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The Wichita area is under a heat advisory until Saturday. Medical professionals advise caution during extremely hot weather.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating, rapid pulse, dizziness and cramps as result of your body overheating.

Lisa Corr, an advanced EMT volunteer in Clearwater, says it's important to be aware of these symptoms, especially as temperatures continue to rise.

"Working out in this [weather], you can get heat exhaustion, and if that continues, it turns into heat stroke," Corr says.

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After the death of a 10-month-old baby, the Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) suspended placements with TFI, a subcontracted foster care organization that sponsored the home where the child died. In a press release, DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore stated that they will resume placements with TFI.

Updated on Thursday, July 31 2014

Prosecutors have charged a Kansas foster parent with murder for a 10-month-girl who died after being left in a hot car.

Seth M. Jackson made his first court appearance Wednesday to hear the charges against him. The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office is charging the 29-year-old Wichita man with first-degree murder.

An alternative count of second-degree murder charge has also been filed.

He is being held on a $250,000 bond.