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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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Choose Not to Lose
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Evansville Law Enforcement and the EVSC Announce Choose Not to Lose – A New Program to Help Kids Make Better Choices

As any parent is well aware, our kids sometimes do not make the best choices, especially at the high school level. Some of their decisions are made based on anything from bullying to peer pressure or just out of the need to fit in. A new program was launched on Monday to help kids make better, more positive choices as they move forward.

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New Hampshire Schools Ban Dodgeball to Curb Bullying

When you were in school, chances are dodgeball was as big a part of your life as it was in mine. Its almost hard to imagine life without dodgeball on the school playgrounds, but that is exactly what is happening in New Hampshire, where one school district has banned the iconic game because of concerns that dodgeball leads to bullying.

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Nurse Who Refused to Administer CPR Was Following Company Policy

Over the weekend, a very disturbing and troubling news story broke in Bakersfield, California involving a nurse who refused to give CPR to a dying woman. The incident occurred at the Glenwood Gardens Independent Living Home when an 87-year-old woman, Lorraine Bayless, collapsed in the dining room of the home and later died.

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Jail Time for Youth Hockey Coach Who Tripped Players During Postgame Handshake

Martin Tremblay was a youth hockey coach in British Columbia seven months ago, and he is now going to jail for intentionally tripping two opposing players, aged 10 and 13, during the postgame handshake. One of the boys actually broke his wrists trying to break the fall. At the time, Tremblay was arrested and charged for his actions, but the other day, Tremblay received a 15-day jail sentence.

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