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IRS warns against scams targeting Mississippi seniors; joins other federal agencies to recognize special awareness day

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-06-15 10:00:19

SUMMARY: The IRS has issued a warning about increasing impersonation scams targeting seniors. These scams involve fraudsters posing as IRS or other authorities to steal money and personal information. Scammers often use urgent threats and request unconventional payments like gift cards or wire transfers. Seniors are advised to hang up on unexpected IRS calls and verify legitimacy directly through the IRS. As part of broader efforts for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the IRS continues to work with various agencies to combat these scams. Reports of fraud can be made to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and the National Elder Fraud Hotline.

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Meyers family welcomes quintuplets at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-07-14 14:00:23

SUMMARY: Ashley and Tyler Meyers of Laurel, Mississippi, celebrated the birth of quintuplets—two and three girls—on July 5 at the of Mississippi Medical Center. Born at 27 weeks, the babies were delivered via caesarian section and are currently in neonatal intensive care. The delivery was managed by a team of approximately 30 specialists. Ashley, a phlebotomist, and Tyler, a mechanic, were surprised by the pregnancy after moving into a new home. Dr. Rachael Morris noted the rarity of spontaneous quintuplets, around one in 60 million, and praised the ' strength during the pregnancy. The looks forward to introducing the quintuplets to their older daughters, Paisleigh and Westlynn.

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Shannen Doherty, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ star, dies at 53

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-07-14 08:47:33

SUMMARY: Shannen Doherty, the “Beverly Hills, 90210” actress, has died at 53 due to long-term breast cancer. Her illness became public in a 2015 against her former business managers, revealing mismanaged finances and lapsed insurance. After a mastectomy and radiation, she announced the cancer's return in 2020. Born in Memphis and moving to LA at age 7, Doherty's early roles included “Little House on the Prairie” and “Heathers.” She gained fame as Brenda Walsh in “90210,” despite scrutiny and a reportedly tumultuous off-screen . She left the show in 1994, striving for a peaceful life.

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Richard Simmons, a fitness guru who mixed laughs and sweat, dies at 76

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www.wxxv25.com – Associated Press – 2024-07-13 19:17:10

SUMMARY: Richard Simmons, famed personality, combined silliness with seriousness to inspire people and combat depression. Known for his popular daytime show and best-selling book “Never Say Diet,” he helped many, the severely obese, with practical fitness advice emphasizing healthy eating and exercise. Despite being teased for his weight during childhood, Simmons turned his around after receiving an anonymous letter urging him to lose weight. He became a critic of fad diets, promoting sensible habits instead. Although rumors circulated about his absence from the public eye, Simmons reassured fans he was happily living a private life.

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