Heavy boat traffic on the lakes this holiday weekend has Law Enforcement reminding boaters to take extra caution.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife's Sgt. Gary Clark stresses the importance of wearing a life jacket at all times on the water and for drivers to be alert of their surroundings. Clark also recommends caution tonight when marinas have their own firework shows after dark.
Kentucky State Police say drivers in the fall are likely to see deer on or near roadways, a serious issue that caused nearly 3,000 wrecks in the state last year. State police spokesman Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard says three of the wrecks were fatal.
llinois state officials are reminding campers to practice fire safety, especially with the severe drought conditions in the state. Officials with the State Fire Marshal’s office say that with the drought there's greater danger for brush fires. There were 212 uncontrolled campsite fires reported between 2005 and 2012 and authorities say they could have been avoided. Safety tips include avoiding building fires in windy conditions, not using gasoline or other substances that could cause explosions and never leaving a campfire or grill unattended. Officials also recommend ensuring all fire
Illinois state lawmakers are trying to make it safer for people to use online dating sites. Legislation aiming to do that passed the House last week. It would require Internet dating services operating in the state to post disclaimers saying whether they conduct background checks on their members. The measure is sponsored by Democratic state Representative Michelle Mussman. She says she wants to help Internet users "become more savvy" and protect themselves from online predators. Opponents say the bill overreaches.
A 2001 law could have prevented the arrest of a Paducah teen and the death of her baby. The Safe Infants Act allows parents of newborns less than 72 hours old to drop the child off anonymously without consequences. Police departments, fire departments and hospitals are will all accept anonymous drop-offs. The law protects parents from legal repercussions as long as the child shows no signs of abuse. Parents have 30 days to change their minds before the child is put under permanent state custody.