Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 10:54 PM EST2013-12-12 03:54:43 GMT
The cold weather didn't stop hundreds of people from going to a concert on Wednesday that honored late Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer. The show went will into the night at the old North HighMore >>
The cold weather didn't stop hundreds of people from going to a concert on Wednesday that honored late Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer.More >>
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Now that the governor of Connecticut has signed the new gun control laws into legislation, the families affected by the Newtown school shooting are focusing on leaders in Washington D.C.
"This is a marathon," said William Sherlach, the husband of Sandy Hook Elementary School psychologist Mary Sherlach, who was killed on Dec. 14. "And you have to be prepared to run all 26 miles. This is not a sprint."
On that day, 20 children and six adults were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"I was not present for the bill signing, choosing instead to witness the birthday celebration of Anna Marquez Greene who would have turned 7 on April 4," said Newtown First Selectwoman Pat LLodro.
On Friday morning, United States senators for Connecticut gathered on the steps of Hartford City Hall to turn that focus to the nation's capital.
"The most difficult question I am asked is how can 92 percent of the American people favor background checks and bans on illegal safety," said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. "And the NRA (National Rifle Association) hold so much sway."
Connecticut's congressional leaders told Eyewitness News they are proud of what the state has done, but were disappointed that the United States Congress cannot do the same.
"We live in a reality in Washington in which we cannot pass a bill without Republicans and Democrats supporting it," said U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. "We hope this week is a turning point because we showed here in Connecticut Republicans and Democrats can work together."
Despite reassurances from President Barack Obama that they would renew the assault weapons ban and get universal background checks, nothing has passed.
No law will ever bring William Sherlach's wife back, but he, along with many of the other families, is still planning to fight for changes.
"Get the legislation. Get it now. And then it fades. Time goes by. News cycles happen. Other headlines come up," William Sherlach told 60 Minutes. "Now when you take a multifaceted approach, and you can build a wagon big enough for a grassroots movement to get involved, it has the legs to go the 26 miles."
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill into law Thursday afternoon that will bring sweeping changes to gun control.
Immediately after the bipartisan agreement on gun control was signed, it made more than 100 additional guns illegal, stopped the sale of ammunition magazines with more than 10 rounds, and implemented universal background checks.
In July, permits will be required for all long guns and ammunition.
William Sherlach told 60 Minutes he's accepted pushing for this legislation will be his new lifelong pursuit.
"Shame on me if it's not," he said.
There will be challenges to the new Connecticut law. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League, which is the state's largest grass roots gun rights group, said it is planning to fight parts of it and have called it unconstitutional.
Obama will be speaking at the Sports Center at the University of Hartford on Monday evening where he is expected to encourage national lawmakers to do as Connecticut has done.
University of Hartford officials said that the tickets will be released at 5 p.m. and long lines have already formed.
There is a lot of confusion among firearms owners.
"The change of the speed and ease of getting ammunition will change if I am not here," said Jamil Eyvazzadeh, who is a gun owner. "For example, if I go hunting."
Employees at gun clubs told Eyewitness News they have fielded a number of calls from those trying to understand what they need to know.
"What we are trying to do is digest and read through the new bill," said Greg Maglieri of the Hartford Gun Club in East Granby.
Maglieri said a lot of effort goes into making the range as safe as possible.
A lot of his members are not happy with the new laws, but the focus now is understand them and complying.
"And I think January is the final date when the bill will be fully enacted," Maglieri said. "So there is a time period where we are all going to have to look at it."
The Connecticut Republicans have released a list of the most frequently asked questions on the new gun laws. Click the following link to read the all.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:27 PM EST2013-12-12 04:27:21 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
CBS 5 News
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.