Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
What can you buy with a quarter? You can't even buy a stick of gum at FOX19. But the Hopeful Lutheran Church is offering used books, DVDs, and games for the same price.
"[We're] giving all the books a second, third chance. I know I put books in that were given to me by other folks, now they have a chance to live on and give a good story to other folks," said Pastor Blair Fields of the Hopeful Lutheran Church.
Hardbacks are a dollar and paperbacks only 25 cents. Plus you get change in a child's life. The church is donating all funds from the book sale to the charity Kids Against Hunger.
"I think it gives people a chance to feel like they're tangibly doing something to affect people in other parts of the world," Fields said. "We feel kind of helpless and this is a way to help, and a very tangible way of doing that."
Just one book pays for one meal, which will feed a child for a day. The nutrient-rich meals are made with rice and soy. Although it's designed to be bland, you can put your own Cincy twist on it.
"You can add spices and things to it so it can taste like chili," Fields said.
Pastor Fields and his flock have only been fundraising for Kids Against Hunger since February but have already raised almost 20,000 meals. Their goal is double that but you get help them get there one page at a time.
"We've even thought of maybe continuing it into the future in some way," Fields said. "Not sure what yet but maybe a used book center where people could bring used books in, take some books home, and keep them going. Instead of a library, just trade them. Trade them or donate some meals."
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