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Woman attacked with hot sauce bottle in karaoke fight, police say

A woman has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after attacking another woman with a hot sauce bottle following a karaoke performance in Austin, Texas, according to a report by KEYE.

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The news station, citing an affidavit, reports that Austin police responded to a call Thursday at La Catedral del Marisco on Oltorf Street, concerning an altercation between two women who sing karaoke at the restaurant every week. According to the report, 52-year-old Elsa Martin Garcia began to yell at a second woman, who had just finished singing, about the woman’s performance. 

Then the situation, which the station reports was caught on cellphone video, escalated and Garcia hit the woman on the head with a “glass bottle of hot sauce.” According to the station, police found a broken hot sauce bottle on a table and said the victim had lacerations on her face.

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After 6-year-old shoots boy, 8, police plead with parents to lock up guns

An Ohio police department hopes that an accidental shooting of an 8-year-old boy will serve as a warning to other parents about safe gun storage.

Last week, an 8-year-old and a 6-year-old found a loaded gun in the basement of a Mount Vernon home and started playing with it, according to Columbus police and Raw Story.

>> Guns kill nearly 1,300 children a year in U.S., study finds

That gun went off, wounding the 8-year-old in the arm. The boy is expected to make a full recovery at Children’s Hospital.

Police said a “third party” took the gun from the home before officers arrived. 

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No charges have been filed at this time, authorities said.

Columbus police shared information about the incident on social media.

"PLEASE LOCK UP GUNS – We're posting this incident to raise awareness & educate the public," the department wrote.

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Guns are present in one in three American homes with children in them, according to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. The Washington Post reports that, on average, two children are incidentally shot by mishandling firearms every week.

Is Seattle's minimum wage hike costing jobs? Here's what 2 studies say

Two studies show there is no denying that most $15 minimum wage workers in Seattle are making more money, but a new University of Washington report shows more costs than benefits.

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Another study from the University of California Berkeley says the law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without losing jobs, but it did not examine other industries. Also, an investigation by the Albany Times-Union last year raised questions about its “predictively positive” studies.

UW study shows number of jobs shrinking

A new report – commissioned by the city and conducted by University of Washington economists – out Monday morning shows minimum wage workers in Seattle may be making more money, but the number of jobs available are shrinking.

Researchers at the University of Washington said because of the 2014 law gradually increasing the minimum wage to $15, employers have done everything from cutting jobs to slashing hours.

The report shows a jump from $11 to $13 an hour last year hit many employers hard, and as a result of cutbacks, lower-paid workers on average lost about $125 per month.

According to the study, if the minimum wage law didn’t exist, there would 5,000 more lower-paying jobs available right now.

UC Berkeley study shows minimum wage hasn’t cut jobs

A report from the University of California Berkeley claims the $15 wage law has boosted pay for restaurant workers without costing jobs.

The report focused on food service jobs, which some critics said could be disproportionately affected if increased wages forced restaurants to cut workers' hours.

Author Michael Reich says that hasn't been the case.

"Our results show that wages in food services did increase — indicating the policy achieved its goal," the study said.

Forbes reported that in an expose published last year, the Albany Times-Union used emails to explore the motivations of the Berkeley team – and those emails were predictably positive about increased minimum wages.

The Times-Union found that the emails were “demonstrating a deep level of coordination between academics and advocates.” The expose highlighted that not one negative impact was found among Berkeley’s six positive studies on the minimum wage.

About Seattle’s minimum wage

In 2014, Seattle became one of the first cities to adopt a law aiming for a $15 minimum wage. San Francisco changed its wage around the same time.

Seattle's law gave small businesses employing fewer than 500 people seven years to phase it in. Large employers had to do so over three or four years, depending on whether they offer health insurance to their employees.

Another juror in Cosby case opens up about deliberations

Another juror in the Bill Cosby sexual-assault case is talking about the deliberations.

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"I flip-flopped back and forth plenty of times," said Robert Dugan, the first non-alternate juror to show his face.

Dugan said he believed Cosby was guilty after Cosby's 2005 deposition was read in court.

He said that he couldn't get past the fact that Cosby wouldn't use the word "consent" when describing his encounter a year earlier with Andrea Constand that led to charges. "I was, like, you just got caught red-handed. Like, why would you say that if you're trying to defend yourself, in my opinion," Dugan said.

Jurors deliberated for 52 hours before a judge declared a mistral.

Dugan said tensions in the jury room complicated matters.

"People were frustrated. People missed their home. People missed their kids. It was a number of things and it finally all boiled up," Dugan said.

Prosecutors are working to rebuild their case for another trial.

A different juror last week expressed concern over the prosecution's lack of evidence, and said he didn't find Cosby's accuser to be credible.

Powdered drywall mistaken for cocaine lands innocent man behind bars for 90 days

Karlos Cashe thought he was facing a minor traffic ticket when he was pulled over by police in Oviedo, Florida, in March for driving without headlights.

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When an officer saw white powder on his seat and floorboard, though, the situation became much more serious.

Cashe was on probation at the time on marijuana and cocaine charges from 2015.

He was put in handcuffs when court records showed he was out past his court-ordered curfew. Hours later, police realized the system was not up to date and Cashe had not violated his curfew.

When the officer field tested the white powder, it came up positive for cocaine, officials said.

“I know for a fact (that) it’s drywall because I’m a handyman,” Cashe said. “I said that continuously during the arrest stop.”

A K-9 unit arrived at the scene and the dog alerted on Cashe’s vehicle and an Oviedo Police Department sergeant field tested substances he believed to be marijuana and more cocaine.

When those tests came back positive, Cashe was taken to the Seminole County Jail.

Because he was accused of violating probation, he was denied bond.

“I sat there 90 days knowing I was innocent,” Cashe said.

Nearly three months later, lab tests on the substances collected in Cashe’s vehicle came back with results showing there were no drugs in the car at the time of his arrest.

Cashe walked out of jail last week, and is now hoping his story might cause police to take closer looks in this type of case.

“This is what I want to stop,” he said. “I don’t want this to happen to anybody else.”

Teen high on mushrooms charged after running over, killing teen with car

A 17-year-old teen has been charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter after running over and killing another teen while high on psychedelic mushrooms.

KSHB reported that, according to a probable cause statement, Jacob David Mustoe told police that he was high on mushrooms on Sunday morning when he crashed into a house in Kansas City, Missouri.

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The Kansas City Star reported that Mustoe got into an argument with Jake A. Wehmeyer, 17, while visiting Wehmeyer’s house with two other friends. The argument, according to court documents, led to Mustoe and Wehmeyer throwing items, including billiard balls, at each other.

KCTV reported Wehmeyer’s parents were out of town and Wehmeyer and his 14-year-old brother were left at home.

Mustoe reportedly told police he left the house, walked to his own home and got into his car, then aimed it at Wehmeyer’s house and drove into a neighbor’s yard. 

Police were called to the area around 4 a.m. Sunday, where they fould a vehicle driven through a closed garage door of a house, KCTV reported. According to court documents, Mustoe said he did it because he was high on mushrooms. The documents also said he told police he thought “everything would be OK” and that he saw Wehmeyer in a neighbor's yard telling him to slow down.

Wehmeyer was found dead at the scene and was partially under the vehicle.

Mustoe left the home and ran to his own house, where he contacted his mother, took a shower and changed his clothes.

The Kansas City Star reported that police arrived at Mustoe’s home and found that he had injuries consistent with the crash. He was arrested after being taken to a hospital for minor injury treatment.

Mustoe has a $200,000 bond.

Girl at fault in 25-foot fall from Six Flags ride, police say

A 14-year-old girl, who fell 25 feet from a gondola ride at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, Saturday night was at fault, according to authorities.

Warren County sheriff's Lt. Steven Stockdale said “human error” by the teenager caused her to slip under the metal safety bar, The Post-Star of Glen Falls reported.

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The girl dangled briefly before falling from the “Sky Ride” as a group of park guests gathered under the stopped attraction to catch her.

The teenager from Delaware was on the ride with her brother when she fell from the two-person car, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. 

The ride was stopped after the operator was told of a rider in distress, CBS reported.

Video of the incident shows the girl slipping through the safety bar, which briefly held her aloft while she dangled in the air.

The teen struck a tree before landing in the crowd, which had gathered to catch her. She was treated at the park, then taken to an area hospital.

>> Related: Girl, 11, dies after falling out of ride at water park

Park officials said the ride was working properly.

“There does not appear to be any malfunction of the ride, but we have closed the attraction until the a thorough review can be completed,” USA Today reported park officials said in a statement.

Another person was injured as he was trying to help catch the girl.

At least 17 registered sex offenders list same Walmart as home address

Shoppers at a Walmart in Cocoa, Florida, expressed concern after learning that at least 17 registered sex offenders, some designated as sexual predators, listed the store as their home address.

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State law allows homeless sex offenders to use the address of the closest physical address for their registration.

Most of the sex offenders listing the Walmart as their home address likely live across the street in a homeless camp set up in a wooded area, police said.

Mother, and Walmart shopper, Heather Poole said she couldn’t believe so many sex offenders lived in such close proximity to a place children and families regularly visit.

“We go there, like, 10 times a week,” Poole said. “We literally live right down the street.

“It’s pretty scary, you know? We have kids and, you know, you don’t want (the sex offenders) being around and you don’t know who it is.”

In a statement, Walmart said that the company goes to great lengths to keep shoppers safe.

Walmart admitted, though, that it did not know about the homeless sex offenders using the Clearlake Road store as their home address.

Walmart’s full statement:

“We work to maintain a safe environment for our customers and associates. It’s disturbing to learn that convicted felons would list our store as their residential address. We condemn such a practice and must refer any other questions to local law enforcement.”

According to the Cocoa Police Department, after registered sex offenders are released from prison, officers verify the address listed on their paperwork and check on the individual again in six months.

Georgia county says mosquito spraying is killing its bees

Douglas County, Georgia, has suspended its mosquito control program because officials say the pesticides kill too many honeybees.

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Beekeeper Marilyn Parker said she lost 22 hives last year and nearly that many the year before. She blames it on pesticides used to kill mosquitoes.

"You would just see dead bees. Piles of dead bees. You open the hive and you see nothing but dead bees," Parker said.

Experts say the loss of all those bees is affecting the local honey industry.

Parker also says it should concern everyone, because it’s ultimately about protecting what the insects pollinate.

"Everything we eat, we have the bees to thank. At least for every third bite of food that you put in your mouth," Parker said.

She estimates there are at least 1,500 hives in the county.

Many metro area municipalities have spraying programs. Douglas County officials are currently exploring other methods of controlling mosquitoes that won't harm honeybees.

"We don't have Zika here in Georgia yet. But when we do, yes, I understand that," Parker said.

Tips to keep your pet calm on the Fourth of July

Every year, dogs and cats flee with fear from the sound of fireworks.

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According to PetAmberAlert, a lost pet finder that uses phone and fax broadcasts to help lost pets find their way back home, animal control officials across the nation report a 30-60 percent increase in lost pets each year between those dates.

July 5, according to PetAmberAlert, is one of the busiest days of the year for shelters.

  • Keep your pet indoors, preferably in the quietest room in your house while fireworks are going off
  • Soothing music or turning on the TV can provide a good distraction for your pet
  • Some pets like being in a secure crate in a darkened room to help them stay calm
  • Do not leave your pet outside
  • Make sure your pet is licensed and has an ID tag or microchip
  • Even if your pet hasn't had a negative reaction in the past to fireworks, don't assume they won't react -- some pets become more sensitive to loud noises as they age
  • If your pet is lost, check in person at local shelters and check back frequently as it can take time before a pet is brought to a shelter

To store information about your pet should you need to set up posters or communicate that your pet is lost, download the ASPCA's mobile app. The app also helps pet owners in times of natural disasters. 

Bill Cosby’s rep now says town halls won’t be about sexual assault

Days after Bill Cosby’s representatives said he was planning on touring the country and appearing at town halls to speak with young people about sexual assault, one of those same representatives says that is not the case.

The Huffington Post reported that on Sunday, Cosby’s representative Ebonee Benson told CNN that the town hall meetings will not be about sexual assault.

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“I just want to be clear. The town hall meetings are not about sexual assault. I will repeat. These town hall meetings are not about sexual assault,” she told CNN. “This went way beyond a comment made from an interview by my colleague (Andrew Wyatt, another Cosby representative), a day ago.

Related: Bill Cosby plans town meetings on sexual assault following mistrial

“When we initially talked about the town hall meetings, it was about restoration of legacy. Much to what Mrs. Cosby spoke on in her statement is the sensationalism brought on by the media,” Benson said. “This is another example of that. To take something that was meant to talk about the restoration of this man’s legacy that was destroyed by the media before he even had a chance to step into the courtroom. That’s what this is about.”

Benson’s statement comes after Benson and  Wyatt appeared on Good Day Alabama on Wednesday and said that Cosby was planning town halls after a mistrial was declared in a sexual assault case against him from accuser Andrea Constand. 

“We are now planning town halls. We’ll talk to young people,” Wyatt said on WBRC. “This is bigger than Bill Cosby. This issue can affect any young person, especially young athletes of today. They need to know what they’re facing when they’re hanging out and partying, when they’re doing certain things they shouldn’t be doing. It also affects married men.”

Related: Bill Cosby accuser slams his upcoming sexual assault town halls

Wyatt clarified the remarks to The New York Times in an email the next day, saying that Cosby has received “hundreds of calls from civic organizations and churches requesting for Mr. Cosby to speak to young men and women about the judicial system.”

“These groups would like for Mr. Cosby to share that people in the judicial system can use their powers to annul deals for personal agenda and political ambitions,” he said.

Wyatt said that the speeches would be free.

The apparent change of plans comes after one of Cosby’s accusers, Linda Kirkpatrick, appeared on CNN on Saturday and compared Cosby’s town hall to serial killer and sex offender Jeffrey Dahmer, known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, hosting a cooking show.

“Him having a town hall meeting on educating people about sexual assault is the same as Jeffrey Dahmer hosting a town hall meeting on the joy of cooking, neither of which I will be attending,” Kirkpatrick said.

Prosecutors said they plan to retry Cosby after the mistrial was declared.

Woman searched at airport after feminine hygiene product alerts scanner

A Charlotte woman said she was headed home from a work conference in Tampa Bay, Florida, but was stopped after going through a Transportation Safety Administration body scanner, according to WSOC-TV.

She said she was told by TSA agents at the airport in Tampa Bay that she needed to be searched again after part of her body lit up on the scanner's screen, the exact spot where she was wearing a typical feminine hygiene product.

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"The ladies were like, ‘We're going to have to search your vaginal area and buttocks,’ and I'm like, ‘That makes no sense to me. You can clearly tell that that's a feminine product.’"

She refused the search and argued with TSA agents for about 20 minutes.

“(They said) ‘Ma'am, this is just standard procedure we have to do this. If you don't allow us to do this, you will not be boarding your flight,’" she said. "I'm crying the entire time because to me, this is very personal for you to search me in those areas, and I don't feel comfortable. They called in the police and everyone's standing there looking."

Eventually, she agreed to the search in a private room.

They went up my leg, down my leg, in the front, then up my leg and down my leg in the back with my arms up. The entire time I'm crying," she said. "I felt like a criminal. She's patting me down and they're holding my hands up and they're going on my waistline."

When agents found nothing, they let her go. 

Three days later, she's still confused, devastated and wants other women to know what happened.

"That's a real issue not just for myself, but for other women like that's so embarrassing to have to be stopped and searched like that," she said.

TSA Statement:

"We take reports of alleged impropriety very seriously and regret any distress the security screening process may have caused the passenger. TSA conducted a thorough review of the passenger's screening and concluded that all security protocols were followed as our officers worked to resolve an alarm. TSA officers must work to resolve all alarms at the checkpoint to ensure everyone arrives safely at their destination. However, incidents such as the one described are extremely rare and women should not be concerned about going through the security checkpoint."

Background provided by TSA:

"The advanced imaging technology scanner at the checkpoint helps TSA identify concealed metallic and nonmetallic items between the skin and clothing using millimeter-wave technology. So if an individual were to try to conceal something in the area of the groin, the machine would detect it. It is not out of the question that the machine could detect something placed inside an individual's underwear."

6 endangered right whales turn up dead in massive loss to population

The Canadian government and marine experts are investigating the deaths of six endangered North American right whales over a period of several weeks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Canada’s southeastern coast.

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The dead whales were discovered between June 7 and June 23 in an area bordered by New Brunswick, Quebec and northern Prince Edward Island, CBC News reported.

The deaths represent a massive loss for the small remaining population of the marine mammals, which can grow up to 46 feet long and weigh as much as 150,000 pounds.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada estimates some 500 right whales exist globally, while the International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates just 350 remain worldwide.

The six deaths represent about 1 percent of the population, according to the CBC.

>> Related: Japanese whalers slaughter more than 300 whales in Antarctic hunt

“For this species, even one animal is a hit to the population," Tonya Wimmer, marine biologist and director

director of the Marine Animal Response Society, told National Geographic.

“It’s catastrophic,” Wimmer said. "It seems very odd that they would die in this time frame and in the same area.”

The investigation into how the whales died is underway, but  a number of factors could have played a role, including global warming, a decrease in food supply, toxins in the water or high noise levels.

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.

Related: Vehicle stolen with baby inside, mother dragged by car

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.

Related: Florida officer’s act of kindness caught on camera

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.

>> Related: 5 tragic fireworks accidents that show how dangerous they can be

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.

>> Related: Woman killed in illegal fireworks explosion on New Year’s Day, boyfriend critically injured

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]

See the things people in Arizona claim are melting due to extreme heat

People in Arizona are used to triple-digit temperatures in the summer, but an extreme heat wave gripping the Southwest this week had temperatures rising to 120 degrees.

At that extreme temperature, strange things begin to happen.

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Arizona residents have been posting photos on social media of objects that they say have melted due to the extreme heat. It's important to note that none of these photos have been independently verified. The melted mailbox photo prompted KSAZ to ask an expert if it was possible for extreme heat to do that kind of damage. The engineering expert said that while it was unlikely that the plastic post completely melted, the heat could have weakened it, causing it to fall over, KSAZ reported.

As for the photos of melting street signs, KPNX verified via a transportation official that the damage to the sign was age-related, not specifically heat-related. And the photo of the melted trash bin? That was posted on Reddit in 2016, and many doubted its veracity then.

One thing is for certain: The heat in Arizona is no joke. Flights were grounded temporarily this week at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix due to the extreme temperatures. Phoenix emergency rooms have seen an increase in burn cases, most contact burns from bare skin touching pavement or a hot car's interior, azcentral reported. Pet owners are urged to take precautions as an increase in heat-related emergencies has been reported at Arizona animal hospitals.

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.

How to keep Snapchat's 'Snap Map' from sharing your child's exact location

One of the most popular apps on iTunes and Google Play has a new feature raising safety concerns.

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Snap Map allows users to share their exact location on Snapchat.

>> RELATED: Snapchat introduces location-sharing with Snap Map

The new feature on Snapchat allows people to see where other users are as long as the application is open.

Some people said they think Snapchat has crossed the privacy line.

"It's making me feel like my privacy is gone," Snapchat user Jacob Schloth said.

Snapchat recently launched Snap Map, allowing users to share their current location on a map.

Gina Norman said she’s worried about people seeing her children’s exact location.

"Not everyone needs to know where they are, and they don't know who is looking at their Snapchat," Norman said.

However, some said Snap Map is a great tool for parents to have.

"It would be good for the parents to know where their kids are going," Sandy Slater said.

Another concern for parents is that this new feature could lead to bullying.

"If someone has some kind of trouble with you, they can find where you are through that and bring the trouble to you," Norman said.

ActionNewsJax.com law and safety expert Dale Carson said Snap Map could make it easier for child predators to track victims, and even adults should be concerned about stalkers.

"Dangerous people will use this to their advantage. It's another tool to have access to our children and adults," Carson said.

You can disable the feature by going into settings and turning on the ghost mode, which doesn't allow anyone to see your location.

Track star Alysia Montano competes while five months pregnant

Track star Alysia Montano competed in the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championship five months into her pregnancy on Thursday.

Montano clocked 2 minutes 21.4 seconds in the 800 meter at Sacramento State’s Horney Stadium in the 110-degree heat.

Montano, 31, finished her two laps 19 seconds behind the winning time.

While Thursday’s event was inspiring, this isn’t the first time Montano competed while pregnant. In 2014, Montano competed in the 800 meter while she was eight months pregnant with her now 3-year-old daughter.

Montano’s time on Thursday was 11 seconds faster than the first time she ran pregnant.

“Everyone is like, ‘Oh, you’re going to be faster than you were last time, because you’re less pregnant,” Montano said, according to The Associated Press. “I’m like, ‘I’m still pregnant.’”

Montano’s personal-best time of 1:57.34 was set in 2010.

While she already proved a pregnant woman could compete in a track event three years ago, Montano was inspired to compete again on Thursday after learning “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot filmed some of her superhero film while pregnant.

Montano paid tribute to Wonder Woman with her shirt on Thursday.

“I wanted Wonder Woman to represent me,” Montano said of her top choice, according to Team USA. “When I found out (Gadot) filmed half the movie five months pregnant, I said, ‘I for sure am signing up for USA nationals.’”

Another athlete, Serena Williams, competed while pregnant. The tennis player said she found out just two days before playing the Australian Open that she was expecting. Williams went on to win the tournament.

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