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Credit card scam covers 4 counties

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Credit card scam covers 4 counties

An alleged credit card fraud spree was so widespread it could take another month for the rest of the evidence to roll in. Cynthia Johnson and Vanessa Ravare are charged with running up and down Interstate 70, and using forged Capital One credit cards and fake driver licenses to illegally take tens of thousands of dollars of cash advances. The caper encompassed Summit, Eagle, Garfield and Mesa counties. Among other things, authorities are waiting to see what other information rolls in, as well as checking on Johnson’s previous criminal activity in California. She’s on felony probation there, said Heidi McCollum, assistant district attorney who’s handling the case. California’s probation officials say Johnson missed a meeting and issued an arrest warrant for her. It turns out she missed the meeting because she is in the Eagle County jail. The bond was in Santa Clara County. She was released from Folsom State Prison after serving time for a sting for similar charges, McCollum said. Prosecutors say the women used the same scheme among banks, attempting to get cash advances on forged Capital One credit cards and using false identification. When the card was denied, they reportedly told the teller that the credit […]

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Many rural Minnesota counties struggling to respond quickly to child abuse allegations

At times, rural law enforcement personnel are called into service at nights and on weekends to screen reported child abuse cases. They often are not trained to do that and may be forced to juggle that with other duties ranging from responding to traffic accidents to investigating crimes.

“A deputy sheriff does not have that full range of resources,” Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, said Tuesday after he co-chaired a meeting updating lawmakers on improvements in the Minnesota child protection system.

The task force heard that about half of Minnesota’s 87 counties do not have the ability to ensure a trained child protection worker takes an abuse case within 24 hours.

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Teen pregnancy rates dropping in some counties

The State Comptroller’s office released teen pregnancy rates by county, and several counties in our area are seeing those rates drop.

Tennessee law says that if a county has more than 19 pregnant teens for every 1,000 girls, the school has to implement a family life education program.
News 5’s Kristi O’Connor talked to educators about how sex education programs are improving the numbers.

Teen pregnancy: An age-old issue educators continue to try and reduce.

“I would like to think that our health education classes are reducing unprotected sex,” Unicoi County Health Department Health Educator Ashley Davies said.

Davies is a Unicoi Health Department educator.

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