img read more