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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 […]

05/21/2015

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.

05/21/2015

Nicole and Ian Hockley (John Moore/Getty Images)

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 […]

05/02/2015

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Enfield Council Votes To Continue Armed School Guards

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) – Enfield’s town council has voted to continue having armed guards patrol its public and parochial schools for another two years. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1boZ82f ) the council voted 6-5 Monday […]

04/21/2015

Sandy Hook Elementary School, exterior of building (Courtesy Connecticut State Police)

Man Charged In Harassing Calls To Newtown

 MONROE, Conn. (AP) _ A man has been arrested on harassment charges alleging that he placed calls to Newtown schools claiming that the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was fabricated. Thirty-year-old Timothy Rogalski […]

04/07/2015

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

Newtown Advocates Kick Off Annual Bike Ride

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – Advocates of tougher measures on gun control are kicking off a third annual bike ride from Newtown to Washington. The group, Team 26, is setting out Saturday morning on the 400-mile […]

03/28/2015

File photo of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Gabby Giffords To Push For Connecticut Gun Control Bill

Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords is coming to Connecticut to help promote the latest gun control proposals offered since the Newtown school shootings, but there are questions about whether the legislation is needed given an existing law on the books.

03/16/2015

The home of Nancy and Adam Lanza  December 18, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.   (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nine Sandy Hook Families File Suits Against Nancy Lanza

The families of nine people killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting have filed lawsuits against the estate of the gunman’s mother.

03/13/2015

Governor Dannel Malloy (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Governor: No ‘Appetite’ For More Gun Control In Connecticut

Two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut’s governor said he doubts the state legislature has the “appetite” to take up many of the additional gun control recommendations included in a final report released Friday by a state commission.

03/06/2015

The home of Nancy and Adam Lanza  December 18, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.   (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Firm Offers To Demolish Newtown Shooter’s Home For Free

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – Newtown’s first selectwoman says a construction company with ties to the town has offered to demolish at no cost the home of school shooter Adam Lanza. The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1EnyfE0 ) […]

02/18/2015

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