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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Area students have vigil for those killed in CT

    December 18, 2012 9:19 PM

    PIERRE PART- Hundreds of people gathered here Tuesday, to pay respects to those who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The Pierre Part Middle School parking lot was transformed into a glowing candlelight vigil. People knelt and said prayers for the kids and teachers who... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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