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  • Report questions role of wealth in Newtown shooter's care

    November 22, 2014 10:47 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A review of the educational and mental health background of the man who carried out the 2012 Newtown massacre asks whether the race and affluence of his family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems. A report released Friday by the Connecticut Office... more »
  • Police release documents on Newtown massacre

    December 27, 2013 2:25 PM

    NEW HAVEN, Conn.- Police in Connecticut have released thousands of pages of documents from the investigation into last year's school massacre in Newtown. The release could shed additional light on the world of the 20-year-old gunman, Adam Lanza. The paperwork "has been redacted according to law," and it includes text,... more »
  • Sandy Hook parents play key role in gun control debate

    December 11, 2013 10:11 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Despite a year of setbacks, the parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre insist they won't lose the fight to reduce gun violence. After 12 months of personal suffering and political frustration, they have become key players in an effort to pressure Congress... more »
  • Newtown releases 911 calls from school shooting

    December 4, 2013 2:36 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming. The operators urge the people inside the school to take cover as they reach out to town officials and... more »
  • Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

    December 4, 2013 6:29 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Recordings of 911 calls from the Newtown school shooting are being released. A state prosecutor dropped his fight to continue withholding the tapes this week after an order to provide them to The Associated Press, which has sought the recordings in part to examine the police response to... more »
  • Report: Newtown shooter obsessed with Columbine

    November 25, 2013 2:09 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A report on the Newtown school shooting says that the gunman had an obsession with mass murders but that investigators did not discover any evidence he had indicated to others an intention to carry out such a crime. The summary of the investigation by Connecticut State's Attorney... more »
  • Report due on Sandy Hook shooting investigation

    November 25, 2013 7:25 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Connecticut school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School. The summary report could provide some of the first official answers to questions about the history... more »
  • Sandy Hook group asks parents for gun solutions

    November 14, 2013 8:16 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - A grass-roots group involving several people who lost loved ones in the Newtown school shooting has a new campaign to address gun violence. It's now reaching out to parents around the country after seeing its push for federal legislation fall short in Washington. The group,... more »
  • Public access barred at Newtown school demolition

    October 15, 2013 8:09 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Contractors demolishing Sandy Hook Elementary School are being required to sign confidentiality agreements forbidding public discussion of the site, photographs or disclosure of any information. Selectman Will Rodgers says officials want the Newtown school where 20 children and six educators were fatally shot last December to be... more »
  • Sandy Hook students return to school for new year

    August 27, 2013 7:54 AM

    MONROE, Conn. - Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes Tuesday in a neighboring town. Newtown's first day of school is Tuesday. The Sandy Hook Elementary School students are being bused to the neighboring town of Monroe,... more »
  • Aurora, Newtown survivors honor theater victims

    July 19, 2013 2:21 PM

    AURORA, Colo.- Survivors of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut were among those gathered Friday in a suburban Denver park to honor those killed in the massacre at an Aurora movie theater a year after the attack. Vigil participants read a list of names of those killed in recent gun... more »
  • Newtown parents back study for clues to violence

    April 15, 2013 9:14 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The parents of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown school shooting are seeking answers about what could lead a person to commit such violence. Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel on Monday announced a scientific advisory board for the Avielle Foundation, which was established with the goal... more »
  • Newtown parents to lobby lawmakers

    April 9, 2013 8:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats continue to mull strategy for their efforts at gun legislation, especially expanded background checks. They're holding a lunchtime meeting today to assess whether West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin has reached an acceptable compromise - or has a realistic chance of getting one - with Pennsylvania... more »
  • Conn. lawmakers pass wide-ranging gun control law

    April 4, 2013 8:16 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut lawmakers have approved wide-ranging legislation in response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown, and the governor plans to sign it today. The bill includes gun control measures that ban the sales of large-capacity ammunition magazines and more than 100 weapons that previously were legal.... more »
  • Senate committee starting votes on curbing guns

    March 7, 2013 8:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama's prospects for expanded background checks for gun sales seem shaky as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for Congress' first votes on curbing guns since the mass school shooting in Newtown last December. The Democratic-led panel is also planning to consider bills banning assault weapons and magazines... more »
  • Kids' suspensions renew debate over zero tolerance

    February 18, 2013 7:38 AM

    UNDATED - Small children have been getting into deep trouble at school lately, and their parents say it's because educators are hypersensitive in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December. Parents say school officials have suspended or threatened to suspend students in Pennsylvania, Maryland... more »
  • Fallen Sandy Hook educators honored

    February 15, 2013 7:31 PM

    The Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest for a civilian, was awarded to six adults killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut. Each of the victims were represented by family members as President Obama recognized the educators' sacrifices. He read their names one-by-one, saying they gave their lives... more »
  • Slain Newtown educators to be honored with medals

    February 5, 2013 2:14 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Presidential medals are being awarded posthumously to the six people who died protecting children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A White House official says the four teachers and two administrators killed in the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. will be among the recipients of the... more »
  • Newtown expands scope of planned children's museum

    January 29, 2013 3:47 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Children's museums across the country are helping build a new museum in Newtown, Conn. Plans for the Everwonder Children's Museum have been in the works since 2011. They were supported by Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was among those killed in last month's massacre.... more »
  • Central Schools to take close look at security plans Play Video

    January 28, 2013 10:40 PM

    CENTRAL - The latest school district taking stock of its security plans in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut is the Central School District. "We can't prevent it from happening, but what we can do is we can be ready," Superintendent Michael Faulk told News... more »
  • Stephen King writes post-Newtown essay on guns

    January 25, 2013 4:33 PM

    BANGOR, Maine - Horror writer Stephen King is seeking to provoke a discussion on gun control and gun rights following the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn. The Maine native is a gun owner. He calls for three "reasonable measures" to curb gun violence in an essay titled "Guns," released... more »
  • Companies donate security technology to Newtown

    January 18, 2013 4:29 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - A Connecticut company says it has nearly finished installing state-of-the-art security equipment at a school to which students moved after the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting. Thomas Marino Jr.'s father owns Advanced Security Technologies in Stratford. He says he reached out to manufacturers after the Dec. 14... more »
  • In letters, children ask Obama to change gun laws

    January 16, 2013 8:02 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will be joined by children who sent letters expressing concern about gun crimes when he announces proposals today to reduce gun violence. The White House shared three of the letters with The Associated Press. Three days after 26 students... more »
  • Obama to outline action against gun violence tomorrow

    January 15, 2013 1:05 PM

    WASHINGTON - Just a little more than a month since the Connecticut school massacre, President Barack Obama tomorrow will be unveiling his proposals to fight gun violence. The White House says he and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote the president letters after the Newtown... more »
  • New York about to pass tough gun law

    January 15, 2013 10:38 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Legislation that would give New York state the toughest gun restrictions in the nation is expected to easily pass today in the state Assembly. It's already won approval in the state Senate, where the Republican leader says it is "well-balanced" and "protects the Second Amendment." It provides... more »
  • Newtown shooting survivors record song for charity

    January 15, 2013 9:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Children who survived last month's shooting rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School have recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow" to raise money for charity. Twenty-one children from Newtown, Conn., sang the song Tuesday with singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson on ABC's "Good Morning America." Most of... more »
  • Conn. group launches anti-violence initiative

    January 14, 2013 12:59 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Parents of Connecticut first-graders slain in last month's mass shooting have joined a new group in calling for a national dialogue to help prevent similar tragedies. Nicole Hockley's son Dylan was one of 20 first-graders and six adults killed a month ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.... more »
  • Parent arrested, accused of threatening school class

    January 8, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies in East Baton Rouge arrested a parent after they said she made threats to her child's class and teacher, including references to the recent school shootings in Connecticut. Deputies arrested Donna Wilson, 44, in suspicion of terrorizing after the incident today at Magnolia Woods... more »
  • Conn. grants $500K for lost business in Newtown

    January 8, 2013 12:41 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The state of Connecticut is giving $500,000 to businesses in Newtown that say they lost money because of the fallout from the school shooting there last month. The grant will help businesses that were hurt by road closings and entrances blocked by traffic, parked vehicles and crowds... more »
  • Former US Rep. Giffords visits Newtown

    January 4, 2013 2:57 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn.- Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is visiting the Connecticut town where a gunman massacred 26 people at an elementary school last month. Sue Marcinek, an assistant to Newtown's first selectman, says the former Arizona congresswoman met Friday with the selectman, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Lt. Gov. Nancy... more »
  • La. Fusion Center looking for lessons from Conn. shooting Play Video

    January 3, 2013 8:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When shots rang out at a Connecticut school, killing kids and teachers, emotions rippled throughout the country. In Louisiana, the Fusion Center at State Police Headquarters is on alert. "You had a huge number of lives that were lost. It was senseless," said State Police... more »
  • Constable offers words of healing in Newtown Play Video

    January 3, 2013 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Phillip Syas, chaplain of the Baton Rouge City Constable's office, recently visited Newtown, Conn. to lend a helping hand and offer the word of God to those suffering with loss. Syas told News 2 today his trip changed him forever. "It was so overwhelming, it... more »
  • BR constable shares condolences with Newtown

    January 3, 2013 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The chaplain for the Baton Rouge City Constable's Office traveled to Newtown, Conn. after the Sandy Hook shootings to lend support in the wake of the tragedy. Deputy Phillip Syas attended a candlelight vigil for the 26 victims, visited with the Newtown Police Department and spoke... more »
  • Open house held for Sandy Hook students

    January 2, 2013 1:19 PM

    MONROE, Conn.- The children who escaped last month's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been welcomed with their parents at a school in a neighboring town that was overhauled specially for them. And their new school is being renamed for their old one. Newtown Schools Superintendent... more »
  • Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    January 1, 2013 10:39 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown, Conn. Desks have been taken to the new building in nearby Monroe along with backpacks and other belongings left behind in the chaos following the Dec. 14... more »
  • Father of Conn. school gunman claims body

    December 31, 2012 8:17 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - The father of the gunman who killed 26 people in a Connecticut school shooting has claimed his son's body. A spokesman for the family said Monday that Peter Lanza claimed the remains of Adam Lanza. He didn't say when the remains were claimed. The 20-year-old... more »
  • Well-wishers console Conn. residents on Christmas

    December 26, 2012 6:26 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - People moved by the deadly mass shooting at a Newtown elementary school have found ways to console and help grieving residents during the holiday. Well-wishers from around the country showed up Christmas morning to hang ornaments on a series of memorial Christmas trees while police officers... more »
  • NRA: Public wants armed guards in every school

    December 23, 2012 10:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre says the American people think it would be "crazy" not to put armed guards in every school, as the group has suggested in the wake of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. LaPierre also contends that any new efforts... more »
  • Bells toll for victims one week after shooting

    December 21, 2012 9:19 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Bells have rung throughout a Connecticut town to commemorate the moment one week ago when a gunman began a shooting rampage at an elementary school that killed 20 children and six adults. Gov. Dannel Malloy and other officials led a moment of silence after the ringing... more »
  • Funerals set for 5 students, teacher shot in Conn.

    December 20, 2012 9:56 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - More funerals and a memorial service are scheduled to be held in Connecticut and New York for students and teachers killed by a gunman at an elementary school. Funerals are scheduled Thursday in Connecticut for 7-year-old Grace McDonnell and 6-year-olds Benjamin Andrew Wheeler, Catherine Violet Hubbard,... more »
  • School considers buying gun to protect campus Play Video

    December 19, 2012 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A school here is considering arming itself to protect students and staff. Hosanna Christian Academy is looking into buying a gun. School administrators started looking into other ways to keep the school grounds secure after the shooting in Newtown, CT, last week. "We felt like we... more »
  • More funerals today for victims of school shooting

    December 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - For a third straight day, funeral processions are rolling through a grieving Connecticut town. The first of today's funerals in Newtown for victims of Friday's shootings at an elementary school was for 7-year-old Daniel Barden. He was the youngest of three children, and his family says he... more »
  • Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

    December 19, 2012 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Obama says after he receives recommendations from Biden's group, he will... more »
  • NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    December 18, 2012 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is breaking its silence four days after a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 26 were killed, including 20 children. The nation's largest gun rights organization made its first public statements Tuesday after a self-imposed media blackout that left many wondering how it would... more »
  • First of 8 funerals at Newtown church begins

    December 18, 2012 10:18 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Family members have gathered for the first of eight funerals for school shooting victims to be held at a Catholic church in Newtown, Conn. A motorcade of dozens of vehicles led by police motorcycles accompanied the family of 6-year-old James Mattioli to St. Rose of Lima on... more »
  • Newtown holds the first funerals for the victims

    December 17, 2012 3:09 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn.- The Connecticut town where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a school last week has said goodbye with the first two funerals. Services were held Monday for 6-year-old Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner. Jack was a big New York Giants fan, and Noah liked to... more »
  • Schools increase security after Conn. shooting

    December 17, 2012 2:01 PM

    UNDATED - Most of the nation fell back into the familiar routine of dropping off children at school, as teachers and parents wrestled with how best to quell children's fears after the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. School districts across the U.S. increased patrols and security... more »
  • Conn. school likely closed for months

    December 17, 2012 10:34 AM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Authorities say the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman shot to death 26 people will be closed indefinitely while the crime is investigated. State police Lt. Paul Vance said Monday at a news conference that it could be months before police turn the school in Newtown, Conn.,... more »
  • Connecticut shootings sparks gun control debate in Baton Rouge

    December 16, 2012 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Jim's Firearms in Baton Rouge was packed Saturday. The popular gunshop even ran out of of parking spaces. "There's just a wide variety of people that come in here and here different things or read it on the internet. Kinda come in half cocked and don't know... more »
  • Conn. gunman may have had personality disorder

    December 14, 2012 6:54 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Police aren't saying what may have motivated a man to open fire inside two classrooms at a Connecticut elementary school today, but a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation says the gunman was believed to suffer from a personality disorder. Twenty-six people, including... more »
  • Official: Gunman's NJ brother cooperating

    December 14, 2012 5:06 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation of the Connecticut school massacre says the brother of the gunman has been "extremely cooperative" and is not under arrest. The official tells The Associated Press that Ryan Lanza, of Hoboken, N.J., is still be being questioned but is... more »
  • Children describe terror as shooter kills 26

    December 14, 2012 4:15 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Schoolchildren and their parents are describing the scene at a Connecticut elementary school today, as teachers locked doors and ordered the children to huddle in the corner or hide in closets. Shots rang through the building, as a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children. One man... more »
  • Family relay reports from kids about Conn. shooting

    December 14, 2012 12:55 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Family members are relaying what children told them about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Stephen Delgiadice says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter is fine. He says the shooting is... more »
  • Obama briefed on Connecticut shooting

    December 14, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has been briefed on a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday morning. Press Secretary Jay Carney says the president was first informed about the incident by his counterterrorism adviser John Brennan. Carney says Obama will continue to receive regular updates... more »

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