Heading off to college can be an exciting time, but it can also be a confusing time in life when considering the financial jungle that college students have to navigate in an effort to be on a good setting when starting year one. Mike Bannon, Head of the Bucks County Consumer Affairs Department says a pamphlet is available for students, particularly those students who are starting their 1st year.
“It talks about credit cards, about tuitions. There’s phony schemes and scams out there that offer help with college money, but don’t fall for that. There’s actually telemarketing scams that go after students, so that’s one of them. It also talks about general budgeting and picking the right bank that you’re going to be banking in and budgeting what money you do have.:
For more information you can call 1800-942-2669. Bannon was a guest on the AM-edition Tuesday morning.
Bear sightings in Bucks and Montgomery Counties have increased over the last several weeks. Cassie Zlecksi, a Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer says, bears people are seeing have been recently kicked out the den.
”They’re still young and looking for an area to call their own. They are afraid because it’s the first time they are out on their own away from mom. As far as trash goes, if a bear is spotted in your area, don’t put your trash out until trash day. I you’re going to put it out the night before, there’s a very good chance that the bear is going to just rip it open and trash is going to be everywhere, because trash is an easy food source for them.”
Zlecski adds, if you are approached by a bear, make noise and way your hands, while slowly backing away. She says the bear will be scared and run away.
Montgomery and Bucks County residents are being warned that their property could become a breeding ground for mosquitos. Dennis Murphy of Moyer Indoor Outdoor in Souderton says resident need to be proactive.
“There’s some things a homeowner can do. If they eliminate any kind of staining water, even dog dishes sitting out for a day. A bird bath allows the mosquitos an opportunity to establish themselves.”
Mosquiutos can lead to West Nile Virus and with the heavy rains there are plenty of wet areas this July.
Six jurors in Sanford, Florida have found George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of teenager, Trayvon Martin. Jurors could have found Zimmerman guilty of 2nd degree murder or manslaughter. It became clear that jurors were not considering the 2nd degree charge when they sent a message to Judge Debra Nelson, asking about instructions regarding the manslaughter charge. Just before 10pm Saturday, jurors rendered a not guilty verdict. On WNPV’s AM-Edition Friday morning, Attorney Lance LoRusso, author of the book “When Cops Kill” predicted that the jury would have a difficult time convicting Zimmerman. LoRusso said, the manslaughter charge would be particularly difficult because it’s usually considered when neglect or an accident occurs resulting in death. LoRusso said the 2nd degree murder charge would also be tough for the jury because of the “stand your ground law’ in Florida.