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Inexpensive Toy Warning

Posted: 12/10/2008 - Parents looking for bargains this holiday season could be heading to second-hand stores to buy toys. That has federal safety officials worried that many may buy items tainted with lead... or those with dangerous designs.

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Pearl Necklace

Updated: 12/08/2008 - With the holidays just around the corner a lot of folks are looking for bargains. One hard-to-believe-offer came in the mail to a KKTV staffer. We checked it out and found it to be a big disappointment.

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Beware of Scams on Craigslist

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Every month more than 50-million people use Craigslist to buy, sell, and advertise. Most transactions are straightforward and legitimate, but some crooks use the site to make a living... ripping off others.

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Secret Shopper Scam

Updated: 12/03/2008 - Beware of a Secret Shopper Scam! The Fourth Judicial District Attorney's office has heard from several residents who received congratulation letters and checks in the mail.

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Capital One Fraudulent Emails

Updated: 12/01/2008 - It's that time of year when the scammers come out of the woodwork. One example... an authentic-looking credit card email that's been making the rounds.

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Stolen Truck Scrapped Too Soon

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Every year more than a thousand vehicles are stolen in Colorado Springs. Pueblo averages 500 a year. To crack down on auto theft... Colorado lawmakers passed a tougher law, but it didn't help a Pueblo man.

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Inaugural Tickets are Free

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The same folks who peddle tickets to rock concerts, Super Bowls, and Nascar events are now selling tickets to the swearing-in of Barrack Obama for thousands of dollars. But beware supplies are limited and the tickets aren't even available yet.

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How To Boost Your FICO Score

Updated: 11/19/2008 - You may not know it, but you are defined by an ever-changing number attached to your name. Your credit score or FICO is very important figure. It can affect your ability to get a loan, your chance of getting a job, and even increase the interest rate you pay. Here are five steps you can take to boost your FICO.

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Stormwater Enterprise Fee Continues

Updated: 11/06/2008 - If you're a Colorado Springs resident who's been ignoring your stormwater enterprise bills... the clock is ticking. Last night city voters turned down Issue 200... the measure seeking to do away with the fees paid by property owners.

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Corporate Tax Rate Impact on Small Business Owners

Updated: 10/22/2008 - In the race for president, a third name has prominently emerged... that of Joe the Plumber. Joe is a wannabe small business owner, but he's come to represent the little guy looking to become his own boss. So we talked to two "Joes from Colorado Springs" and compare how the corporate tax rate under Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain might impact them.

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Tough Times Mean More Scams

Updated: 10/15/2008 - Beware... crooks know cash is king and are saying just about anything to get ahold of your money. The latest scam claims to be from an Army sergeant serving in Iraq.

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Nissan Recalls Vehicles Over Air Bag Concerns

Posted: 10/15/2008 - Nissan says the recall includes 140,000 Nissan Altima cars from the 2007-2008 model years. It also involves 2007-2008 model years of the Infiniti EX35, G35 Sedan, G37 and the Nissan 350Z, Murano and Rogue.

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KKTV Does Not Endorse Any Campaign

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Lately your mailbox is being flooded with all kinds of campaign literature. One mailer even has KKTV in it, but we want you to know... 11 News does not get involved in politics. We only report on it.

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Update to Property Owners Stuck in the Middle

Posted: 10/08/2008 - An update to a previous Call for Action story. Two hundred customers of Wright Total Indoor Comfort received a notice of intent to lien on their properties.

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Your Rights as a Homeowner

Posted: 10/08/2008 - One neighbor's angry with another because of the way he parks. One resident doesn't like the number of campaign signs placed in a yard. Is someone breaking the law? Where can you get concrete answers to these kind of issues? A local chapter of the national not-for-profit group, Community Associations Institute can help iron out these kind of problems.

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Contest Offers "Free Gas"

Updated: 10/01/2008 - These days talk of free gas gets your attention. That's why a local car dealer is holding contests... offering prizes like free gas... to try and sell vehicles. So who are the winners? We checked it out.

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Razor Recalls Scooters, Dirt Quads

Updated: 10/01/2008 - About 103,000 Chinese-made Razor scooters are being recalled. The move comes after four people have received cuts on the scooters that required tendon surgery.

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Poor Ratings Cited For 13 Booster Seats

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A new review of car booster seats finds that some of them do a poor job of positioning children to fit in their seat belts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute say 13 seats don't put children in the best position to be protected in a crash.

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Homeowners in Middle of Dispute

Updated: 09/23/2008 - After you've paid in full to have work done in your home... you don't expect a legal document... threatening action against your property. But that's exactly what happened to about 200 homeowners in Colorado Springs. They all hired Wright Total Indoor Comfort and paid the company. Then they were put on notice by a supplier.

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Driveway Damage

Posted: 09/22/2008 - A Colorado Springs man is blaming the city for damage done to his property by a city tree. He turned to Call For Action for help. But we learned the city is protected by a state law.

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Food Stamp Frustration

Updated: 09/18/2008 - Every month in El Paso County... two hundred more families sign up for food stamps. Increased demand has not only placed a burden on the system... but also on those waiting for help. Among them... a Colorado Springs woman who's been to just about every food pantry in town. We set out to help her and others... who are suffering.

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Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat Bread Recalled

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The recall was necessary because Oroweat Health Nut bread was inadvertently placed in Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat bread packaging.

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