Consumer Alert

Boil Advisory from French Settlement Water Co.

A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued to customers between Tickfaw and Independence that receive service from French Settlement Water Company by the Blackcat water supply in Tangipahoa Parish.

Food marketing myths

If you're one of those people at the grocery store who only reads the front label on food packages, listen up. You might not have a good understanding of what you're getting.

Ten of eleven "mini-cars" perform poorly in latest crash tests

New crash tests results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety could cause concern among owners of subcompact "mini-cars".

Save money at the movie theater

Planning some trips to the theater between now and the Academy Awards? All of that movie going can empty the wallet.. It’s Oscar season with nine nominees vying for this year's best picture statuette.

KY firm recalls cheeseburger mac products nationwide

Truitt Brothers Inc. of East Bernstadt, KY recalled approximately 1.77M pounds of shelf-stable pasta and ground beef products.

French Settlement experiences break in main water line, precautionary boil advisory

UPDATE: The French Settlement Water Company lifted the boil advisory just after 9:45 Saturday night.

Five things you'll pay more and less for in 2014

From the grocery store to the house for sale on your block, prices are on the move this year. But it's not all bad news. Here are some things you'll pay less for in 2014.

Consumer Alert: 25K bike brakes recalled

More than 25K bike brakes are being recalled because they can "fail." The company Sram is recalling hydraulic road rim brakes and hydraulic road disc brakes.

Boiler Alert: recall of 26K home heaters

There’s warning out regarding a deadly danger from something you may be using in your home. U.S. Boiler is recalling 26K of their home heating boilers.

LA Attorney General warns of new email scam

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell sent out a public warning of a new email scam that tells recipients that they need to appear in court for “illegal software usage.”

Cold presents risk to cell phones

The cold can be dangerous for people and pets, but you might not know it can also damage your smart phone. The folks at CPR Cell Phone Repair in Pasadena, Maryland see a lot more damaged cell phones when the weather gets cold.

BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest startup Typo

BlackBerry has found itself a new adversary: TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest.

Car sales make a strong comeback in 2013

The auto industry topped 15 million vehicles in a year for the first time since 2007, and even a disappointing December couldn't tarnish the improvement.

Blogger: Google Glass is 'doomed' -- for now

A noted tech journalist and early adopter of Google's Glass headset is declaring the technology "doomed," at least for 2014.

Smaller seats ... and other predictions for air travel in 2014

It's unlikely commercial aviation stories in 2014 will surpass those of 2013 for pizzazz or significance. This is probably a good thing.