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 >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A proposal that calls for no increases in water and sewer rates for Phoenix customers in 2013 is advancing to the full city council for review.
If approved for the 2013 to 2014 fiscal year, it would mark the first time in 20 years that Phoenix residents would not see hikes in both water and wastewater rates for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, according to Toni Maccarone with the City of Phoenix Public Information Office.
The measure is the result of significant savings and efficiencies within the city's Water Services Department, Maccarone said in a statement.
"Phoenix will continue to provide efficient, safe and reliable water and sewer services, and give residents the fifth-lowest water and sewer bill of the nation's 20 largest cities," said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chairwoman of the subcommittee.
Water Services completed an innovation and efficiency study this year, reviewed by a citizen's advisory panel, which led to $20.8 million in savings, including reduced chemical costs, eliminating an additional 33 positions, energy conservation measures, reduced debt service from the sale of the city's McMullen Valley property, sewer operating efficiencies and revenue increases due to the improved economy.
Earlier this year, Phoenix City Council approved implementing a combined rate adjustment for the 2012-13 fiscal year, with no net increase for single-family residential customers. Sewer rates dropped by 7.5 percent and water rates increased by 4.5 percent
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