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FDA warns pregnant women about epilepsy drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning pregnant women to stay away from migraine medicine containing valproate. The agency says the drug can cause decreased IQ scores in children whose mothers took the medication during pregnancy.

SCAM ALERT: Harassing caller claims to be from Bureau of Crime Investigations

Officials in St. Mary Parish are warning residents about a potential scam from a caller who claims to be from the Bureau of Crime Investigations.

RECALL: DiGiorno pizza could be contaminated with foreign matter; high health risk

Nestlé Pizza Company, a Little Chute, WI establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with extraneous materials and are the subject of a recall administered by the U.S.

Family finds insect in meal from Chili's

A simple family dinner became a nightmare when an out-of-town family found an ingredient that did not belong in their meal.

Study: Lipstick could increase chance for stomach tumors

A small study of store-bought lipstick suggests the makeup may be doing more than giving the appearance of plump, shiny lips -- it could be increasing your exposure to toxic metals.

Stocks on track to cap 4th month of gains in 2013

Central bankers are a closely watched lot. This week, when the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting kicks off Tuesday, it will be no different.

SCAM ALERT: Hang up on new utility bill phone scam

Utility companies throughout the US and Canada are warning their customers about a new con. Scammers are calling residents and impersonating utility staff, claiming to be collecting on late bills.

SCAM ALERT: Con artists claim to be offering $100 gift card from COX cable

A new phone scam is attempting to gain personal information from callers by claiming to be a representative from COX cable.

SCAM ALERT: Text message claims your debit card was deactivated

Dozens of people in Baton Rouge-area were almost the victim of a scam that targeted their bank account.

Manda expands its meat recall to include additional products

Manda Fine Meat, the East Baton Rouge-based meat company, is expanding its recall.

Egg roll factory shut down

A Houston egg roll factory has been shut down due to "filthy conditions" and its products are being pulled from store shelves.

Your taxes are almost due!

You've had months to procrastinate, but now it's crunch time. Despite delays to the kick-off of tax season, Monday, April 15 is still the deadline to get your taxes to Uncle Sam.

WHO reports 5 new bird flu cases in China; total now 49

Five more people in China have been infected with a new variation of bird flu, the World Health Organization said Saturday, as it continued to look for the source of the infection.

Local meat packing company recalling over 20,000 pounds of deli meat

Manda Packing Company, a Baker, La., establishment, is recalling approximately 20,166 pounds of cooked roast beef deli meat due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S.

Cheeba Chews surface as latest marijuana fad among youth

It may look like candy, but it's actually a new way to ingest drugs. It's called Cheeba Chew. It looks and feels like a Tootsie Roll, but it's a far cry form a piece of candy.