Consumer

Is someone calling you from (727) 339-5272?

The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office reports having received several complaints Tuesday from residents who got calls from the telephone number (727) 339-5272.

Macadamia nut products recalled over E. coli contamination concerns

A variety of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company products produced on the Big Island earlier this month have been voluntarily recalled due to potential E. coli contamination, according to the state Department of Health.

Here are the most and least valuable college majors

What you study in college may be just as, if not more, important than where you attend, according to a report that ranks the most and least valuable degrees.

Study: Best places to raise a family

Wednesday morning, the KSLA news team introduced you to Patrice Thomas. Thomas is a single mother who raises her son Braylen and her niece Lailah. Patrice said she struggles each month to get by and has to cut some things from her budget that she doesn’t consider a necessity, and according to one st

Job Corps unveils state-of-the-art, mobile welding laboratory

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates there could be a shortage of 291,000 welders by 2020. Now Job Corps has a new, state-of-the-art mobile welding laboratory to train workers and help meet that demand.

Nissan recalling more than 215,000 cars and SUV’s because of fire risk

Brake fluid could leak onto a circuit board, causing a short and a possible fire.

Student pilot hops airport fence, boards American Airlines jet

The 22-year-old man was from the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It is unclear why he boarded the plane.

Ground beef recall: 130,000 pounds possibly contaminated with E. coli

The beef products are being recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions, which produced and packaged the items on June 21, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

Man comes home to find contractor digging up his backyard

Imagine coming home from a hard day's work only to discover a construction crew tearing up your backyard. That’s what happened this week to a Shreveport man. And he's not the only one.

Waking Up My Day: Get out of financial trouble with “money school”

Carl Piehl is a credit specialist who spends every Tuesday teaching ‘money school’, a class designed for those who have fallen on hard times and want to learn ways to pull themselves out of poverty.

Waking Up My Day: Learn how to strive against stress

Tom Moore is a licensed counselor and family therapist. He said dealing with stress can be hard when juggling work, finances, and kids. When you add being a single parents, things can get complicated, but the basic guidance still proves to help.

General Motors recalls pickups, SUVs over brakes

General Motors is recalling about 41,000 pickup trucks and police sports utility vehicles because of loose brake pedals.

Boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex

Here are current boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex and what to do when one is issued.

More than half of soon-to-be retirees expect to work afterward

Diane Crouch, 77, plans to retire from the Caddo Council on Aging at the end year. But like so many others, that doesn’t mean she’ll stop working entirely.

A year in, Uber CEO works to rebuild company's reputation

Dara Khosrowshahi took the reins at Uber a year ago and inherited a ride-sharing company plagued with scandals

Cardiologists raise awareness about Atrial Fibrillation

The Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists and CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier have teamed up to open North Louisiana’s first heart and vascular center.

Ford recalls 2 million F-150s for seat belt fire concerns

The recall affects vehicles from the 2015 to 2018 model years. Ford said its investigation found some front seat belt pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they deploy, which may ignite gases released from the device.

Nationwide recall for chicken sold by Wayne Farms

Wayne Farms is recalling more than 430,000 pounds of chicken due to the possibility of pieces of metal being mixed in with the food.

LinkedIn says it’s working to combat Chinese spy accounts

LinkedIn says it's working to combat Chinese espionage activity targeting U.S. users of the online career network

Go green with Shreveport Green

Ready to go green and save your community here in the Shreveport and Bossier area? Shreveport Green a local organization has been awarded with a Healthy Communities Grant and wants to use those funds to bring awareness to keep the community clean.

Uber launches food delivery in Shreveport

With companies across the country striving to make life easier on customers, one national company has launched a new service in Shreveport.

  Nearly 40 percent of U.S. families struggle to pay their bills

40 percent of U.S. families have struggled to pay for basic needs like food and housing in the past year, according to research from the Urban Institute. Beyond that statistic are real people who face real challenges to make ends meet.

Fountains shut off at school; bottled water to be available

The water fountains at a Bossier City school will be covered and roped off for at least Tuesday.

Shreveport dry cleaner closes; some people can't get clothes

One customer says his clothing is being held ransom until a third party gets paid by the dry cleaner.

Shreveport's Dupont Fish Market shut down by state

A Shreveport business has been shut down by the Louisiana Health Department for a laundry list of health code violations.

Boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex

Here's a list of current boil advisories in the ArkLaTex. It is updated as information is provided to KSLA News 12 by the local water systems or city/town officials. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Consumer Reports: Bank Savings Programs

Several bank programs promise they can help you save by making automatic deposits every time you use your debit or credit card. Here's a look at the pluses and minuses.

Best Bargain Destinations for 2009

According to a recent study, 80% of Americans say the economy is a significant source of stress. Some rest and relaxation may be just what the doctor ordered. But if an extravagant getaway isn't in the budget, no worries. There are bargain destinations as we head into the new year... whether your dream is to head overseas, or you'd rather siesta stateside.

Toy Testers: Dolls, dogs, flying machines and more

The idea: put a bunch of toys in the classroom, tell the kids to play, and see what they like at first. Then, return a few days later and see what's still tops and what's not.

Walmart wants to take over

SHREVEPORT, La., Mike Duke, Walmart's new C-E-O want's the company to get even bigger. He's the fourth C-E-O in the company's nearly 50 year history. 2009 will be the first time in Walmart's history

Pets and OCD

If you've ever seen it, you know how troubling it is. Pets... plagued by offbeat and sometimes bizarre behavior. Owners don't know what's wrong and struggle with what they can do to help.

Consumer Reports: Downsized Packaging

You may be getting less of what you want at the grocery store and not even know it. That's because some favorite items are getting smaller in size but, unfortunately, the price isn't shrinking.

Infant Seat Tests Reveal Chilling Results

Consumer Reports says many infant car seats not crash-worthy.

DeSoto and Red River Calls Become Free This Spring

DeSoto and Red River parish residents and businesses will enjoy expanded local calling beginning this spring, Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell said.

Watchdog Group Releases "10 Worst Toys" List

A Boston-based watchdog group has put out its list of dangerous toys you should avoid this year. The organization World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) has released their list of the '10 Worst Toys"

Toys For Tots

The United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program is one of the nation's flagship Christmas charitable endeavors and the U.S. Marine Corps premier community action program. Over the past 53 years,

What to Do When the Wedding Bells Stop Ringing

Despite all the cost associated with weddings today, the large expenditures won't ensure a long and happy marriage. Here are some tips that can shield you against some of the financial strains: Why

HOME IMPROVEMENT HIRING

Here's something to keep in mind. This is the time of year seasonal workers help with everything from lawn work to home improvements. But, police say some of those people are really trying to "case"

HOME IMPROVEMENT HIRING

Here's something to keep in mind. This is the time of year seasonal workers help with everything from lawn work to home improvements. But, police say some of those people are really trying to "case"