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Should Cell Phone Use In Cars Be Banned?

Posted on · Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended banning the use of cell phones devices while driving. It's the first time such a broad recommendation has been made on the federal level, but Texas has been wrangling over the issue for years.

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The Dangers of Children and Water

Posted on · For many people, enjoying the Labor Day holiday will involve being in or around water. But if you have little children, medical experts are warning you to be extra careful. Bill Stamps reports.

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Wanted: Your Gas Guzzler

Posted on · The government's program to get fuel-greedy cars off the road is gaining popularity in Houston. Buyers get a cash rebate and dealers get a new car sale — something that's been scarce in the depressed economy. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Identifying Abused and Abducted Children

Posted on · Identifying an abused or abducted child can be difficult if law officers don't know what to look for, so the Texas Department of Public Safety is launching a new program it hopes will change that. Jim Bell explains.

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State Warns of Fire Danger

Posted on · State forestry officials say today's dry and windy conditions are just right for a wild fire in almost every part of the state. Jim Bell has more on what that means for us here in the Houston area.

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Food Bank Deals with Peanut Butter Recall

Posted on · The peanut butter salmonella recall list seems to grow longer each day. Removing peanut butter products from your pantry and shopping list is one thing, but as Rod Rice reports, it is quite another for a huge operation like the Houston Food Bank.

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Stay Off, Stay Away, Stay Alive

Posted on · Two weeks after an eleven-year-old girl was run over by a train in the Channelview area, safety officials are reaching out to the community to educate parents and children about the dangers of playing on train tracks. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Using Tragedy to Educate

Posted on · The cause of a fatal house fire last weekend in northwest Houston is still pending, but the Houston Fire Department is using the tragedy to neighbors about the importance of having a smoke detector. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Officers to Patrol Railroad Intersections

Posted on · For some time Houston authorities have been using cameras at intersections to catch and deter people from running red lights. They now have a new plan to catch drivers who break the law at railroad crossings. Bill Stamps has more.

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Getting the Word Out About Missing Seniors

Posted on · The Amber Alert helps get the word to the public about missing children. It's used widely across the country. Some states, including Texas, have started using a similar system for senior citizens who disappear.

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Union Pacific Railroad Promotes Safety

Posted on · Railroad crossing accidents go up during the holidays. For whatever reason, motorists are distracted and endanger themselves and their passengers by ignoring railroad warnings. Union pacific was at one Houston area crossing reminding drivers to obey railroad signals. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Scooters Top List of Toy Hazards

Posted on · It's almost time for kids to start making out their Christmas lists. This is also the time of year the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues warnings to parents about what toys might be harmful to kids. Bill Stamps tells us what to look out for this year.