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How to safely enjoy parades this Mardi Gras season
With two of the biggest parades in Baton Rouge rolling over the weekend, officials are hoping parade-goers will make safety a priority.
Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education
Agents find several products marketed as CBD gummies, enhancement drugs actually contain restricted substances
Suffocation risk leads to recall on infant sleeper
Suffocation concerns resulted in a recall announced for 51,000 Kolcraft brand sleeper products.
Number of LSU mumps cases now at 16
The number of students infected with mumps at LSU has risen to 16.
Contigo recalls 5.7 million kids water bottles for second time over choking hazard
The water bottles were originally recalled in August, but there have been new incidents with the replacement lids.
Woman says she was scammed while using job hunting website; BBB warns consumers
A warning for job seekers: the Better Business Bureau (BBB) says scammers are taking advantage of people just looking to find a good job.
ACTION JACKSON: Baker woman says driveway is a safety hazard
A Baker woman tells WAFB's Donovan Jackson her driveway is a safety hazard and the city denied her request to fix it.
WATCHING YOUR WALLET: Beware of 7 year auto loans
Be careful how long you finance your next vehicle purchase. That vehicle could cost you way more than you expect.
Uber announces new on-trip reporting feature
Now you don't have to wait until your trip is over to report non-emergencies.
GM recalling nearly 150K trucks due to brake problems
General Motors is recalling about 150,000 trucks.
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BBB: How to spot and stop robocalls
Robocalls are being classified as an annoying epidemic for both consumers and businesses.
Over 200 reports of blades detaching from ceiling fans, 10 reports of consumers being hit documented
The fan’s blade holders can break allowing the blade to be ejected from the fan, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
Ford recalls over 240K vehicles to fix suspension problem
Ford says if the suspension moves a lot on the vehicles, the rear toe links can fracture.
FDA recalls MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps following malfunction death
The recall includes over 322,000 devices.
Insurance institute releases list of vehicles named Top Safety Picks for 2020
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its list of safest vehicles for 2020.
Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire
From using a specialized retirement plan to considering using a "robo advisor," experts explain how you can grow your retirement savings.
Popular infant carrier sold at Target and Amazon recalled
The recall is due to a problem with the buckles on the carrier, which could cause the baby to fall out.
Thousands of recalled newborn infant carriers can break, causing child to fall out
Newborn infant carrier manufacturer Infantino said buckles on about 14,000 of its products can break, causing the baby to fall out.
Be wary of scammer pretending to be LPSO deputy
The alleged scammer asks for money to be loaded on to Green Dot reloadable cards or gift cards.
ACTION JACKSON: Homeowners say city officials neglecting dangerous sidewalks
Homeowners on Belleview Drive say their sidewalks are almost too dangerous to walk along.
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BBB warns job seekers of potential scams
WATCHING YOUR WALLET: Beware of 7 Year Loans
RECALL ALERT: GM recalls 2019 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks due to brake software
ACTION JACKSON: Sidewalk issues plague homeowner, pedestrians
How to get back on track after holiday spending
ACTION JACKSON: Tips for parents about strange text messages sent to their kids' phones