Hall of the House of Representatives. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Former Long-time Newtown Lawmaker Dies At 91

Former veteran state Rep. Julia Wasserman of Newtown, who escaped Nazi Germany as a girl, has died at the age of 91.


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Police: Man Arrested After Highway Chase Tries To Flee

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police say a man tried to escape from a patrol car a day after he was arrested in a highway chase. Police tell WVIT-TV 32-year-old Kenneth Lyden of Wolcott […]


FILE PHOTO Connecticut State Police cruisers.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Arrest Follows Lengthy Pursuit

 NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut State Police say a 32-year-old man avoided a trooper’s gunfire during a chase through several towns that ended with a crash and his arrest. Police say a trooper tried […]


Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by WTIC's Nicole Jacques.)

Newtown Teens Find Healing In Disaster Relief Service

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Seven months after a gunman killed 26 people inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, an organization formed to help Newtown’s children deal with the tragedy took 19 teenagers to Oklahoma, where they […]


Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by WTIC's Nicole Jacques.)

Newtown School Officials Weigh Options In School Closure

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A committee studying costs for the Newtown school district has endorsed closing an elementary school in the face of declining enrollment. The Newtown Bee reports Superintendent Joseph Erardi told school board […]


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Newtown Police Chief To Retire

_ The police chief who led Newtown’s response to the 2012 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is retiring.


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Newtown Considers Whether To Close A School

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Newtown officials are discussing the possibility of closing one of the town’s seven schools amid declining enrollment, despite the ongoing construction of a replacement for the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Superintendent […]


A man hangs a sign on the front of his home near Sandy Hook Elementary School December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The residents of an idyllic Connecticut town were reeling in horror from the massacre of 20 small children and six adults in one of the worst school shootings in US history. The heavily armed gunman shot dead 18 children inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, said Connecticut State Police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance. Two more died of their wounds in hospital.    AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Ordered To Pay Officer Long-Term Disability

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut state board has ruled that Newtown must pay long-term disability to a police officer who developed anxiety and depression after responding to the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary […]


Lobby to Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo from states attorney's report.

U.S. Schools Beef Up Security In The Wake Of Newtown Massacre

A government survey finds that public schools have beefed up school security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


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Event To Benefit Autism Foundation Honoring Newtown Victim

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – Runners and bicyclists are gathering in Newtown for what organizers are calling a “wingathlon” to benefit the foundation set up by the family of one of the 20 children killed in […]