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More passengers in teen-driven cars leads to higher risk of death

New study shows an increase in the chance of death of teens who drive with more passengers in their car.

We all know texting poses a significant danger for teenagers behind the wheel. Now, a recent study shows that for teen drivers, each additional passenger under age 21 significantly raises the risk of death in a car accident.

At 6, we're continuing to follow today's important vote in North Carolina about same sex marriage. Amendment One says the state recognizes marriage as a union between a man and a woman. If passed, what impact could that have on people here in the ArkLaTex? We'll take a closer look.

A Haughton volunteer firefighter was seriously injured after he was hit by a truck Monday morning while collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We're following up today on how Sean Stewart is doing today. We'll also show you what the law says about people who stand on street corners asking for money for their causes.

The executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation says Waskom is the "front door" to Texas, and calls I-20 a river that leads folks home to the Lone Star State. It's all part of an effort to shine the spotlight on the impact of travel and tourism on local employment and economy in the state. So, how big is that impact? Erin Stevenson takes a look on KSLA News 12 at 6. 

We are fat and getting fatter says the CDC.  

In your community, don't miss the Fit For Life Challenge to help you and your child stay in shape.

See you at 6.

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