Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
"We're still calling it Black Friday," said Shane Hughes, the manager of a Target store in Phoenix.
No matter what you call it, everyone knows the biggest shopping day of the year is getting bigger.
Michelle Ahlmer from the Arizona Retailers Association acknowledges the name has become misleading.
"It certainly isn't just Friday anymore. It's turning into Black November," she joked.
Thanksgiving Day is a week and a half away, and Amazon got the retail game started early with Black Friday deals starting Tuesday. Other online retailers are following suit.
The long-standing tradition of getting up at the crack of dawn and getting in line with hundreds of shoppers waiting for stores to open is now changing. Turkey Day shoppers are going straight from the holiday dinner table to discounts.
"It's a very competitive market and we feel if there's an opportunity to serve the public and they are indicating that they are willing to shop early, then that's why we provide it," said Ahlmer.
For retailers, it's all about moving their bottom line out of the red for the year and into the black. It's the most important time of the year.
"It's huge. Between 20 and 40 percent of their revenue comes in this 36-day period," said Ahlmer.
For customers, it's all about saving money.
"We're going to have deals all over the entire store," said Hughes, who says Target stores will open at 9 p.m. this year.
From iPods and iPads to Furbys and flat screens, those deals will be deep and the lines will be long for the hottest items on your little one's list.
"We're just kind of waiting to see what that big toy's gonna be this year,"said Hughes when asked what parents will be hunting for.
Also this year is Walmart's 'One Hour Guarantee.' If customers are in line between 10 and 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving, they will be guaranteed an iPad 2 for $399, which includes a $75 gift card, a 32-inch flat screen for $148 or a Blu-ray player for $38.
Walmart announced they will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
"Hopefully you shop earlier, you come back again," said Ahlmer.
Some retailers have already published their Black Friday ads and others have been leaked. You can find all of that information in the special "Black Friday" section of our website.
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