Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:24:25 GMT
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County. According to Ontario Police, several people have contacted them concerning gravesite thefts atMore >>
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County.More >>
A hostage situation at the trumbull county jail is over.More >>
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
State Rep. Mike Ashford and others in Toledo are standing up in opposition to House Bill 203.
One provision in the bill is commonly referred to as "Stand Your Ground," which was at the center of the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin controversy in Florida. The measure says a person would not have a duty to retreat before using force in self-defense in any public place in Ohio.
"Castle Doctrine says you can defend yourself against illegal force in your home or your car. It expands that if you feel threatened anywhere, you can defend yourself and use force," explained Ashford.
Pastor Talmadge Thomas with Mt. Zion Church fears if Stand Your Ground becomes law in Ohio, it will lead to more gun violence.
"I think we have enough laws in place without expanding on the Castle Doctrine. It is sufficient. I think the element that would use it in a negative way would take advantage of the expansion," said Thomas.
Toledo City Council will consider a resolution to oppose H.B. 203. Council President Paula Hicks-Hudson says Stand Your Ground is not her only concern with the proposed legislation.
"To relax the laws in such a way that a person who might not qualify in the State of Ohio can go to another state, get a gun, bring it here and be legal - it's serious and problematic to me," said Hicks-Hudson.
A town hall meeting is scheduled for Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, located at 701 Vance Street. Opponents of H.B. 203 will be collecting signatures in case it becomes law, and a referendum is needed to place the issue on the ballot.
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:02:41 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - "This is something that you couldn't even imagine in your wildest imaginations, nightmares that something like this would ever happen, especially in a community this small," a closeMore >>
Kathy Netherland was a proud mother of two daughters who were described as great students by fellow teachers.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:48:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two people were injured during a shooting in a downtown Louisville apartment complex. According to MetroSafe, the shooting was reported just after 1 a.m. Thursday in the 550 Apartments,More >>
According to MetroSafe, the shooting was reported just after 1 a.m. Thursday in the 550 Apartments, located on South 8th Street.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:27:00 GMT
BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A tattoo shop owner was taken into custody after officers said he used the business as a cover to sell narcotics. According to Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff'sMore >>
According to Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff's office, the owner of Ink-a-holix, located on North Buckman Street, was arrested Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:23:11 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's the find of a lifetime for a legal buff, history lover or someone who just wants a lot of space. The childhood home of one of Louisville's most well-known citizens goes upMore >>
It's the find of a lifetime for a legal buff, history lover or someone who just wants a lot of space. The childhood home of one of Louisville's most well-known citizens goes up for sale Thursday and you can name your own price.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:07:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Investigations are underway at a pair of Kentuckiana doctors offices. Physicians Primary Care facilities in Jeffersonville, IN and Louisville, KY are being investigated after agents serveMore >>
One of the physicians involved in Wednesday's raid of two Kentuckiana doctor's offices had his license restricted last year for writing improper prescriptions.More >>
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