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Police warn not to leave kids in car during summer; group seeks new state law on issue

In Las Cruces, where temperatures reach 100 degrees or above in the summer, officials warn not to leave unaccompanied children and pets in vehicles for even 10 minutes. Inside an enclosed vehicle, temperatures have the potential to rise by 19 degrees after only 10 minutes, by 34 degrees after 30 minutes and by 45 to 50 degrees in an hour, according to the Las Cruces Police Department.

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