Newborn found alive in trash bin inside gas station restroom

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NORTH BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a newborn baby has been found alive in a trash bin inside a gas station restroom in Pennsylvania.

Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck says the baby was found Saturday afternoon at a BP station in North Belle Vernon.

Authorities believe a woman gave birth in the station’s restroom. The baby was found when paramedics called to assist the woman looked in the trash bin.

The baby was nearly full term and is expected to survive. The child is being monitored at a hospital.

Peck says authorities are investigating. No charges have been filed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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