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Magistrate talks about accidentally backing over, killing son

April 23, 2015

It was unimaginable heartbreak for a Kentuckiana family when Brian Bayers, a father and Spencer County magistrate, accidentally backed over his 18-month-old son Jackson in February. The boy died instantly.

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Magistrate talks about accidentally backing over, killing son

It was unimaginable heartbreak for a Kentuckiana family when Brian Bayers, a father and Spencer County magistrate, accidentally backed over his 18-month-old son Jackson in February. The boy died instantly.

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Dad accused of drinking, leaving toddler son in car to die

April 22, 2015

A father wept at a court hearing after police say he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking.
James Koryor, 41, was charged Tuesday with suspicion of manslaughter and child endangerment after his 2½-year-old son died Monday afternoon at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The boy’s mother had found him unconscious in the back of the family’s car after Koryor returned home.

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Mother whose daughter died in hot car now advocates for child safety

April 21, 2015

Peabody says there isn’t a moment in the day she’s not reminded about her daughter, Maya, who died from heat stroke on October 18, 2008.

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Non-profit sheds light on string of carjackings with children

April 20, 2015

“It only takes a minute” is the warning from a local non-profit in light of a string of car-jackings this year while children are inside. It reports 27 of these cases nationwide and two of them happened in Texas.

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Don’t let car thieves make off with your baby, too

April 18, 2015

Can you begin to imagine the panic, the sheer terror that must come over any parent whose child is parked in his or her driveway one minute and vanished into thin air the next?

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Kids, Cars and Heatstroke Deaths: What Are the Solutions?

April 17, 2015

Every summer, when news hits about yet another child found dead after being left behind in a hot vehicle, parents and others are horrified.

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Child Heatstroke Danger Awareness Remains High, Survey Finds, as Risky Hot Weather Season Nears Deaths Were Down 30 percent in 2014

April 16, 2015

With the approach of the warm weather months that present a major risk for young children dying in hot cars, a new national survey shows that parent and caregiver awareness of the dangers continues to be high and the increased knowledge has led to positive changes in behavior.

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What a young father lost in a hot car that day: ‘my mind, my soul and my life’

A half-deflated butterfly balloon and a stuffed pink bunny rabbit mark the grave of Alejandra Hernandez-Mendoza, the toddler who died from her father’s bleary-eyed decision to leave her alone in the backseat of a car one hot morning in 2014.

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What a young father lost in a hot car that day: ‘my mind, my soul and my life’

A half-deflated butterfly balloon and a stuffed pink bunny rabbit mark the grave of Alejandra Hernandez-Mendoza, the toddler who died from her father’s bleary-eyed decision to leave her alone in the backseat of a car one hot morning in 2014.

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