Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -
A forum was held Tuesday night in Newtown with state lawmakers to discuss gun violence, mental health and school security following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Officials said they're glad they didn't act as quickly as New York, who passed the first gun control laws since Newtown.
"A week or two late is not any failure. It's important to make sure we get it right," said Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. "Between the snowstorm and additional information people were looking for, we're doing pretty well with our target."
State leaders said New York was too hasty and they think it's good Connecticut is taking its time. But, a few people argued the state needs to slow down even more.
"Things are moving far too quickly, nationally, locally. There's a lot of emotion going on. There's a lot of people who are expecting answers now," said one unidentified man at the meeting. "And I think that the most important thing that we have to do is wait until an official story comes out."
The town hall-style meeting was organized by Newtown Action Alliance and was attended by state Reps. Mitch Bolinsky, Dan Carter and Lonnie Reed as well as McKinney.
"I suspect some people maybe on both sides will think it either went too far or didn't go far enough," McKinney said. "Historically, that would tell me we're kind of in the right place."
The lawmakers worked on the bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, which was formed after a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.
The task force is expected to vote on a bill that covers gun violence, mental health and school security by mid-March.
"We demand a vote on legislations and we deserve a vote so we hope that the legislators will honor that," said Newtown Action Alliance Co-Chairman Po Murray.
The task force has held four public hearings and the organization plans to hold one more before they announce their legislation.
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