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1-Year-Old Forgotten in Daycare Van Dies: Cops

Van driver has been charged in little girl's death

(Newser) - A 1-year-old Nebraska girl was picked up along with two of her siblings for daycare Monday, but never made it back home. Police say Ra'Miyah Worthington was left inside the van after it arrived at Kidz of the Future Child Development Center II in Omaha, and was found there...

Protections for Police Dog in Patrol Car Fail—Fatally

Houston police say air-conditioned vehicle shut off without warning, killing K9 Aron

(Newser) - A police dog in Texas died in a "tragic accident" Monday as the air-conditioned patrol car the 4-year-old was housed in unexpectedly lost power. The handler of the Houston Police Department dog named Aron had left him in a "running, air-conditioned patrol vehicle, which is a necessary and...

Cop Left K9 Partner in Truck for 22 Hours

Sgt. Dallas Wingate of Boone County, Iowa, resigned after death, could still face charges

(Newser) - A police dog in Iowa died in September after being left in a deputy's patrol vehicle for 22 hours. Court documents reveal the Boone County Sheriff's K9 known as Bear was found dead in the truck of his partner, Sgt. Dallas Wingate, who could face charges, around 8pm...

Cops: Grandpa Returned to Car 3 Times After Boy Died in Heat

Alabama man has been charged in toddler's death

(Newser) - An Alabama grandfather who had been taking his grandson to daycare in the mornings as his daughter, the boy's mother, recovered from hip surgery apparently forgot to drop the 2-year-old off Tuesday, with unimaginable consequences. The toddler, Ian Wiesman, was found dead in his grandfather's truck later that...

Police: Child Intentionally Left in Hot Car for 5 Hours

The 1-year-old died, and his father has been charged

(Newser) - A 1-year-old is dead after being left in a hot car in Ohio, and his father has been charged with his murder. CBS News reports Landon Parrot, 19, arrived at the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital on Thursday with his unresponsive child. Police who arrived to question Parrot allege he gave...

On a Sweltering Texas Day, Tragedy at Elementary School

Boy, 5, dies after being pulled out of hot car in Hidalgo County, Texas

(Newser) - Temps in Hidalgo County, Texas, broke the 100-degree mark on Thursday, with a humidity-exacerbated heat index of 105. Those weather conditions contributed to a tragedy outside of a Mission elementary school, where a 5-year-old boy died after being found inside a hot car. Raul Gonzalez, police chief for the La...

3-Year-Old Florida Boy Dies in Hot Car

It's the first such incident in Florida this year and the 11th in the country

(Newser) - A three-year-old Florida boy died Monday after his father left him in a car for up to six hours, per the Miami Herald. It happened outside Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami Gardens. Several of the boy’s siblings attend the same school, and both his parents are teachers there. It...

Boy, 3, Dies After Grandma Forgets He Was in Car

Kendrick Engram Jr. was in hot car for nearly 3 hours

(Newser) - In yet another tragic hot car death, a 3-year-old boy died in the back of a hot SUV in Georgia after his grandmother forgot to take him out of the vehicle. Authorities say the grandmother had been out with Kendrick Engram Jr. and several other children and didn't take...

Cop's Wife Dies While Trapped in SUV
Cop's Wife Dies
While Trapped in SUV

Cop's Wife Dies While Trapped in SUV

Rear doors could only be opened from the outside

(Newser) - The wife of a Miami police officer died after becoming trapped in the back seat of her husband's police-issued SUV. Clara Paulino was apparently looking for something in the back seat of the Ford Explorer, parked at her Miami Shores home, on Friday afternoon when she became trapped inside,...

New Warning About 'Hidden Risk' on Hand Sanitizers

Fire department posts photo of burned car door, claiming hand sanitizer can ignite if car gets too hot

(Newser) - Hand sanitizer is supposed to be helping us to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic, but CBS Dallas-Fort Worth details a "hidden risk" that many people may not have considered. In a Facebook post that's since been taken down, the Western Lakes Fire District of Oconomowoc, Wis., put...

Dad Leaves Toddler Twins in Hot Minivan for 3.5 Hours

The tragedy unfolded at a Honda dealership in Alabama

(Newser) - In another hot-car tragedy, an Alabama father left his 11-month old twins in a minivan for nearly 3 1/2 hours—and the result was not good, reports. Police officers and firefighters responded to his 911 call Friday at the Honda dealership in Oxford where he works. "He...

A Tragic Past for Parents of Toddler Who Died in Hot Car

'Miracle baby' Zariah Hasheme's mother had 6 previous miscarriages

(Newser) - Demi Petrowski had six miscarriages before a "miracle baby" arrived for her and her husband, Zachary Hasheme: daughter Zariah. Now the New Mexico couple is mourning their only child after a babysitter allegedly left the 2-year-old in a hot car. Police in Hobbs say 41-year-old Tammie Brooks was tasked...

Wife Pleads for Mercy for Husband After Twins' Hot-Car Deaths

Marissa Rodriguez: Husband Juan Rodriguez is 'great father,' babies' deaths a 'horrific accident'

(Newser) - The mother of the twin babies who died in a hot car in the Bronx on Friday says she's living her "absolute worst nightmare"—but she's sticking by her husband, calling the deaths of little Mariza and Phoenix a "horrific accident." "Though I...

He Went to Work for 8 Hours. He Left His Babies in the Car

1-year-old Phoenix and Mariza died as temps soared; dad says he forgot they were in car

(Newser) - A terrible story out of the Bronx, where twin babies have died after being left in a hot car. Juan Rodriguez, 39, has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after police say he left his infant son and daughter, said to be either 11 months or a year...

65-Year-Old Arrested After Her 3 Dogs Die in Hot Car

The windows were rolled up and there was no water

(Newser) - A 65-year-old Rhode Island woman has been charged with felony cruelty to animals after leaving her three dogs, including a puppy, in a car during a heat wave. Police in Jamestown say the dogs, a 4-year-old black lab, a 7-month-old black lab and a 4-year-old gray Keeshond—a breed that...

Ex-Cop Sentenced in Child's Hot-Car Death

Cassie Barker gets maximum 20 years

(Newser) - A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer is headed to prison for the death of her 3-year-old daughter , who was left in a patrol car while her mom had sex with a police supervisor and fell asleep. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports ex-Long Beach police officer Cassie Barker was...

Man Trapped in Car for 13 Hours: 'Hot Is Not the Word'

Perfect storm of electrical issues, no cell phone contributed to Pete Pyros' situation

(Newser) - An electrical mishap sent Pete Pyros to hell last week—or what felt like it. The 75-year-old Cleveland man is sharing his story after finding himself trapped in his stiflingly hot 2006 Cadillac for 13 hours. He tells FOX 8 that he pulled into his garage and found that the...

Police: Mom Left Kids in Hot Car, Attacked Good Samaritan

She's been charged with battery, child desertion

(Newser) - A mother in Louisiana left her two young children locked in a hot car for around 90 minutes and then attacked one of the people who rescued them, police say. Shawnise Sherman, 22, has been charged with child desertion and battery, the New Orleans Advocate reports. Police say she left...

Man Cited for Damage After Breaking Into Car to Save Dogs

Ohio police say Richard Hill should have waited

(Newser) - An Ohio man who smashed a window to save two dogs left in a hot car received a citation for criminal damage from police officers who turned up minutes later. Richard Hill says he saw the dogs in a car in the parking lot of the Parma, Ohio, Walmart on...

Woman Faces Prison After Dog's Hot Car Death

Stephanie Thomas charged with felony animal cruelty; criminal past could mean long sentence

(Newser) - A woman faces charges after her dog's death inside her car on a hot Alabama summer day. Stephanie Shae Thomas was in a Trussville Walmart while her 7-year-old rescue pit bull sat inside her Mercedes in the parking lot on July 4, per WVTM . A passerby spotted the dog,...

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