Thursday, May 23 2013 11:51 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:51:49 GMT
A lightning strike sparked a house fire on South Lakeside Oaks Dr. Thursday night.Several crews from the St. George Fire Department responded to the fire Thursday evening.We're told people were in theMore >>
A lightning strike may have been the cause of a house fire on South Lakeside Oaks Dr. Thursday night.More >>
Friday, May 3 2013 10:17 AM EDT2013-05-03 14:17:02 GMT
An Amber Alert has been issued for two girls missing from Llano, Texas. 15-year-old Misty Sloan and 13-year-old Savannah Sloan are missing from Kingsland, a suburb of Llano. The suspect in the disappearanceMore >>
15-year-old Misty Sloan and 13-year-old Savannah Sloan are missing from Kingsland, a suburb of Llano.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:40:36 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:34:54 GMT
Maybe he was up too late partying. Or maybe the 75-year-old actor woke up a bit too early. Whatever it was, Morgan Freeman dozed off during an interview.More >>
Maybe he was up too late partying. Or maybe the 75-year-old actor woke up a bit too early. Whatever it was, Morgan Freeman dozed off during an interview. More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19/CNN) -
In a surprise move this week during his State
of the Union Address, Pres. Barack Obama called for giving millions of
Americans a pay raise. He would do it by having Congress increase the federal
minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 an hour.
In the Tri-State, only Ohio's pay rate is above the federal
minimum wage. In the Buckeye State, it's currently $7.85/hour.
Supporters say Pres. Obama's proposal would benefit a lot of
people in our region, as well as millions of others across the country. They
argue it would boost consumer spending, helping small business owners by giving
them more sales. The Federal Reserve of Chicago estimates that a $1 jump in the
rate would increase minimum wage workers' household spending by almost $3,000 a
But critics say raising the minimum wage would actually cost
jobs and wouldn't help reduce poverty. They also point out that small
businesses are already set to be hit with new regulations and healthcare
requirements, meaning they would be the hardest hit.
Regardless of the arguments, it's clear Pres. Obama will
have a hard time getting his proposal through Congress. 2007 was the last time
a bill of this nature passed. All attempts since then have failed.