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What do you think of the WIC program?

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Georgia seeking public input on an assistance program. 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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  • Special Report: Selling seized guns

    Special Report: Selling seized guns

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:33:31 GMT
    Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ...
    Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ...
  • Update: Kellogg's plant to close by end of 2015, company responds

    Update: Kellogg's plant to close by end of 2015, company responds

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:11:13 GMT
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015.The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015.
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to be shut down by the end of 2015.
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to be shut down by the end of 2015.
  • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
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