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Arlington kids still in foster care after toddler found in street

A 2-year-old girl found Monday night walking in the middle of an Arlington street will remain in foster care for at least two more weeks, a judge ruled Tuesday afternoon.

Despite repeated pleas from Ty'tianna Weatherspoon's parents, LaQuianta Weatherspoon and Maurice Stewart, and a grandfather to return the child, Judge Jean Boyd decided to leave the toddler and the family's other two children -- a 10-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl -- in foster care.

A fourth child, a 13-year-old girl, will be allowed to live with a family member.

Boyd made the ruling after receiving information that Weatherspoon had been investigated by Child Protective Services in Lubbock and Dallas County.

A witness said that Ty'tianna was found about 7:30 p.m. Monday walking in the middle of Browning Drive in east Arlington. The neighborhood is southeast of the University of Texas at Arlington.

"She was able to tell officers she is 2 years old but could not provide any further information about her name, address or parents," said Lt. Blake Miller, police spokesman, in a news release.

CPS officials cared for the child overnight while police went door-to-door in the neighborhood, trying to find her family.

Police were contacted by the parents about 5:45 a.m., Miller said.

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