Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:00 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:00:54 GMT
The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. "Trained Assassins" follows a group of cross bow hunters from Louisiana ...More >>
The reality TV bug bites Louisiana residents again. This time it's a show that will feature a group of hunters from the Baton Rouge area. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:25 AM EDT2013-05-18 04:25:06 GMT
From LSU SportsBATON ROUGE, La. -- A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU (48-7, 23-6 SEC) to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss (35-20, 14-15 SEC) FridayMore >>
A two-run eighth-inning homer by senior leftfielder Raph Rhymes lifted No. 2 LSU to a thrilling 5-4 victory over No. 14 Ole Miss Friday night at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) -
Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is a day to remind consumers to put money back into the local economy.
Jackie Bacha and her poodle Navar have been running "Oh My Dog! Boutique and Spa" for nearly five years.
"He likes to sit up in the chair and greet customers and check them out and pretty much he thinks he's in charge here," said Bacha about Navar, who sat next to her during the interview.
"So you need some accessories," Bacha said while she was helping customers Saturday. "Thank you so much. Good to see you," she said to one customer.
Bacha's store is just one of thousands of small businesses in Scottsdale.
"The customers are so nice and you get to really build a relationship. You know them. You know their dogs, you know what to buy," Bacha said.
Susan Schmitz, who was shopping and also owns a small business in downtown Scottsdale said, "I feel like I'm helping to kind of give back to this wonderful community to help build more businesses in the area and give more jobs to the local people."
Scottsdale is one of many American towns taking part in Small Business Saturday, a program sponsored by American Express that has been running for three years.
It reminds shoppers to check out what small businesses have to offer as opposed to mainstream department stores and it was designed to remind consumers to shop locally all year-round.
"We recognize that the revenue that we receive through business and sales taxes come from the small businesses that typically are local," Linda Walton, an economic development specialist with the city of Scottsdale, said.
She said this is Scottsdale's second year to participate in the program.
Store owners said it does help.
"We do see an increase in sales on Small Business Saturday. We do. So I think just getting the word out there and having people just remember us is what it's all about," said Bacha.
Near Fashion Square, the Artisan Market was set up with dozens of vendors and a group singing Christmas carols Saturday.
Several other small businesses also participated in Small Business Saturday all over Scottsdale and the Valley.
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