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Texting and Driving Video Game Proves What We All Know – It Will Always End Badly

Texting and driving is something we deal with every day and really is at an epidemic level. I am still absolutely stunned how often I see people doing this while I'm driving home everyday...it's really scary! The public service campaigns about the dangers really seem to be falling on deaf ears.

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Massive Sinkhole
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Frightening Video Shows Trees Literally Being Swallowed By Massive Underwater Sinkhole in Louisiana

We have been hearing a lot about sinkholes recently, especially in Florida. One such sinkhole swallowed an entire house while the owner was asleep in his bed...he was never found. There is a massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana that is literally dissolving the area into liquid muck and a mandatory evacuation order is in effect as the hole grows.

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Sometimes Lions Will Be Lions at the Circus, Which is Bad News for the Trainers

Organizations like PETA have have been protesting the use of wild animals in the circus for a long time. The animals play a major role in any circus, in particular, the elephants and the big cats. More often than not, the performances go off without a hitch, but sometimes the animals don't want to perform and that can be scary.

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Humans and Dogs
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If Your Dog and a Stranger Were About to Be Hit By a Bus, Who Would You Save?

The title is an interesting question and according to a new study, 40-percent of people would save their dog before the stranger. That number jumps to 46-percent for women. It seems like our empathy and compassion for each other is at an all-time low in today's world. What does that say about us and our society, that a human life is less valuable than that of an animal or pet?

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Should Scooters Be Subject to the Same Laws for Licensing, Insurance and Registration as Other Motorized Vehicles?

The answer to the above question is a big fat...YES! Scooters have been a major topic of discussion lately thanks to a huge increase in scooter related accidents. There has also been a renewed call to legislators about updating and in some cases, changing the laws with regard to scooters.

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Record Catch
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New World Record – Man Catches Baseball Dropped From 1,200 Feet Up

Zack Hample is huge baseball fan and has caught more than 6,800 baseballs in more than 50 Major League ballparks in the U.S. One baseball he hadn't caught yet was one dropped from 1,200 feet, which would be a world record. Hample made the attempt at a minor league baseball field in Massachusetts.

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Is Flashing Your Headlights to Warn Other Drivers of a Speed Trap Illegal or Freedom of Speech?

Speed traps - we have all seen them and law enforcement does use them as a means to get people to slow down, especially in particularly dangerous areas where speeding is a problem. Some will also argue they are simply a revenue generator for a given city, county or state. The question is, if you warn other drivers about an approaching speed trap by flashing your lights, are you violating the law or exercising your First Amendment rights?

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Cool Camera Shows What Being Eaten By a Shark Might Look Like

During the family vacation last summer, my son Evan had a very close encounter with a shark. It was a small shark that would not have done much, if any damage, but scary nonetheless. Thanks to Hollywood we sort of know what being eaten by a shark looks like, but the below video uses an actual camera to show us what it REALLY looks like.

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Coffee Mug rescue
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Motorcyclist Takes Full Coffee Mug From The Rear Bumper of a Moving Vehicle

I have been riding motorcycles for more than 30 years and I have seen a lot of goofy things going on with other drivers. I have seen doors left open, briefcases left on the roof of the car and I will usually try and get the driver's attention, but without getting too close and without putting myself and everybody else at risk.

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Swimming baby
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Watch a 16-Month-Old Baby Swim Across a Pool Better Than You and I

Today is my first day back from a family vacation in St. Augustine, Florida. We spent a lot of time at the resort pool and during one frightening moment, my two-year-old nephew, Max, ran back into the pool after his water wings were removed, which caused three of us to jump up and run to the pool and grab him. Very scary, crisis averted. A lot of children will be in the pool over the 4th of July holiday.

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Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office Launches an Anonymous Tip Line

More often than not, a crime might go unreported for fear of retaliation, especially for witnesses to those crimes. That is the primary reason behind the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office launching the 'We Tip' tip line, which is completely anonymous.

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Distracted driving
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A New Law Would Allow Police to Search Your Cell Phone Following a Crash

This is so weird, just yesterday I witnessed a little fender bender in downtown Evansville involving a driver who lightly rear-ended another vehicle. When they got out of their cars, the driver at fault admitted to the other driver she was looking at a text, to which the other driver responded in a way I can't print here.

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