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Avoiding child choking hazards during holiday season

In addition to candy and toys, holiday decorations can become additional choking hazards in the home.

  Kentucky agency warns of gas pump skimmers after month of record issues

  Making Ends Meet: How to go from a financial nightmare to the American dream

Walmart says alcohol can now be included in pickup orders

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Hallmark to debut 40 original Christmas movies this year

Horseshoe hiring 40 positions for upcoming land-based casino

  Tips to save money on holiday travel

  Measuring utility usage: Is your bill correct?

Unclaimed Funds: Does the state of Kentucky owe you money?

Kroger, Walgreens to stop sale of e-cigarettes at all stores

Annual 200-mile yard sale happening along U.S. 60 this weekend

Depending on your perspective, a Kentucky highway will be lined this weekend with a lot of junk, or a lot of treasure.

Attorney General Beshear warns of ‘internal revenue security officer’ scam

The Kentucky Attorney General's Office has issued a scam alert after a Fayette County woman lost thousands of dollars.

Concerning levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium found in popular fruit juices

Sales of fruit juice are at their lowest levels since the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) began tracking them almost 50 years ago.

Lipari Foods issues recall of bulk chicken salads and chicken salad sandwiches over Listeria concerns

According to the FDA,. there may be a potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, which “is an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”

Prominent jewelers indicted for theft involving $54,000 ring

  Make Ends Meet: Is the price of prescription drugs killing us?

  Make Ends Meet: Airlines offering deals for Thanksgiving flights

  Making Ends Meet: Fight ID theft, fraud by shredding and recycling

Company paying $1,300 to watch 13 scary movies by Halloween

  Taxation without verification causing a mess for homeowners in West Buechel

MAKING ENDS MEET: Top 3 apps to help you share finances with your partner

You meet someone. You fall in love. Then it’s time to talk about money. It’s a big decision, blending lives and blending bank accounts.

Walmart, Target hosting September car seat recycling events

September is National Baby Safety Month

New Albany to welcome first new hotel in 2 decades

The 84-room hotel will offer views of New Albany and the Louisville skyline, as well as a gym, pool and outdoor fire pit, the News & Tribune reported.

  Gas prices expected to rise following strikes on Saudi Arabia oil facilities

Weekend strikes on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia are taking 5.7-million crude oil barrels a day off the market, or 6 percent of the global supply.

  Making Ends Meet: Things to purchase during the month of September

Before you head to the store, check out this list of things to purchase during the month of September.

AAA report indicates annual vehicle ownership is on the rise

When purchasing a vehicle, research is key, as is acting carefully and methodically.

Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop flight to Fort Lauderdale

Flights start on December 21. Tickets for those flights are available now.

Cost Of College: Where does Kentucky rank?

How much does it cost to go to college in Kentucky? Not nearly as much as it does in Indiana.

  UPS hiring 2,600 workers in Louisville for holiday season

About 2,600 workers are needed in Louisville alone.

Recalled hamburger buns might contain white plastic pieces

Before you start grilling, you might want to check whether your hamburger buns are safe to eat.

Target and Walmart are offering deals for recycled car seats

Both Target and Walmart are offering deals for that old car seat sitting in your closet or garage.

  Nearly $2 million dedicated to entrepreneurs looking to tackle affordable housing crisis

Making ends meet is a top concern for many families. That’s why Access Ventures put on the Reconstruct Challenge.

Innovative leukemia treatment coming to Norton’s Children’s Hospital

Only a few hospitals in the country offer this treatment.

5.7M kids water bottles recalled due to choking hazard

The recalled water bottles have a black spout base and a black spout cover. They were sold from April 2018 through June 2019.

KFC Yum! Center looking to fill open positions

The KFC Yum! Center needs to fill 150 positions for their upcoming events.

Houston Mayor addresses 2019 Leadership Louisville Luncheon as keynote speaker

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner talks about experiences as mayor as keynote speaker for 2019 Leadership Louisville Luncheon.

KFC testing plant-based fried ‘chicken’

KFC is getting into the alternative-meat game.

Flu vaccine may be delayed this season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does recommend that everyone more than 6 months old get a flu shot.

New Scam Alert: Watch out for ‘Sextortion’ emails

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new email scam.

Thousands of unsafe products being sold on Amazon

More than 100 items were found to have been previously banned by Amazon, but still being sold on-site.

What temperature should you keep your AC on? AC repairman weighs in

Stay comfortable and save money by using these recommended settings for your central air.

Kentucky lawmakers push for $15 minimum wage

Sen. Reggie Thomas, D-Lexington, and Rep. Kathy Hinkle, D-Louisa, filed Bill Request 132 and Bill Request 237, respectively.

Spotify announces new parental control settings

Once the feature is turned on, it can’t be turned off unless the account administrator chooses to.

NOIR Black Chamber of Commerce bringing new support to local business owners

NOIR Black Business Social Club INC. announces new chamber of commerce plans to expand support for African American business owners.

Back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

School is now in session for germs, viruses and bacteria that cause illnesses that can make your child or you sick.

Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Thursday, August 15 that a medication used to treat migraines was being pulled from shelves because continued use could lead to serious, life threatening infections.

  Consumer Alert: Your bank’s phone number may have been spoofed

Phone scammers seem to get smarter every day, causing consumers at the very least a headache if not some of their hard-earned money.

  General contractor under fire again 15 years after WAVE 3 News story

Complaints made against a general contractor operating in Louisville have now made it to the desk of the Attorney General.

Allegiant to offer non-stop flights from Louisville to Sarasota

The flights begin November 25, the Monday of Thanksgiving week.

Dole recalls baby spinach sold in Ky. and Ind.

Dole says a random sample of the spinach tested positive for salmonella.

Pumpkin Spice Latte to make early return

Starbucks is bringing back its popular fall tradition earlier than ever before.

Planet Fitness to open 2 new gyms in Louisville, 1 in Jeffersonville

Planet Fitness is opening two new locations in Louisville, and nearly doubling the size of an existing gym.

Chick-fil-A rolling out mac and cheese nationwide

Mac & Cheese, which is the first new menu item since 2016, was tested in five markets

Lucky Charms to sell giant marshmallow-only bags

The bite-sized treats are now giant-sized!

Reports: Pizza Hut will close hundreds of dine-in restaurants

One of America's largest pizza chains, Pizza Hut plans to focus on carryout and delivery business, TODAY.com reported Wednesday.

Fifth Third raising minimum wage to $18

The change goes into effect Oct. 28.

Company behind Perkins, Marie Callender’s files for bankruptcy

The company behind Perkins and Marie Callender’s has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Experts say front lawns can make or break home sales

According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals, a nice lawn is the number one priority among millennial home buyers.

World’s Longest Yard Sale moves through the Tri-State this weekend

The annual ‘World’s Longest Yard Sale’ kicks off Thursday.

Asking for cash back at checkout? Kroger now charging a fee

Customers will not be able to withdraw more than $300 at checkout.

Insider Louisville to cease publishing

Louisville nonprofit news organization Insider Louisville announced it’s ending publication.

  How much will back-to-school shopping cost you?

Total spending is up nearly $150 from a decade ago. The National Retail Federation says that’s a new record.

High temperatures could spell disaster for items left in cars

During weather like this, it’s important to know what you shouldn’t leave in your car.

  How much water do you need in the heat? Follow the 10 X 10 rule, Louisville experts say

Whether you choose to be outside or have to be for work, you probably need more water.

  Gas prices on the rise; where is it cheapest in the Louisville area?

Gas prices in Louisville have risen more than seven cents per gallon over the last week, and experts speculate they may continue to spike in the wake of Hurricane Barry.

  Study: Lawn mowers injure thousands of children each year

9,000 children each year have to go to the emergency room because they are injured by a lawn mower, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Studies show dietary supplements do little to help your heart

More than half of American adults take some sort of dietary supplement, but most of them don’t do much to help your heart, according to a recent study.

Company recalls hamburger, hot dog buns sold in multiple states

The company says there is a potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production.

Dress up like a cow and get free Chick-fil-A

Who doesn’t love free Chick-fil-A?

  Taste of Independents features Louisville’s top restaurants

Louisville’s culinary scene is reputable and growing, if you have ever wanted to try some of Louisville’s best restaurants, you can do it all in one afternoon.

Head, facial injuries from motorized scooters on the rise

Scooters are the latest way to zip around, you can find them scattered all around the Louisville area. As more people hop onto them, many are getting hurt.

  Indiana now eligible to join 30 others in interstate nursing license compact

Nurses in the Hoosier state will soon have an easier way to work across state lines.

Beach Mold & Tool acquired by Michigan-based company

A major New Albany employer was recently bought by a Michigan-based company.

Prenatal opioid exposure could bring long-term harm to kids

A new government report is shedding light on the lasting impacts of opioid use during pregnancy, and the impact on a child.

  Louisville Fire warns of potential firework dangers ahead of holiday

Gruesome injuries and burns could occur when using fireworks the wrong way.

  Existing businesses see improvements, new restaurants move into growing downtown New Albany

From Boomtown Kitchen's arrival to the restoration of Waffle House, things downtown are changing.

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

Thousands in town for SkillsUSA Conference

Thousands are in Louisville for the SkillsUSA National Conference, the world’s largest hands-on skills competition.