Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:12 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:12:50 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Four people have been shot in an condominium complex, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe confirmed the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex,Full Story >
According to MetroSafe, the shooting was reported at 4:27 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview condominium complex in the 1900 block of Gardiner Lane.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:38:10 GMT
Single-game tickets for Bengals 2013 home games will be available to purchase beginning next Saturday, June 29. Sales will begin at 10 a.m. and initially will be handled exclusively through TicketmasterFull Story >
Single-game tickets for Bengals 2013 home games will be available to purchase beginning next Saturday, June 29.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:33:30 GMT
Witnesses at Kekahakai State Park's Mahaiula Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii say someone was bitten by a shark Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Department of Land and Natural Resources confirmsFull Story >
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PHOENIX (CBS5) -
As Anthem lit the lights to usher in the annual holiday shopping season, campers in Phoenix wasted no time staking out their spot to be first in line when some retailers welcome shoppers Thanksgiving Night.
Mike Bernardi has pitched a tent over the weekend at a Best Buy store near Litchfield and McDowell roads, just of Interstate 10 in Goodyear.
He graciously agreed to talk with the CBS 5 Start Smart Morning Show crew before 6 a.m. Monday.
Bernardi, who was the only person in line at the store, said he was hoping to land a 40-inch high-definition television for $185, a laptop for his father, and an X-box for his girlfriend's children.
"I do this a lot for fun," he said about spending nearly a week waiting for the sales. He said he saves his money for one big shopping event each year.
But he's also spreading some holiday cheer.
Bernardi said he's met 10 to 15 homeless people in the short time he's been in line, and on Thursday he will cook them Thanksgiving dinner, including a deep-fried turkey and mashed potatoes. "It's just a lot of fun (spending time) with the people you meet," he said.
He has outfitted his tent with a cooler containing milk, bacon and eggs, camp chairs for lounging, and even a television for entertainment. He's said he's waiting for an air mattress to arrive today to make sleeping a little more comfortable.
Friends have kept him company while in line over the weekend, he said, and he expects they'll continue to show as the week goes by and that the line of customers will begin to increase by Tuesday.
The only inconvenience is that he might have to run to his home to shower, but he has friends to relieve him. Speaking of relieving, Bernardi said Best Buy has been very accommodating and allows him use of their restrooms inside.
The good news for retailers - an early Thanksgiving means the season is longer with 33 shopping days.
But the economy is still sluggish and what's going on in Washington has rattled consumers.
"Retailers are very concerned about the fiscal cliff situation, National Retail Federation Vice President Ellen Davis said. "In a recent survey, 72 percent of consumers say they were changing their shopping pattern as a result of the uncertainty of the situation."
Also dampening the forecast is Superstorm Sandy. By one estimate, nearly 5 million households in its path will have to curb spending this year to counter. The retailers are going all in, already offering discounts.
Like last year, some stores will start opening on Thanksgiving at midnight, with Walmart, Target, Sears and Toys R Us opening even earlier in a fierce competition to get the very first shoppers.
At the Outlets at Anthem, the annual tree lighting ceremony went on without a hitch Saturday night. American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips and Roshon Fegan performed.
At 7 p.m., Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams and Santa Claus lit he Christmas tree as artificial snow fell. The lighting was followed by a performance from Phoenix-based Angelique White Band.
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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