WAVE 3 Troubleshooter has tips on how to protect yourself before you have auto repairs done to your car. Find out the dos and don'ts here. More >>
In the United States, it is illegal to:
Send "chain" letter that require the investment of any money.
Take money for merchandise and not deliver it.
If you receive an offer of lottery tickets throughMore >>
Make sure the money you give is spent on the people who need it most. Here are some tips how:
Ask for it in writing.
Give your donations to organizations that willingly share with you information aboutMore >>
Keep your options open.
Don't get your heart set on one model or make. That gives you more room to negotiate on price.
Get a copy of Consumer Reports' New Car Issue.
It comes out every April. StudyMore >>
If it sounds to good to be true, it is! Some telemarketing scams begin with a letter or postcard requiring you to call the company to claim a prize. Some begin with a phone call to your home, offeringMore >>
Get estimates! Get more than one estimate, making sure each estimate is based on the same specifications, materials and time frame. Protect yourself when you hire a contractor. Check with the consumerMore >>
Keep it secret! Never give your credit card number to someone who calls you. Keep the carbons. Keep the carbons from every credit card transaction and destroy them yourself. Pay attention to blankMore >>
Read the contract carefully. Make sure any verbal promises are included in writing. Before you sign anything, take the car to your own mechanic to have it checked out. Make sure you understand theMore >>
FLOYD COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - One person suffered life-threatening injuries in a single vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 64 in Floyd County on Saturday, according to the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.More >> According to the Floyd County Sheriff's Department, a preliminary investigation found that a 2012 silver Volkswagen was traveling east on I-64 at a high rate of speed just after 4 p.m. on Saturday. The vehicle left the road, crashed into a rock embankment and possibly overturned near mile marker 121.More >> LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Plastic bags filled with yard waste may be getting the can. "It's ridiculous to take yard waste and out it in our landfill," Louisville Councilman Tom Owen told WAVE 3 News. That'sMore >> If a vote on the matter passes on May 6, plastic bags filled with yard waste will no longer be picked up curbside in Jefferson County.More >> LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A teen who was acquitted of his stepbrother's murder was arrested early Saturday morning for assault. According to court records, Josh Young, 18, was arrested just before 2 a.m.More >> According to police, Josh Young, 18, was arrested just before 2 a.m. Saturday and accused of assaulting his 18-year-old live-in girlfriend.More >> LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who barricaded himself and his family in a south Louisville home Sunday morning prompted a standoff with police, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. LouisvilleMore >> Police said SWAT arrived on the scene as backup Sunday morning in case police needed to force their way inside the home.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two young lives were lost on a stretch of highway. One victim was just 17 years old. "It was horrible, absolutely horrible," Cynthia Curry said. Her backyard is directly in frontMore >> Two young lives were lost on a stretch of highway. One victim was just 17 years old.