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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 »
  • 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 »
  • Conn. to end fight of release of Newtown 911 calls

    December 2, 2013 4:08 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - A Connecticut prosecutor says he will not appeal a judge's order to release 911 recordings from last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky III led the investigation into the Dec. 14 shooting that killed 20 children and six women. He said Monday... 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 »
  • 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. governor signs sweeping gun limits into law

    April 4, 2013 12:22 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's governor has signed into law some of the country's tightest gun restrictions in response to December's shooting massacre at a Newtown school. The measure adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban and outlaws the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines similar to the... more »
  • Extra officers at school when students return Tuesday

    April 1, 2013 9:50 PM

    GONZALES- As students return to school in Ascension Parish from spring break Tuesday, more security will be on campus. Four additional deputies join the 16 currently on patrol at area schools. Members of the group will rotate among elementary, middle, and high schools so they can become familiar... more »
  • Reid: Background checks will be in Senate gun bill

    March 22, 2013 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - Democrats say they will include expanded background checks for firearms purchasers in the gun-control measure the Senate debates next month. The announcement by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid signals that Democrats will press forcefully in their drive to close background check loopholes. Polls show the public overwhelmingly supports... 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 »
  • Attorney takes on Second Amendment at luncheon Play Video

    February 4, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prominent local attorney Lewis Unglesby had quite a few hypothetical questions for the crowd at the Press Club Monday. "Who amongst you thinks you need a SWAT rifle? Or wants to hang out with anyone who thinks they need a SWAT rifle?" Unglesby wondered. He... more »
  • Jennifer Hudson to sing with Sandy Hook chorus

    January 31, 2013 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The NFL says Jennifer Hudson will join the chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl game. The chorus features 26 children from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed in a Dec. 14... 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 »
  • Sandy Hook students to have shorter school year

    January 23, 2013 2:56 PM

    HARTFORD, Conn.- Students at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school where 20 classmates were shot dead by a gunman last month won't have to make up days they missed after the massacre. The state Board of Education on Wednesday granted a waiver shortening their school year from the mandatory 180 days... 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 »
  • Lawmakers to look at La. school security today

    January 17, 2013 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state committee convened this morning to see how Louisiana schools could be better protected in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut. Members of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security gathered at 10 a.m. to look over security procedures already in... more »
  • Newtown families invited to Obama gun control event

    January 16, 2013 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - Families of the victims of last month's shooting attack at a Connecticut elementary school have been invited to the White House today to see President Barack Obama outline an effort aimed at reducing gun violence. Obama's ideas include bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines --... 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 »
  • Baton Rouge Girl Scouts honor fellow scouts killed in Connecticut

    January 13, 2013 8:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Troop 10118 and 10448 lit candles to remember whom they call their sisters. Out of the 20 children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, twelve of them were girls, and eight were girl scouts. "I feel like it could've been our troop. it could've been... more »
  • Little expected from exam of school gunman's body

    January 11, 2013 7:02 AM

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's chief medical examiner says he doubts toxicological tests and genetic analysis of the body of the gunman who fatally shot 20 children and six educators at an elementary school will explain his actions. The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that Dr. H. Wayne Carver II,... 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 »
  • Open house held for Sandy Hook students

    January 2, 2013 8:40 AM

    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... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Report: School shooter ID'd as Ryan Lanza

    December 14, 2012 12:43 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - More information is emerging about the suspect in today's Connecticut elementary school shootings. A law enforcement official identifies him as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza. Another official who was briefed on the shooting says the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound -- and that one of the victims... more »

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