| Jan 26, 2015
| 4:11 PM
State senators killed off nearly all of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's gun control package Monday, downing 10 bills in a Republican-controlled committee.
It seemed for a while, though, that they had advanced a major Democratic priority: Stripping people of...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The Florida Legislature doesn’t do anything quickly, except when it involves guns.
Then, they jump into action.
Another gun bill to make the gun lovers and the NRA happy?
Sure, why not.
Thus, we have the fast track bill to allow...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:51 PM
For most of her adult life, Alfena Rascoe battled obesity.
At 238 pounds, the Laurel resident said, the extra weight slowed her down, affecting her stamina at work as a child psychiatric specialist. It also led to high blood pressure, putting her at...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:40 AM
The inability to enact new gun safety laws after the Sandy Hook school shooting ranks as "the single failure" of his tenure, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a televised interview.
"The gun lobby simply won, you know?" Holder said in an interview...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:30 AM
Slain "American Sniper" Chris Kyle's family says they are confident of “a fair and just verdict” in the murder trial of the troubled veteran who is accused of killing him.
Eddie Ray Routh stands accused of shooting Kyle, 38, and Chad...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Victor Franco advertised his Orlando bodyguard and private-eye business by holding assault rifles and posing with beauty queens, elected officials and private jets.
As president of FV Eagle Eye Investigation and Protection Services, Franco identified...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:33 PM
As gun-rights groups galvanize around a new Pennsylvania law making it easier to challenge local gun laws, Bethlehem City Council this week began the process of removing an old gun permit fee from its books.
The $2 fee isn't consistent with state law...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:41 PM
In the wake of lawsuits filed against several Pennsylvania cities, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is moving forward with plans to repeal a city gun law in hopes of avoiding a similar battle.
The repeal, being introduced to Allentown City Council this...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:02 PM
Bowing to pressure from pro-gun groups, Allentown Council repealed several sections of the city's gun ordinance Wednesday in hopes of avoiding a lawsuit.
The vote, which was unanimous, came in the aftermath of several lawsuits filed against cities...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States.
The 51-43 vote makes...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:43 PM
With his announcement that the United States will open negotiations and try to normalize relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama is trying to break the hold of the Cuba lobby once and for all.
In historical terms, that's a remarkable undertaking....