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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 WishingMore >>
  • 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. More >>
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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. More >>
    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. More >>
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  • Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Wednesday, November 7 2007 7:45 PM EST2007-11-08 00:45:35 GMT
    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. More >>
    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. More >>
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  • UK palace releases Prince George's 4th birthday portrait

    UK palace releases Prince George's 4th birthday portrait

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:38:54 GMT

    LONDON (AP) - Kensington Palace has released a portrait to mark Prince George's fourth birthday. The son of Prince William and his wife Kate celebrated his birthday Saturday. George, who is third in line to the throne, is beaming with a happy smile in the photo.

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    LONDON (AP) - Kensington Palace has released a portrait to mark Prince George's fourth birthday. The son of Prince William and his wife Kate celebrated his birthday Saturday. George, who is third in line to the throne, is beaming with a happy smile in the photo.

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  • Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

    Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 71

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:33:16 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday.

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  • Level 2 evacuations in place for brush fire burning off Highway 195 south of Spokane

    Level 2 evacuations in place for brush fire burning off Highway 195 south of Spokane

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:24:39 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters have issued level 2 evacuation orders Saturday because of a wildfire burning off of S. Highway 195 near Wildflower Lane South of Spokane. Residents in the area should be ready to leave at a moments notice. Fire crews have been on the scene fighting the fire since Saturday morning and are battling the flames from the ground and in the air.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters have issued level 2 evacuation orders Saturday because of a wildfire burning off of S. Highway 195 near Wildflower Lane South of Spokane. Residents in the area should be ready to leave at a moments notice. Fire crews have been on the scene fighting the fire since Saturday morning and are battling the flames from the ground and in the air.

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