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State finds problems with vehicle alarms at Arkansas day care where child died in van

Reports list vehicle-alarm problems at locations in five cities

By Brian Fanney

This article was originally published August 20, 2017 at 2:30 a.m. Updated August 21, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Lifesaving alarm systems meant to ensure that children aren't left in sweltering day care vans have been found inoperable, disabled or otherwise flawed at Ascent Children's Health Services locations throughout Arkansas, according to state reports.

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Print Headline: State faults day care firm's vans

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TimberTopper says... August 20, 2017 at 4:57 a.m.

It appears we have had more politicians on more public tits again in Arkansas with this child care scheme. If the equipment or anything else doesn't work, the responsibility for that belongs at the top. They got the big bucks, but appears maybe they were doing something rather than making sure things were as they should be.

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Jfish says... August 20, 2017 at 7:40 a.m.

Ascent will likely be out of business in a few months after the lawsuits. You have a checklist, an electronic alarm and a worker is supposed to walk through the van after unloading. All of these deaths are totally preventable and the suffering of these children is ridiculous. I am not a Sunny Hoskins fan, but one day on CNN she said that when she drives her child to daycare, she takes off her shoes and puts them in the seat with child. Sounded like a pretty good idea. It is hard to believe that our lives are so busy nowadays that we could be distracted enough to leave a child in a vehicle.

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Razrbak says... August 20, 2017 at 8:08 a.m.

POS Rep. Dan Sullivan, R-Jonesboro needs to go. His efforts to weaken oversight of the child care industry in Arkansas resulted in his employees flaunting the rules and killing that child. His leaving that company will not lessen the damage he has done; just a rat leaving a sinking ship.

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TravisBickle says... August 20, 2017 at 1:16 p.m.

Gross negligence and/or just plain laziness.

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