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Memorial Day Weekend Means Millions More of the Most Annoying Drivers

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest driving holidays of them all and that means annoying drivers....millions of them, more than 30 million to be exact. Triple-A says more than 30 million of us will be driving more than 50 miles this weekend and a new survey has ranked the most annoying drivers...and coming in at number one is..

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Weather Coverage
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Jon’s Pet Peeve This Week – People Who Complain About Weather Coverage Break-Ins During TV Shows

I was talking with a friend the other day who just happened to mention how much he hates when the local TV stations break into programming for weather or the threat of such. He was incensed when his favorite show was interrupted last Friday because of the weather.

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Tornado
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Security Camera Footage of a Tornado Taking Out a Playground Is Frightening

The last couple of years has seen the Midwest and parts of the South devastated by tornadoes....hundreds of them reeking havoc and destroying lives. While many have survived tornadoes, few of those were actually able to watch it from inside the funnel, which is something nobody ever wants to experience.

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The Victims of the Recent Weather Disasters Need Your Help – Give to the Red Cross

We spent the morning with the great people from Eyewitness News and the Evansville Courier Press, raising money for the Red Cross Disaster Relief. Fourteen states have been affected by recent devastation. The Red Cross is always first on the scene to help. But, right now they need YOUR help. Find out how!

 

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Child Safety
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Watch ‘One Decision’ – A Child Safety Film That Will Bring You to Your Knees

Warmer weather is coming and with that, a reminder about how traumatic and deadly vehicular heatstroke can be. In other words, leaving your child in a hot car. I was reminded of this the other day day when I rolled up on a situation in a parking lot involving a parent who left a child in a car and the bystanders who were going toe to toe with that parent.

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Killer Whales
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Killer Whale Shows Could be Going Away at Sea World

Imagine a world,  Sea World actually, without Shamu The Killer Whale. If one California lawmaker has his way, killer whale shows would end at Sea World in San Diego. A bill being introduced in the California State Assembly, bill AB2140, could prohibit Sea World from keeping killer whales in captivity.

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Male / Female driving
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Great Video Shows the Differences In How Men And Women Drive [Video]

My wife and I have very different approaches to driving and she hates my driving for reasons I cannot even begin to fathom. Lisa is absolutely convinced that if she pushes her foot down hard enough on the passenger floorboard, the car will in fact, come to a stop.

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Jon’s Random Thoughts – An Injured Index Finger Creates Problems We Don’t Think About

Yesterday I was cutting up a block of frozen chocolate for my boys to share. I was attempting a particular angle when all of a sudden, the knife went right across my right index finger and up to the nail...huge gash. The thing that was so weird is the fact I was using an ordinary butter knife and in that instant, I realized how much we depend on our fingers for everything we do.

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Texting and Driving film
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Short Film Should Get Everyone’s Attention About the Dangers of Texting and Driving

Texting and driving....we have heard all of the warnings and we have seen a lot of the PSAs produced on the subject yet, it continues to be problem. I see it everyday on Highway 41 while driving home. For whatever reason, people just don't get it. I know people close to me do it in spite of my pleas not to.

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Speed PSA
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New Public Service Ad to Prevent Speeding Needs To Be Seen By Anyone Who Drives Highway 41 and The Lloyd

Distracted driving is becoming one of the biggest problems on today's roadways. Drinking and driving has always been a problem, but let's never forget about one of the biggest killers on the road today.....SPEED. I am amazed sometimes at how fast people drive on Hwy 41, the Lloyd and I-164.

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Tongue stuck to the pole
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Famous Tongue Stuck on the Pole Scene from ‘A Christmas Story’ Almost Became Jon’s Reality

This is day two of schools being closed with the kids being home and of course, I'm at home playing Mr. mom. Over the holiday break, my wife Lisa talked me into to watching the classic,'A Christmas Story' for the first time. Yes, I said for the first time....I know, I know...how is it I never saw that movie? Honestly, I never had an interest until now so my wife would leave me alone about it.

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Serial Drunk Driver Gets Pranked By Friends Into Thinking He Was In a Coma for 10 Years

Drunk driving, texting and driving and distracted driving in general have reached epidemic proportions. Interventions are a good idea, but sometimes don't work. Then there is the group of friends who tried an epic intervention prank on a friend with FIVE DUIs.

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