Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:44:50 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingFull Story >
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.Full Story >
Vince Flynn, a best-selling author of political thriller novels, has died at age 47 after a two-year battle with prostate cancer.Full Story >
Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after a more than two-year battle with prostate...Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:38:40 GMT
A worldwide pop star could be staying in the Queen City. According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week. Mars is set to kick off hisFull Story >
According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week.Full Story >
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
A Connecticut-based nonprofit is recommending legislation that would require all privately owned assault weapons in the state to be destroyed.
Connecticut Against Gun Violence announced Tuesday that they want legislation proposed that would require any assault weapon and large capacity ammunition magazines of more than seven rounds be turned into police, removed from Connecticut and destroyed.
The legislation proposed by Connecticut Against Gun Violence would also include the following items:
Banning assault weapons
Banning large-capacity ammunition magazines of more than seven rounds
Requiring permits and universal background checks on all sales and transfers of guns
Requiring registration of handguns with annual renewal
Banning the right of way for transportation of firearms and ammunition bought over the internet
Making gun owners liable for negligent storage if any person gains access to firearms and injures himself or another person or causes damage to property
Restricting handgun sales to one gun purchase per month
Requiring a license or permit to purchase any gun or ammunition
Increasing tax ammunition sales
"While we respect the rights of gun owners and we accept the Second Amendment as the law of the land," said Executive Director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence Ron Pinciaro. "We are also mindful of what Supreme Court Justice Scalia stated in the syllabus of the Supreme Court's brief on the issue: 'It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever, in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.'"
The nonprofit will hold a Valentine's Day rally at the state Capitol in Hartford where members will ask for changes to gun laws.
"Legislative leadership in Hartford has indicated that there is a bipartisan mood that will result in smart and effective improvement to gun safety measures. CAGV looks forward to working with the elected officials to reach that goal," said Connecticut Against Gun Violence Board President Marty Isaac. "It's time the needs of the people come before the needs of the NRA leadership."
Connecticut already has a ban on assault weapons. State Sen. John McKinney, whose district includes Newtown, said he feels heat will come from some current gun owners.
"The issue of no exemptions for existing guns or magazines out there already is one that will be very controversial and it's something we need to take seriously," McKinney said.
State lawmakers told Eyewitness News that they are also looking to see what comes out of Washington D.C.
Currently, not all states have the same laws on certain guns such as assault weapons. Many lawmakers told Eyewitness News that they would like to see national standards first.
Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
635 W. 7th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Switchboard: (513) 421-1919
Newsroom: (513) 421-0119
Press releases: desk@FOX19.com