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Car veers off road crashes into homes in Ogden, Utah – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Brendan Brightman – 2024-06-07 16:07:15

SUMMARY: In Ogden, Utah, a driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in a crash that injured one person and damaged several homes and cars. Dashboard captured a red Cadillac veering across multiple lanes before flipping over and crashing. A man working on his parked car was injured and hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver, who was not impaired by alcohol or drugs, walked away from the crash and was issued a citation. Police emphasized the dangers of drowsy driving, noting it impairs reaction times and decision-making, significantly increasing the risk of accidents.

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Dan Patrick laments Texas not enacting Ten Commandments law first

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www.kxan.com – Will DuPree – 2024-06-21 12:22:23

SUMMARY: Louisiana recently became the first state to mandate the display of the Ten Commandments in classrooms, a move that disappointed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. He lamented that Texas should have been the first state to implement such a law. Texas Senate had approved Senate Bill 1515, requiring a visible display of the Ten Commandments in K-12 classrooms, but the bill stalled in the House. Patrick criticized Speaker Dade Phelan for not prioritizing the bill. Louisiana's law also applies to state universities and is facing expected legal challenges for potentially being unconstitutional.

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American tourist Ryan Watson, detained in Turks and Caicos on ammo charge, avoids jail time, fined $2,000

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abc13.com – WPVI – 2024-06-21 11:18:00

SUMMARY: Ryan Watson, an American detained in Turks and Caicos for carrying ammunition, was fined $2,000 instead of serving a mandatory 12-year sentence due to “exceptional circumstances.” Arrested in April with four bullets in his luggage, Watson pleaded guilty and has been on the islands on a $15,000 bond. He was allowed to return to the U.S. immediately after paying the fine. The incident underscores strict firearm laws in Turks and Caicos, recently amended to give courts more discretion in sentencing. Watson’s case follows similar outcomes for other Americans detained for possessing ammunition. He plans to reunite with his family and support others in similar situations.

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Supreme Court upholds federal ban on firearms for domestic violence offenders

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-21 09:49:31

SUMMARY: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on firearms for individuals under domestic violence restraining orders, with an 8-1 decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts—Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting. Roberts stated that individuals posing a credible threat to intimate partners can be disarmed consistent with the Second Amendment. This ruling stems from the case U.S. v. Rahimi, a significant test since the court's 2022 decision that expanded gun rights. The 1994 federal statute mandates that restraining orders be reported to the national background check system to prevent firearm sales to those posing threats.

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