12 outrageous excuses for being late to work

Move over classic late-to-work excuses, there are some new kids in town. Gone are the days of traffic, snow covered road, broken alarm clock, child care, and taking-the-cat-to-the-vet reasons for being tardy. Employees are getting creative. A new survey from CareerBuilder is revealing some of the most outrageous and bizarre excuses employees tell their bosses […]

Warning: Powerball scam!


With Powerball players in 44 states ready to cash in on the largest jackpot in history, consumer advocates are warning that scammers will be looking to make money, too. Tonight’s winning numbers for the estimated $1.5 billion jackpot will be announced at 10:59 pm ET on WPFO FOX 23 and online, but the Better Business […]

Children’s cough syrup recall; what parents need to know


Children’s cough syrup sold at many retailers across the country, including CVS, Rite-Aid and Dollar General, is being recalled because dosing cups with the wrong markings were included in the packaging, triggering concern that children could get sick after an overdose. Pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo is voluntarily recalling several batches of its cherry and grape over […]

Decoding beer can’s secret message after El Faro mystery at sea


Laurie Bobillot believes in signs. Bobillot’s 34-year-old daughter Danielle Randolph, a 2004 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, was on the El Faro last week when the 790-foot cargo ship lost power and started taking on water in Hurricane Joaquin.   El Faro is believed to be about three miles under water after being slammed by […]

Flood damage: What’s covered; what’s not?

Now that the heavy rain is over, the focus turns to drying out and cleaning up. The CBS 13 On Your Side helpline has been getting questions about flood damage caused by Wednesday’s storm. From flooded basements and cars to leaky roofs and windows, people are asking us – “what’s covered and what’s not?” Unfortunately, […]