Friday, April 11 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:25:08 GMT
The 2014 season for the Flying Squirrels is under way and many of us are itching to get back to ball field. Both of Alison Brown's sons love the sport, but she isn't going to pay full price for her familyMore >>
The 2014 season for the Flying Squirrels is under way and many of us are itching to get back to ball field.More >>
Thursday, April 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:15:09 GMT
Anyone who's ever held a yard sale knows it can be hard work, but they are worth it to clear out your home and make some money in the process. Here are some steps you can take to make your garage saleMore >>
Anyone who's ever held a yard sale knows it can be hard work, but they are worth it to clear out your home and make some money in the process. Here are some steps you can take to make your garage sale more successful.
Thursday, April 3 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:15:09 GMT
The grocery store is filled with hundreds of snacks, but did you know you can make those same items cheaper, healthier and in just minutes? Renae Chiovaro has to feed herself, her husband and two growingMore >>
The grocery store is filled with hundreds of snacks, but did you know you can make those same items cheaper, healthier and in just minutes?More >>
Friday, March 28 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:15:05 GMT
Healthcare does not come cheap, and to make matters more frustrating, the cost is different everywhere you go. When frequent ear infections derailed little Amos McGrew, his parents arranged for ear tubes.More >>
Healthcare does not come cheap, and to make matters more frustrating, the cost is different everywhere you go.More >>
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
This is a hot time of year if you're looking for discounted home appliances. If you buy one, inevitably you'll be asked if you want to purchase an extended warranty.
Most products you buy come with a one-year manufacturer's warranty, but if anything goes wrong, after one year, you're on your own... which can tempt you to buy an extended warranty.
Emmett and Laura Beasley own Mr. Appliance of Richmond. They see first hand what breaks most often. For dishwashers, the pump will, quite often, need repair or replacement. How much?
"Typically, the range is about $150 to $225," said Emmett Beasley.
For clothes dryers, "it's a fairly inexpensive fix. A lot of the times, it's the heating element itself."
In the washing machine, it's the pump that will most likely fail. It costs about $250 to fix. It's Emmett's professional opinion that you don't need an extended warranty on clothes washers, dryers or dishwashers.
Those pesky icemakers - they are the most common culprit for refrigerator trouble.
"Within 3-4 years, 36% of side-by-side refrigerators with icemakers had at least one incident where they had to be repaired," said Emmett Beasley.
Repairs of this nature cost hundreds - but so do warranties. Because of the common rate of repair, refrigerators are a good candidate for an extended warranty. The more your appliance costs, the more you may want to consider more coverage.
"If you have a more exotic or high end appliance...in that case, you want at look at extending protection as long as possible,"
Make sure the extended warranty costs no more than 20% of the original purchase price.
If you get an extended warranty, make sure you know when it goes into effect. Many start the day of purchase, and you could lose a year of coverage because it overlaps the manufacturer's warranty. If you buy using a credit card, check your terms of agreement. Some credit cards offer extended warranties as well.
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:49:56 GMT
Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal car accident that occurred Saturday evening in Prince George County. The accident, involving a tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle, occurred in the southboundMore >>
The accident, involving a 2001 Kenworth tractor-trailer and a 1999 Volvo, occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 295, north of the Interstate 95 interchange, at approximately 7:54 p.m. More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-04-20 11:17:29 GMT
Petersburg Police and crews are on the scene of a house fire. Firefighters say they found four victims dead in the house. No word yet on the cause of the fire. The fire happened around 4 a.m. in theMore >>
A family spokesperson told NBC12 the victims are Pauline Wilkins, her daughter Vicki Ansar, Ansar's daughter Tanique "Missy" Chavis and her two year old son, Deldari Chavis.More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 7:05 AM EDT2014-04-20 11:05:08 GMT
One man is fighting for his life after being shot near a Southside apartment complex Saturday morning. According to Richmond Police, the call came in at 4:00 a.m. for a shooting in the 1400 block of TiftonMore >>
According to Richmond Police, the call came in at 4:00 a.m. for a shooting in the 1400 block of Tifton Court. That's near the Southwood Apartments off Hull Street Road.More >>
He was once a stranger to Anna Majure -- just a man behind her in the drive-through at a local fast food restaurant on Forest Drive. But in a split second, Clark McCarthy went from stranger to savior.More >>