Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
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 >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
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) -
Lawmakers in Connecticut are now considering legislation that would create a new task force to study how violent video games affect children.
The bill, which was discussed by the Legislature's Children's Committee, will create the proposed Violent Video Game Task Force at the Department of Children and Families.
According to the bill, lawmakers want general statutes to be amended to prohibit a business from allowing a someone under 18 years old from playing a violent point-and-shoot video game.
According to authorities, Adam Lanza played violent point-and-shoot video games often before he shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.
"It's time once again to join me in helping Connecticut get ahead of the pack to restrict participation in this ill-advised entertainment," said state Sen. Toni Hart.
The issue has divided many because some of the mass shootings across the country have a violent video game connection, but video game industry experts argued the games don't cause any harm and are already regulated with ratings.
"I honestly don't think it's right," said Edgar Vega, who grew up playing video games. "I grew up on them. Doesn't make you the person that shoots up a school."
Members of the Legislature's Children's Committee are expected to make recommendations by October to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the general assembly on ways to lower the impact violent video games could have on children.
Officials with the American Civil Liberties Union said the bill is unconstitutional
"Unfortunately, it conflicts directly with the United States Supreme Court law," said ALCU Attorney David McGuire. "In 2011, the supreme court ruled that video games have the same protections as books and novels and difficult. As such, it is difficult for states to regulate them."
Video gaming industry experts told Eyewitness News that these games are harmless and already regulated.