Web Wednesday December 19th, 2012: Road Expansions, Gun Laws, and Charities

By: Sean Sporman Email
By: Sean Sporman Email

And, this is what we like to call “Web Wednesday”, where we look at the most popular stories from right here our website, wtvy.com. We’re sharing some of the ones you are reading and talking about the most.

One story that has people talking is the expansion of highway 52...it ends at Malvern, but the mayor of Geneva says it isn't enough. This story is currently the fifth most-read article on our site.

You can find that story and the comments left on it below under the related links section.

After the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut, the debate over new gun laws is raging in the country.

The White House now says President Obama is “actively supportive” of a ban on assault weapons.

That announcement from press secretary Jay Carney sparked a lot of debate on our Facebook page.

Frances Culver-Small wrote on WTVY’s Facebook Page: “There are TOO many guns on the streets and the people that have them can't go to a gun store and purchase one. And don't say they are all stolen. What do one man with 2 arms need with 6 assault rifles?? Hunting??” (Frances Culver-Small, WTVY Facebook)

And, Nicole Green wrote: “I just cannot understand all of this "gun control" stuff. It is not the GUNS that need to be controlled...it is the EVIL people that are getting the guns that need to be controlled!” (Nicole Green, WTVY Facebook)

And, sometimes, you just never know what articles will catch on.

Monday we told you about a voice actress from the series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" had raised over 16 thousand dollars for a charity ride against cancer.

The article exploded in popularity and was re-tweeted 29 times on Twitter.

Even the actress herself, Andrea Lbman, shared the story on her Facebook fan page.

Bronies, one name for adult fans of the show, gave the article over 200 likes and shared it with friends and fellow fans.

At one point, it was the most popular article on our site. It even made its way to one of the show's most popular fan-sites, “Equestria Daily.”

One fan on Twitter even asked Libman if they could donate to the cause after seeing the article and did so.

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