Consumer Alert

Problems overseas cause increase in Louisiana shrimp prices

New Orleans, LA (WGNO) -- Shrimp lovers, you've probably noticed you are paying more to satisfy your craving. WGNO News Anchor Vanessa Bolano reports on what's behind the national demand that's making you pay more.

Common costly tax errors

With about two weeks to go before the filing deadline, it's crunch time for taxpayers who haven't yet completed, or started, a tax return.

ExxonMobil releases new statement on reported fuel problems

A spokesperson for ExxonMobil released a statement Friday afternoon to update the public about their gasoline.

UPDATE: ExxonMobil continues investigation into fuel problems

UPDATE 3-27-14: ExxonMobile is still investigating recent reports of problems with their fuel. At this time, the company believes the issue is limited to two batches of fuel that were shipped in mid-March.

IRS ALERT: Scammers demanding account information over phone

There’s a new alert on what the feds are calling one of largest phone scams they've ever seen. The culprits are targeting taxpayers all over the country.

Nissan recalls 1 million vehicles due to airbag flaw

Nissan Motor is recalling more than 1 million vehicles in the United States and Canada to fix a software problem that could prevent the front passenger airbag from deploying in an accident.

Local, State agencies issue stern warning on synthetic weed crisis, over 100 sent to ER

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner along with several local and state law enforcement agencies issued a warning on Thursday about the dangers of using synthetic marijuana and the potential for criminal and legal action against those caught sel

How to protect your passwords on mobile devices

Tech guru PC Mike Wendland takes a look at apps designed to protect your passwords. Watch the video above to find out how to protect yourself!

OMV introduces new driver’s license, ID card design

Louisiana is transitioning to a new driver’s license and identification card that contains new features for greater security, protection of privacy, and resistance to tampering.

What a bride should do after she changes her name

Brides have a lot to think about when planning a wedding, and including thinking about whether to take the groom's last name.

Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken

A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics. Chick-fil-A Inc. announced plans Tuesday to use chicken raised without antibiotics in all of its restaurants within five years.

DHH says St. Bernard water tests negative for brain-eating amoeba

St. Bernard Parish received good news Tuesday. Their water system is now free of the brain-eating amoeba that has killed three people since 2011.

Safety experts say heavy coats can be a hazard for kids in car seats

In this bitter cold, you want to keep your kids bundled up and get them in and out of their car seats as quickly as possible.

Graco recalls 3.7 million car seats due to buckle issue

In one of the biggest such recalls ever, Graco has agreed to recall 3.7 million child car seats manufactured in recent years -- even as it officially contests a government request to recall nearly 1.8 million more -- over a buckling issue.

Estimated 3.5M recalled cars sold online in 2013

Carfax released new data on Tuesday showing that more than 3.5 million cars were listed for sale online with an open safety recall in 2013.