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 >>
The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, has arrived at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing.More >>
World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in...More >>
EAST WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -
A gun shop where Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza's mother purchased the AR-15 Bushmaster used in the shootings in Newtown has lost its Federal Firearms License, according to police sources.
It's a store that has experienced a number of gun thefts in the past. Interestingly enough, a provision in Connecticut's new gun law gets tougher on people who steal them.
Sharon Hodge told Eyewitness News she cannot understand why the state would ever let her husband's son Jordan Marsh free, considering his mental health status, and his track record of stealing guns from Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor.
"We don't want him out," Hodge said.
Marsh was arrested by police in June 2011 for taking a dozen guns from the store.
Hodge said for that, he spent less than six months at Whiting Forensic Institute, which is a psychiatric facility located in Middletown.
"He came out with the ankle bracelet on," Hodge said. "That was on him for a little while and they took that off and he was able to come and go."
Hodge said she is concerned about the 26-year-old man, who has lived on and off with her South Windsor family the past few years, and her fears were validated last December.
In a week's time, Marsh was caught with a .50 caliber semiautomatic assault rifle, which is capable of penetrating cinder block, moments after he walked out of Riverview Gun Sales with it.
This incident occurred on the day after the Newtown tragedy where 20 children and six adults were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.
"The brazen act of stealing a firearm in and of itself was alarming," said East Windsor Det. Matthew Carl. "But then we found out it was this .50 caliber gun he was trying to get and it became very alarming to police."
Marsh told officers he wanted to bring the weapon to his job in Bloomfield, where he was angry at co-workers.
A few days before that, Marsh did get out of Riverview Gun Sales with an AR-15 assault rifle. The theft was discovered later by store surveillance, police said.
"They showed him on camera walking in to the gun store, and walking out with it," Hodge said.
Marsh is currently in custody for these two latest crimes.
Many, including his own family, told Eyewitness News the community was lucky something horrible didn't happen, while he was out.
And it's not the first time someone who stole guns from Riverview Gun Sales got back on the streets after serving relatively little time.
In 2007, Connecticut State Police discovered more than 600 weapons in the home of gun collector, Brian McClelland of Somers.
Most of the guns were legally owned, but more than 20 were stolen from Riverview Gun Sales, police said, after employees at Riverview Gun Sales tipped off investigators some of its inventory was missing and they believed McClelland was the culprit.
McClelland, who did not want to be interviewed for this story, was sentenced in 2008 to no prison time after pleading no contest to stealing just two weapons.
In both the cases of McClelland and Marsh, while the original charges of gun theft would have meant serious prison time, pleas were made, which reduced the effective sentences to basically zero time behind bars.
In the new gun bill just passed through the legislature though, lawmakers now have mandatory minimum sentences for gun thefts.
"It's a combination of enforcing laws that already exist," said Connecticut Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. "But, also increasing penalties for what we know is a serious crime."
"The concern about minimum mandatory sentences is that they do limit the discretion of sentencing judges,," said Connecticut Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney. "But most of our sentences do carry a significant range."
The new legislation also raises the level of a gun theft offense from a class D to a class C felony, and includes mandatory minimum fines. It is effective on Oct. 1.
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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 >>
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.
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
Voting is almost over in a special election in Western Kentucky. The election is to fill the 7th House District seat vacated when Representative John Arnold stepped down. The district covers all of UnionMore >>
The polls closed at 6 Tuesday night, and results show a winner in the election for the 7th District House seat. More >>
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.
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 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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