Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
The shooting at an elementary school in Newtown has prompted Connecticut lawmakers to look at possible ways of improving safety at all public schools in the state.
And now, state Rep. Michael Molgano, R-Stamford, is proposing a bill that would help pay for school resource officers with a 80 percent matching grant.
"I just want to put this out there because I think it's very important," he said, "there is so much emphasis on security, but I don't think what we have today is sufficient."
Molgano told Eyewitness News that the grant would apply to schools that have and want school resource officers. However, it would not make them mandatory.
At East Hartford Middle School, school resource officer Joe Murray greets about 1,100 students each day. He is one of two resource officers at the building.
"They are part of what we do, part of our Falcon family," said East Hartford Middle School Principal Anthony Menard.
The Gun Violence and Children's Safety Task Force was established to 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.
The bi-partisan 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.
Its first public hearing, which will focus on school safety, will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. inside room 2C at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
Items such as bulletproof glass and magnetized door locks will be discussed by lawmakers.
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