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Good behavior eases custody issues

This week the central theme seems to be custody issues, of one type or the other, almost every day. In matters of family law, more than most areas, emotions sometimes overwhelm reason and judgment.

Tall tales don’t surprise officers

Perhaps you were wondering why, when you tell an officer something perfectly logical (like “I’ve only had two drinks”), they look at you sideways. It seems astounding to me that people will go out of their way to find an officer or come in the station just to tell a tall tale. Somewhere far, far away, a rumor began, something like, the first to speak is considered the winner.

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Police Blotter, Dec. 26

Dec. 17, 8:44 a.m.

Vaccine best defense against flu virus

Influenza is unpredictable. While flu spreads every year, the timing, severity and length of the season varies from one season to another. Seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue to occur as late as May 1.

Be wary of ‘arrest warrants’

Here are a few more recent scams to watch out for.

Police Blotter, Dec. 19

Dec. 10, 10:17 p.m.

Prize notifications don’t come by bulk mail

Here’s a few more ways to know if your “award winning” phone call or letter might be a scam.

Police Blotter, Dec. 12

Dec. 3, 10:31 a.m.

Outbreak of lung injury associated with vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product-use-associated lung injury. As of Nov. 5, 39 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

Contest prizes dont require payments

Plenty of contests are run by reputable marketers and nonprofits, but every day people lose thousands of dollars to prize scams.

Police Blotter, Dec. 5

Nov. 26, 3:52 p.m.

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