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NEW ALBANY — A Jeffersonville woman was taken into custody after police say she left two children in her car in near freezing temperatures while in a store. 

Nashunda S. Greene, 40, was arrested at the Walmart on Grant Line Road in New Albany after police responded to a report that two children had been left in a car unattended, according to a news release from the Indiana State Police.

The car was not running, and the responding officer reported it had been 37 degrees outside at the time, with a "real feel" of 28 degrees. Police believe the children, ages 5 and 10, had been in the car at least 15 minutes before police were called. 

The children were turned over to their father at the close of the investigation. 

Aprile Rickert is the crime and courts reporter at the News and Tribune. Contact her via email at aprile.rickert@newsandtribune.com or by phone at 812-206-2115. Follow her on Twitter: @Aperoll27.

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