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Schenectady Police Department Announces Open Examinations
The Schenectady Police Department is hiring and has officially announced open competitive examinations!  The Schenectady PD announced via their official Facebook page that they are offering open competitive examinations for Police Officer and Police Officer Spanish Speaking...
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…
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…
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…
Free Gear and Campsites for First-Time Campers in New York
News Channel 13 is reporting that a successful pilot program from last year, to help encourage and assist first time campers, is being continued this year.  According to News Channel 13, The New York DEC and the Office of Parks and Recreation are providing gear for 65 first time campe…
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…
What It Means When You Get A Call From Your Own Number
Your phone rings of vibrates, you look down at it, and you see your own number calling you.  No, this isn't some weird urban legend or episode of the 'Twilight Zone.'  It's a scam that's been going on! And according to News 10 abc, it's been happening acr…
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…

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