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Public Safety

Telephone scams hard to trace

Criminals make the name of your bank pop up on the caller ID and advise you to call back at an unknown number. Never call back an unknown number. The IRS will never contact you by phone or email, only by U.S. mail.

Drivers urged to be cautious in road work zones

As part of Nevada Department of Transportation’s observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which continues through Friday, April 12, drivers are being encouraged to be more cautious on roadways where there is construction.

Flashing Their Badges

Friends of the Boulder City Police Department recently donated a collection of around 275 patches from law enforcement agencies around the world. Some of the patches date to the early 1960s. They were recovered from the police station when some remodeling was being done and were sitting in storage. Here, Police Chief Tim Shea, second from left, accepts the patches from Friends board members Dr. Larry Smith, president, far left, John Chase and Marcela Fastow on Friday.

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Elderly easy prey for scammers

Among the types of fraud are those that concern Medicare/health insurance. The main goal in these types of scams is to get older people to give them their personal information or to provide bogus services at makeshift mobile clinics, and then use the personal information they provide to bill Medicare and pocket the money.

Hospital recognized for innovative antibiotic program

Boulder City Hospital recently received national recognition for using an innovative process to improve patients’ health.

Brain injury symptoms can last for weeks

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of a TBI may range from mild, i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to severe, i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury.

Help elderly from falling for scams

I am going to ponder the world of scams this week. Although they can happen to anyone, con artists are particularly fond of elderly widows. The scam is to find those who may be lonely or infirm, and slowly shower them with attention and small gifts in order to gain their confidence.

Local couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

Two Boulder City residents are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide, according to law enforcement.

Be wary; apps not always what they seem

I am continuing this week with information that every parent should be aware of with regard to juvenile safety online and the various apps available to them that may pose some safety risks. Again, I recommend you approve every app that is allowed on your child’s phone, adjust privacy settings to the most restrictive, find out what apps that most kids are using in your local area and talk to your kids about phone use, apps and social media.

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