Post Falls Mom Leaves Child In Hot Car While She Goes Shopping A - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Post Falls Mom Leaves Child In Hot Car While She Goes Shopping At Wal-Mart For Nearly An Hour

POST FALLS, Idaho- A Post Falls mom told police Monday she forgot her son was in her car while she went shopping at Wal-Mart for nearly an hour.

Post Falls Police were called to the Wal-Mart off of Mullan Avenue after witnesses saw a 5-year-old boy inside a car alone, sweating with the windows rolled up and the car turned off. Police say Felicia Williams left her son inside the car for nearly an hour while temps inside the car were more than 99 degrees. According to the police report Williams' son was sweating and his hair was wet from being inside the car.
 
When Williams finally came out of the store police say she was "very nervous" and very upset and told police "she had forgotten she had her son with her." KHQ has chosen not to name her son because he is a juvenile. After police had taken him out of the car he was taken in to custody by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and it has yet to be determined if he can return to his mother police say.
 
Felicia Williams was cited for child abuse or neglect. In 2009 Williams was stopped and ticketed for not having proper safety restraint to a child under 6 years old. It's unknown if both incidents involved the same child. KHQ was not able to contact Williams or her family.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Health advisory issued for Fernan Lake

    Health advisory issued for Fernan Lake

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:25:34 GMT
    Panhandle Health DistrictPanhandle Health District

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have issued a health advisory for Fernan Lake. PHD is urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water. Water quality monitoring confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae. Blue-green algal blooms have the potential to produce dangerous toxins in areas of the lake. 

    >>

    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have issued a health advisory for Fernan Lake. PHD is urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water. Water quality monitoring confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae. Blue-green algal blooms have the potential to produce dangerous toxins in areas of the lake. 

    >>
  • Upriver/Beacon Fire now 20 percent contained

    Upriver/Beacon Fire now 20 percent contained

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:09:30 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters on the front lines of the Upriver Beacon fire are making progress on the 115-acre fire that started Tuesday evening.  Megan Hill, Public Information Officer for the fire, tells KHQ the fire is 20 percent contained as of Wednesday evening.

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Firefighters on the front lines of the Upriver Beacon fire are making progress on the 115-acre fire that started Tuesday evening.  Megan Hill, Public Information Officer for the fire, tells KHQ the fire is 20 percent contained as of Wednesday evening.

    >>
  • Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

    Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-07-19 05:21:16 GMT

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case. The Pantagraph reports 78-year-old Johnny Icard was sitting alone Wednesday at a defense table in Bloomington where he had represented himself at trial. When the judge said he was revoking Icard's bond, the Bloomington man said he had family affairs to attend to and wasn't expecting the verdict.   

    >>

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case. The Pantagraph reports 78-year-old Johnny Icard was sitting alone Wednesday at a defense table in Bloomington where he had represented himself at trial. When the judge said he was revoking Icard's bond, the Bloomington man said he had family affairs to attend to and wasn't expecting the verdict.   

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/