Consumer Alert

How to stop 'vampire energy' from sucking your wallet dry

As taxed as air conditioners were this summer, running up electric bills across the country, there's something else Americans now need to pay attention to year-round if they're interested in cutting energy costs.

FDA recalls dog food sold at BR area Dollar General stores

Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

U.S. Safety Commission issues recall for 2.2M beanbag chairs

More than 2 million beanbag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corporation have announced a voluntary recall.

Brain-eating Amoeba found in St. John Parish Water System

Today, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that its testing confirmed the presence of the Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the St. John Water District 1 water system.

BR gas prices drop, as crisis Iraq in continues

The crisis in Iraq doesn't seem to be affecting gas prices here at home. In fact the average price for a gallon of gas in Baton Rouge has fallen seven cents since last week.

Phone scammers claim to be IRS, threaten jail time to CT residents

An unwanted call to dozens of Connecticut residents is prompting police to warn you to "be alert" when you pick up the phone.

Louisiana is 2nd most expensive state to own a car

Louisiana is the second most expensive state to own a car, and our drivers are paying more than almost anyone else, just for the luxury!

Indiana woman loses $150K in online dating scam

An Indiana woman is out almost $150,000 after falling for what she calls an online dating scam.

Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart stores

Jacque Wilson- CNN (CNN) — If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.

BBB of Acadiana alerts public to shady business practices

The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana is alerting the public to a company that has multiple complaints alleging they received paid orders for uniforms, but delivered nothing more than broken promises.

Research shows teens drive most dangerous used cars

Research from a highway safety group shows the people who need to be driving the safest cars, are actually driving the most dangerous ones.

MidSouth Bank warns of latest debit, credit card scam

MidSouth Bank is warning the public of a new phone scam from an automated caller. Thus far, the majority of reports to the bank are from non-customers in South Louisiana who are receiving a call from (877) 886-1996 and (877) 635-0049.

Foster Farms recalls dozens of chicken products due to potential salmonella

Dozens of Foster Farms chicken products have been recalled because of a salmonella contamination.

Apple introduces new, cheaper iMac

By Jose Pagliery NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Apple's newest iMac comes with something that's arguably even nicer than a faster processor and more memory: A more affordable price tag.

CDC promotes new pill for HIV prevention

Right now, the Centers for Disease Control is promoting a pill they say could eventually end the spread of HIV.