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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…
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…
New Law Allows for Gun Removal from Domestic Violence Abusers
As reported by News Channel 13, a new law passed this weekend allows for the removal of guns from abusers in domestic violence cases.  According to News Channel 13, the law was announced with heavy dialogue from Governor Cuomo about the murder rate of women by domestic violence, and a…
Health Organization Warns of New Wave of Flu Virus
News 10 abc has reported about a warning by the CDC of a new wave of the flu virus happening now.  For people who aren't aware (as some aren't), the flu virus has multiple different strains.  As reported by News 10 abc, the A-strain had been more dominant in the beginni…
Capital Region Residents Sent Warnings on Water Contaminants
Water contamination alert! (Yes, Again. Because this is not the first water alert that I've written about and I'm sure it won't be the last). Levels of the contaminate Haloacetic Acid (a byproduct of the disinfectant process) have been found at average levels in public water supply th…
Law Passed By NY Senate To Charge Drug Dealers with Homicide
It's no secret that drug addiction is an issue, and a pervasive one at that.  Overdoses and opiates are constantly in the news, and to me this epidemic doesn't seem to be slowing down.  New York is working to try to bring some accountability to the dealers however, with the New York Senate passing a…
Local School Reacts to Prank Call With Preparedness
In a now-resolved situation, a prank call by a student went wrong this week at Cohoes High School, causing a very real scare.  As News Channel 13 reported, a student made a prank call to the school, threatening school violence.  More specifically, News Channel 13 report…
Schenectady To Hold Free Active Shooter Training for Public
Schenectady Police have scheduled two upcoming active shooter trainings for the public to attend.  News 10 abc reports that after numerous requests from the community, Schenectady Police have arranged to hold two training classes which will cover strategies and survival plans in the e…

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