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Police say mom sent kids to store during blizzard

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MUSCATINE (KWWL) -- A Muscatine woman faces a child endangerment for allegedly sending her children to the store during last week's blizzard.

Julie Jimenez, 34, was charged after allegedly sending her 14-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son to the store during the storm on Feb. 2 that dumped nearly two feet of snow on southeast Iowa.

Police Lt. Steve Snider says the kids wanted snacks and walked about two blocks to the store while the city was under a snow emergency.

Snider says a store clerk called police, who picked up the children and took them home.

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