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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.

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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.

Police Blotter, Nov. 28

Nov. 19, 11:37 a.m.

Police Blotter, Nov. 21

Nov. 12, 3:52 a.m.

Scammers find new ways to trick people

Every week we receive calls about a new scam over the phone or internet. These are rarely “new” but refurbished oldies that are given a dust-up treatment and a few changes. I will spend the next few weeks examining them, in detail, so that you are prepared when you see or hear them. Be sure to pass the information on to your friends who may not have heard of them.

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