Monday, July 28 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:27:54 GMT
Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.Full Story >
A suicidal maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun before killing himself over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in...Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:55:01 GMT
Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.Full Story >
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:13 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...Full Story >
NEWTOWN, CT (WFSB) -
Connecticut lawmakers have been focusing on mental health because it's believed the young man responsible for the Newtown school shooting suffered from a mental illness.
However, the public may never know what Adam Lanza suffered from before he entered Sandy Hook Elementary School with two pistols and an AR-15 and in just a matter of minutes, he fired multiple rounds, killing 20 children and six adults. That is due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA laws.
"We may not be able to provide that information," said Steven Sedensky of the Danbury State's Attorney Office.
It is not clear if Lanza was ever officially diagnosed with a mental illness; however, family members said he had a form of autism.
The Connecticut State Police are still investigating the motive for the shooting and a report is not expected to be available for a few months.
HIPPA laws, which were created in 1996, allow people to carry their health insurance from one job to another and keep health information private. The privacy provision was put in place mainly because paper records were being replaced with electronic record keeping and the concern was too much access.
"They go with you until eternity, except for a new wrinkle," said attorney Jennifer Cox.
Cox told Eyewitness News that starting in September, there is a new provision of HIPPA laws that after a person has been dead for 50 years, HIPPA no longer applies.
Lawmakers are looking into what caused the Newtown school shooting to occur and many told Eyewitness News if they can't learn about Lanza's mental health history, then they cannot figure out what went wrong.
"HIPPA will certainly make it more difficult for us to come up with the best solution because Adam Lanza had a propensity for violence and where did it come from, we may never know," said state Sen. Scott Frantz, who is on the legislature's Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety Task Force.
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Monday, July 28 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:07:25 GMT
CINCINNATI, OH (WXIX) – A FOX19 investigation's uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven moreFull Story >
A FOX19 investigation uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven more than $13 million in loans since 2005 and plans to forgive more in the future.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:34:58 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:25:24 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team. The pizza will now be served at Paul Brown Stadium and fans will be able to take advantage of giveawaysFull Story >
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:36 GMT
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Officers were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. May 22 for a U.S. Bank robbery at 9430Full Story >
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Full Story >
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