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Mother who left infant in hot car pleads not guilty to kid endangerment By Jim Schultz of the Redding Record Searchlight A Red Bluff female implicated of leaving her 1-year-old in a hot car as she went inside an Anderson store pleaded innocent Tuesday in Shasta County Superior Court to misdemeanor kid endangerment. Felicia Lynn Gaskins, 23, was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony child endangerment. She was criminally charged Tuesday by the Shasta County District Attorney’s Workplace with the misdemeanor endangerment charge. During her brief arraignment, Judge Daniel Flynn bought her launched from jail without bail after Senior Deputy Public Defender James Richardson sought her release, saying Gaskins has no criminal history. Gaskins, who had actually been in prison in lieu of $50,000 bail because her arrest, is due back in Superior Court on Aug. 1 for a settlement conference. Anderson Police said they apprehended Gaskins after she left her child in her car outside an Anderson company for approximately 20 minutes Friday. Although temperatures climbed to 120 degrees within 5 minutes, the baby was all right, cops stated. According to policemans, they went to a company in the 5000 block of Rhonda Road around 3:30 p.m. after somebody called stating a baby had been left ignored in the car for 15 to 20 minutes. The vehicle’s engine and cooling had been shut off, police said. When policemans showed up, Gaskins had the kid in her arms in a neighboring store, but admitted to forgetting the child in the vehicle. Police stated an ambulance came and medics examined the kid for heat-related distress. The baby remained in good health without any signs of an instant medical emergency. But cops stated Gaskins had no provisions for the kid with her, such as diapers, a bottle, water or food. Policemans stated they put a thermometer inside her vehicle where it signed up 120 degrees in just minutes. The child was taken into protective custody. Gaskins was purchased Tuesday to have no contact with kid unless it is authorized and monitored by kid protective services officials …

See all stories on this subject The pall of Brexit hovers as 162-reg buying gets into full swing The mid-summer brand-new automobile buying spree is in full speed – however there are concerns in some quarters over the effect of Brexit on the value of brand-new and secondhand vehicles in the medium term. Most current SIMI figures reveal registrations are up 23pc to June. Dealerships are prepared for a busy time, as 30,000-plus individuals are expected to buy new this month. The brand-new SIMI data show 161-reg registrations were up 23pc (to 101,338 from 82,337). And its Director General Alan Nolan states he expects this year’s total sales to reach 150,000 for the very first time because 2008. “This year assures to be the very first typical year of registrations given that the economic crisis.” Apart from the financial upturn, the wide availability of finance, particularly Individual Agreement Plans (PCPs), has been hugely influential in the rise in brand-new automobile registrations. A reflection of business confidence is the 26pc boost to date in the purchase of Light Business Automobiles (LCVs). However the sales are clouded somewhat by issues emerging from some quarters of the industry over the impact Brexit will have on utilized car values if sterling falls. Some sources have their issues however do not wish to state anything publicly at this phase. There is a sense that a weak sterling element could hit individuals in their pockets by helping to lower what they get for their trade-ins. Many believe it will, at worst, be a short-term issue and even itself out over the coming months. However handling director Michael Rochford is one who thinks Brexit might have serious knock-on effects on all car values. He says the used-car market could be hit as sterling falls versus the euro. He fears the value of previously owned motors will begin to drop in the face of more and less expensive UK imports. “This will certainly have knock-on effects in the new car market likewise,” he states. Utilized imports are up 27pc (32,498) and might hit 60,000. “Those taking a look at costly Irish stock will start taking a look at the less expensive UK options.” Which, he anticipates, will indicate lower prices for your car on trade-in. “This was always anticipated to happen as the boom in new automobile sales over the past 2-3 years would unavoidably imply a healthy flow of stock starting to hit the used-car market in the next 18-36 months. The repercussions of Brexit, nevertheless, look set to accelerate this process.” Mr Rochford states this has potentially serious repercussions for the new vehicle market, as a sharp drop in used vehicle values may suggest that Irish automobiles coming back off PCP will be miscalculated. That might suggest a “excess” of misestimated PCP’s will soon be heading for car dealerships. He states that lots of dealers are hoping the client will choose to hold on to the automobile by refinancing it or purchasing it out. However he does not think customers will wish to purchase a vehicle in negative equity and says banks will not fund the unfavorable equity. “So who takes the hit?” He says that if used automobile values are affected, then PCP’s will not be as cost effective as recently. “If there is a sharp drop in used values due to Brexit then this might have a severe impact on the PCP market here,” he asserts. He adds: “It is possible that 2016 will see a peak in brand-new vehicle sales and 2017 might experience a decline in brand-new vehicle sales if a few of the possible consequences of Brexit occur.” He, and some others – by no ways all – say the next 6 months will be nervy for a lot of people. However lots of believe if there is to be unpredictability it will be short-term. Eddie Cunningham Vokswagen has upped the ante for July-reg sales, by introducing one year’s complimentary insurance coverage for buyers of particular models. Eddie Cunningham “A motoring price war was sparked here the other day when a new maker struck the Irish market. New car sales rocketed in the very first 6 months of this year – going back to nearly the very same … PrivateFly has released its yearly list of the world’s most beautiful landings … with a.
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