A coalition of Syrian opposition groups has confirmed its choice for a new army chief after the former military leader refused to step down.Full Story >
Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese border on Saturday, their latest attempt to cut off opposition fighters' fluid supply lines, state media and activists said.Full Story >
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Olympic bronze medalist Nick Goepper. File photo
Nick Goepper's hometown of Lawrenceburg, Ind. and Perfect North Slopes are hosting a parade and celebration for the 2014 Winter Olympic bronze medalist on Saturday. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on WalnutFull Story >
Nick Goepper's hometown of Lawrenceburg, Ind. and Perfect North Slopes are hosting a parade and celebration for the 2014 Winter Olympic bronze medalist on Saturday.Full Story >
A Carroll County man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his two year old son.Full Story >
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.
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31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >
Friday, March 7 2014 8:01 PM EST2014-03-08 01:01:45 GMT
Police say that one person is dead following a shooting in Over the Rhine on Friday afternoon. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Friday on Hamer Street. Little information is known at this time.Full Story >
Police say that a 22-year-old man was shot and killed in Over the Rhine while fixing his car on Friday evening. Full Story >
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A local marine is dead after a shooting in southern California on Sunday evening. Police say that 26-year-old Steven Kohus, of Morrow, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene in Twentynine Palms, Calif. OfficersFull Story >
A local Marine is dead after a shooting in southern California on Sunday evening. Police say that 26-year-old Steven Kohus, of Morrow, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene in Twentynine Palms, Calif.Full Story >
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.Full Story >
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located...Full Story >
China's foreign minister sounded a note of defiance to the country's neighbors Saturday over rival territorial claims, and said good relations with Washington depend on mutual respect.Full Story >
China will never make concessions in territorial disputes with its neighbors, while good relations with the U.S. depend on Washington respecting Beijing's sovereignty claims, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.Full Story >
Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >