Please note: Over-the-air viewers in Milwaukee need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive CBS58, WMLW, MeTV, Telemundo Wisconsin, Heroes & Icons, Bounce, Decades, Start TV, Movies! and most other local channels. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:
https://www.cbs58.com/news/due-to-transmitter-modifications-all-stations-on-58-stream-transmitting-at-reduced-power

Tip Line: 414-777-5808 | newsdesk@cbs58.com

'Baby box' proposal would create safer place for newborns to be left by parents

NOW: ’Baby box’ proposal would create safer place for newborns to be left by parents

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A state lawmaker is looking for a safe alternative for parents who can't care for their newborn children. 

Senator Dale Kooyenga wants to put "baby boxes" at safe havens in the state of Wisconsin. 

The heated box is built into a wall and when a baby is placed inside, an alarm goes off and alerts first responders. 

"We want to make sure that there's the right assets available, the right resources available, that we try to get through to these people, there are resources available. Just don't hurt the baby," said State Sen. Dale Kooyenga (R) Brookfield. 

Kooyenga is reminding people that Wisconsin parents are protected by a Safe Haven law. They can leave their newborn child with a police officer or hospital. The baby must be unharmed and under 72 hours old. Parents do not have to give their name or address. 

Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?