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Make Your Stuff Last Longer With Some Simple Tricks

From your closet to your car to your kitchen, there are some simple things you can do to make your stuff last longer.

05/20/2014

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Bed Rail Recall Issued After Reported Deaths

After the deaths of three women, the federal government is taking action regarding a safety hazard in the home.

05/20/2014

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Get Marty: Dealership Owner Steps In After Car Waits 7 Months To Get Fixed

The open road: something Al Miller hasn’t seen in his car in a while.

05/19/2014

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Does It Really Do That? Veggetti

If you’re watching carbs and calories, but love your pasta, a product called the Veggetti says it can help.

05/19/2014

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Get Marty: Family Angry After Botched Swimming Pool Installation

It’s a sign that makes you wonder, what lawsuit? What pool company? Who could be this angry?

05/16/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Winners & Losers At Costco

Consumer Reports has just released its list of the winners and losers from Costco.

05/15/2014

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Consumers Turning To No-Contract Phone Plans To Save Money

When it comes to getting a new cell phone, things are looking up for consumers. You no longer need to sign a two-year contract and be tied to just one company.

05/14/2014

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Does It Really Do That? Flex Seal

Saving time and money on repair bills sounds great. Flex Seal promises to fix leaks fast. A lot of KDKA-TV viewers wanted to know, does it really do that? Anchor Jennifer Antkowiak worked with professional carpenter Scott Berry to find out.

05/13/2014

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New Theater, Restaurants To Boost McCandless Crossing Nightlife

On land that once housed part of La Roche College in McCandless, a new entertainment destination is rising out of the ground.

05/09/2014

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Does It Really Do That? The Perfect Pancake Pan

For Renee Craig, it’s not a question of if she’ll be making pancakes, it’s a matter of when — and of course, how many?

05/09/2014

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Dumping Summer Blend Gas By 2015 May Be Unrealistic

Before you pull into your neighborhood gas station anxious to see a dramatic drop in prices because the state is dumping summer blend RVP gasoline, there is something you should know.

05/08/2014

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Angie’s List: Cutting Down On Auto Insurance

Would you let your insurance company track your driving for a discount?

05/08/2014

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Bill Would Eliminate More Expensive Summer Blend Of Gasoline

Summer is just around the corner and soon folks will be gassing up and hitting the road for family vacations.

05/07/2014

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Health Dept. To Test New Letter Grading System For Restaurants

The Allegheny County Health Department board has approved plans to move forward requesting public comment on plans to implement a restaurant grading system and a pilot program by summer.

05/07/2014

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Local Salon Owners Gear Up For New Tanning Bed Bill

Doctors have been long concerned about the health risks of tanning beds, and in just a matter of days, many of those concerns will be written in a new state law.

05/05/2014

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Dave Crawley Receives “Bill Burns” Award

Dave Crawley Receives “Bill Burns” Award

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Does It Really Do That?

Infomercials and advertisements claim their products make life easier. KDKA-TV’s Jennifer Antkowiak puts these claims to the test.

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Objects Of Affection

Love isn’t just the people we love. In this technological age, we love our gadgets as well. KDKA-TV staffers reveal the objects of their affection!

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Shop Safely Online This Holiday Season

If heading to a crowded shopping mall is something you dread this time of year, you might be thinking about doing some of your holiday shopping online. Follow these tips to ensure cyber shopping experience pays off in the long run.

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Lemon Law: 2010 Car Complaint Index

The complaint index is based on a ratio of the number of complaints for each vehicle to the sales of that vehicle. The numbers represent relative index scores, not the number of complaints received. The […]

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Does It Really Do That?

Some of those infomercials that you see on TV make certain products look like things you just can’t afford to live without; but do they really live up to all the hype? Before you invest, […]

A child robot "Child-robot with Biomimetic Body" or CB2 (CB square), equipped with 51 air actuators, 5 motors and 197 tactile sensors under soft silicone skin on its child sized body, measuring 130cm tall and weighing 33kg at his laboratory in Osaka University in Suita city in Osaka prefecture on March 10, 2009. (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robot Craze

Japan appears to be leading the way in robotic technology. Here’s a look at some of the country’s creations.

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