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Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

A ribbon commemorating Sandy Hook School shooting victims hangs on a post near Newtown's town hall. (Photo by WTIC's Nicole Jacques.)

State Seeks To Prevent Release Of Sandy Hook 911 Recordings

The prosecutor leading the investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is asking a Connecticut court to stay an order by the Freedom of Information Commission to release 911 tapes from last year’s shooting.

10/30/2013

Police stand with grieving residents following a shooting December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. At least 26 people, including 20 young children, were killed when a gunman assaulted the school and another body was found dead at a second linked crime scene, police said.  Police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance told reporters that the attacker killed 20 children and six adults, including someone that he lived with, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  The gunman also died at the scene, and a 28th body was found elsewhere.
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Police Union: Newtown Worker Fund Is Inadequate

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A private charitable fund created to help pay for the mental health care of first responders, teachers and other workers affected by the mass shooting at […]

10/26/2013

File photo of a demonstration honoring the lives of those lost in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Victim Privacy Panel To Hold 2nd Conn. Hearing

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ The task force created by the Connecticut General Assembly to review victim privacy issues is holding its second public hearing. The Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to […]

10/09/2013

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Victim Privacy Panel To Hold Hartford Hearing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A legislative task force charged with finding ways to balance victims’ privacy with the public’s right to know is holding a hearing in Hartford to gather public comment. The Task Force […]

10/01/2013

Flowers at a forum in Danbury that focused on emotional healing for those impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Rifles In Good Times And Bad

After months of silence, Hannah D’Avino and Peter Paradis said they feel compelled to speak publicly: They are not happy that Sandy Hook victim Rachel D’Avino’s name and her memory are being used to push for more and tougher gun legislation.

09/29/2013

File photo of a demonstration honoring the lives of those lost in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FOI Commission To Discuss 911 Tapes From Newtown

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission is meeting this week to consider whether recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting should be made public. An attorney for the […]

09/23/2013

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Newtown Gun-Control Group To D.C. Day After Navy Yard Shooting

Activists from the Connecticut town where 26 people were gunned down in a mass shooting at an elementary school in December headed to Washington on Tuesday to lobby again for gun control, a trip that took on new urgency in the wake of the massacre in the capital that killed 13, including the gunman.

09/17/2013

Newtown sign. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Sandy Hook Victim Compensation Money Distributed

$7.7-million was distributed today to families of people killed at the Sandy Hook elementary school, to wounded educators, and to children who saw the shooting.

08/19/2013

Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes in a neighboring town. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Security Expert To Brief Conn. Commission

The panel reviewing the Newtown school shooting is expected to hear from an Israeli homeland security official, who will discuss methods used in the Middle Eastern nation to safeguard schools.

08/16/2013

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

School Safety Panel Meets

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ A panel created after the Newtown school massacre is meeting with teachers, principals, administrators and teachers unions to discuss improving school security. The School Safety Infrastructure Council was scheduled to […]

08/08/2013

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