Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent more than 60 people to Connecticut hospitals, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested...More >>
The commuter train derailment and collision that left dozens injured outside New York City was not the result of foul play, officials said Saturday, but a fractured section of rail is being studied to determine if it is...More >>
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
A group of mayors and first selectmen from cities and towns across the state are taking a stand on gun violence in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Newtown.
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities released 13 proposals it's pushing state legislators to pass this session during a news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday morning.
The coalition, which represents the leaders of the 144 cities and towns across the state, stated all the legislative proposals are aimed at reducing gun violence.
On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother at their home, then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 children and adults.
The recommendations made by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities would include the following:
Limiting the capacity of rifle and handgun magazines to no more than 10 bullets.
Requiring a rifle permit for those purchasing any long gun such as a hunting rifle.
Requiring a firearm permit in order to purchase ammunition.
Prohibiting individuals from buying more than one gun in a 30 day period.
Requiring trigger locks to be provided with each fire arm sale.
Outlawing the possession and purchasing of body armor.
"With rights come responsibilities and this is a discussion about responsibilities attendant to gun rights," said New Haven Mayor John DeStefano.
The mayors said they're not targeting anyone's Second Amendment rights, but stress something needs to be done.
"We're here because an atrocity happened 20 miles from my house. Today is my son's seventh birthday. I'm sick of people telling me that his rights to be safe takes a backseat to somebody's ridiculous infatuation with a war weapon," said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch. "This is not what this state is about. This state is about protecting the babies. We lost 20 futures and the families lost 20 futures."
CCM said it will be working together with the senators and representatives on the newly formed Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety Task Force to get their proposals passed.
The Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety Task Force is a panel of Democratic and Republican legislators that will be divided into three subcommittees, which will focus on gun control, school safety and mental health.
CCM also plans to work with the 16-member Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which was established by the governor. The commission will review safety, gun control laws and regulations and mental health issues.
The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which will be led by Chairman Scott Jackson, who is the mayor of Hamden and a member of CCM, will release its initial report on March 15.
"We want to make sure the mayors, first selectmen, town councils have an opportunity to directly impact the debate that's going on here in Hartford and this is our way of doing that," said Torrington Mayor Ryan Bingham.
While the mayors and first selectmen said something needs to be done. They added they'll be lucky to get a few of these proposals passed, noting the strong opposition they're already facing from gun owners and sportsmen.
"Guns are not the issue," said Robert Cook, who is a lobbyist for the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen. "That was just the tool that was used."
Cook said responsible gun owners are coming under fire, when instead the mayors should be also be looking at mental health issues and school safety.
"All these things sound good, how do you enforce them? Casuals sales and mandate the guy give a lock to the person he's selling it to," he said. "How do you enforce it? Trigger lock police? Are we going to have magazine police, assault weapon police?"
But, at least one mayor disagreed with Cook.
"We have a lot of healing here to do. Everybody in the world is shaking their heads at this incident and we're sitting around arguing over scopes and barrels and micro-stamping," Finch said. "Stop the madness, that's what we have to do. This is not about hunters and the right to bear arms embedded in our constitution that we fought wars for. This is about 20 angels that were taken from us in the most despicable manner."
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Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
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