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 >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Get ready to reach deeper into your wallet when you go to the grocery store or sign-up for pay TV. We're going to be paying a lot more in 2013 for many things we take for granted.
Among the most worrisome is the cost of food, which impacts people at all income levels and is something none of us can avoid. Beef prices are expected to go up by 3% to 4% due to the drought here in the Midwest, according to CNN.
FOX19 took a look at some of the common things we buy in the grocery store and it's startling how much they've gone up in the past year alone. Taking a look at average consumer prices that government researchers recorded, we discovered that ground chuck is already up 8%. In November 2011, a pound of ground chuck cost $3.20. Now you've got to pay $3.46. And it's only going to get worse in 2013, agriculture analysts say.
(By the way, November is the latest month for which food prices from the government are available.)
It's even worse if you want chicken for dinner. The price for a whole chicken is up 16% in the last year. What cost you $1.30 a pound in November 2011 increased to $1.51 per pound in November 2012.
Coffee drinkers are paying more, too. A pound of ground roast coffee cost you $5.64 in November 2011. But you now have to pay $6.07 a pound. That means the price of coffee has increased 7.6% in just a year's time.
Even if you stay home to watch satellite TV, you'll be shelling out more dough. DirecTV is telling its customers to expect a 4.5% hike in their monthly bill starting February 7. Dish is raising prices, too, starting this month. Their customers' bills will go up by 7% - 20%.
Satellite companies blame increasing costs for programming as the reason for the price hikes. Cable companies are expected to follow suit. Time Warner Cable spokesman Mike Hogan tells FOX19 that video customers who don't subscribe to a package that's bundled will see an increase of about 4% this year. However, he says 82% of Time Warner Cable's customers in the Midwest won't see any increase.