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Seymour And Washington Listed In Top 10 Most Violent Cities


(UNDATED) - The cities of Washington and Seymour are listed in the top 10 most dangerous places to live in Indiana. Bedford ranked 27th on the list with one in 26 people likely to be a victim of a crime. Movoto Real Estate Blog focused on the top areas of ...

Indiana High School Girls Basketball Top 10 Teams


The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Top 10 basketball ...
Vernon 8, Carmel 7, LaPorte 1, Seymour 1, East Central 1, Center Grove 1. Others receiving votes: Chatard 15, NorthWood 4, Fort Wayne 3, Rochester 3, Southridge 2. Others receiving ...

AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN


AP-Indiana News Editor Jeni O'Malley can be reached at ...
UPCOMING: 250 words. EXCHANGE-TEACHERS' HELPER SEYMOUR - Like most teachers, Amy Hartley has spent money out of her own pocket to buy things for her classroom. Whether she's spending money on ...

Grants help Jackson County teachers purchase tools to make learning more engaging


SEYMOUR, Indiana — Like most teachers, Amy Hartley has spent money out of her own pocket to buy things for her classroom. Whether she's spending money on books or other supplies, the Brownstown fourth-grade teacher wants to make sure students have the ...

More than 150 fraudulent credit cards found during traffic stop


LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - More than 150 fraudulent credit cards were discovered in the car of a Louisville man during a traffic stop in Seymour, Indiana Thursday. Around 2 p.m., Indiana State Police watched a man driving haphazardly on Interstate 65 and ...

Traffic stop leads to arrest of 2 Ky. men for fraud


SEYMOUR, Ind. (WHAS11) – A traffic stop along I-65 in Seymour lead to the arrest of two Kentucky men for fraud on January 22. Indiana State Police reported that an officer observed the driver of a blue 2005 Mercedes make an unsafe lane change as it ...

Two Kentucky men arrested in Seymour


SEYMOUR, Ind. (WISH) – Two Kentucky men were arrested on Thursday along I-65 in Seymour. Indiana State Police pulled over a blue 2005 Mercedes after it made an unsafe lane change. During the traffic stop, ISP asked to search the car and found 170 credit ...

Ind. lawmaker wants to allow guns on college campuses


An Indiana lawmaker, Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, has authored a new bill to allow licensed gun owners to carry their guns on college and university campuses in Indiana. In this photo, guns are shown hanging on a wall at the Firearms and Toolmark ...

Constellation Energy adds seven CNG stations to its portfolio


The company acquired stations located in Indianapolis, Lafayette, Greensburg and Seymour, Indiana, and Dayton and Findlay, Ohio, from CNG Fuel Inc. Terms and conditions for the agreement have not been disclosed. The deal was in cash and is financially ...

CNBC's 'American Greed' to profile Tim Durham


The show follows Durham’s path from his modest roots in Seymour, Indiana, through his quest to become the world’s richest businessman to his arrest and conviction for running a $200 million Ponzi scheme. The segment features an extensive interview with ...




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How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.
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In SEYMOUR: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.

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Warning in SEYMOUR: Government Grant Scams

“Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency or some other organization with an official sounding name. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back.

But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says that “money for nothing” grant offers usually are scams, whether you see them in your local paper or a national magazine, or hear about them on the phone.

Some scam artists advertise “free grants” in the classifieds, inviting readers to call a toll-free number for more information. Others are more bold: they call you out of the blue. They lie about where they’re calling from, or they claim legitimacy using an official-sounding name like the “Federal Grants Administration.” They may ask you some basic questions to determine if you “qualify” to receive a grant. FTC attorneys say calls and come-ons for free money invariably are rip offs.

Grant scammers generally follow a script: they congratulate you on your eligibility, then ask for your checking account information so they can “deposit your grant directly into your account,” or cover a one-time “processing fee.” The caller may even reassure you that you can get a refund if you’re not satisfied. In fact, you’ll never see the grant they promise; they will disappear with your money.

The FTC says following a few basic rules can keep consumers from losing money to these “government grant” scams:

  • Don’t give out your bank account information to anyone you don’t know. Scammers pressure people to divulge their bank account information so that they can steal the money in the account. Always keep your bank account information confidential. Don’t share it unless you are familiar with the company and know why the information is necessary.
  • Don’t pay any money for a “free” government grant. If you have to pay money to claim a “free” government grant, it isn’t really free. A real government agency won’t ask you to pay a processing fee for a grant that you have already been awarded — or to pay for a list of grant-making institutions. The names of agencies and foundations that award grants are available for free at any public library or on the Internet. The only official access point for all federal grant-making agencies is www.grants.gov.
  • Look-alikes aren’t the real thing. Just because the caller says he’s from the “Federal Grants Administration” doesn’t mean that he is. There is no such government agency. Take a moment to check the blue pages in your telephone directory to bear out your hunch — or not.
  • Phone numbers can deceive. Some con artists use Internet technology to disguise their area code in caller ID systems. Although it may look like they’re calling from Washington, DC, they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
  • Take control of the calls you receive. If you want to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive, place your telephone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. To register online, visit donotcall.gov. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) from the phone number you wish to register.
  • File a complaint with the FTC. If you think you may have been a victim of a government grant scam, file a complaint with the FTC online, or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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