Consumer Alert

How to protect your identity while shopping on Black Friday

Louisiana businesses and consumers are gearing up for the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

State Farm increases insurance rates in Louisiana

The leading automobile insurance company in Louisiana is raising its rates at the end of the year.

Ortega, Las Palmas taco products recalled

The makers of Ortega and Las Palmas Mexican food products are recalling several taco dinner kits, seasoning mixes and sauces because they may contain undeclared peanuts and almonds.

McDonald's recalls 2.3 million Hello Kitty whistles that pose choking hazard

McDonald's is recalling about 2.3 million Hello Kitty toys that came with some of its Happy Meals because they pose a choking risk.

EBR Fire department is searching for arsonist

The East Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a house fire considered to be arson. Fire Public Officer, Mark Miles says around 4:50 pm on October 31, 2014, fire fighters responded to a fire at 3010 Bond street.

Authorities warn identity thieves are now targeting children

Authorities are issuing a new warning for parents about thieves targeting children. They're using synthetic IDs.

Airbag recall affects millions of drivers

Safety regulators have issued an urgent alert for millions of drivers. Motorists are being urged to check immediately to see if their vehicle is affected by an airbag recall.

Scammers claiming to be Chicago business are targeting veterans

The National Veteran Owned Business Association says scammers are calling from the Chicago area and targeting veterans. The callers are claiming to be with a business called RAI-Radio Accounting Service.

Burbank, Bluebonnet to have nightly road closures this week

East and West bound lanes on Burbank between Nicholson(La30) and Gardere and Bluebonnet Blvd between Burbank and I-10 will have nightly lane closures between the hours of 8:00 pm and 5:00 am starting Monday evening(October 20th) and ending Frid

U.S. Ebola breakdown update of cases, precautions

(CNN) -- As of Friday, eight confirmed cases of Ebola have been or are being treated in the United States, and one U.S. citizen died abroad having never returned to the States.

Toyota recalls 1.67M vehicles world wide due to brake defect

Toyota Motor Company announced a recall of approximately 1.67 million vehicles world wide on October 15, 2014.

Attorney General warns of post-storm scams in Northeast Louisiana

In the wake of the severe storm system that ripped through the state this week causing widespread power outages and severe damage to homes and businesses in Northeast Louisiana, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is warning citizens to be on the l

AT&T will pay $105 million for unauthorized charges on customer bills

Listen up, AT&T customers: You may be in for a refund.

Entergy customers: beware of scammers calling about unpaid bills

Con artists are trying to scam Entergy customers by calling and saying that their electric bill payment is past due, and their service will be disconnected within the hour if they don't pay up.

Chrysler recalls 350,000 cars with ignition problems

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Chrysler Group is recalling about 350,000 cars -- including some Jeep and Dodge brand vehicles -- for an ignition key problem similar to the one that plagued General Motors.