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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.

State Police arrest woman for ID theft, say more victims possible

A woman has been arrested for unauthorized credit card use and stealing mail, but police say the fraud my not be over yet.

New apps protect your device's private data

Just how much information are you giving away each time you use your smart phone?

LA Fire Marshal issues new lightning protection guidelines

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office issued a statement on Thursday urging all property owners with buildings and homes constructed after 1989 with yellow CSST installed, to have the tubing checked for proper bonding and grounding.

New email virus scam might resemble funeral home website

A warning about a virus likely lurking in your email tops Wednesday’s consumer news. The subject may read "Passing of Your Friend."

CVS stores to stop selling tobacco

Want to pick up a pack of cigarettes with your prescription refill? A major U.S. pharmacy chain is breaking that habit.

Banks want more secure cards after Target breach

The days of the swipe and sign transactions with a credit or debit card may be coming to end.

'One-Ring' phone scam can cost big bucks

Don't know the number calling you? Then don't return the call. That's the warning from the Better Business Bureau.

Burger King tests Chicken and Waffle sandwich

Burger King is testing a Chicken and Waffle Sandwich -- a slab of chicken nestled between two bun-like waffles.

Toyota halts some sales to fix heated seats

Toyota has stopped selling some of its most popular cars in the U.S., including certain Camry and Corolla models, after discovering the heated seats weren't as flame resistant as required.

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.