Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:57:32 GMT
The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:56:27 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -
Newtown residents are holding an event this weekend to help support local businesses in the Sandy Hook section of town.
While donations for the victims and their families have poured in from all over the world, businesses told Eyewitness News that they feel like they have been forgotten about. Some have even been forced to shut down because of poor sales.
"I do know for a few, it's definitely make or break," said Tamara Doherty, who owns the Wishing Well.
On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza had two pistols and an AR-15 when he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds, killing 20 children and six adults. Before the school shooting, he shot his mother four times.
"As soon as I turn onto the road, I get a little anxious still, remembering that morning," Doherty said.
After the tragedy, Church Hill Street where the Wishing Well is located was full of foot traffic.
"It was not really business activity," Doherty said. "It was reporters, it was a lot of people coming to visit the memorial."
Many of those people weren't interested in buying locally made gifts from shops such as the Wishing Well. The shootings happened so close to Christmas didn't help these local businesses either.
"A lot of people a lot of the businesses here rely on sales from that to sustain them through most of the year," Doherty said.
So this Saturday, small business owners are hosting the I (heart) Sandy Hook Cash Mob. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
are being asked to spend $20 at any one of the local merchants in Sandy
Anyone wishing to support the town and aren't able to make it to
the event can call one of the businesses in town and make a purchase or
donate over the phone.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >