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    Food for Thought: Restaurant inspection scores

    Food for Thought: Restaurant inspection scores

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:39:15 GMT

    Dining out? Check out this week's food inspection scores.

    Montgomery county health inspectors visit restaurants every week. And every Thursday the 12 News Defenders bring you their findings. 

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    Proper precautions to take if encountering, bitten by snake

    Proper precautions to take if encountering, bitten by snake

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:32:10 GMT

    “You never want to mess with the snake… any type of snake at all. You want to stay as far away back as possible,” said Bryce McClintock

    “You never want to mess with the snake… any type of snake at all. You want to stay as far away back as possible,” said Bryce McClintock

  • Black Belt parasite study sparks stronger calls for better wastewater methods

    Black Belt parasite study sparks stronger calls for better wastewater methods

    Friday, September 8 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-09-08 22:43:39 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Scientists are reigniting health concerns in rural Alabama with new research. A recently published study found that some Lowndes County residents exposed to raw sewage in their homes are suffering from intestinal parasites, including hookworm. 

    Scientists are reigniting health concerns in rural Alabama with new research. A recently published study found that some Lowndes County residents exposed to raw sewage in their homes are suffering from intestinal parasites, including hookworm. 

  • Gas prices soar 7 cents overnight with Labor Day around the corner

    Gas prices soar 7 cents overnight with Labor Day around the corner

    Friday, September 1 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-09-01 14:49:50 GMT
    Hurricane Harvey barrles for Texas, where more than one-third of the U.S. oil refining capacity is located. (Source: CNN)Hurricane Harvey barrles for Texas, where more than one-third of the U.S. oil refining capacity is located. (Source: CNN)

    With Labor Day gas demand around the corner, gas prices could spike because of Harvey's disruptive effects in the Gulf.

    With Labor Day gas demand around the corner, gas prices could spike because of Harvey's disruptive effects in the Gulf.

  • AL community steamed over years of train track blockages

    AL community steamed over years of train track blockages

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-08-29 22:21:40 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The trains that run on that track have a tendency to stop for hours at a time, keeping the residents from being able to pass. Residents say this issue occurs multiple times a month...

    The trains that run on that track have a tendency to stop for hours at a time, keeping the residents from being able to pass. Residents say this issue occurs multiple times a month...

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    Phone Bank Links

    Phone Bank Links

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:27 AM EDT2017-08-15 10:27:23 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Hundreds of people called in to a recent 12 News Defenders phone bank, which focused on scams in Alabama. Click here for links to the various services and organizations mentioned.

    Hundreds of people called in to a recent 12 News Defenders phone bank, which focused on scams in Alabama. Click here for links to the various services and organizations mentioned.

  • AARP fraud watch network

    AARP fraud watch network

    Monday, August 14 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-08-14 23:32:20 GMT

    http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/

    http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/

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    Opelika Power warns customers about scams

    Opelika Power warns customers about scams

    Friday, August 4 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-08-04 23:01:30 GMT

    Opelika residents have reported scam attempts being made on behalf of Opelika Power Services, and now the company is stepping in to put an end to the trickery.

    Opelika residents have reported scam attempts being made on behalf of Opelika Power Services, and now the company is stepping in to put an end to the trickery.

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    What you need to know about chip card security & digital wallets

    What you need to know about chip card security & digital wallets

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-07-26 23:29:25 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    If you’ve used the chip in your debit card to check out at a store, you may notice it takes a few extra seconds to go through. But it’s definitely worth the wait! The technology happening inside the machine is helping shield you from hackers.  

    If you’ve used the chip in your debit card to check out at a store, you may notice it takes a few extra seconds to go through. But it’s definitely worth the wait! The technology happening inside the machine is helping shield you from hackers.  

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    U.S.AmeriBank bought in $816 million deal

    U.S.AmeriBank bought in $816 million deal

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:36:30 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    U.S.AmeriBancorp, a bank that serves Florida and Alabama residents, has been bought by Valley National Bancorp.  

    U.S.AmeriBancorp, a bank that serves Florida and Alabama residents, has been bought by Valley National Bancorp.  

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  • JPD: No witnesses coming forward in Cedar Heights shooting

    JPD: No witnesses coming forward in Cedar Heights shooting

    Sunday, September 17 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-09-17 14:49:29 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:51:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Jonesboro police have released the names of those injured in a weekend shooting.

    Jonesboro police have released the names of those injured in a weekend shooting.

  • Students honored with scholarships for passing AP Exam

    Students honored with scholarships for passing AP Exam

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:49:42 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:40:19 GMT
    (Source: Natalie Harrell)(Source: Natalie Harrell)

    The Paragould School District held an Advanced Placement Scholarship Award Ceremony on Friday.

    The Paragould School District held an Advanced Placement Scholarship Award Ceremony on Friday.

  • Jonesboro private club permit application cost could rise

    Jonesboro private club permit application cost could rise

    Friday, September 22 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:07:30 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-09-23 02:38:56 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    People seeking to apply for a private club permit in the city of Jonesboro could have to pay more during the application process.

    People seeking to apply for a private club permit in the city of Jonesboro could have to pay more during the application process.

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