scam Oct 20

Local Doctor Scammed After Calling Fake Customer Service Number

You need to call customer service, but don’t have the number, so you do a quick search online. But beware, doing so could cost you thousands of dollars. It happened to Dr. Melanye Maclin, a Bowie, Mar...

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  • coronavirus Oct 20

    Caregivers Struggle With Work-Life Balance During Pandemic

    S&P Global and AARP surveyed more than 1,500 full-time workers who also care for children or older adults. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that women are struggling the most when it comes to work-life balance. “Women already did the lion’s share of the child care and the caregiving before the pandemic, as well as the housework, but......
  • Consumer Reports Oct 19

    Top-Rated Electric Toothbrushes From Consumer Reports

    Dentists agree that brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day is the best thing you can do to keep your teeth healthy. And some studies suggest that an electric toothbrush may help keep your teeth cleaner. Consumer Reports just tested some and tells us which models did the best. An electric toothbrush can cost well over $100. How…...
  • scrapbook Oct 16

    Lost Treasure: Scrapbook Dating Back to WWII Returned to Family

    Jimmy Weakland was visiting his son and daughter-in-law recently when he noticed a scrapbook on the table. It was full of memories of generations past, including local brothers who served in World War II, became prisoners of war and survived. The brothers’ last name was Weakley. Weakland’s son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Ashley, weren’t sure how...
  • E-scooters Oct 16

    New Study on E-Scooter Injuries in DC

    You’ve seen electric scooters zipping around on sidewalks, even in and out of traffic. Now, a local study is giving us a clearer picture of who is getting injured on these e-scooters and where.   The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety interviewed more than 100 e-scooter riders whose injuries landed them in the emergency room at George...
  • Consumer Reports Oct 14

    Some Fast Food Packaging Found to Contain Potentially Hazardous Chemicals

    Popular fast-food chains may be serving up potentially hazardous chemicals in the packaging of burgers, fries and even salads, according to a new study. Consumer Reports explains how to avoid feeding your family so-called “forever chemicals.” Healthy eating is good for you, and choosing to grab a bite to eat from restaurants like Sweetgreen or Cava...
  • holiday travel Oct 13

    Holiday Airfare Expected to be Lowest in Years

    The holidays are right around the corner and many people are planning to travel for the first time since the pandemic began. In an effort to sell tickets, many airlines are offering a little more flexibility for hesitant travelers.  Look for airlines offering refundable tickets or waiving change fees. But read the fine print because coach or econom...
  • consumer Oct 12

    ‘American Ninja Warrior' Host Shares Game Plan for Financial Fitness

    You may know Akbar Gbajabiamila as a host on the NBC hit show “American Ninja Warrior” or from his days as a pro football player. But you may not know that he also has a passion for educating others about managing their money, especially our youth. “So, just the basic levels of teaching them about finances I think allows them…

  • Consumer Reports Oct 12

    Fire Pit Safety Tips From Consumer Reports

    Nothing says fall like gathering around a campfire, even when many people are staying close to home because of the pandemic. It’s no wonder online searches for fire pits have been twice as high compared with previous years. But before you break out the marshmallows, the folks at Consumer Reports say that taking a few precautions can go a...
  • Amazon Oct 9

    Earn $10 for Amazon Prime Day by Shopping Small Businesses

    Amazon is offering $10 to people who shop small businesses on the site before next weeks Prime Day event. Susan Hogan reports.

  • BACK TO SCHOOL Oct 9

    News4's Parents Tackle Back-to-School Struggles

    As schools in our area reopen, there’s a lot of anxiety and mixed emotions. News4’s parents are feeling it, too. Some of them are getting together to talk about how getting the kids back to school is going. They’re sharing the good, the bad and the difficulties we all can relate to in an ongoing weekly segment.

  • coronavirus Oct 9

    News4 Parents: Catching Up With the Kids

    Some of News4’s parents have been meeting to talk about parenting in a pandemic. Today, they catch up to see how the kids are doing.

  • holiday shopping Oct 8

    Macy's to Offer Same-Day Delivery Through DoorDash

    Most of us will be doing more of our holiday shopping online this year because of the pandemic. Macy’s announced Thursday that it has partnered with DoorDash to help get those online orders to you faster. Macy’s will use DoorDash’s new Drive white-label fulfillment platform for same-day and next-day deliveries in the D.C. area starting Oct. 20. Doo...
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Oct 7

    CPSC Investigating Infant Deaths Related to Pillow-Like Products

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Wednesday that it is investigating infant deaths linked to nursing pillows and lounging pads. The agency did not say how many deaths it is investigating, but an analysis by Consumer Reports found at least 28 incidents between 2012 and 2018. Nursing pillows and baby loungers are not design...
  • coronavirus Oct 7

    DC Bridal Salon That Caters to Curvy Women Closing

    For eight years, Cherry Blossom Bridal Salon has provided curvy women choices that most bridal salons don’t. A plus-size woman herself, store owner Keba Marshall says when she was a bride 12 years ago, the selection of dresses for figures like hers were hard to find. So Marshall left a career in real estate and opened the salon catering to…...
  • Consumer Reports Oct 3

    Fast Food Gets a Makeover

    Lots of folks are eating more takeout lately, and more than one-third of Americans have fast food on any given day. But that doesn’t mean the choices have to be unhealthy. Consumer Reports’ nutritionists evaluated menus from 17 chain restaurants to determine which ones offer nutritious options. They rated a restaurant’s overall healthfulness ...
  • fafsa Oct 2

    Apply Early for FAFSA for the Best Chance of Receiving Financial Aid

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened Thursday for current and prospective students planning to attend college next year. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan explains why you need to act fast.

  • coronavirus Oct 1

    Catching Up With News4 Parents About the Beginning of School Year

    Weeks into the school year, some News4 parents share what they and their children have experienced.

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