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CROSBYTON, Texas (AP) -- The caretaker for a 2-year-old girl reported missing a week ago has been arrested on a capital murder charge after an toddler's body was found in her West Texas home.
Authorities arrested Matilda Almaraz on Thursday after FBI investigators executed a search warrant at her home, Crosbyton Police chief Greg Parrot told KCBD-TV.
The body of the child believed to be Leah Marie Aguirre was found in Almaraz's basement.
An autopsy is pending.
Crosbyton is about 40 miles east of Lubbock.
It was not immediately clear where Almaraz was being held or if she had an attorney.
Parrot said the investigation is ongoing and Almaraz might not be the only suspect.
A statewide Amber Alert was issued for Leah, missing since Jan. 3, on Tuesday. The alert was cancelled Thursday.
No lesson plans means no state review for CSCOPE
May 24, 2013 22:36 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The State Board of Education is scrapping its special panel to review a controversial curriculum system, after its creators agreed to stop offering lesson plans.
CSCOPE had helped teachers adhere to state educational requirements by offering Web-based lesson plans and exams.
But some conservatives claimed CSCOPE promoted anti-American values. That prompted the State Board of Education to create a committee to review CSCOPE's lesson plans, beginning with social studies.
CSCOPE's creators were working voluntarily with the committee. But amid continued complaints, they voted Friday to take down all online lesson plans effective Aug. 31.
Board of Education Chairwoman Barbara Gargill said Friday that makes the review "no longer necessary."
She said CSCOPE "has vividly shown what can happen with content when it is left unchecked and with limited parental access."
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