Mail Deliveries Not Being Made To Some Barnstable Homeowners


Originally posted on CBS Boston:

BARNSTABLE (CBS) – Every day 58-year-old John Finn takes a long walk down his driveway with the hopes of getting his mail, but for the past five days his mailbox is empty.

“When you go there four times and the mail is not there day after day you give up. You really give up,” Finn said.

His neighbors feel the same.

“There’s nothing wrong with the road and my mailbox is all plowed out and clean,” neighbor Dick Mell said.

John says no one on Long Pond Road in Marstons Mills is getting their mail.

Finn, who’s on multiple medications, depends on his mail to be delivered but recent snowstorms has left his mailbox empty.

“It’s very frustrating and I can’t do anything about it,” Finn said.

The mailboxes on Finn’s road are clearly shoveled out but folks who live on there say they have not received their mail in…

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Bruins Put Subban In Unenviable Position In Debut Against Blues


Originally posted on CBS Boston:

BOSTON (CBS) – Like defenseman Adam McQuaid and forward Seth Griffith before him during this uneven Bruins season, goaltender Malcolm Subban was put in a position to fail Friday night in St. Louis.

And Subban failed mightily against the Blues with just three saves on six shots faced, including no saves on three shots in the second period, in a 5-1 loss in his NHL debut.

Subban lasted just 25:09 of ice time before coach Claude Julien was forced to pull his rookie goaltender and insert Tuukka Rask for the 16th straight game.

To be fair, Griffith’s promotion from Providence of the American Hockey League to Boston’s first line was forced by injuries. And McQuaid’s promotion to the top four on defense once the Bruins’ defense corps got healthy was a risk worth taking because Boston thought that after several years of gaining experience in its bottom pair McQuaid could…

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I-Team: Can Flu Shots Be Risky?


Originally posted on CBS Boston:

BOSTON (CBS) – Flu shots save lives. But the I-Team discovered that the vaccine also comes with a potential risk that few people know about; and the results can mean months or years of debilitating pain.

Raul DeJesus got his flu shot a year-and-a-half ago. He now has nerve damage in his left arm and has very limited motion.

The pain is so debilitating he takes powerful medications like a fentanyl patch, oxycodone and hydrocodone.

“That’s just some of them; the list goes on and on,” he said.

Debby Russo needed surgery to fix damage to her shoulder after her flu shot.

“It was a lot of pain,” she said.

According to Lahey Medical Center infectious disease specialist, Dr.  Robert Duncan, this kind of injury is not common but it can happen. It is usually the result of placing the shot too high in the arm.

“It goes right into the…

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CalTIP Pilot Program to Take Poaching and Pollution Tips Via Text Message and a New App


Originally posted on CDFW News:

Media Contacts:
Lt. Mike Milotz, CDFW Law Enforcement and CalTIP Program, (916) 654-1485
Capt. Patrick Foy, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 651-6692

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has launched a pilot program that makes it easier for the public to report wildlife and pollution crimes with their cell phones.

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Tipsters can now text anonymous information, including photographs, to the Californians Turn in Poachers and Polluters (CalTIP) program via “tip411” (numerically, 847411). Wildlife officers can respond directly, resulting in an anonymous two-way conversation.

Users must start the text message with the word “Caltip”.

Phone number line, type: 847411

Message line, type: Caltip (followed by the message/tip)

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In conjunction with tip411 (847411), CDFW  is launching a CalTIP smartphone application which similarly enables the public to share an anonymous tip and/or photograph with wildlife officers and lets the officers converse anonymously with the tipster. The CalTIP App can be downloaded for…

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Conan O’Brien gives daughter ‘the talk’ that all American women must hear


Originally posted on Twitchy:

We obviously can’t cover every joke in every late night monologue, but sometimes reality takes a serious turn and even Conan O’Brien finds himself delivering a sobering message that everyone needs to hear.

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