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4 mistakes people make when they're pulled over for drunk driving

When you are pulled over for drunk driving or driving under the influence, the first thing you may do is panic. Especially if this is your first offense, you may not know your rights, and may make a fatal mistake that could make your charges worse.

More children die from motor vehicle accidents in southern states

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in our country. But while everybody is at risk when it comes to car accidents, one study suggests that children in particular are more at risk in the South than elsewhere across the country.

Parasite linked to swimming pools and water parks on the rise

Next week is the CDC's Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, and their theme this year is the Cryptosporidium parasite -- or 'Crypto' for short. The parasite is commonly transmitted through fecal matter in public swimming pools and water parks, and outbreaks across the country have doubled last year compared to 2014.

U.S. Justice Department calls for tougher criminal prosecution

During the Obama administration, the United States Justice Department advised that its prosecutors across the country limit jail time and mandatory sentencing for lower level, non-violent crimes. This made it easier for those charged with minor crimes, such as marijuana possession, to receive a more favorable sentence in their case. But some argued that it also led to a rise in criminal activity.

Kentucky bill will increase sentences for fentanyl trafficking

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the untimely death of singer-songwriter Prince Rogers Nelson, allegedly because of an accidental fentanyl overdose. While the loss of this music icon certainly brought attention to the drug, Kentuckians know that too many everyday people in the commonwealth are also dying from fentanyl overdoses.

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