Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:30 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:30:38 GMT
It happened around 2:30 this morning at the kangaroo express on south kentucky. You can see a heavy police presence at the scene. Officers say a white male in his late 20's, early 30's walked into theMore >>
Officers say the suspect walked into the gas station, implied he a weapon and demanded cash.More >>
Mario Chalmers broke out of a shooting slump to score 10 points, lifting the Miami Heat to a 27-25 lead over the San Antonio Spurs after one quarter of Game 6 in the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.More >>
LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 30 points, nine assists and eight rebounds and Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play that helped put Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio...More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:38 PM EDT2013-06-19 03:38:48 GMT
Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning and that was plenty for Jeff Samardzija, who pitched the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Tuesday night. ChicagoMore >>
Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning and that was plenty for Jeff Samardzija, who pitched the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Tuesday night.
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in a car accident in Los Angeles.More >>
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings, whose unflinching reporting ended the career of a top American army general, died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.More >>
STAMFORD, CT (WFSB) -
U.S .Sen. Chris Murphy and Rep. Jim Himes held a roundtable discussion atthe Yerwood Community Center in Stamford Thursday afternoon to get more peopleinvolved in the conversation of gun violence.
"Gun violence did not start on Dec. 14 in this country," Murphysaid.
One of Murphy's current focuses is getting more people to talk about gunviolence.
"Passing more legislation is not the answer, either," he said."The NRA is powerful, but they are much less powerful today than they were30 days ago. Newtown has transformed this nation."
Stamford police chief Jon Fontneau informed the crowd that the city had fivehomicides this year. Three of them were the result of gun violence, he added.
"All of them unacceptable," Fontneau said.
People in attendance told Eyewitness News that they wanted more young peopleinvolved in the discussion.
"The crimes are being committed by younger people," said JereEaton of Stamford. "And we need to understand where they are coming fromand why they are carrying the guns."
Those in attendance wanted to know how they could get involved in theprocess. They can do that by contacting their local lawmakers.
The discussion came one day after President Barack Obama announced hisexecutive action plan on gun control following the mass shooting at Sandy HookElementary School in Newtown.
The plan includes a more streamlined way for law enforcement to share informationon guns. Obama also proposed universal background checks, a renewed ban onassault rifles and a 10-round limit on magazines.
"If there is even one life that can be saved, then we've got anobligation to try," Obama said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who could not attend the discussion, said hemet with Murphy last week and met with people in Hartford who were upset withgun violence.
"As a result, when it comes to developments in gun safety, time haslargely stood still," he said. "This includes production of guns thatcan recognize their owners' grip, guns that could never be accidentally firedby a child or used by a thief. We must also do more to keep track of the gunsflowing through our communities."
Blumenthal added he supported recommendations made by the president. He alsosuggested having the Department of Justice track gun purchases.
"I look forward to working shoulder-to-shoulder with a broad coalition- comprising Newtown residents, law enforcement professionals, and countlesspeople in Connecticut and across the country who have said to me again andagain with deep grief and outrage, 'We have to do something,'" Blumenthalsaid. "This conversation today is an important part of continuing thatmomentum."
Gun violence, school safety and mental health were the topic of discussionTuesday at the state Capitol as lawmakers from both sides of the aisleannounced the creation of a bipartisan task force.
Leaders from the House and Senate announced the creation of the Gun ViolencePrevention and Children's Safety Task Force.
The panel of Democratic and Republican legislators will be divided intothree subcommittees, which will focus on gun control, school safety and mentalhealth.
Gov. Dannel Malloy established the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, a16-member panel that has been given the task of bringing him recommendations onthose same three categories by mid-March in time for the regular session.
The new Legislative panel, announced Tuesday, said in addition to acting asa clearinghouse for the proposals that are being offered by lawmakers, it willalso keep tabs on the work being conducted by Malloy's committee.
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:01 GMT
SAND CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN (WAVE) – A 12-year-old Jennings County boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 16-year-old brother late Monday night while handling firearms in their home, according to theMore >>
Investigators said the 16-year-old had been handling a .22 caliber rifle when it discharged while the rest of the family was asleep.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:56 GMT
SHELBYVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenage girl found dead in a Shelby County creek Monday morning has been identified.Deputy coroner Jeff Ivers said Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad, KY drowned. She was last seenMore >>
How Jackleen Lane, 15, ended up in the creek has not been determined.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 00:37:46 GMT
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. He is chargedMore >>
Closing arguments were heard Tuesday morning in the case of State v Jeffrey Weisheit. Weisheit is accused of setting the fire that killed Alyssa and Caleb Lynch in their home two years ago. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 2:03 PM EDT2013-06-18 18:03:35 GMT
An Owensboro, Ky., man was indicted and arrested on June 17, charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess Co., Ky., couple and allegedlyMore >>
An Owensboro man has been arrested and charged with six counts of mail fraud in connection with defrauding more than $200,000 from an elderly Daviess County couple.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingMore >>
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:55:55 GMT
LINCOLN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - A 92-year-old woman was allegedly beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home in Stanford. Neighbor Mabel Releford explained the woman had family over Friday night and momentsMore >>
Police said even though she was battered and bruised the 92-year-old victim managed to call 911, but she is going to have a long road to recovery.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-17 22:39:20 GMT
A lawsuit claims billionaire hardware kingpin John Menard pressured the wife of a business partner to have sex with Menard and his wife and retaliated with firings and lawsuits when she turned him down. Menard'sMore >>
Menard's attorney says Menard categorically denies the claims by Tomisue Hilbert.More >>
Scientists say a wooden beam extending from the floor of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, an important finding as they try to determine whether it's part of the Griffin, the...More >>
A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a...More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
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