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Baby Found Abandoned Inside Van

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police have been searching for the parents of a newborn baby found inside a van near a church in
Hopkinsville.
A church worker found the baby Sunday afternoon in a van
belonging to the First Street Baptist Church. Police said the baby boy was asleep with a pacifier and wrapped in a blue blanket. Police said the baby was only a few hours old.
Kentucky law allows a parent to leave a baby, less than 72 hours
old, with a hospital emergency room staff worker, a police officer at a police station, a firefighter at a fire station or an emergency medical services provider.
If the parent doesn't contact the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services within 30 days, the parental rights will be terminated.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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