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TSA release new travel tips Video included

MADISON (WKOW) -- Flying during the holidays is never a picnic, so it might help you to know there are some new security checks this year.   "When devesting electronics, passengers should have nothing on top or below the items, similar to how laptops have been screened for many years," TSA Federal Security Director Mark Lendvay said.  Lendvay says that rule doesn't actually start until the first of January, but it's good to already get into the practice. Als... More>>

New holiday scam targets email tracking confirmation Video included

Email shipment tracking updates this time of year can be a blessing, especially not that all the Cyber Monday shopping is done. But useful digital notifications are creating a new cyber threat.

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Wisconsin ranked fifth in most charitable states Video included

Donation box at the Dane County Humane Society Donation box at the Dane County Humane Society

MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin was ranked fifth in the nation for being one of the most charitable states in the country, according to a study by Wallethub. Many people decided to give their money and time this Giving Tuesday to non-profit organizations. 

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FDA issues warning after 90 illnesses, 15 deaths reported from dog bone treats

WASHINGTON (WISN) - If you're planning on giving your dog a stocking full of bone treats this year, you may want to reconsider, after a warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration said several dogs have become sick or died from dog bone treats. 

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Angie's List: Pre-fabricated homes can be 'fabulous'

 When many people hear “prefabricated” or “modular” in relation to houses, they picture trailers or hastily built tract homes.

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BBB: Tech scams cost consumers $21 million this year

The Better Business Bureau warns about tech support scams after a study looked into how bad the problem is.

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Angie's List: Carriage Houses Video included

The humble carriage house is more popular than ever, as homeowners find new ways to use them. 

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Consumer alert: Scammers target Amazon customers Video included

Scammers are trying to access your Amazon account using a fake email from the company.  

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Net neutrality: The debate that will affect you Video included

The debate over net neutrality can be confusing, but here's what you need to know and how it could affect you.

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Truck drivers upset over new requirement Video included

Truck drivers are upset over a new mandate that requires their every move be tracked. Some are comparing the Electronic Logging Device to an ankle monitor for criminals.

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Experts react to GOP Tax Plan

MADISON (WKOW) --Local financial advisors say they're taking a lot of calls from people worried about the impact of the GOP's tax bill.

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Police: Caller claims to be officer asking for money for officers

Police in Middleton are warning people of a phone scam where a caller pretends to be an officer. 

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Angie's List: Carpet clean-up stain removing secrets Video included

Have you ever tried to clean coffee out of your carpet? How about wine… or even blood? It’s no easy task.

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Local group helps people sign up for 2018 Healthcare Open Enrollment Video included

Covering Wisconsin is a Madison-based organization that is ready to assist people who need to sign up before the December 15, 2017 healthcare open enrollment deadline.

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What's Going Around: Hearing problems from hunting Video included

Dr. Naomi Lever is an audiologist with UnityPoint Health-Meriter's Monona Clinic and she has seen a lot of hunters come in recently with hearing problems. 

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Angie's List: The Disappearing Dining Room Video included

The Disappearing Dining Room Whether you call it dinner or supper, only 23 percent of us are spending our evening meal gathered around a proper dinner table in space designed just for that purpose. 

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Angie's List: Don't Be Lazy About Those Leaves Video included

Fall may be the most beautiful time of the year, and many places have made leaf watching a tourism windfall, but the leaves aren’t as pretty when they’re ankle-deep in the yard.

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Angie's List: Removing Lead Safely Video included

October 25th through 31st is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and we’re marking it with this homeowner alert for anyone with a house built before 1978.

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Amazon issues recall on some solar eclipse glasses

Amazon has issued a recall to customers who purchased eclipse glasses that may not have come from a recommended manufacturer.

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Amazon Prime Day starts Monday night: Tips for getting the best deals

Amazon's annual Prime Day kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. CT and lasts for 30 straight hours with new deals to be released as often as every five minutes, according to the company's website.

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Mars Inc. suing Wisconsin woman over her brand of chocolates

Candy maker Mars Inc. is suing a Wisconsin woman over chocolates she is selling under a name the company says is "confusingly similar" to its cocoa extract supplements called CocoaVia.

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Recall Alert: Southern Grove cashews

A warning for cashew lovers: Southern Grove is recalling its 'Cashew halves and pieces with Sea Salt' because there may be glass inside the canisters.    

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