WAVE 3 Editorial - December 18, 1012: Stop the Assaults
By Ken Selvaggi WAVE 3 Vice President & General Manager
Our community hurt considerably 23 years ago when a gunman
went on a shooting rampage inside the Courier-Journal building. Our entire nation is hurting now with a small
community in Connecticut following the
second deadliest school shooting in our nation's history. In between, there have been several mass
shootings that have ripped apart our country.
The technology and killing power of weapons today far
outstrip what our Founding Fathers envisioned.
And people who are a danger to themselves or others should
not be able to buy high-powered, rapid-fire weapons.
Mental illness isn't something modern medicine can easily
treat and issues like the proper balance between the individual's right to
privacy and society's right to know
complicate it further.
Congress didn't pass the Mental Health First Aid Higher
Education Act this year which would have provided training to help people
identify and respond to signs of mental illness and deal with psychiatric
Let's hope it gets passed this year. While just 5percent of people
dealing with mental illness are violent, that number is too high.
Sunday, March 9 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:40:44 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The coroner released the identity of a woman who was hit and killed by someone driving a van. The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft DriveMore >>
The accident occurred Sunday around 4:36 a.m. on Preston Highway at Pinecroft Drive near Blue Lick Road in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-03-09 21:50:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A business was evacuated due to a gas leak as hazmat crews continue to work to secure the area, according to Louisville Metrosafe. Dispatchers confirmed the business is in theMore >>
Fire crews were able to set up a water line and fog curtain to approach the tank and shut off the valve. The leak was contained at 12:56 p.m.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-03-09 18:38:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police have responded to a fatal car accident early Sunday morning. Around 4:45, the accident was reported in Okolona, at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road. Police aren'tMore >>
Around 4:45 a.m., the accident was reported in Okolona at Preston Highway and Blue Lick Road.
Friday, March 7 2014 9:42 PM EST2014-03-08 02:42:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One man is dead after an accident involving three vehicles in south Louisville. According to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner RD Jones, Ricky Duncan, 54, was driving a Ford escortMore >>
The Louisville Metro Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash.More >>
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