Susan Morgan Cooper’s Heartbreaking Geopolitical Documentary ‘To The Moon And Back’

June 5, 2017

05/26/2017 09:53 pm ET Morena Duwe, Contributor Music & Culture Journalist In the small town of Pskov, Russia near the border of Estonia, hopeful orphans await the outcome of their pending adoptions by American families. The orphanage is as one would imagine, dreary rooms lined with rows of numbered cribs and discolored wallpaper. Children are huddled in […]

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Experts warn of the dangers of hot cars

May 21, 2017

Michael Sevren 8:55 PM, May 21, 2017 When the sun is beating down and you’re driving around, safety experts have advice for parents, guardians, and caretakers. “The worst thing anyone can ever do is to think this can’t happen to them,” said Janette Fennell the founder of kidsandcars.org According to kidsandcars.org, six children in the United […]

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Mother warns parents after 9-month-old dies in ‘hot car’ on 66-degree-day

February 20, 2017

WATCH VIDEO: http://wjla.com/news/local/mother-warns-parents-after-9-month-old-dies-in-hot-car-on-66-degree-day by Tom Roussey/ ABC7 Friday, February 17th 2017   WASHINGTON (ABC7) — For Raelyn Balfour of Charlottesville, the idea of forgetting her baby in the backseat of a hot car was unthinkable. “I had heard of stories of this happening to other parents, and I’m like, ‘That’s an irresponsible parent, there’s no way that […]

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Could a bill that removes liability for breaking into a hot car to rescue a child, pet save lives?

October 3, 2016

10/3/2016 Written by Claire Z. Cardona, Breaking News Producer The weather may be cooling off, but it’s still possible for children and pets to die from being left in a hot car. One Dallas legislator hopes to make it easier for people to intervene, and possibly save a life. Texas leads the nation in deaths of children […]

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Child’s death in car in Dayton coincides with call for new safety measure

September 26, 2016

By Mike Snyder, The Houston Chronicle, September 22, 2016 Updated: September 23, 2016 10:53am The 2017 GMC Acadia comes equipped with a system reminding drivers to check the rear seat. I was just a few blocks from the house when I remembered I no longer lived there. I had recently moved to a place just a few […]

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Technology Could Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

September 21, 2016

September 15, 2016 2:37 PM WASHINGTN D.C. (AP) – Today U.S. Representatives from Ohio, New York and Illinois introduced the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act (HOT CARS Act of 2016, H.R. 6041), a critical piece of legislation that would prevent children from being needlessly killed and injured when left alone in […]

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No action while more kids die in hot cars

September 20, 2016

Nearly 800 children have died after being left in the back seats of sweltering cars since 1990, including more than 70 in Florida, according to KidsAndCars.org. Now car makers may be required to add alarm systems to alert parents when I child is left in a back seat. (Tom Merton/Getty Images/Caiaimage) Beth KassabContact ReporterOrlando Sentinel […]

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Hot car deaths of children prompt car alert legislation

September 19, 2016

By Susanna Capelouto, CNN, Updated 9:40 PM ET, Fri September 16, 2016 (CNN)A one-year-old boy in Texas died this week in the back his mother’s car, becoming the 30th child in the United States this year to succumb to heatstroke while left behind in a car seat, according to the advocacy group KidsAndCars.org. As in many […]

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Technology Could Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

September 16, 2016

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter September 15, 2016 2:37 PM WASHINGTN D.C. (AP) – Today U.S. Representatives from Ohio, New York and Illinois introduced the Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act (HOT CARS Act of 2016, H.R. 6041), a critical piece of legislation that would prevent children from being needlessly killed and injured when left […]

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New legislation introduced to require technology to be placed in vehicles to prevent child heatstroke deaths

POSTED 6:21 AM, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016, BY KATHY QUINN, UPDATED AT 06:22AM, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kids and Cars announced on Thursday a major bill they are purposing that is aimed at saving kids’ lives. The non-profit group says the bill is called the  “Hot Cars Act of 2016.” It stands for “helping overcome […]

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