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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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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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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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Electronic Surveillance
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The National Security Agency Has Been Granted the Right to Collect Phone Records for Millions of Verizon Customers

I first read this story this morning and became extremely alarmed because I am a Verizon customer. On April 25, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) authorized the FBI and the Federal Government to obtain the phone records of millions, if not all Verizon customers for a three-month period ending on July 19. Am I just being paranoid or does that sound really, really scary?

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Parents of Chronic Bullies Beware – You Could Get a Ticket in One Wisconsin Community

Bullying is one of the most chronic and destructive problems facing young people today. In an effort to take a stand against bullying. Monona, Wis., passed an ordinance that allows police to ticket the parents of chronic bullies.

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Drunk Driving
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The NTSB Wants to Lower the Blood Alcohol Level for Drunk Driving

The National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that states lower the blood alcohol level for drunk driving to .05% from .08%. The NTSB believes at least 1,000 lives could be saved each year if this plan were to be adopted. It would be up to the individual states to pass such legislation. Currently, all 50 states have .08 as the standard by which a driver is considered impaired and subject to arrest.

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Kentucky Office Of Highway Safety Is Asking For ‘Saved By The Belt’ Stories – Win A Kentucky Staycation

By now you've heard the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety's campaign to get drivers to buckle up.  The 'Click It or Ticket: movement is in full effect and now you can help spread the word with your story of how you or someone you know has been 'Saved By The Belt.'

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Ticks
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Fact or Fiction: What You Think You Know About Ticks and What You Don’t

It is tick season in the Tri-State and their populations are booming. Along with the growing number of ticks are an equal number of myths about how they affect people, where they live and how to get rid of the little diggers. It seems everyone has some method for dealing with ticks and it turns out that a lot of what we thought we knew is wrong.

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The First Ever 3-D Printed Gun Has Been Fired and Is Perfectly Legal – For Now

Since 3-D printing technology became a reality, the fear of being able to create something destructive has been realized. The first ever 3-D printed gun has been fired successfully, which has a lot of people, including lawmakers, very worried. The other problem is the fact that the gun's digital blueprints can be downloaded for free by anyone who wants to build their own and has access to a 3-D printer, which is perfectly legal.

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Why Are Expanded Background Checks for Potential Gun Owners a Bad Thing?

This has been a very difficult week in light of the bombs at the Boston Marathon, the explosion at the fertilizer plant in Waco, TX. and yesterday's defeat in the Senate of a bill that would have expanded background checks to purchase a gun and banned the sale of some semi-automatic weapons like military assault weapons. My question to the Senate is, what's wrong with expanded background checks?

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