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You May Have Purchased Toxic School Supplies
Tests recently performed on many 'back to school' items including crayons, water bottles, 3-ring binders, and markers could cause leukemia, birth defects, and potentially severe behavioral and developmental problems. The results of the test were released on Tuesday and some of the products…
Virus Spreading As Kids Get Ready To Head Back To School
There is a contagious virus that is making its way up the east coast and has now landed in New York. It typically affects children although some adult cases have been documented. Here's what to look for and protect your kids from so they don't come down with it when school starts.
West Nile Virus Detected Across The State
We all try and protect ourselves from mosquitoes this time of year. Now, after extensive testing across the state, it was discovered that all regions contain mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. Here's how you can protect yourself.
Raw Sewage Pours Into Local Lake
There are so many beautiful lakes for us to enjoy in and around the Capital Region. But there is one you are going to want to avoid because raw sewage has been leaking into it for hours.
First Children’s ER In Northeast NY Opens
If you have children and had to bring them to the emergency room, you know it can be a scary place for them. Well now a brand new emergency room has opened that is specifically for kids and it's right here in the Capital Region.
Favorite Snack Cracker Recalled
Before you pack those snacks for your kids when you head out on your adventures this summer, check and make sure this popular cracker isn't in your bag.
How To Protect Your Pets From The Heat
We are set to have record heat for the next ten days. As humans, we need to take necessary precautions to stay cool, but we can't forget about our furry friends. Here are some tips to help keep your pets safe in the heat.
Wild Plant Could Cause Severe Burns [PIC]
There is a wild plant that grows in the area that is very dangerous to the human touch. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is warning hikers to be aware and what to do if you encounter it.
CVS Will Now Deliver Your Drugs To You
The ever-evolving fast paced world we live in just keeps getting better.  As our busy lifestyles just keep getting busier, convenience is the key to making our lives manageable.   We want it all - fast, faster, fastest - when it comes to everything from  pizzas, groceries, clothes, household product…
Heat Alert Issued For Monday
The calendar may not say summer just yet, but this week it is sure going to feel like the dog days. Today (Monday June 18th), there is a heat advisory issued for most of New York state including the Capital Region.
Tick-Borne Disease Confirmed In Capital Region
A rare and sometimes deadly tick borne illness case has been confirmed this week in the Capital Region. You are being urged to be more aware of ticks and use the necessary precautions to prevent being bit by ticks.
Donate Blood, Get A Sweet Treat
There is a dire need for blood donations in the Capital Region. The American Red Cross has teamed once again to offer their "A Pint for A Pint" promotion. When you give blood, you get a sweet treat.

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