Consumer

Authorities warn of new sophisticated, undetectable skimmers

Gone are the days when you could spot the signs that someone had added a skimmer to a gas pump.

New push to legalize sports betting, use revenue to fund early childhood education expansion

SporTran plans food court and more at historic Sun Furniture buildings

Payless ShoeSource files for bankruptcy, closing North American stores

In Studio: Fraud Prevention

Kelley Blue Book rates 22 most cost-effective car models

Uncorked: Wine time in Shreveport for Nat’l Drink Wine Day

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Gripe water for infants, adults sold at Dollar General recalled

Crawfish prices drop to lowest they’ve been this season

Some businesses won’t take cash, citing efficiency

Honda recalls over 400k cars over stalling issue that increases risk of crashes

Questions and concerns surround IRS tax refunds

JPMorgan Chase is creating its own cryptocurrency

  High stakes with Shreveport trash fee proposal

There are major concerns about the future of a proposed sanitation fee for the city of Shreveport. It turns out, the stakes are far higher than people may realize, and far beyond just the cost of garbage pick up if city leaders cannot come to an understanding soon.

Google’s top Valentine’s Day searches

Valentine's Day is Thursday and it turns out romantics across the country are turning to Google for some inspiration for the holiday.

Target recalls toddler unicorn boots

According to a Consumer Product Safety Commission report, the unicorn horn on the boots can break off and be ingested by a child.

Don’t break the bank celebrating Valentine’s Day; Sweet ideas & freebies

Check out these ways to celebrate Valentine's Day without breaking the bank.

  Spike in teen e-cigarette use erases declines in tobacco use

Shreveport Regional Airport to offer flights to Destin, Florida

Lyft offers free ride initiative for Black History Month

Hooters giving away free boneless wings to singles on Valentine’s Day

Opponents argue proposed Shreveport sanitation fee stinks

Automakers recall 1.7 million cars with deadly Takata airbags

In a bank outage like Wells Fargo’s, here’s what you can do

The Wells Fargo outage is probably not going to be the last time a bank experiences a tech failure. Take these steps to prepare for the next one.

What’s next for Fair Grounds Field?

2011 was the end of the Shreveport-Bossier Captains, a minor league baseball team in the city. It was also the start of Fair Grounds Field slowly falling apart, but now years later a group is looking to bring life back to this field.

122,000 DeWALT drills recalled due to shock hazard

Affected models are DWD110 and DWD112.

Bossier City ranks 2nd in LA for affordable housing

A new study ranks Bossier City as the second most affordable place to buy a house in Louisiana.

The big spenders on Valentine’s Day are men

Those surveyed said they would spend an average of $162 on the holiday.

Fisher-Price recalls Power Wheels Barbie Campers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Fisher-Price has received 17 complaints. No injuries have been reported.

I-20 Greenwood Rest Area closed for construction

The Louisiana Department of Transportation closed the rest area at the end of January to begin reconstructing the parking lot.

Frito-Lay recalls bags of pita chips nationwide

The product was distributed nationwide.

Bid selection announced for I-20/I-220/BAFB Interchange project in Bossier Parish

The committee is anticipating the notice to proceed with construction between March/April, with work beginning Summer 2019.

Blue Bell introduces new Raspberry Fudge Brownie flavor

Raspberry Fudge Brownie Ice Cream from Blue Bell hits store freezers today, but only for a limited time.

PayPal is warning against email scam that’s working

The latest in hacker scams is focusing on people selling items online and use PayPal to send and receive payment.

FDA: Six patients reportedly die due to defibrillator malfunction, Stryker recalls

The device reportedly locks up after shock.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition recalls canned dog food for excessive vitamin D

The company announced a recall of many canned dog food products because they could contain elevated levels of vitamin D.

Want to be happier? Get off Facebook, study says

The only side effect is that getting off the social media platform may make you less informed, the study says.

US employers add robust 304K jobs; joblessness up to 4 pct.

The U.S. has now added jobs for 100 straight months, the longest such period on record.

Shreveport joining ranks of smart cities with ‘The People’s Budget’

The project is nothing short of an online interactive version of the city’s budget, which will change in real-time as the city council makes any changes to the budget.

The basics of investing, saving, and your 401(k)

KSLA News 12 sat down with a local financial advisor to get some basic tips about one of the most popular ways to save for retirement: a 401(k).

Infant ibuprofen recall expands

It’s all over concerns that the concentration of ibuprofen in some of the lots is too high, as much as 10 percent above the specified limit.

FDA given an ‘F’ for e-cigarette efforts by American Lung Association

In its annual State of Tobacco Control report, the American Lung Association gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration an "F" grade.

Freebies and discounts on Game Day food

Here's how to score Super Bowl 2019 food freebies and discounts including a chance to win some free wings, free pizza for a year and more.

Over 30,000 pounds of Tyson Foods chicken nuggets recalled due to possible rubber contamination

Consumers who have purchased these products are asked to throw it away or return it to the place of purchase.

Blood plasma industry booming, new local center opens

We hear all the time that a blood donation is the gift of life. So too, then, are plasma donations. Plasma is in such high demand because it is as a critical ingredient in many life-saving treatments - from trauma to hemophilia.

Best Super Bowl TV Deals for 2019

Super Bowl LIII is just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to plan how you’re going to watch the big game and save money along the way.

Excessive screen time can lead to poorer development later in childhood, study says

The study warns that kids could run into problems with communication, motor skills, problem solving, and social skills

FaceTime bug lets iPhone users eavesdrop on people they’re calling without them answering

A bug in Apple’s FaceTime feature caused quite the stir on social media Monday, when users learned they could essentially eavesdrop on the people they’re calling and see through their front-facing camera, even if the other person hasn’t picked up the call.

Mayor, TSA, union release statements after flights canceled at Monroe airport

"We were short a few officers this morning at MLU and in order to maintain our rigorous security, we chose to delay the checkpoint opening until backup officers arrived from TSA operations in Shreveport."

So long, Sweethearts: Candy hearts not available for Valentine’s Day

The vicissitudes of the business world have left this Valentine’s Day heartless.

LaDOTD installs temporary turn signal for downtown Shreveport intersection

At the corner of Spring and Texas Streets is where you can find this signal, but the Louisiana Department of Transportation doesn’t have plans to keep it up for long.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in February

Ray Romano, Kevin Hart and Ken Jeong take the stage for Netflix Original standup comedy specials in February. Leaving in the month include popular movies like “Shaun of the Dead” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.”

Johnsonville recalls frozen pork patties that may contain rubber

The recall is limited to 24 oz. boxed packages of Johnsonville Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Grillers with specific “Best Flavor By” dates.

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

Entergy Louisiana customers will receive a refund on electric bill

Cstomers who use about 1300 kilowatt hours a month, refunds should total about $5.50 each month.

DCFS reports early issuance of Feb. food stamps for La. recipients complete

While January and February are already funded for food stamp recipients in Louisiana, future months are still up in the air.

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food following toxicity reports

The FDA has recalled several brands of dry dog food, and is alerting dog owners and veterinary professionals alike.

Survival Strategies: Living paycheck to paycheck

Many experts suggest having an emergency fund of six month’s pay set aside in case something unpredictable happens.

Millennial women participate more in job market, says Bloomberg report

Women between the ages of 25 and 34 accounted for more than 76 percent of people either working or actively looking for work

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

Person got gun through airport security in Atlanta, flew with it to Tokyo

The gun went through a checkpoint in the carry-on of a passenger who had forgotten it was in there on Jan. 2.

Louisiana to issue February SNAP benefits early

These benefits are not extra, but an advance issuance of February benefits.

GE Appliances offers $50k for ‘Great American Grandma’ position

It may just be time for Grandma to get back to work.

E. coli detected in East Texas water well

A water supply system in Waskom has tested positive for E. coli, according to city officials.

Kids can doodle for Google, win 30k scholarship

If your kids like to doodle, sketch or draw you might want to continue encouraging them to do it.

SPD warns public of new text messages scam

Beware of fraudulent text message alert involving Barksdale Federal Credit Union

Lawmaker wants to get rid of paper receipts in California

Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco says paper receipts are both wasteful and unnecessarily risky.

Mayor Perkins names interim director of Shreveport Regional Airport

The announcement was made after former director Henry Thompson, A.A.E resigned effective this afternoon.

Owner fighting to keep daycare open

The state of Louisiana has revoked the license of a Shreveport daycare claiming that time and again the business won't fix their problems. Now the owner must win her appeal or close down.

Cell phone helps locate alleged Louisiana kidnapping victim

Detectives learned that the female victim was being held against her will by Brian Young, who was a coach at the school.

Shreveport in need of garbage truck drivers

If you’ve noticed your trash has been late getting picked up in Shreveport, it’s because the city is short on drivers.

Banks and credit unions offer cheap loans to federal workers during government shutdown

Several financial institutions are making special accommodations for the roughly 800,000 federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay since December 21.

Bossier City Animal Control holds adoption event

Today, a special adoption event was held at PetSmart in Bossier City.

GM, DoorDash to test autonomous food delivery program

GM will automate Chevy Bolt vehicle for the venture.

Free Perk: More companies willing to pay for your college degree

Some companies recognize the burden of paying for a college education and they’re starting to do something that’s out of the norm, offering to pay for your college education.

US: Visit China at your own risk

The U.S Department of State says the Chinese government uses exit bans to keep U.S. citizens from leaving China. These exit bans have sometimes kept U.S. citizens in China for years.

Tips for maintaining your home in 2019

If getting your home back in tiptop shape with maintenance and cleaning was part of your New Year's resolution,we have some tips just for you. You'll find it's all about conquering and dividing.

New Year’s resolution: A gym membership at a bargain price

Is the New Year the best time to get the best deal for a gym membership? Here are a few ways to cut costs on a membership.

Chipotle introduces new Lifestyle Bowls for healthier options in 2019

Chipotle is making eating out and eating healthier easier with their new Lifestyle Bowls they introduced for the new year.

Girl Scout Cookie season kicked off Wednesday with new flavor

Girl Scout cookie season officially kicked off Wednesday. This year, they have a new temptation: Caramel Chocolate Chip.