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Florida woman falls asleep behind wheel with toddler in car

A Florida woman was found passed out behind the wheel of a car at an intersection with a 2-year-old child in the back seat.

Jennifer Hernandez, 31, was driving in Oakland Park on Sunday when a concerned citizen reported that Hernandez had fallen asleep in the driver’s seat of a Cadillac while the car was stopped, according to WPLG.

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The person banged on the window, hoping to wake Hernandez, but failed. Paramedics arrived at the scene and woke Hernandez, who told them that she hadn’t slept in 24 hours because of work and that she had prescriptions for Xanax, mirtazapine and painkillers, WPLG reported.

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Authorities noted Hernandez had bloodshot eyes, that her speech was slurred and that she had “a slight odor of alcoholic beverages,” according to an arrest report obtained by WPLG.

A two-thirds-full bottle of vodka was found in the front passenger’s seat. 

She claimed she was driving the 2-year-old child to a birthday party when she fell asleep, WPLG reported.

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Hernandez was arrested and charged with child neglect.

Read more at WPLG.

Police chief loses part of arm in fireworks accident

The police chief of a small Pennsylvania town has lost part of his arm in a fireworks accident.

Leechburg Police Chief Michael Diebold, 39, was injured Saturday night when a mortar he was lighting during a fireworks show at a local carnival misfired and struck him.

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Diebold, who is licensend to handle pyrotechnics, was flown to UPMC Mercy Hospital’s trauma and burn unit and is now listed in stable condition.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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City officials and residents gathered Sunday night at the town's fire hall for a prayer vigil for Diebold.

"I've always known him to be a good person, a hard worker and an officer who cares deeply and is committed to his community,” Captain Steve Ignatz said.

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A fundraiser for Diebold is underway to help pay for his hospital expenses.

80-year-old woman attacked by bobcat in New Hampshire

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A 80-year-old New Hampshire woman was weeding the flowers Sunday, like she does every night, when a bobcat attacked her. 

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"I kept hitting him with a sickle, and it didn't seem to do anything," said Elsie Dabrowski. 

The bobcat was between 23 and 25 pounds, but Elsie said it was strong. 

The bobcat first attacked her face, and then her arm, wrist and back. 

Finally, when her dogs ran up to her, the bobcat ran off. 

Elsie and her husband went to New London hospital and she received between 50 and 60 stitches. She didn't get home until 3:30 a.m.

On Monday morning, she went to the Fish and Game to get a rabies shot, just in case. Wildlife officials were able to capture by 7:30 a.m.

"It wouldn't have attacked if it was well," she said. 

She said she's never seen a bobcat in her backyard, and they've lived in the same house since 1987.

"We have coyotes, foxes and bears, but never a bobcat," she said. 

Despite being attacked, Elsie is upbeat. 

"I feel great! Other than I hurt in certain places," she said. 

Warning: The below gallery contains graphic photos of woman and animal. Viewer discretion is advised.

>> PHOTOS: 80-year-old woman attacked by bobcat [via Boston25News.com]

Fans, Speedway to honor Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final race in Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Daytona International Speedway in the 59th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday, July 1, which also serves as the kick-off race for his JR Nation #APPRECI88ION Tour. Earnhardt Jr. is third on the all-time wins list with 17 victories at Daytona International Speedway including two DAYTONA 500 victories (2004, 2014) and two Coke Zero 400s (2001, 2015). Throughout the race weekend, the “World Center of Racing” will have a number of activities planned for race fans to honor and celebrate one of the most dominating drivers to have competed at the famed 2.5-mile tri-oval. Highlighting those activities is the #Daletona mosaic, which will be located in the Axalta Injector of the motorsports stadium. Fans will be able to create a piece of artwork to commemorate Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s final Monster Energy Series start at Daytona by submitting their favorite Earnhardt Jr. and Daytona International Speedway photos on Instagram and Twitter using #Daletona. Submitted pictures will be printed out and placed onto the 15’ x 5.5’ (width x height) mosaic wall that will be on display in Level 1 of the Axalta Injector. All the fan pictures in the mosaic will create a piece of artwork celebrating Earnhardt Jr.’s career at Daytona and will be delivered to him following the event. Race fans on site can also take home a #Daletona-branded keepsake on Saturday by uploading their photo of themselves and their race-day experience at the mosaic in the Axalta Injector. Among the other activities planned: ·         No. 88 logo in the tri-oval grass

·         Special video during pre-race ceremonies

·         Dale Earnhardt Jr. Daytona highlights display and photo opportunity in the UNOH Fanzone

·         Dale Jr. #APPRECI88ION Lap on Lap 88 of the Coke Zero 400 for fans throughout the facility to stand and recognize Earnhardt Jr.

Official NFL Shop mistakes Washington state for Redskins' home

The official shop of the National Football League was trying to celebrate state and hometown pride for several of its teams, but it appears to have made a big mistake.

NFLShop.com posted several novelty license plates with team logos over their respective states. As first noted Monday morning by the Washington Post, the shop was selling a Washington Redskins license plate with the logo over the state of Washington.

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The Redskins represent Washington, D.C., and play games in Maryland.

Not that it would be easy to figure out what state to put behind the Redskins, as Washington Post columnist Dan Steinberg pointed out.

“The WASHINGTON Redskins actually play their games in … well, they actually play their games in Maryland. But as everyone knows, the WASHINGTON Redskins actually hold their practices in … well, they actually hold their practices in Virginia. But as everyone knows, at least the WASHINGTON Redskins actually stage their training camp in … well, that’s in Virginia too,” Stienberg wrote. “So okay, it’s a little confusing. Still. Whatever the team’s proper geographic orientation, it has nothing to do with Washington state.”

The listing for the license plate was removed from NFLShop.com on Monday.

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TSA pulls giant lobster from suitcase at Boston airport

Among the list of things the Transportation Security Administration doesn’t often find in checked bags is surely giant lobsters – even at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

But according to the TSA, that’s exactly what an agent found while screening checked luggage over the weekend.

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In a tweet, TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy said the lobster topped 20 pounds.

According to the TSA, live lobsters are allowed on planes – at least in checked baggage.

Travelers can take lobsters with them if they’re in clear, plastic, spill-proof containers.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Another benefit of breastfeeding, could lower women’s risk of heart disease, stroke

The benefits of breastfeeding for both women and their babies have been well-documented in the past. Now, new research shows there’s an even bigger reason to for new mothers to breastfeed.

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Previous research has shown that children who are breastfed have lower death rates, less risk of infection and higher IQs.

Studies have also shown breastfeeding can help reduce a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer and diabetes, and help with weight loss.

Still, previous research has resulted in mixed results when it comes to the long-term benefits of breastfeeding on heart health.

new study from a team of researchers in China and the University of Oxford, however, suggested breastfeeding could reduce a woman’s risk of heart attack and stroke.

>> Related: Breastfeeding could save  the lives of more than 800,000 children a year

The scientists analyzed the health results of more than 289,000 women in China and published their research data in the Journal of the American Heart Association last week.

The data came from a separate study in which the women (almost all mothers and none with cardiovascular disease) provided details about their reproductive history and other lifestyle factors, including smoking habits, obesity, physical activity and more.

Read more here.

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