Sunday, May 19 2013 1:00 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:00:12 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park this Sunday.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:32:55 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million.Full Story >
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -
The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has turned some grief into anger and has once again ignited the debate on gun control.
Members of the Connecticut congressional delegation are calling for a ban on assault weapons such as the one used by the gunman.
Adam Lanza was armed and dangerous. He had two pistols and a military-style rifle when he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds killing 20 children and six adults.
The weapons used in the second deadliest school shooting in United States history included a Bushmaster AR-15 assault-type weapon with high capacity magazines, a Glock 10 mm and a Sig Sauer 9 mm. State police said that Lanza mainly used the Bushmaster AR-15 assault-type weapon in the school.
State police also confirmed that each victim was shot multiple times.
More than 3 million Americans own an AR-15 - it's the most popular rifle in America.
"It's a fun gun to shoot," said gun owner Rick Friedman.
However, since the shooting, some gun owners in Connecticut are stocking up on the weapon, and national sales on the Bushmaster AR-15 assault-type weapon are up.
But that feeling is not shared by Connecticut senators, congressional leaders and mayors, who want to see a federal ban on assault weapons reinstated.
"It's the right time to ask what can we do to stop this sort of tragedy," said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT.
"Any weapon that can fire that many bullets that quickly is just not something that should be available to the public," said New Haven Mayor John DeStefano.
The AR-15 has a futuristic appearance. It is the gun of choice in movies and video games.
Last week, a man used one to kill two people at a shopping mall in Portland, OR. In July, a gunman used it in a movie theater in Aurora, CO, where he killed 12 people and injured 58.
Dick's Sporting Goods has pulled certain types of semi-automatic rifles from its shelves out of respect for the families in Newtown.
However, Hoffman Guns in Newington is a busy place these days. And gun owners do not believe a ban is the answer.
"I think there should be more into mental health, they should look at that rather than banning all these assault rifles," said gun owner Paul Soltesz.
The National Rifle Association of America released a statement following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
"Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting," the NRA said in the statement.
"The National Rifle Association of America is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters - and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown," the NRA said in a statement Tuesday.
The NRA said its is planning on making a contribution to "make sure this never happens again."
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are searching all gun shops in Connecticut to see if they have any activity with Nancy and Adam Lanza.
The ATF is still looking for leads in the case when talking to local gun providers.
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Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >