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Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

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Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. More>>

Avoid costly financial aid traps Video included

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Time is running out for high school seniors who are planning to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The deadline is June 30th but experts say the earlier you fill it out the better. 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>>

Protecting your plants from frost

With November rapidly galloping towards a close, the nights are starting to get very, very chilly in many corners of the US. In some regions, frost is already on the ground. 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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  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-10 15:54:25 GMT

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

    April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.

  • Russell County deputy arrested for drug trafficking

    Russell County deputy arrested for drug trafficking

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:46:33 GMT

    Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.

    Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.

  • Name of Seale murder victim released

    Name of Seale murder victim released

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:53:49 GMT
    Eric Tunnell Anderson, 23, was found dead in a trailer home Tuesday afternoon, according to Sheriff Taylor. Taylor tells News 3 that Anderson was renting a trailer home on Avalon Circle in Seale.
    Eric Tunnell Anderson, 23, was found dead in a trailer home Tuesday afternoon, according to Sheriff Taylor. Taylor tells News 3 that Anderson was renting a trailer home on Avalon Circle in Seale.
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