Little Chute school counselor dies giving birth to sixth child

LITTLE CHUTE, Wis. (WBAY) – The number of women who die during childbirth is on the rise in the U.S, according to the CDC. It has struck a local community with heartbreak, as it grieves the loss of an Appleton mother who died in January giving birth to her sixth child. Molly McGinnis was only 45 years old. She was also a school psychologist in Little Chute.

“The way that she impacted every person that she touched, the friendships that she had, the relationships that she built, the vulnerability that she showed, the real person that she was, she didn’t fake it, she just was what she was in all that she was,” said Lisa Gretz, a School Counselor for the Little Chute Area School District. Lisa Gretz and Molly were not only co-workers, but also friends.

Molly was a daughter, mother, partner, friend, and sister.

“Just had a

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Trappe man charged with child neglect after infant nearly dies of overdose | Police and Fire

TRAPPE — A Trappe man is facing child neglect and drug charges after police say his infant niece ingested opioids and nearly died of an overdose while allegedly left unattended in his care.

CaDarrin Peterson, 28, is accused of having left his 1-year-old niece and four other children alone Jan. 3 inside an apartment in Trappe, where the infant ingested some contents of what police suspect was a capsule of heroin and fentanyl.

Emergency services personnel responded to the apartment and found the baby unresponsive, not breathing and turning blue. Responders administered CPR to the child and were able to get a steady heartbeat, according to a police report.

The baby was taken to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, where providers administered several doses of naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids during an overdose.

Detectives said Peterson told them he found his

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