Monica Laliberte, WRAL NEWS in NC

Monica Laliberte


Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Monica:

Jobs are available, but workers are scarce

Plenty of jobs are available, but workers are scarce. Why have some people opted out of a booming job market? → Read More

Tools to help you find the lowest price when searching for healthcare

We shop around for many things we buy, including healthcare. Non-members can search prices on healthcare facility websites, or call to compare prices. → Read More

Local couple questions $5,000 difference in medical bills for same procedure

A husband and wife received the same medical test at different locations. One was charged $500, the other -- over $5,000. → Read More

How to safely operate a generator during a power outage

When the power goes out, generators come on, but they come with serious risks such as carbon monoxide poisoning, electrical issues, and fire. → Read More

Terminal cancer patient says push for answers regarding your health

She's in her 30s, diagnosed with terminal cancer she said doctors misdiagnosed for years. → Read More

Clayton homeowner angry after paying $20,000 for contract work left unfinished

A Clayton homeowner is angry after paying more than $20,000 for a contractor to coat and stain their driveway - then being left with an incomplete, unaesthetic job. → Read More

FBI: This mortgage scam is more common than ransomware attacks

As commonplace and scary as ransomware attacks are becoming, the FBI says there's an even more common scam to be wary of: Mortgage scams. → Read More

Strategies for getting businesses to respond to your online complaint

It may feel tempting to publicly blast a company on social media - but research shows it may not be the best way to achieve the results you want. → Read More

Thinking about switching over to a virtual bank? Here's what you should know

All online-banking has taken off in recent years. More and more people are signing up with online banking accounts having never stepped foot inside a bank. → Read More

Jobs, jobs, jobs: Skilled workers have the advantage according to recruiters

Some companies appear to be slowing their job postings, but there are still plenty of open positions. But, local talent recruiters said that, compare the local job market to the local housing market -- it's just as red hot. → Read More

A dull knife can be dangerous. Here's how to best keep yours sharp

Home cooks use kitchen knives everyday, but few give them the attention that they need. → Read More

Vacation rentals can lead to costly invasions of privacy

Did you forget something on your last trip? → Read More

Struggling to pay rent? State has $800 million to distribute, offering families HOPE

Pandemic-related evictions continue to be a hot issue, but there's help for some renters and landlords. Many aren't aware the HOPE (Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions) program is an option. It provides help for those with bills piling up or past due. → Read More

How food waste costs your wallet

What's in your refrigerator right now? Anything that's teetering on the edge of expiration? → Read More

Rental scams: Man moves into Clayton home, loses nearly $4,000 before being removed

A local family got keys to a rental house, moved in, then found out they were victims of a scam that cost them thousands of dollars. → Read More

5 On Your Side: 5 simple ways to improve gas mileage

If you're running low and can't find gas right now, 5 On Your Side's Monica Laliberte shares some ways to reduce how much gas you use. → Read More

5 On Your Side helps victim of fraud in battle with Division of Unemployment Security

Last October, someone filed unemployment in Shelly Barbour's name, collecting more than $2,265.50. Barbour contacted 5 On Your Side in December after receiving a letter from DES saying she had to repay that money. → Read More

Wondering about your tax refund? 5 On Your Side looks into delays

Where's my tax refund? It's a question 5 On Your Side is hearing from viewers who can't get answers from the IRS. → Read More

If you must drive in ice and snow, go slow, stay in control

There are certain things drivers should do in order to stay in control of their vehicle when snow or ice has coated roadways. → Read More

"I feel like it's broken:" Third grader confused, frustrated logging into 10 different virtual learning apps daily

A third grader shares her frustration and confusion with virtual learning as she walks Monica Laliberte through the 10 different apps she must login just to get through school each day. → Read More