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) -
Consumer rights groups are raising a red flag tonight about a controversial bill making its way through the Arizona State Legislature.
HB2485 would limit what Arizona companies have to disclose about defective products.
The proposal would create a "special privilege" for health and safety reports, that companies do on their own - which means that reports on defective products could be kept confidential.
Chad Heinrich, vice president of public affairs for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, told CBS 5 News that HB2485 would provide stability for companies and make Arizona a more attractive place to do business.
He also said that it will encourage companies to pay closer attention to what they make.
"When they're investing time in health and safety audits within the company, that they will have a predictable environment to fix problems when they arise," said Heinrich.
State representative Ruben Gallego(D-Phoenix) disagrees.
He said that letting businesses police themselves when it comes to product safety is an open invitation for companies to cut corners and put consumers at risk.
"The most important thing for companies is to maximize profits, and if they can find a way to do it, they'll do it," said Gallego. "Businesses move to states when they have a good, educated work force and a good transparent tax climate. This does not really do anything of that nature."
HB2485 is sponsored by State Rep. Heather Carter(R-Cave Creek).
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