Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
The online shopping season is in full swing and will peak within the first week of December.
If you are planning to buy gifts online or from Infomercials on television, the Better Business Bureau has a warning for you about the ways retailers make money on your orders by charging separate shipping and handling fees.
Shipping and handling fees are certainly not new, but retailers are finding ways to make extra money with special promotions such as "order now and we'll double your order," or "buy now and we'll include a free gift" – it may sound like a good deal at first, until you realize that you will be charged separate shipping and handling fees on each item, including the "free" gifts and the "bonus" products. All of these fees can actually add up to more than the total cost of the products you're ordering.
Recent consumer complaints allege deceptive advertising and sales practices which include failing to disclose shipping and handling fees prior to purchase, and charging fees for products advertised as "free."
If you are buying online or by telephone, make sure you know the full cost of shipping and handling fees and authorize the transaction before your credit card is charged.
For more information, please visit BBB or call (704) 927-8617 or toll-free in N.C. and S.C. at 1-877-317-7236.
For more advice from the BBB on common holiday problems, click here.