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Cocaine, Cash, and More Seized Near Capital District School
Talk about a bust.
A reported $4,000 in cash, cocaine, pot, and steroids were seized near a Capital District school according to the Times Union.  The contraband was found near the Schuylerville school campus, and on top of the $4000 included about two pounds of marijuana, high grade cocain…
91,000 Pounds of Turkey Recalled Before Thanksgiving
91,000 pounds of turkey have been recalled, not long before Thanksgiving!
According to News 10 abc, the Jennie-O company is recalling 91,000 pounds of ground turkey, due to concerns for salmonella.  There’s been a big salmonella outbreak across the country, so this latest re…
Residents are Being Distracted, then Robbed in Capital Region
Areas of the Capital Region have been hit with distraction robberies.
It looks like Colonie has been the most recent area dealing with these, according to News 10 abc.  There's been three attempted in Colonie, and two of the victims turned the thieves away at the door...
Drug Takeback Day This Saturday in the Capital Region
This Saturday, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is hosting it's annual Prescription Drug Takeback Day.
For the 16th year in a row, the Drug Takeback Day is being held to help people safely get rid of old, expired, or not-used prescription medications...
NY is Part of a Drug Resistant Salmonella Outbreak in 29 States
So much for a delicious chicken dinner.
Chicken is apparently the culprit in a big Salmonella outbreak that has hit 29 states.  Here's the big issue though (on top of just Salmonella)- according to News 10 abc, testing done showed that the Salmonella involved in the outbreak was resist…
Adirondack Brewery and DeCrescente Create Beer for Breast Cancer
Beer against breast cancer!
Adirondack Brewery and DeCrescente Distributing are doing some good and joining in on the fight against breast cancer.  For October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they teamed up to create "Hope Ale."
According to the Times Union, this is being served in over 100 …
New Yorkers are High Stress! In the Top 10 Nationally, In Fact
Chill out!  Or not- it's up to you.
Either way, New York landed on a list of the most stressed out states nationally.  Newyorkupstate.com posted a list of the most stressed states based on census data.  Shocker! New York was Number 5 (our neighbor New Jersey was the number one mos…
If Marijuana Becomes Legal, Should NY Employers Still Test?
Should employers be testing for something if it's legal?
Back in May, I posted about how more employers in New York were dropping drug testing.  The topic has come up again in the news, and the area still seems to be vague as New York seems to be getting closer to the legalization of m…
Large Fires in Albany Overnight Impact 12 Buildings
We're wishing our best to everyone impacted by this.
According to News 10 abc, two large fires happened overnight in Albany, impacting twelve buildings.  The fires happened on Sheridan Ave. and on Quail Street, but according to the report, they're not believed to be related...
No Thanks! Bedbugs and Mice at North Pearl St Location
If you think your work conditions are bad, try having to complain about bedbugs and mice.  Thanks no thanks!
According to the Times Union, state employees located at 40 North Pearl St have had to actually make complaints about their work conditions to the Office of General Services...

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