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Possible Salmonella contamination sparks recall of Great Value breakfast sausage

Officials with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a recall of 6,444 pounds of Great Value brand ready-to-eat pork sausage patty and turkey sausage patty products.

  Don’t let flu myths keep you from getting a flu shot

  A local tech firm uses scientific strategy to help companies find best hourly workers

RECALL ALERT: Dole baby spinach recalled over salmonella risk

Recall: Great Value Taco Seasoning sold at Walmart

Va. seafood company confesses to selling foreign crab meat falsely labeled as American blue crab

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

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  Are your kids getting too much screen time this summer?

Company issues voluntary recall of hamburger, hot dog buns for potential choking hazard

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

Target offering teachers discounts on school supplies

Newberry County Sheriff’s Office issues warning about telephone scam

Flour sold at Target, Walmart nationwide being recalled due to E. coli

  Classroom Champions: Zucker Middle School girls coach wants better basketballs

Coach Travis Gladden of the Zucker Middle School girls basketball team says the balls they currently have are worn out with no bounce. He's asking for help to get top quality balls for the girls, who had a great season. He says sports helps students on and off the court.

FDA issues recall of Kroger brand frozen berries over possible Hepatitis A contamination

The FDA has advised consumers to not eat and throw away frozen fruits from Kroger.

Analysts: Gas prices could fall below $2-per-gallon this summer

We may be in for some good news at the gas pump over the summer, analysts with GasBuddy say.

Perdue recalls 31,703 pounds of meat

Some product may be consumer's freezers.

Cooling cap keeps cancer patients from losing their hair during chemotherapy

  Passion to Paycheck: Courtney Scipio fulfills mom’s passion for event planning after mother killed by domestic violence

More than 62,000 of beef recalled due to E. coli concerns

Planet Fitness offering free summer memberships for teens

Ford recalling Fusion, Ranger models due to transmission issues

Wheels on popular BOB strollers are coming off while parents are running, but no recalls have been issued

Deputies warn of scam targeting sex offenders

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam that targets people listed on sex offender registries.

Child death prompts recall of dressers sold by Amazon, Target, Walmart

The dresser poses a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard if not properly anchored to a wall.

Tyson recall expanded to include nearly 12 million pounds of chicken strips

Almost 12 million pound of chicken strips have been recalled because they might be contaminated with pieces of metal, according to the USDA.

  CDC warns specific age group about danger of contracting measles

A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control shows adults born within a 26-year span may be more prone to contract the measles even if they were vaccinated.

FCC warns about calls from West African ’222′ country code

The FCC says scammers are trying to defraud consumers through expensive call backs.

  LIST: Lowcountry restaurants donating portion of sales Thursday to help people living with AIDS

Dining Out For Life is an event celebrated nationally

Target recalling wooden toys due to choking hazard

No injuries have been reported.

Police: Don’t give out too much information on bumper stickers

Police have a warning: the bumper stickers you put on your car, might make you a target for criminals

Mondelēz Global LLC announces limited voluntary recall on Chewy Chips Ahoy

Consumers who have these products should not eat them.

Freebies, discounts & deals for Tax Day 2019

Time is running out to file your tax returns for 2018.

GasBuddy: These are the best, worst days of week to buy gas and avoid lines

Many metro areas across the nation have seen the largest seasonal rise in prices since 2012, according to GasBuddy.

Hunt’s Tomato Paste recalled over potential presence of mold

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sounding the alarm about a recall of Hunt’s Tomato Paste No Salt Added six ounce cans due to the potential presence of mold.

Target increasing minimum wage for all employees to $15 by end of 2020

Target announced on Thursday plans to increase the hourly minimum wage for all current and new employees.

  Making your tax refund work in your favor

Riana Thomas and her soon to be family of five is using this years tax return to her advantage and paying off some debt.

Uber launches 911 emergency button in Richland, Charleston and Cherokee counties

The new feature will allow "the car’s make and model, license plate, and GPS location available to 911 dispatchers."

Doctors say pale is the new tan

In an effort to maintain a sun-kissed look, many teens will start using tanning beds. But just one UV tanning session increases the chance of developing melanoma by 20 percent.

Sausage recalled due to possible metal contamination

Over 2,500 pounds have been recalled.

Gun safes recalled due to lock failure

A bolt malfunction can cause the safe to open without the use of a key or combination.

Church group which solicited in Lowcountry failed to file annual reports, officials say

The South Carolina Secretary of State office announced a church group who solicited funds in the Lowcountry failed to register and file annual reports.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition expands recall of dog food due to toxic levels of vitamin D

Hill’s initial recall involved 675,000 cases—or 13.5 million cans—and led to an unknown number of pet illnesses and deaths.

  Everyday conveniences are coming to Camp Hall for Volvo workers and others

Construction of the Village Center is underway at Camp Hall industrial park. The center will offer everyday conveniences for workers at Volvo and other companies located in the park.

DG infant cough syrup recalled, can cause vomiting and diarrhea

The syrup has the potential to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans.

Extras needed for new HBO show filming in Charleston

All races and types are needed and all extras are paid.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

Nearly 200,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausages recalled due to possible contamination

This recall is being initiated due to product tampering, following the production process.

Spotify offers free Hulu with Premium subscription

Spotify says that Hulu with commercials will be free as part of its Premium plan at $9.99 a month.

Harley-Davidson is looking to attract younger customers with electric bikes

These vehicles max out at roughly 10 mph and cost between $649 and $699.

FDA: Asbestos found in Claire’s cosmetics

The FDA is warning consumers not to use three Claire’s brand cosmetic products after tests found they contained asbestos.

Free shred event will give Lowcountry residents a chance to get rid of old documents

SC Dept. of Consumer Affairs sponsors a free shred event in North Charleston to help residents protect themselves against ID theft.

Little Caesars issues warning about fraudulent online coupons

The only thing the coupon will give you is a virus on your device.

JetBlue to add a third additional daily flight between Charleston and Boston

JetBlue to add a third additional daily flight between Charleston and Boston

SC cities rank on ‘worst money-management skills’ list, study says

Two cities in South Carolina have ranked as some of the worst with money management skills, according to a new WalletHub study.

  Exoskeleton technology is getting a trial run at Boeing to make workers’ jobs less strenuous

Boeing is testing and evaluating exoskeleton technology, which could be a possible solution to alleviating some of the stress and strain.

Tax refunds may be delayed due to IRS backlog

A new report from the tax payer advocate service finds there’s a huge backlog at the IRS, which is translating into paperwork delays and taxpayers’ calls for helps going unanswered.

Orangeburg Co. expected to see new job opportunities as a plastic manufacture expands its operations

Job seekers in Orangeburg County can expect to see new job opportunities as a plastic manufacture expands its operations.

3,000 Turkey fryers recalled due to fire hazard

Consumers can return it to any Academy Sports + Outdoors store for a full refund and a $50 Academy gift card.

South Carolina to issue March SNAP benefits early

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) will be issuing March Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early.

Kelley Blue Book rates 22 most cost-effective car models

Buying a car and owning a car are two different things.

  Isle of Palms parking fees to increase after new parking fees decrease city’s revenue

More changes are coming to parking fees on the Isle of Palms this year after the city’s revenue from parking kiosk transactions declined from 2017 to 2018.

Target recalls toddler unicorn boots

According to a Consumer Product Safety Commission report, the unicorn horn on the boots can break off and be ingested by a child.

  State Treasurer’s Office says people found big bucks during Claim Your Cash Phone Bank

In all, our phone bank helped the South Carolina State Treasurer’s Office reach hundreds of people, who are owed more than $800,000.

Angie’s List: How to get the right bling for your buck

About 6 million Americans popped the question on Valentine's Day last year and this year should see more of the same kind of romance.

Angie’s List: When to walk away: Red flags in the home buying process

Buying a home is an incredibly exciting decision, but it rarely goes as smoothly as we hope.

Angie’s List 2019 Home Design Trends

Many of us welcome a new year by making big changes. Making changes in your home can be an exciting investment, and new trends hit the market each year.

  West Ashley business owner gets unclaimed cash from state treasurer

Live 5 News and SC State Treasurer Curtis Loftis got Thursday off to a great start for a West Ashley business owner with a check presentation for unclaimed property.

  The heart healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet for the family

If you're looking for a heart-healthy eating plan, there is a diet that might be just right for you and your family.

  Doctors warn cold weather can exacerbate heart conditions

The colder temperatures can cause arteries to restrict

  REPORT: Walterboro nursing home fined $15,000 a day for failing to comply with Medicare, Medicaid guidelines

A Walterboro nursing home is being fined thousands of dollars a day for failing to comply with Medicare and Medicaid guidelines.

Major tax reform could change the way you file this year

Despite the ongoing government shutdown, the IRS has said they will still begin processing tax returns on time, and that there should not be any major delays with refunds.

$200K Powerball ticket sold in Goose Creek

A $200,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Goose Creek for Saturday’s drawings.

Bags of fruit sold at ALDI stores part of recall

Bags of peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI stores in North Carolina are part of a recall.

  Getting your Credit in order in the New Year

37 year old Antonie Lowery is living the American dream.

At least 80 employees expected to be unemployed as Lowe’s changes distribution strategy in Lowcountry

At least 80 employees are expected to be unemployed as a home improvement supply chain is expected to close in the Lowcountry, SC Works reports.

  Proposed bill would increase cigarette taxes to raise SC teachers' pay

The proposed bill suggest cigarette tax should be increase by five cents on each cigarette that will help increase pay raises for South Carolina teachers.

Small food swaps that can make a big difference for your family

Health experts say simple small changes to your diet have more lasting effects compared to completely cutting out your favorite foods.

Free giveaways to Lowcountry federal workers during shutdown

With the government shut down being the longest in American history, Lowcountry businesses are giving away free meals, movie tickets, pet food and museum tickets to federal workers in the area.

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food following toxicity reports

The FDA has recalled several brands of dry dog food, and is alerting dog owners and veterinary professionals alike.