Heat sickens children on basketball court
The temperature reached 102 degrees Fahrenheit on Tuesday in the St. Louis area.
August 3rd, 2011
03:07 PM ET

Heat sickens children on basketball court

Police responding to a call about four dead bodies on a Missouri basketball court found two adults and two children alive but suffering from exposure to the heat, CNN affiliate KSDK reported Tuesday.

Officers in Pine Lawn woke the adults, who said they were merely napping. But the two children, ages 3 and 4, were drenched in perspiration and urine and had steam rising from their bodies, KSDK reported.

The children were hospitalized. The woman, who is the children's mother, was arrested and may be charged with parental neglect, the station reported.

Pine Lawn is 10 miles northwest of St. Louis. The temperature in the area reached 102 degrees Tuesday, KSDK reported.

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  1. dee

    Ok, what kind of drugs were these people on? The children need to be taken away. I don't get it you need a license to drive, hunt, fish, get married. But any old dumb f-k can become a parnet! She doesn't need to be caring for kids.

    August 3, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. avg Joe

    Sell the mom and buy the kids some lemonade.

    August 4, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Miami Heat

    Blame it on La Bron... .

    August 4, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
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