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New Teen ‘Challenge’ Causing Harm Involves Deodorant
Because people couldn’t stop at Tide pods? Or just use hygiene items as directed?  According to News 10 abc, a warning is going around about a new ‘challenge’ involving deodorant.  News 10 abc reported on a UK girl who suffered second degree …
Capital Region Lands on List of Towns With Most Murders
The Capital Region has had a couple towns land on a list released by newyorkupstate.com focused on murder.  Now, I'm someone who is addicted to true crime stories, murder documentaries, and the Justice Network, with a secret far-fetched dream to work for the FBI (even though…
Multiple Tortilla Chip Brands Recalled For Allergen Concern
Right before Cinco De Mayo!  The FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) has announced a voluntary recall of multiple brands of tortilla chips.  According to the FDA, certain Good Health, Utz, Golden Flake, and Weis brand tortilla chips are being recalled because of the concern of …
More Companies Dropping Marijuana Testing to Increase Employment
An interesting article posted by News 10 abc drove home a point that workplaces are moving away from marijuana testing to fill thin applicant and workforce pools.  In a time where marijuana is being legalized medically, and in some states for recreational purposes, it's questiona…
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…
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 …
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…

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