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    Food for Thought: restaurant inspection scores

    Food for Thought: restaurant inspection scores

    Before you pick a place to dine out, find out which restaurants scored high and low in this week's county health inspections.

    Before you pick a place to dine out, find out which restaurants scored high and low in this week's county health inspections.

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    IRS warns of tax season scams

    IRS warns of tax season scams

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:41 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:41:27 GMT
    One of the most common calls we got to our 12 News Defenders phone bank Monday night was about IRS scams. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)One of the most common calls we got to our 12 News Defenders phone bank Monday night was about IRS scams. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)(Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    One of the most common calls we got to our 12 News Defenders phone bank Monday night was about IRS scams.

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    One of the most common calls we got to our 12 News Defenders phone bank Monday night was about IRS scams.

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    Buyer Beware: Unscrupulous home security sales rise with the temps

    Buyer Beware: Unscrupulous home security sales rise with the temps

    Monday, March 26 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-03-26 23:29:55 GMT
    The Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure says there are approximately 700 home security providers, but there are a few unlicensed individuals who will prey on the elderly. (Source: WSFA 12 News)The Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure says there are approximately 700 home security providers, but there are a few unlicensed individuals who will prey on the elderly. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Charlotte Blake got a taste of what it’s like to be confronted with an unscrupulous home security salesman. 

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    Charlotte Blake got a taste of what it’s like to be confronted with an unscrupulous home security salesman. 

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  • AL to hold listening sessions on plan for VW settlement money

    AL to hold listening sessions on plan for VW settlement money

    Friday, March 16 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-03-16 20:44:56 GMT

    The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will conduct five public listening sessions to determine how the state’s portion of a federal settlement with Volkswagen should be used to reduce diesel pollution...

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    The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will conduct five public listening sessions to determine how the state’s portion of a federal settlement with Volkswagen should be used to reduce diesel pollution...

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  • Jason's Deli identifies 164 locations affected by Dec. 2017 data breach

    Jason's Deli identifies 164 locations affected by Dec. 2017 data breach

    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    Jason's Deli has released a list of locations that were affected by a data breach in December of 2017. The list, which is posted on their website, showed a total 164 locations affected.

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    Jason's Deli has released a list of locations that were affected by a data breach in December of 2017. The list, which is posted on their website, showed a total 164 locations affected.

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    Answers to common income tax questions

    Answers to common income tax questions

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-02-07 21:28:08 GMT

    WSFA's Tax Action Line is coming soon to help all taxpayers with their filing questions. To save time when you call, here are answers to some of the most asked questions.

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    WSFA's Tax Action Line is coming soon to help all taxpayers with their filing questions. To save time when you call, here are answers to some of the most asked questions.

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  • Money saving apps

    Money saving apps

    Monday, January 8 2018 6:10 PM EST2018-01-08 23:10:55 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Blogger Sarah Carlson says she's tried dozens of money saving apps, and narrowed it down to the five she keeps on her homescreen for savings, starting with an app that pays you just for walking in the store - Shopkick.

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    Blogger Sarah Carlson says she's tried dozens of money saving apps, and narrowed it down to the five she keeps on her homescreen for savings, starting with an app that pays you just for walking in the store - Shopkick.

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