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  • Thompson, Bracy Davis file bills to prevent tots dying in hot cars

    Kids + cars + heat can be a lethal combination, particularly in Florida, which logged a summer of record triple digit temperatures.

    This year, Florida also led the nation in children’s car-related heatstroke deaths, according to Janette E. Fennell, founder and president of the advocacy organization Kids and Car Safety. “It was a bad year for Florida,” she said by phone.

  • Article: Laura Beck Bundle of Joy Chat

    Laura Beck's Bundle of Joy magazine article

  • InvestigateTV+ - Season 1; Episode 3

    Dozens of children are killed in hot cars every year in the U.S. We reveal the new technology that’s rolling out in hopes of preventing more deaths – and why advocates say it doesn’t go far enough. Plus, if you toss and turn in your sleep, it could be a sign of a more serious issue, according to doctors, and we show you how a beekeeper is raising the next generation of enthusiasts.

  • Shawnee police say 3-year-old child left in car for nearly an hour

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — A Johnson County 3-year-old left in a car in a Walmart parking lot for nearly an hour, all alone. That toddler is OK. Police were told by the person who called, the 3 year old appeared lethargic. At the time Shawnee police responded, the feels like temperature outside was nearly 120 degrees.

  • State officials suggest a shoe to fight hot car deaths of Florida children

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida leads the nation this year in child hot car deaths, with six of 18. The latest was a ten-month-old just last month. The stats have some now suggesting there’s more lawmakers could do to help, though state leaders said Monday the fix is on your foot. 

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