(NBC) - Taxpayers are still waiting longer than usual for their refunds.
A recent problem with the IRS "Where's My Refund" tool on its website has even caused many to fear their return hadn't been filed.
In years past, most taxpayers received their refund in one to two weeks if they filed electronically, but this year, it's taking ten to 21 days.
The IRS blames the delays on new safeguards installed in its computers to prevent refund fraud.
A man is facing attempted abduction charges after police said he tried to grab two juvenile girls and exposed himself.
A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of more than 2,000 EMTs and paramedics who were abruptly laid off over the weekend.
The Portsmouth City Council has set a public hearing for Tuesday, Dec. 17, to talk about a plan to bring a casino to the city.