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Tuesday January 17th, 2023 evening edition

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A Michigan mother and her two children were found frozen to death over the weekend after the mom experienced a "mental health crisis," a county sheriff said Monday.

Authorities found the sons, ages 9 and 3, and their mother on Sunday in a wooded area of Pontiac, which is around 20 miles northwest of Detroit.

Bouchard confirmed the cause of death was hypothermia, CBS Detroit reported.

A mother who was found dead with two of her three children in Pontiac was suffering from a mental health crisis, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators also found a 10-year-old girl and brought her to a local hospital, where Bouchard said on Monday she was in stable condition.

The girl had knocked on a door and said that her "family was dead in a field," Bouchard said.

Family members attempted to help Cannady before she left with her children, but she refused, Bouchard said. »

Jay Withey: Buffalo blizzard hero who sheltered more than 20 people from the storm is awarded Super Bowl tickets by the Buffalo Bills

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He rescued 24 people from their cars during the Buffalo blizzard and sheltered them in a nearby school.

@ThurmanThomas, @PThomas3434, and @BCBSWNY thanked Jay Withey for his acts of heroism with two tickets to Super Bowl LVII!

Withey spoke to CNN as he tailgated before the Bills’ game against the Miami Dolphins, which Buffalo won 34-31. »

Mexico bans smoking in public, one of world’s strictest anti-tobacco laws

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Mexico now bans smoking in hotels, beaches, parks and all other public spaces — one of the world’s strictest laws of its kind.

The law expands a 2008 ban on smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces.

Some called the law draconian, given that it basically relegates smoking to private homes, while others questioned whether it would be enforceable at all. »

988 Lifeline sees boost in use and funding in first months

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The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline received over 1.7 million calls, texts and chats in its first five months.

That's nearly half a million more than the old 10-digit Suicide Prevention Lifeline fielded during the same period the year before.

The number of abandoned calls fell from 18% in November 2021 to 12% last November. »