Siblings left in car perish

From Times Wire Reports

A 3-year-old brother and sister died after they spent more than two hours in a sweltering car parked in the driveway of their Topeka home, investigators said.

The girl, who was to turn 4 next month, was pronounced dead at the scene. The boy, who had just turned 3, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The mother was being questioned by detectives. The children's father, who authorities said worked out of town, was returning to Topeka.

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