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The Most Important ‘Back to School’ Item You’ll Buy is the Backpack

Forget the pens, the sneakers, or other school supply items. The most important 'Back to School' product you will purchase for your child this year is their backpack. Not many parents think about this, but choosing the right book bag is the key to keeping your developing child healthy.

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Here’s A Safety Tip For Parents With Kids In Crowds

Summertime means vacations, county fairs, theme parks, parades and more crowded events than you can shake a stick at. Here's a couple of simple tips to keep your children safe when in large crowds.

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Best Ways To Make Your July 4th Weekend Safer

One of the best weekends of the summer is 4th of July weekend. While celebrating our nation's birthday Americans partake in fun activities including barbecues, camping, swimming, and of course fireworks. Whether you're grilling, enjoying a backyard or camp fire, or setting off fireworks safety is always the main concern. We have all the tips you need to know on keeping your holiday a fun and safe one.

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Whitesboro Man Finds Himself Victim of Expensive New Scam

It seems like every time you turn around there is a new scam threatening your security and your wallet. For Chris Damiano of Whitesboro it cost him some serious scratch. Chris is a school custodian and he recently found himself a victim of a pretty sophisticated email con. You can never be too careful. Here is his story.

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Beware of Active Rental Scam on Utica Craigslist Page

If something seems too good to be true, it unfortunately usually is. On the Utica Craigslist page is a listing for a beautiful home in South Utica for rent at an unbelievable price. That is because it is a clear cut scam. These people use clever tricks to try and steal people's hard earned money and this particular scam is real and still going on. It's important to educate yourself on the warning signs.

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New York State DEC Warns of Increase in Coyote Population

In New York State we are lucky to have acres and acres of beautiful forests and wilderness. With the land also comes a wide variety of wild animals. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is making outdoor enthusiasts aware of a growing population of coyotes. They are also offering a number of tips on how to avoid conflicts with these predators as the weather gets warmer.

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Mohawk River Trail Safety Tips From Rome PD

The Mohawk River Tail is a beautiful destination in Rome. With Spring on the way and all the outdoor activities that go with it, Rome P.D. is passing along some helpful safety tips. 

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Young Boater Safety Course Only One Day This Year at CNY Boat Show

Do you have a youngster who wants to get their official NY State Boater's Safety Certification? Well, you have to pay attention to this important change made to the schedule to do so. The training course for kids 10-17 will now only be offered one day.

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Tips to Keep Your Child Safe From Lead Paint Poisoning

The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties just announced that they are investing $1 Million into a three-year initiative to help eliminate lead poisoning from paint and other sources in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. They can't do it alone! It's important for parents and guardians to know all about what it takes to prevent exposure to lead paint.

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Keep Yourself Safe From Accidents This Winter

With winter officially here, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York wants you to stay warm this winter, but also stay safe. They have some helpful tips for you to do so.

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Winter is the Worst Time of Year for House Fires

An average of 905 people die in winter home fires each year. In addition, more than $2 billion in property loss occurs. 67% of these fires occur in one and two-family houses. These numbers are startling and real! There are several precautions you can take to prevent these tragedies from happening to you and your family.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Recalls Over 30,000 Stuffed Animals Due To Choking Hazard

One of the most exciting moments for a child is a trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop. They have the opportunity to create a stuffed companion that is 100% unique to them. Unfortunately, many of these creations have been recalled due to a choking hazard.

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