Thursday, December 5 2013 10:56 AM EST2013-12-05 15:56:15 GMT
The 9-1-1 recordings of the Newtown school shooting were released Wednesday. News outlets across the country cautiously covered the newly public tapes. Some newsrooms chose not to air or publish the tapes.More >
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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, December 5 2013 6:47 PM EST2013-12-05 23:47:15 GMT
A University of Georgia professor accused the state's attorney general of mob-like criminal activities in a lawsuit filed in Fulton County state court Thursday. In a nearly 100 page amended complaint,More >
A University of Georgia professor accused the state's attorney general of mob-like criminal activities in a lawsuit filed in Fulton County state court Thursday. More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:01 PM EST2013-12-04 23:01:36 GMT
Officials are on the scene of a plane crash along Highway 136 and Auraria Road near Dawsonville.More >
Friends and family of Dr. Jack Culbertson confirmed Wednesday morning that the long-time surgeon at Emory was killed Monday night in a small plane crash along Highway 136 and Auraria Road near Dawsonville.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:37 PM EST2013-12-05 21:37:48 GMT
(CNN) -Two million Facebook, G-mail and Twitter passwords were stolen as part of a massive computer hack. Researchers at cyber-security firm Trustwave say the data breach was the result of malware installedMore >
Two million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords were stolen as part of a massive computer hack.More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-12-03 23:40:12 GMT
Pamela Williams was just 43 years-old when she died, she made a big impression people while she was alive. "She was very outgoing and very social. So many people have contacted us from high school youMore >
A woman was shot and killed during a home invasion over the weekend. Pamela Williams was just 43 years old when she died.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:28 PM EST2013-12-06 04:28:04 GMT
A bell on the door of Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company chimes every time a customer walks in. Thursday that chime was a constant reminder about the holiday business co-owner Kristen Hard will miss.The sweetMore >
A bell on the door of Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Company chimes every time a customer walks in. Thursday that chime was a constant reminder about the holiday business co-owner Kristen Hard will miss.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:06 PM EST2013-12-04 22:06:04 GMT
Roswell police are searching for a missing 71-year-old man.James "Gary" Morris was last seen at his Sandy Springs home Tuesday night.Morris' vehicle was found Wednesday afternoon at Don White Park whereMore >
Roswell police are searching for a missing 71-year-old man.More >