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Vestal Police Warn Residents to Watch for IRS ‘Phishing’ Scam

The Vestal Police Department say they've received complaints from residents who report that they've received phone calls from someone claiming to be with the IRS. This is a 'phishing' scam and a very common one at that.

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Nicholas Kamm- Getty Images

Police Warn of PennDOT ‘Phishing’ Scam

Pennsylvania police are warning residents of a fake email floating around that claims to be a fine for traffic violations from PennDOT.

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John Sciulli - Getty Images

TOMS Is Asking You to Help Change a Child’s Life

The shoe company, TOMS, is doing a really great giveaway during the month of May to help children in need! The best part? You can help change someone's life!

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Beech-Nut Recalls Baby Food

Food recalls have become quite common over the last few years.  Now it affects close to 2,000 pounds of baby food under the name of Beech-Nut.  According to the USDA, small pieces of glass have been found in the products, after a consumer complaint.

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Category: Food, Safety
John Davison
John Davison

What to Do About Large Roof Icicles

I am the proud owner of a drafty country home built in the 1940's home that has the most beautiful icicles hanging from the roof, almost touching the ground.  Beautiful to look at - yes, but dangerous in so many ways.

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Category: How-to, Safety
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s-dmit

Measles Parties: Don’t Do Them

Health Departments have issued a new warning:  don't throw a so-called measles party to purposely expose your kids to measles and other diseases.

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Elenathewise

State Required Boater Safety Course to Be Offered This Evening

Before you know it, warmer weather will be here and you’ll be hitching up your boat and visiting local waterways. But, before you do, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve taken a state required boater’s safety course.

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OGphoto

Clear a Path to Your Mailbox and Fire Hydrant

Our snowy winter continues to show it's power here in the Southern Tier and with that, officials are asking residents to clear the way for services around your house.

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David McNew-Getty Images

Major Health Insurer Says Security Breach Could Affect “Tens of Millions” of People

Anthem Inc. is the second largest health insurer in the country and they've revealed that hackers broke into a database which contained personal information for about 80 million of their customers and employees. This is believed to be the largest data breach ever disclosed by a health-care company.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Law Enforcement Officials Raise Concerns Over Waze Driving App

Some law enforcement officials are speaking out about their unhappiness with the Waze driving app which allows users to find out the location of police officers.

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Johnson City Police Department
Johnson City Police Department

Johnson City Police K9 Gifted with Bullet and Stab Resistant Vest

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a non-profit based out of Massachusetts whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of Law Enforcement and related agencies throughout the country.

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Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Say What?!? Some Towns Are Banning Sledding!

I lived for snow days when I was a kid because it meant that I'd grab my sled and knock on the door of each of my friends and we've form a little snow troop and make our way to the local park where we'd sled until our legs felt like Jello and then we'd cram into the kitchen of one of our homes and warm up with hot chocolate.

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Watch Who You Friend on Facebook- It Might Be the FBI

Well, this is scary.  You might want to be extra careful whose friend request you accept on Facebook, because it's totally possible that you might be talking to the FBI.

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Propane Safety Tips

Oh Baby, it's cold outside!  Stepping out from the Hawk studios a few minutes ago, my hands felt like they were on the verge of being frostbit.  I was grateful for heat in my car and at my house.

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Category: How-to, Safety

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