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Kidnapping Scam Has Parents Fearing Their Child Is In Real Danger
Imagine answering a call from an unknown phone number and hearing "Daddy, Daddy....please help me!" Followed by the voice of a man who claims to have kidnapped your child, asking for ransom money and threatening injury if you don't follow suit.  The thought alone is enough to send chills u…
Coyote Sighting In My Backyard [PIC]
This is the time of year when coyotes start to look for places to settle down when their pups that will be born in the spring. There have been sightings downstate and now, they have been seen in my own backyard.
5 Simple Tips To Keep You Safe When Walking Alone
I live near Washington Park in Albany.  In the morning when I'm walking to my car to come to the station, I'll see the occasional beggar or drifter but I typically never feel unsafe even in the the middle of the night.  However, that doesn't mean that I'm not on full alert, watching for anyone aroun…
You Should Clear These After A Snow Storm
I know after all of this snow we have gotten in the last couple of week, the last thing you want to do is shovel more. But these are important things that you should always clear after a snow storm.
Getting Hosed at the Car Dealership
After a few scheduling conflicts (and a cancelled appointment by their service department a few months ago) I finally brought my 2105 Jeep Wrangler into a local car dealership to have a few minor issues looked at.  I guess I've been fortunate over the years, because at age 44, I final…
Tips To Prevent Frozen Pipes
We are experiencing some frigid temperatures and as much as it affects us, it also can affect our homes. Here are a few tips to help prevent your pipes from freezing.
5 Ways To Stay Healthy During Flu Season
'Tis the season, flu season. This most wonderful time of year (note sarcasm) runs from October through May. There are five ways that you can give yourself the best shot at not getting the dreaded flu according to the Department of Health.
Holistic Toothpaste? Yup We Bought That [PICTURE]
I realize that the wellness and holistic movement is the "it" thing, but Jenn keeps taking it to the next level. I am all about eating healthy and putting healthy things in our bodies to live better and longer. But I feel like this time she went too far.
How To Find A Hatchimal Or Nes In The Capital Region
Every year there is one or two toys that every single kid wants but there are none to be found. I think the first time I remember this happening was the Cabbage Patch Kids but we all remember Tickle Me Elmo, The Wii and all the others that followed...

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