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A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
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WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
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Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
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A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Members of the state bipartisan task force on gun violence held their first ceremonial meeting Friday afternoon.
The Gun Violence and Children's Safety task force will review current laws and make proposals on a range of potential legislation to prevent gun violence, improve school security and ensure mental health services in the state.
"These three committees are going to have a lot of overlap," said state Sen. Beth Bye, D-Hartford.
The task force met for an organizational meeting with no hearings or testimony taking place at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
"Tolerance, civility, understanding, bipartisan cooperation, and I think if we can pledge to do all of these on this journey," said Minority Leader Larry Cafero. "I think we can arrive at the end of this journey with good results."
The task force will work together with Gov. Dannel Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which consists of experts and professionals on school safety, mental health and gun control.
The commission, which is being led by Chairman Scott Jackson, who is the mayor of Hamden, also will be bringing Malloy recommendations on those same three categories by mid-March in time for the regular session.
The commission and task force were formed after Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother at their home, then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 children and adults on Dec. 14.
The task force announced its upcoming hearing schedule following the meeting.
Public hearing focusing on school safety on Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. at room 2C at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
Public hearing focusing on gun safety on Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at room 2C at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
Public hearing focusing on mental health issues on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. at room 2C at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
Public hearing (topic is unknown at this time) on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at Newtown High School.
The hearings will give the public the chance to give the task force their opinions before the members make their recommendations.
"We're really gonna listen to the public," Cafero said.
The task force is also setting up a website for people, who cannot attend the hearings, to add their input.
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