Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com December 23

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for December 23. Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Target Offers Discount, Free Credit Monitoring After Card Data Breach

New York (AP) -- Target is offering a store discount and free credit monitoring after what's being called the second-largest credit card breach in U.S. history.

The Minneapolis-based discounter also says it will offer 10 percent off for people who shop Saturday and Sunday.

Target says it's heard of "very few" reports of fraud since thieves stole the credit and debit card information of about 40 million shoppers.

But the chain is continuing to reach out to customers.

Some potential fraud victims say they're having trouble getting in touch with Target through its website and call centers.

CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized today and says the company is working hard to resolve the issues.

Target hasn't disclosed exactly how the breach occurred but says it has fixed the problem.

In in press release, Target issued the following tips to customers:

1. Our guests will bear absolutely zero liability for any charges that they didn't make.

2. If a guest looks at their credit or debit account and sees charges they did not make, they should contact us at 1-866-852-8680. Otherwise they do not need to call.

3. Target will never ask a guest for their social security or pin number. If a guest receives a request for that information, they should ignore or delete the communication.

4. Target will be providing free fraud monitoring to all impacted guests and will reach out to those guests in the coming weeks.

5. In addition, everyone is entitled to a free credit report, directly, from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies.

To order an annual free report please visit www.annualcreditreport.com, call toll free at 1-877-322-8228, or directly contact the three nationwide credit reporting companies.

If you aware of any suspicious activities, you should call the issuing bank.

 

Disney Attraction Temporarily Closed, Evacuated

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a prank phone call led to the temporary closure and evacuation of a Walt Disney World attraction.

Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jane Watrel says the evacuation Saturday night at Tomorrowland was precautionary.

The closure lasted about two hours.

Officials said the areas reopened before the park closed for the night.

Additional information about the call that prompted the evacuation was not immediately available.

Watrel says the investigation continues.

A Disney spokeswoman referred questions Sunday about the evacuation to the sheriff's office.

 

Teen Charged With Slaying of Norfolk Couple

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with second-degree murder in the fatal stabbings of a Norfolk couple.

Police tell media outlets that 57-year-old Carol Parker and 55-year-old Wayne Parker were found Thursday in their home.

They both died at a local hospital.

The teen was charged Saturday.

His name isn't being released because he is a juvenile.

Police say the motive remains under investigation.

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