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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Phone Scam Still Ringing

A telephone scam we warned you about a few months ago is still hanging around.

People are still receiving fake phone calls pretending to be NB Power and claiming they have ways of reducing your electricity bill. The scam claims you're paying too much and that your home doesn't meet current electricity codes.

NB Power says they do contact customers about account balances, but would never request financial information over the phone.

If you've been contacted, you're encouraged to report the incident to police, RCMP or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
at 1-888-495-8501 or go online.

Fast Food Lettuce To Blame For E.coli

Lettuce from a fast-food restaurant is to blame as the likely source of an E.coli outbreak that affected more than two dozen people in 3 provinces.

Nova Scotia's deputy chief medical officer says lettuce used at KFC and Taco Bell caused 5 people here in New Brunswick to be sick, along with 10 people in Ontario and Nova Scotia. It's not believed the restaurants are responsible for the contamination, and it's unlikely more E.coli cases will come from it considering the specific lettuce has passed its shelf-life.

KFC says it's removed all the affected lettuce and reassure their food is safe to eat. 

Two of the cases of E. coli were in Saint John, while 3 were in Fredericton.

5 People Caught Drinking & Driving

Five is the number of impaired drivers caught overnight.

City Police tell CHSJ news they found 3 uptown, one out east and the other out west. The ages of the drivers arrested vary from a 20-year-old woman to a 40-year-old man. There was a foot chase that was short lived, when one of the drivers was also caught violating a parole.

There was no damage or accidents caused by the drivers.

Charges Laid In Rothesay High Lockdown

A bail hearing is scheduled on Monday for the man charged with uttering threats that led to a lockdown of Rothesay High School on Thursday.

Rothesay Police say the 20-year-old wasn't near the school when one of the students received threats through a text message. It was for that reason that the school was in lockdown for 20 minutes while police ensured the building was safe.