Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
A trip to the grocery store may soon cost a little more.
The latest budget crisis in Washington, called the sequester, is expected to have a direct impact on shoppers across the Valley and around the country.
Maragret Balon of Phoenix said that she can barely afford to make ends meet now.
"It's a big deal to me because I'm on Social Security," said Balon. "I'm on a fixed income."
According to White House estimates, the U.S. Department of Agriculture could face a $2 billion cut this year, that would force thousands of food inspection workers out of work for up to two weeks, slowing down meat and poultry production and driving up prices.
Pat Spring is the owner of the Grocery Outlet in Glendale which caters to lower income families.
He told CBS5 News that with the economy still not fully recovered from the recession, this is the wrong time to ask customers to cough up more cash.
"We hope it doesn't happen, because if costs go up, eventually they have to be passed on to the consumer," said Spring. "With the tight budget that everybody is going through, it would not be a good thing at all."
Shopper Pat Click said the entire budget crisis could have been avoided.
"I think lawmakers dropped the ball," said Click. "They should be compromising and working together instead of grandstanding. I think they let down the American public."
Spring said that he is also worried that small businesses could lose business, if they are forced to raise prices.
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