Important child safety tips in and around the kitchen

Safe Kids Worldwide reports that 3.5 million children are sent to the emergency room and 2,200 die from injuries that occur in the home every year, many of which happen in the kitchen.

The kitchen is the heart of the home and the place where memories around the dinner table are made. Sadly, the kitchen is also one of the most dangerous parts of a house, especially when it comes to toddlers and young children.

Here are some ideas on how to improve child safety in the kitchen.

Be aware of hot appliances

When using hot appliances such as the

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We were a family of five, Paul and me, and our three children, ages 4, 3 and brand new.

New kids on the block, so to speak, we wanted to introduce ourselves. So, we decided to have a party. We called it a “bring a dish to pass” get together. On the invitations, we stipulated that the invitees were also to bring some graffiti, PG rated, if possible.” Graffiti was the hook.

One of my many loves had always been decorating, and I needed help with the tiny, closet-sized bathroom next to our family room. It had a loo, a

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PPB: Teen fires gun at bedroom door with child, 2 adults inside

PORLTAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An 18-year-old was arrested after allegedly firing multiple shots through a Northeast Portland apartment bedroom door, where two adults and a 5-year-old boy were inside.

Gage J. Williams is facing numerous charges, including attempted murder in the second degree, and was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Police said officers from the North Precinct responded to the scene on the 3300 block of Northeast 162nd Avenue just before 1 a.m., where they learned a suspect, later identified as Williams, fired a gun into the room where the

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