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New laws help protect you from robocalls

NO DATELINE (WKBT) -- The coronavirus pandemic has given phone scammers yet another opportunity to use robocalls to prey on consumers. “We all get them,” says Consumer Reports technology reporter Octavio Blanco. “They’re really annoying. And they can even be…

Starting your indoor garden

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) -Spring is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about your indoor gardens. Gardening inside gives you the chance to grow something that may not…

On Your Side: Snow blower recall and safety tips

 If you own a new snow blower, listen up: Toro just recalled more than 6,000 Power Max Snow Throwers sold between November 2020 through January. The company says they pose an amputation risk. So far, no injuries have been reported,…

CR investigates Kidde recall of fire extinguishers

It was one of the biggest recalls in government history: Millions of Kidde fire extinguishers were recalled in 2017 due to serious defects. Now a Consumer Reports investigation reveals new findings about how Kidde, a brand name synonymous with fire…