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    Who do you contact in case of financial crime?

    Who do you contact in case of financial crime?

    Wednesday, March 29 2006 6:24 PM EDT2006-03-29 23:24:02 GMT
    Who do you call if you believe you’ve been a victim of fraud? >>
    Who do you call if you believe you’ve been a victim of fraud? >>
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    BBB: Wishing Star Foundation scam circulating

    BBB: Wishing Star Foundation scam circulating

    Tuesday, May 9 2006 7:16 PM EDT2006-05-09 23:16:03 GMT
    Spokane, WA - May 9, 2006 - TheLocalBBB wishes to warn regional residents and consumers, especially in the Tri Cities area, that the BBB received a call from a few consumers asking about whether Wishing>>
  • BBB warns of bird flu scams

    BBB warns of bird flu scams

    Wednesday, April 26 2006 11:56 PM EDT2006-04-27 03:56:57 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - April 26, 2006 - The Local BBB wishes to warn consumers to not be easily led down the path of deception when addressing issues of a potential bird flu outbreak. >>
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    BBB warns of springtime scams

    BBB warns of springtime scams

    Wednesday, April 12 2006 6:12 PM EDT2006-04-12 22:12:20 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Better Business Bureay in Spokane is echoing a national alert, warning homeowners to be on the lookout for home improvement scams. They say spring is the time of year for scam artists. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Better Business Bureay in Spokane is echoing a national alert, warning homeowners to be on the lookout for home improvement scams. They say spring is the time of year for scam artists. >>
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  • Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Swimways Corporation is recalling some 31,000 of its "Skippy" pool toys.  The product has an elastic tongue that can break and cut the user's hands during launching of the toy. >>
    Swimways Corporation is recalling some 31,000 of its "Skippy" pool toys.  The product has an elastic tongue that can break and cut the user's hands during launching of the toy.  There have been 24 reports of injuries from the toy. Consumers should take the toy away from children and contact swimways at 1.888.559.4653 for a free replacement. >>
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  • Is this photo of a 13-pound bullfrog in Texas real?

    Is this photo of a 13-pound bullfrog in Texas real?

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:53:35 GMT

    AUSTIN, Texas - It's been shared more than 140,000 times from the South Texas Hunting Assoc.'s Facebook page, but is it real? Probably not.  ABC station KVUE in Texas reached out to the man in the photo, Markcuz Rangel, who told them the photo is 100 percent real and he's caught others like it in the past. 

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    AUSTIN, Texas - It's been shared more than 140,000 times from the South Texas Hunting Assoc.'s Facebook page, but is it real? Probably not.  ABC station KVUE in Texas reached out to the man in the photo, Markcuz Rangel, who told them the photo is 100 percent real and he's caught others like it in the past. 

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    Survey finds magic mushrooms are the ‘safest’ illegal drug

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:08:04 GMT

    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

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    KHQ.COM - A new survey found magic mushrooms are the "safest" illegal drug to take.  The Global Drugs Survey 2017 released earlier this week found that only 0.2 percent of those who took magic mushrooms in the last year needed emergency medical treatment, concluding mushrooms to have statistical lower risk of harm compared to other substances. 

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  • Post Falls Police search for missing bi-polar woman

    Post Falls Police search for missing bi-polar woman

    Friday, May 26 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-05-26 21:59:02 GMT
    Darlene "Dana" FisherDarlene "Dana" Fisher

    POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls Police is asking for the public's help finding missing 67-year-old woman who hasn't been seen since Wednesday.  Darlene "Dana" Fisher was last seen at her group home in Post Falls.  She is bi-polar and recently had a medication change.  Police say it was reported that her condition has been deteriorating.  Dana was last see wearing a red shirt with blue shorts.  She is known to frequent the Coeur 

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    POST FALLS, Idaho - Post Falls Police is asking for the public's help finding missing 67-year-old woman who hasn't been seen since Wednesday.  Darlene "Dana" Fisher was last seen at her group home in Post Falls.  She is bi-polar and recently had a medication change.  Police say it was reported that her condition has been deteriorating.  Dana was last see wearing a red shirt with blue shorts.  She is known to frequent the Coeur 

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