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Romaine Lettuce E.Coli Outbreak Causes First Fatality
As if you needed one more excuse to get out of eating your greens, here's a good one.  News 10 abc has reported that the Romaine lettuce E. Coli outbreak has caused it's first official fatality.  According to News 10 abc, the death was reported in California, noted by F…
Massachusetts Wegmans Now Complete With A Tequila Bar
It's official! Wegmans has everything.  The store, known (at least to myself and everyone I know) as the grocery store that has just about everything, is now going even further.  A Natick, Massachusetts Wegmans Super-Store was unveiled at the Natick Mall, and according to The Buf…
3,000 Cases of Ice Pops Recalled
I'm beginning to feel like no food is safe with all of the recalls!  Now, according to News 10 abc, about 3,000 cases of ice pops made under The Ziegenfelder Company are being recalled.  The ice pops being recalled are sold as "Budget Saver Cherry Pineapple Monster …
And New York State’s Favorite HBO Show Is…
Well, us New Yorkers are one of a kind.  And that even includes with television.  Frontier Communications put out an article after running statistics on each state's favorite HBO show.  The way they came to this conclusion was by reviewing Google searches per state for curre…
Actor Verne Troyer Dead at Age 49
Actor Verne Troyer, known for his role as "Mini Me" in the Austin Powers movie series, has been confirmed dead as reported USA Today.  No cause of death was announced, however USA Today noted that the actor had a history of battles with addiction and mental health is…
TV Actress Arrested For Lead Role in Capital Region Sex Cult
As reported by the Daily News, television actress Allison Mack has been arrested for having a main role with the NXIVM sex cult, based out of the Capital Region.  Allison Mack is best known for her main role in the show "Smallville" over ten years, and her role on the sho…
Another Capital Region Department Store Closing
Say goodbye to yet another department store in the Capital Region.  According to News Channel 13, The Bon-Ton Stores are not just shutting a few stores, but going out of business completely.  A liquidation firm won a bid for the company at auction, and the 160-year old business is com…
Celebrity Actor Helps Capital Region Teenager with Bucket List
I'm all about people doing good and helping other people, so when I stumbled upon this story, I had to blog about it.  The Times Union reported that Chris Pratt, an actor and comedian , helped Shenendehowa High School student Jacob Monday check off a box on his bucket list...
Pipe Bomb Removed Near Railroad Tracks in Capital Region
In a now resolved solution, the Daily Gazette has reported that a three-foot long PVC pipe bomb was found nearby railroad tracks in Ballston Spa.  As reported by the Daily Gazette, authorities were tipped off by the Canadian Pacific Railway Police, and the bomb was deemed safe and rem…
Warning Released For Rat Poison-Laced Synthetic Marijauna
Spectrum News is reporting that a new warning has been issued by State health workers due to reports of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison.  While this hasn't been found in New York yet, there have been reports in five other states, and a cause enough for concern that offi…
IRS Releases List of Top Tax Scams for 2018
In the thick of tax season, with 'Tax Day' soon approaching, the IRS has released it's "Dirty Dozen" list of the top tax scams of 2018.  Among the tops scams for 2018 are certain phishing scams, phone scams, fake charity scams, frivolous tax scams, and more…
Herbal Supplement Recall Ordered by FDA for Salmonella
According to News 10 abc, the FDA has ordered a Las Vegas company to pull it's Kratom herbal supplements off of the market.  The reason for this being that they tested positive for Salmonella.  Apparently there's a nationwide outbreak with up to 90 cases of Salmonella related to Kratom, and accordin…

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