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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:02 AM

Newborn boy rescued from Northern California dumpster

Authorities say good Samaritans have rescued a newborn baby from inside a Northern California dumpster in scorching heat.

Authorities say the baby was found wrapped in a plastic bag shortly before noon Tuesday in the city of Stockton, south of Sacramento.

An apartment resident heard cries and notified the manager, who pulled the child from the dumpster.

The boy was taken to a hospital. Police say heís doing well.

Police found the babyís 15-year-old mother nearby and she was taken to a hospital. Police say she could face charges of child abuse and endangerment.

Itís unclear how long the child was in the dumpster. Temperatures in the area topped 100 degrees.

Police also note that California law permits newborns to be anonymously left at hospitals or fire stations.

https://www.apnews.com/18d5ec4339ab4e4fb879533f5807dc26

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:18 AM

1. Terrible all around. She's 15. This is a tragedy.

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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:41 AM

2. I can't read the word "dumpster" anymore without expecting

to see "fire" right after it.

Thankfully that wasn't the case here. Even though it did say "scorching"!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 11:44 AM

3. Two child victims in this story.

Poor kids.

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