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New Scam Targets Babysitters, NanniesSubmitted: 03/31/2013
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Wisconsin consumer protection specialists are warning about a scam targeted at nannies or babysitters.

The scheme works like this: The client posts an ad online for a babysitter or nanny. The potential employer makes arrangements and sends you an initial check for $1,800 and asks you to cash it and wire back the remaining money.

But, the check isn't good and once your bank figures that out, you'll be on the hook for the total amount. Consumer protection specialists say once the money has been wired, it's gone for good.



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MANITOWOC - Police in Manitowoc say a man fatally shot at his home was apparently targeted by his assailant.

In a news release Friday, police Capt. Larry Zimney says no one is in custody, but the public is not believed to be in any danger.

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- Tonight on Friday Night Blitz we will bring you scores from high school games all across North Central Wisconsin as well as highlights from the following boys basketball games:

D.C. Everest vs. Wausau West

Antigo vs. Mosinee

Rhinelander vs. Tomahawk

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That will be tonight on Friday Night Blitz at the end of Newswatch 12 at 10.

We'll have this and more tonight on Newswatch 12 - news from where you live.

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MILWAUKEE - The chief of staff fired from the Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah after allegations of over-prescription of narcotics were investigated is set to begin practicing psychiatry in La Crosse.

Some patients at the Tomah VA nicknamed Dr. David Houlihan "candy man" because of the amount of pain medications he prescribed. Although complaints are pending against Houlihan, he has not been charged and continues to hold his license to practice.

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Instead, Newswatch 12 learned Thursday, a company wants to buy the 71-year-old forest products plant and potentially expand it.

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ARBOR VITAE - A fire hydrant buried in snow won't help anyone.

A firefighter can't get to the water source quickly.

That's why the Arbor Vitae Fire Department is working to get that message out to the Northwoods.

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WAUSAU - An alternative high school student in Wausau faces felony charges for carrying a loaded handgun on school property.

Keanan Brown, 17, appeared in Marathon County Court Thursday afternoon. Police arrested him at Northcentral Technical College's Alternative School Wednesday. Someone called in a tip telling police Brown was carrying a gun around town in his backpack. Officers found Brown at the school. He was carrying the 9mm gun in his jacket.

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