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By Timothy Hardiman

Unfortunately, tragedies like Hurricane Sandy bring out the worst as well as the best in people. People want to help those in need, but they want their donations to go to the victims – not predators taking advantage of a bad situation. Read what alert the FBI just put out to make sure your donations are going to a legitimate charity.

By Vincent Giordano

In 1996, California was the first state to legalize small amounts of marijuana for medical use. Soon after, dozens of other states followed California’s lead with little regard for the federal law prohibiting the sale of marijuana. The question remains to be resolved if medical marijuana is “ruse” to work toward total legalization, and that medical marijuana is simply being diverted to people with no true ailment?

By Leischen Stelter

Like it or not, social media is here to stay. It’s a tool fire departments can use to build goodwill within their communities and improve how they communicate with the people they serve, however, it’s also something that fire departments should enter into cautiously. Read more as two fire experts weigh-in on social media best practices in the fire services.

By Timothy Hardiman

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is announcing a scam that extorts money from people who visit online dating sites. The targets of this scam are people who frequent online dating sites, but may be in a relationship with someone and do not want their online activity publicized. Learn more about this scam and how to keep yourself from being a victim.