Free-Range Parenting Laws Letting Kids Roam Could Catch OnAfter Utah passed the country's first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing for similar steps to bolster the idea that supporters say is an antidote for anxiety-plagued parents and overscheduled kids.
Parents, Officials Scramble For US School Security UpgradesAmerican schools have been stepping up investment in security for years, and many districts have offered assurances about procedures already in place since the Feb. 14 shooting that left 17 dead. But some parents are saying it's just not enough.
US Companies Take A Stand, Raise Age To Purchase GunsKroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart, emphasizing the pressure companies are facing to take a stand.
Texas School To Build Police Substation On Campus One Texas school is taking security to the next level by adding a police substation to the campus. 
School Safety Expert: Keeping Unauthorized People Off Campus Key In Preventing ShootingsOnly 45 days into the year and there have already been several shootings at school campuses across the country.
Amtrak Didn't Wait For System That Could've Prevented WreckThe rush to launch service on a new, faster Amtrak route near Seattle came at a deadly cost — critical speed-control technology that could have prevented a derailment was not active.
Recent NTSB Review: 'Lack Of Strong Safety Culture' At AmtrakOn November 14 of this year the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that a "lack of a strong safety culture was at the heart" of an Amtrak accident that led to the death of two maintenance workers in Chester, PA last year.
Study: Deaths From Window Blinds Show Need For Cord BanChildren's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords.
How Secure Is Your Hometown? Study Ranks America’s Safest CitiesThe list ranked 182 U.S. cities based on three main areas of concern; home and community safety, financial security, and the risk of a natural disaster.
Investigation Underway After Fort Worth Police Vehicle Hits, Kills PedestrianFort Worth police are investigating a crash involving one of their vehicles that struck and killed a pedestrian Friday evening.
DART Adding Patrols And Security GuardsDallas Area Rapid Transit said Tuesday it's adding more officer patrols and increasing the number of security guards to improve security throughout the system.
'So Many Babies In There': Church Shooting Claims 8 ChildrenBy the time Paul Brunner rolled up in his ambulance to the worst mass shooting in Texas history, the First Baptist Church was a chaotic triage scene. Two of the first four patients the burly volunteer medic loaded into ambulances were children.

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