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Computer security breach at Columbus UPS Store

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Malware virus found on UPS Store computer in Columbus. Information such as card numbers, postal and email addresses could have been taken. More>>

Attwood Recalls Kayak and Watersports Storage Hanger

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About 10,000 Kayak and Watersports Storage Hangers are being recalled. Attwood, the company that makes the product says the length adjustment buckles release unexpectedly, causing the item being stored to fall and injure people nearby. No injuries have been reported.Consumers are advised to stop using the product and return it to the store where the item was purchased for a full refund or replacement.Model number 1191... More>>

Brita Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

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Brita is recalling about 242,500 hard-sided water filter bottles for kids. The company says the lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard. Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported. Consumers are advised to stop using this product and contact Brita to receive a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles for a full refund. Cons... More>>

Unemployment rises in most US states in July

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Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more... More>>

Ala jobless rate jumps to 7 percent

Alabama's unemployment rate is on the rise. More>>

Alabama Power: Don't be scammed

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Alabama Power has taken to social media to warn customers not to fall for a new scam with a new twist. More>>

Update: Arrest in Muscogee County Sheriff's Department phone scam

John Dewberry is accused of impersonating a Muscogee County Sheriff's Office employee when he called people asking for payments. John Dewberry is accused of impersonating a Muscogee County Sheriff's Office employee when he called people asking for payments.
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John Dewberry made calls asking for payment, Sheriff John Darr said on Facebook Thursday afternoon. More>>

PetSmart Recalls Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters

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PetSmart is recalling about 33,000 Aquarium heaters. The company says the heaters are insufficiently grounded, posing a risk of electrical shock to the consumer. No injuries have been reported.Consumers can get a refund by returning the product to any PetSmart. This recall involves all 50-, 100-, 150-, 200- and 250-watt Top Fin brand plastic aquarium heaters. The heaters are black cylinders about 1 1/2 inches in diame... More>>

Wiping old electronics clean

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If you were lucky enough to have gotten a new tablet or laptop for the holidays, you're probably passing your old one on to someone else or sending it off to be recycled. Consumer Reports says before you More>>

15 cooking related deaths recorded this year in Georgia so far, state fire commissioner says. More>>

Save money this holiday season

Avoid a spending hangover with these 5 smart tips. More>>

Study finds women work more than men

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Interesting study when it comes to who works longer hours: Men or women? More>>

Google's blacklist shuts down websites

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If Google detects persistent malware on a site, it will block the website, potentially freezing traffic until the problem is fixed. More>>

Child care more expensive than college

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According to the report, in nearly two-thirds of the country, average child care costs were greater than yearly tuition and fees at a four-year public college. More>>

Gas prices inched lower last week

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Gas prices inched lower last week after a barrel of oil traded below $95 for the first time since June. The value of the dollar increased last week and helped push oil prices below the $95 threshold. More>>

IRS warning about new phone scam

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The IRS says fraudsters are calling people demanding that they pay taxes they don't owe. More>>

Food stamps cut starts Friday

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$5 billion dollars in food stamp benefits will be cut Friday. More>>

Social Security overpaying disability recipients

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Social Security Admin. overpays large amounts of money to disability beneficiaries; some say agency is to blame More>>

FDA proposes new rules for pet food

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FDA proposes new rules to apply to production of dog and cat food. More>>

McDonald's to stop carrying Heinz ketchup

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Ketchup switch-up at McDonald's: the fast food chain to stop carrying Heinz. More>>

Suit claims Suave product caused woman hair loss

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Women across the country are suing the maker of a popular hair smoothing product. More>>

Harley-Davidson recalls 29,000 motorcycles

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Harley-Davidson recalls 29,000 motorcycles over clutch issue. More>>

Federal workers' pay day

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Federal workers who were furloughed during the two-week shutdown will start seeing back pay in their Oct. 25 paychecks, say government officials and unions. More>>

Facebook changes privacy policy for teens

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Facebook says the change will allow teens reach a larger audience. More>>

Labels showing how to install them could be wrong, government says. More>>

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  • Sarah Panko

    Sarah Panko

    Sarah Panko currently anchors and produces News Three First Edition at 5pm. She also provides the latest consumer news on News Three Nightwatch at 11pm.
    Sarah is the anchor/ producer for News Three First Edition at 5/4 central time. She also brings you the latest Consumer Reports on the Nightwatch at 11/10 central.
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