Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:09 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:09:54 GMT
A Humphreys County business owner says a thief made off with his wrecker truck and equipment worth more than a quarter-million dollars. "They tried to steal the roll back over here to the side of us andMore >>
A Humphreys County business owner says a thief made off with his wrecker truck and equipment worth more than a quarter-million dollars.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:58 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:58:21 GMT
Metro police are working to identify a gunman who is suspected of robbing the same Walgreen's pharmacy four times. Police say the most recent robbery at the Walgreens on Highway 70 South happened SundayMore >>
Metro police are working to identify a gunman who is suspected of robbing the same Walgreen's pharmacy four times.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:54 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:54:49 GMT
The owner of a popular east Nashville restaurant and music venue said the city crossed the line when a dozen officials showed up to inspect the business. "Outraged. I feel like there is a way of goingMore >>
The owner of a popular east Nashville restaurant and music venue said the city crossed the line when a dozen officials showed up to inspect the business.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:38:14 GMT
A child pedestrian was struck and seriously injured Wednesday night in Bellevue. The incident was reported just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Sonya Drive. Police sayMore >>
A child pedestrian was struck and seriously injured Wednesday night in Bellevue.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:18:13 GMT
Metro police say a mother used her own daughter to help steal from a Nashville Wal-Mart store.More >>
Metro police say a mother used her own daughter to help steal from a Nashville Walmart store.More >>
By Sarah Brown, CNN updated 1:53 PM EST, Mon Dec 17, 2012
People from Haiti to Pakistan express sorrow over killings in Newtown, Connecticut
Some say they were shocked over apparent targeting of kids
Issue of gun control proves as divisive globally as in the U.S.
(CNN) -- As news of the tragic shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, rippled across the globe, Mari Lolarga found a candle in his home in the Philippines and lit it in honor of those who died.
Lolarga, who lives in Santa Rosa City, said he found it "unspeakable" that someone would kill people who could not defend themselves, especially children "who know nothing of violence."
"I wanted people to understand that while we may not be Americans, we too are parents who care deeply for our children," the father of two said.
His heartfelt reaction was typical of many in CNN.com's international community responding to last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. It triggered an outpouring of views from across the world, with many offering condolences to those affected.
From Haiti to Pakistan, people said they were shocked at the apparent targeting of children and expressed helplessness that they could not do more to stop the violence.
Many were teachers, describing a kinship they felt for those women who died protecting their charges. Others were parents, saying they wanted to hold their offspring a little closer and reach out to those for whom such contact would no longer be possible.
"May Allah give courage to all families to face it bravely, may the souls of those angels rest in peace," said Ghulam Murtaza, an elementary school teacher from Pakistan.
In Lithuania, a teacher identifying herself as Veronika commented: "I send all my love and prayers to the families. It is all I can do from so far away, but my heart is now in Newtown with all the affected people. God bless them all."
And in Haiti, Frisnel Oxine said he could barely read the news reports for crying. "I also have a girl of 6, and I just imagine she could have been there," he said. "We used to travel to the U.S. and wanted (her) to stay for school."
There are few parts of the world left unscarred by mass shootings. Places such as Dunblane, Scotland, or Aurora, Colorado, conjure images of terror and loss simply from their names.
In Port Said, Egypt, Maggy Hamada spent hours glued to CNN in her home, growing increasingly depressed and sympathetic toward the families left bereft.
Hamada, an Egyptian-American, compared the tragedy to the many children killed in recent violence across the Middle East.
"The murder of these innocent children living in America is obviously something very new (to America), and no one would think in a million years that this could happen in the U.S," she said.
"... I guess it's a wake-up call for America because they tasted a bit of what the other countries in the Middle East go through every single day."
Inevitably, many questioned U.S. gun control laws, comparing them with their own countries and finding the U.S. government wanting when it comes to action.
Lisa Garnier from Canada said she and her husband were so devastated by the news they both sat down and cried.
"What else would your reaction be?" Garnier asked. "It doesn't matter where you were. Anyone who heard it had to take a moment to sit down. It's horrible."
The pair said they could not help comparing U.S. gun laws to their situation in Canada, where there are strict licensing laws and waiting periods.
They also felt that the last thing you would do is arm more citizens with lethal weapons.
"The police or the army -- they are the people that should have guns," said her husband, Julian. "They need to have 100% of all people background checked and a waiting period of a week or more so no one can buy a gun on a spur of the moment."
However, others said they felt that guns were not the problem -- just better enforcement of laws and more arming of responsible citizens.
Wessel Smith from Pretoria, South Africa, owns a gun and carries it with him at all times. He said he wishes he didn't have to do so but said several years ago his wife had an AK-47 pointed at her during a robbery. The incident convinced him that "responsible citizens" with no criminal backgrounds should be armed.
"Gun control won't stop crazy men from murdering people in schools," he said, "(but) if I was a teacher at that school and I was carrying a weapon, that guy would have been dead."
Despite differing opinions on how to stop such crimes from being committed, many people said they were united in one thing -- grief for those parents who had lost a child.
"As a mother of two kids I understand there are no words that can support the poor parents," said one commenter from Russia who identified herself as Julia.
"I just want to say that people in Russia are crying with you now."
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:14 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:14:11 GMT
National Beef Packing Co., a Liberal, Kan., establishment, is recalling approximately 22,737 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The problem was discoveredMore >>
National Beef Packing Company - a Liberal, KS, establishment - is recalling approximately 22,737 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:18:42 GMT
A Nashville Cajun restaurant is currently closed for business with a sign hanging on the front door indicating taxes have not been paid. The sign says "seized for non-payment of Tennessee state taxes." ChapmanMore >>
A Nashville Cajun restaurant is currently closed for business with a sign hanging on the front door indicating taxes have not been paid. Morning Report More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:11 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:11:36 GMT
A Utah family celebrating Father's Day with a camping trip to Wyoming survived an encounter with a bear thanks to the quick thinking of their 11-year-old son. It was supposed to be a family fun day ofMore >>
A Utah family celebrating Father's Day with a camping trip to Wyoming survived an encounter with a bear thanks to the quick thinking of their 11-year-old son.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:20:07 GMT
George "Rico" Laise in court June 19, 2013
A 42-year-old soccer coach accused of having sex with his underage players was in a Nashville courtroom Wednesday morning. Facing four charges of rape, George "Rico" Laise appeared for a preliminary hearing.More >>
A 42-year-old soccer coach accused of having sex with his underage players was in a Nashville courtroom Wednesday morning.More >>
Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.More >>
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a...More >>