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WVEL News Scope Now: Delayed Tax Returns + Government Shutdown

WVEL News Scope Now: Delayed Tax Returns + Government Shutdown

(Photo By Flickr User 401(K) 2012)   For some, tax returns offer relief after overspending during the holiday season, but if you’re counting down the days till you get that refund, you might be waiting longer than expected. That’s because of the partial government shutdown and its impact on the IRS. According to WEEK-TV, Kelly Stewart…MORE

WVEL Family Scope: Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Is Coming To The South-Central Illinois Area

WVEL Family Scope: Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Is Coming To The South-Central Illinois Area

(Photo By Flickr User minnemom)   “Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener!” This jingle sounds way too familiar, doesn’t it? The Oscar Mayer fans rejoice, the Wienermobile is coming to the South-Central Illinois Area! The 27-foot-long hot dog van will be parked at grocery stores in Springfield, Lincoln, and Jacksonville, IL. There will…MORE

WVEL Entertainment Scope Now: Marvin Sapp Launches Search For Gospel’s Next Great Vocal Talent

WVEL Entertainment Scope Now: Marvin Sapp Launches Search For Gospel’s Next Great Vocal Talent

(Photo By Flick User Nat Tung)   Singer-songwriter, Bishop, and radio personality, Marvin Sapp, is searching for Gospel Music’s Next Great Vocal Talent! According to gospelmusic.org, Marvin Sapp recently celebrated a milestone anniversary, as he marked 30 years since accepting his call to preach. He also celebrated 15 years as pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center…MORE

WVEL Consumer Scope: Tips For Holiday Gift Returns

WVEL Consumer Scope: Tips For Holiday Gift Returns

(Photo By Flickr User nathanmac87)   We all know that the Christmas holiday has long past and if you received a gift that is the wrong size or something you simply do not want, the Better Business Bureau has some advice to avoid return hassles. The BBB said stores are not legally required to accept items…MORE

WVEL News/Holiday Scope: Keeping Your Pets Home Safe This Holiday Season

WVEL News/Holiday Scope: Keeping Your Pets Home Safe This Holiday Season

(Photo By Flickr User Alan Levine)     Whether you have your poodle in an ugly Christmas sweater or your turtle wearing a Santa hat, making sure they are safe during the holidays is a must. According to WEEK-TV,  PCAPS says that holiday pet safety (and of course keeping them from drinking the Christmas tree water…MORE

WVEL Holiday/Money/News Scope: Making Plans On Your Holiday Budget

WVEL Holiday/Money/News Scope: Making Plans On Your Holiday Budget

(Photo By Flickr User 401(K) 2012)   Chances are you have done most of your holiday shopping by now. While it is fun to give gifts to family and friends, when it is all said and done, many find themselves in the red. The National Retail Federation & WEEK-TV said Americans are spending more money on…MORE

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: US Surgeon General Warns Of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

WVEL News/Health Scope Now: US Surgeon General Warns Of Teen Risks From E-Cigarettes

(Photo By Flickr User Vaping360)   The government’s top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers. In an advisory, earlier this week, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said parents, teachers, health professionals and government officials…MORE