gun violence

Local News
1:48 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Deputies find real gun painted to look like toy

The suspect, identified as Orlando Lowery, was charged with Carrying Concealed Weapons and drug possession.
Credit Provided / Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Ohio legislators are considering a bill that would require toy guns only be sold in bright colors to help distinguish them from real ones. But it seems some criminals might try using that to their advantage.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office reports deputies responding to a call about a man with a weapon located the suspect with a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

A picture of the weapon shows it's been painted red to look like a toy gun.

The suspect was also carrying 9 grams of crack cocaine.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Anti-Gun Violence Week

Anti-Gun Violence Week presented by Aiken and the CHRC

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Are smart guns the next silver bullet?

This 9mm, developed by NJIT, is still in the lab and awaiting commercial funding.
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interest in "smart guns," using biometrics and radio frequency technology, has rebounded following recent gun violence. President Obama has included them as part of his plan to reduce such mass shootings. Who makes these guns? How do they work? And will they catch on? Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."

Gun laws
1:38 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Group rallies on Fountain Square in support of gun legislation

A group advocating for changes to state and national gun laws rallied on Fountain Square today with several dozen people attending the event, which featured speakers from law enforcement, medicine, politics and faith communities, as well as survivors of gun violence.

"Our purpose today, primarily, is to bring greater attention to the issues related to gun legislation, to call and demand action with regard to gun legislation," said Karen Hillis-Skipper, the event organizer and leader of the Cincinnati chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Identifying and treating violent teens

Teens in a new study will get an fMRI at the UC Center for Imaging Research to determine problem areas in the brain
WVXU

Part of the President’s plan to reduce gun violence focuses on increased mental health services. Ann Thompson, in “Focus on Technology,” reports on Cincinnati efforts to be pro-active, involving a predictive spit test and photographing the brain.

 Dr. Jim Eliassen stands behinds glass at the University of Cincinnati Center for Imaging Research. 

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