Updated: 03/05/2014 - After her house was damaged by fire, a homeowner said she hired a contractor who made matters even worse. Looking for help she contacted On Your Side. Our investigation reveals that this contractor is no stranger to the legal system, nor to court judgments which is what this case is all about.
Updated: 03/04/2014 - A rise in online education is leading more potential students to apply for college. But a government reports says it is more about the dollars than the degrees. Unlike traditional lending, college loans are just about always guaranteed and with lower interest rates. But some are using federal student aid as a way to supplement their income.
Updated: 03/03/2014 - If you are dreading the thought of having to file your taxes, you are likely not alone. But with so many other things, there is an app for that. If you have a smartphone, and most of us do, you can download a tax filing application that pretty much does the work for you.
Updated: 02/28/2014 - A local burger joint owner is out-of-business after being evicted. Gregory Glover, owner of St. Louis Original Hamburgers was already under fire by former employees who say he failed to pay them. Since setting up shop last April, court records show Glover never paid rent and now owes more than $40,000.
Updated: 02/28/2014 - During testimony before Congress on Wednesday, it was revealed that those responsible for delayed health care at veterans affairs medical centers in Augusta and Columbia most likely will not be punished.
Updated: 02/27/2014 - VISA suggests if you receive a call similar to this one, file a police report with your local Sheriff's office.
Updated: 02/26/2014 - Some of you may qualify for disaster relief with the IRS if you suffered ice storm-related damage. Everything from damaged property to spoiled food can be claimed on your income taxes even if you have already filed for 2013. But there are some steps you will need to follow first.
Updated: 02/24/2014 - A military veteran is accusing AT&T of dropping the ball by failing to reconnect his landline service after it was damaged during this month's ice storm. He says without that connection he cannot monitor the pacemaker that keeps his heart pumping. Frustrated, he called On Your Side.
Updated: 02/19/2014 - Last week's ice storm and power outages left many of you seeking shelter at local hotels. While that was great for business, one hotel owner is being accused of price gouging on rooms. But is it true? The price gouging calls may be true. On Your Side fielded calls about price gouging on everything from cigarettes and beer to generators. But when we started getting calls and email about this hotel we did some digging and found the problem.
Updated: 02/18/2014 - An out-of-state business may be cashing in on your hard earned money by doing something that you can do yourself for little to no cost. While it is not a scam, it is a property deed service that is charging folks nearly $65 for a document you can get for just a few dollars.
Updated: 02/17/2014 - To file or not to file. That may be the question for thousands of ice storm victims. But before you decide either way, it might depend on what kind of damage you have. While it is always a personal decision, insurance experts say the closer your deductible is to the actual amount of damage or loss, the less you should consider filing a claim.
Updated: 02/17/2014 - When the power goes out at your house the first thing you might think of is where's the flash light or the candles? But if you're in the dark for more than a few hours the problems can grow-- in the kitchen. News12's, is on your side with what you can keep and toss out of the fridge.
Updated: 02/07/2014 - Local TV repairman Perry Bower, already facing larceny charges is now facing 5 more counts of theft by deception. Bower, owner of Electric Medic of Martinez is out on bond and now apparently out-of-business too. Friday afternoon we found the doors wide open as investigators and the property owner sorted through a mountain of TV's and returned a few to their rightful owners.
Updated: 02/20/2014 - Whether you file your taxes online or with a professional, it can be stressful. But what if you do it wrong? Uncle Sam could audit you. Tax experts say online filing can be great but if you have any doubts about going it alone get it done at a professional tax office.
Updated: 02/04/2014 - It is called Triple C, Skittles and even Red Devils. They are street names for a popular over the counter drug that some teenagers are abusing. The drug is called Coricidin Cough and Cold in the purple box. Taken as prescribed it can relieve cold symptoms but when abused it can cause brain damage and even death.