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It’s ‘Safe Boating Week’

Summer officially begins June 20th, but in Louisiana, it's already here.  Memorial Day is just around the corner and residents of the Louisiana  "Sportsman's Paradise " will be taking to the water in droves.  It's no coincedence that this is National Safe Boating Week.

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Red Light Camera Vote is Tonight in Lafayette [UPDATE]

The Lafayette City-Parish Council is set to vote tonight on whether to keep, scrap, or to make changes in the management and scope of the Safe Speed/Safe Light program.

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What Are the Most Dangerous US Cities for Women?

The population is skyrocketing and the economy is stagnant. These two factors can make a dangerous combination for all sorts of violent crimes.

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Like Using Your Cell Phone In the Car? A New Device Will Stop You

Statistics are showing more and more that cell phone use in cars is a leading cause of accidents. In fact, some research has shown that driving while distracted causes more deaths than driving while under the influence. But, would you buy a new device that prevents you from ever using your cell phone in your car?

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Young Boy Falls From Escalator, Caught By Bystander

I came across this video last night, and was holding my breath the whole time the kid was riding the escalator to the next floor.

Here's what happened:  A young boy (10 or 11 years old) grabbed on to the handrail on an escalator and rode it to the next floor, but he was on the outside of the escalator, not on the steps

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Too Many Drivers Eat, Text, Watch Videos and More Behind the Wheel — Survey of the Day

Buckle your seat belts, folks.

According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”

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Video Shows What Can Happen With One Unbuckled Passenger

Are you traveling this Thanksgiving? Please remember to wear your seatbelt. It's the law for a reason. Statistics show us that proper use of passenger restraints can greatly improve your chances of surviving a crash

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Scams and Safety

Beware of the bad guys when shopping for bargains in stores and on the internet. There are so many ways they can trick us from the old-fashioned 'bait and switch' type of scam to ads on legitimate websites that 'phish' for your financial information.

Here are a few tips we've picked up over years of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping.

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Find Out Where Sex Offenders Live Before Trick or Treating

Parents who are concerned and unsure of where to find accurate information regarding the presence of sex offenders and predators in their neighborhoods can visit the Louisiana Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry on-line.  

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Think Twice Before Using Hotel Room Safes

**After posting this story, I spoke of it on-air.  A "hacking professional" called to comment, and his comments are quite interesting.  After reading the story, watch the video, then check out his comments at the bottom of the story.**I was working at the computer at home this morning when my friend Smokey sent an instant message, asking if I saw the story about the hotel room safe default password. 

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Windows Are a Major Hazard for Children

Eric Clapton's son Conor died in 1991 after a fall from a 53rd story window in New York. (Conor would have turned twenty-four this month.) Falling from a window is a far more common accident that you would think. About fourteen children tumble out of one every day!

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Favorite Fireworks Fails [VIDEO]

Don't try this at home!

According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, there has been an over 90% decrease in fireworks-related injuries despite increased consumption.

But things can go very wrong very quickly and it is so important to keep your wits about you and to leave the pets inside if you're going to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks.

Guess these folks are the reason they have to keep reminding us to be careful.

Enjoy the 4th of July and our Favorite Fireworks Fails!

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