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Consumer Reports Tests Best & Worst Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Lots of products claim to protect you from pesky mosquitoes. But many of them contain chemicals you don’t necessarily want to spray on yourself or your kids.

07/31/2015

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Angie’s List: Tips For Safely Removing Trees, Grinding Stumps

If you’ve ever lost a tree due to disease or some other issue, then you know what a big job it is to get that tree cut down and removed, but that’s only part of the job.

07/30/2015

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Investigating The Dangers Of Older Glass Windows

When Michael Racky leaned up against a storefront window, the window gave way.

07/27/2015

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Angie’s List: Window Tinting Can Lower Your Car’s Interior Temperature

We all dread climbing into a vehicle that’s been sitting outside in the summer heat – short shorts and leather seats are an especially bad combination.

07/23/2015

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Animal Abuse Allegations At Robinson Twp. Pet Store Create Social Media Firestorm

Allegations of animal abuse at a local pet shop posted to social media by a former employee have gone viral, forcing the store to close early on Monday.

07/20/2015

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Angie’s List: Vinyl Siding Costing Homeowners Thousands

Solar distortion – that’s what they call it when a home’s vinyl siding melts due to reflected sunlight off of the windows next door.

07/16/2015

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07/16/2015

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Local WWII Veteran Serves As Latrobe Parade Grand Marshal

Paul Krinock was just 18 years old when he was drafted and sent off to fight in World War II.

07/03/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Chest & Upright Freezers

If you are in need of some extra storage space, Consumer Reports just tested dozens of chest freezers and uprights.

07/03/2015

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Study: Child Injured Every 45 Minutes On Inflatable Rides

You may want to think twice before you let your kids take a turn in a bouncy house. The federal government says injuries on these inflatable rides are on the rise.

07/02/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Properly Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

In today’s Angie’s List report, how to avoid those dreaded clogs by properly using and maintaining your garbage disposal.

07/02/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Word Of Warning About Rent-To-Own Stores

Looking for an affordable way to buy that new refrigerator or living room set? Shopping at a rent-to-own store may seem like the best option if you’re short on cash. But, Consumer Reports warns that some of those so-called deals could end up busting your budget.

06/30/2015

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Zoo’s New “The Islands” Exhibit Finally Ready To Start Welcoming Visitors

The newest exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will soon be ready for visitors.

06/26/2015

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Consumer Reports’ Tips For Better Audio On Cell Phones

For many people, trying to hear a cell-phone conversation can be challenging. In Consumer Reports’ tests, no cell phone has received an excellent or even a very good rating for voice quality.

06/26/2015

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Angie’s List: How New Floors And Amenities Can Turn Your Garage Into A Party Palace

It’s graduation season, but hosting a large gathering in a small space can be tough. If you can’t add on to the back of your house, maybe upgrading the garage is the answer.

06/25/2015

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