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Free app helps college students avoid debt Video included

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37 million Americans owe about $1 trillion in student loan debt. CBS46 shows you a free app that helps students choose path of study and plan how to pay for it. More>>

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CBS46 counterfeit smoke detector investigation yields results Video included

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An exclusive CBS46 News investigation forced the nationwide recall of more than 18,000 fake smoke detectors. More>>

Shinola: Keeping it local from Detroit to Atlanta

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You've heard the concept: buy local and keep the money in your community. One small Decatur business is doing just that - twice over. Decatur is known for it's unique stores and small business.
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Convicted felon asks judge to step down from her eviction case Video included

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Phyllis Peterson, 47, of Canton, asked Cherokee County Superior Court Judge David Cannon to recuse himself from the civil case in which he is being asked to evict Peterson.
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MARTA bus drivers still parking in road, leaving buses unattended Video included

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A CBS46 investigation uncovered an ongoing issue with MARTA buses parking in traffic while drivers take breaks. More>>

How to protect your money when it comes to tires Video included

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It's the beginning of the rainy season here in Atlanta. That's always a great time to make sure your tires are in good shape. More>>

Development moves in, forces out families Video included

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Atlanta and the surrounding area is growing by leaps and bounds. Time and time again undeveloped or under-developed property becomes mixed use space or retail.
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College student victim of tax identity fraud Video included

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A lot of us wait until the last minute to file our taxes. Some people are getting an unwelcome surprise when they file online. Someone has already filed for them. It's not April Fools, it's a real problem More>>

Career criminal accused of living in home rent-free for 5 years Video included

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A convicted felon has lived rent-free for nearly five years in a half-million dollar home, according to court records and neighbors in the upscale Cherokee County community.
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Extreme savers pay off $100,000 debt in four years Video included

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CBS46 met a family that has found many ways to save on everything from cleaning products to furniture, and paid off over $100,000 in debt while doing so. More>>

Cobb Commissioners voted to change names of roads around Six Flags Video included

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Cobb County Commissioners voted Tuesday on a plan to rename four of five roads named after Six Flags over Georgia.
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EXCLUSIVE: Accused squatter indicted on additional charges

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An accused squatter, exposed by a CBS46 investigation last year, has been indicted on six charges.
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Push to unplug Georgia's electric vehicle tax credit falls short Video included

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An Alpharetta lawmaker wants to end a 16-year-old tax credit on the purchase of zero and low-emission vehicles in Georgia.
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Medical equipment seized from Kennesaw med spa Video included

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A metro Atlanta doctor who recently had her license suspended ran into more problems Tuesday. This time, Dr. Nedra Dodds and Opulence Aesthetic Medicine encountered financial trouble. More>>

'Real Housewife of Atlanta' sets record straight after customer alleges fraud Video included

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One of the Real Housewives of Atlanta is setting the record straight after a customer alleged fraud. The complaint? Her company is accepting money for services but the company isn't keeping up its end of the bargain. More>>

Ga Dept. of Revenue quiet on plans to fix unclaimed property website

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The website that allows Georgians to search for unclaimed property has not worked properly for at least the past 24 hours, according to inquiries conducted by CBS46 staff and viewers.
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More than 224,000 Georgians owed unclaimed property Video included

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Some 224,000 people in Georgia have unclaimed property being held by the Georgia Department of Revenue. Could your name be on the list? More>>

Exclusive: Georgia does little to connect people with unclaimed property Video included

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A CBS46 investigation found Georgia's efforts to increase the public's awareness of forgotten funds fails in comparison to those of other states. More>>

Prom dresses for $30 Video included

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It's prom season, and for many parents, that means shelling out big bucks for their daughter's gown. However, a local radio station is working to make sure every young woman can afford to go. More>>

Salvage yards a treasure chest for identity thieves Video included

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A report by the Consumer Sentinel Network ranks Georgia second in identity theft. Metro Atlanta and Sandy Springs ranks eighth for metro cities nationwide. A salvage yard doesn't seem like a good place for thieves to start, but it is.
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Avoid tax scams, mistakes Video included

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CBS46 is protecting your money by helping you avoid costly tax scams and mistakes. More>>

Everyone wants to save. And no one wants to alter their lifestyle if at all possible. Here are some easy tips to help pocket more cash – or better yet, put it in a savings account.
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Couple overcomes cancer, $20,000 in credit card debt Video included

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Come payday, Conyers couple Richard and Charita Starr like to stay on top of their finances. But it wasn't always that way. In 2005, Charita was diagnosed with breast cancer.
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  • Jeff Chirico

    Jeff Chirico

    Jeff Chirico is an award-winning investigative reporter who joined CBS46 in March 2010.More >
    Jeff Chirico is an award-winning investigative reporter who joined CBS46 in March 2010.More >
  • Harry Samler

    Harry Samler

    Harry Samler is a general assignment reporter who joined CBS46 in 2005.More >
    Harry Samler is a general assignment reporter who joined CBS46 in 2005.More >
  • Adam Murphy

    Adam Murphy

    Adam Murphy is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who is the Consumer Investigative reporter for CBS46. If you've been ripped off or scammed, he's there to help you solve that frustrating consumer problem.More >
    Adam Murphy is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who is the Consumer Investigative reporter for CBS46. If you've been ripped off or scammed, he's there to help you solve that frustrating consumer problem.More >
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