Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:19:44 GMT
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:59:01 GMT
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
The Better Business Bureau is warning homeowners about Mooresville-based Sky Irrigation, LLC (BBB grade F).
Customers paid Sky Irrigation for installation or maintenance of irrigation systems and they allege that the company did not perform the contracted work, did not fulfill warranty maintenance or would not refund money paid for services not received.
The BBB has had 21 complaints filed against Sky Irrigation in the previous 36 months. Of these 21 complaints, five are unresolved and three are unanswered.
The BBB has also confirmed that Sky Irrigation is not licensed to by the N.C. Irrigation Contractors' Licensing Board.
"If you are hiring an irrigation company or any type of contractor, you should hire a local company with a good track record," said BBB President Tom Bartholomy. "There are many contractors in our area who are licensed and have a reliable history of delivering quality work, on time and within budget."
The BBB has 10 tips for how you can hire a reliable contractor:
Track record – Check out a company's BBB rating and complaint history online.
Cost comparisons - Get at least three bids in writing and compare the bids based on the same warranty, specifications, labor and time.
Licensing - Check with your state's licensing board to see if the company you plan to hire has the proper licensing.
Insurance - Verify the company's liability insurance to protect you against damage by checking check with your state's department of insurance.
References – Ask for references from the company's last three jobs and check them out before you sign a contract.
Written contract - Do not permit work to start without a signed, written contract that includes start and completion dates, exact costs, specific work to be done, and warranty information. Be sure to read the fine print carefully.
Deposit required and payment – Do not pay more than 25 to 33 percent of the total job cost as a deposit. Final payment should not be due until the job is completed. Do not pay in cash; pay by check or credit card.
Warranty – Get warranty information in writing on products and installation. Be sure to read the fine print carefully.
Bonding – Be sure all workers are bonded to protect you against damage or theft.
Criminal history – Check your state's offender registry online to look up anyone you allow to work in, or around, your home.