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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 […]


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 […]


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Man Who Made Harassing Calls That Sandy Hook Shooting Was Fake Avoids Prison Time

A Connecticut man won’t serve prison time for making harassing calls to Newtown schools claiming the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was fabricated.


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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 […]


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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 ( ) the council voted 6-5 Monday […]


Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Blumenthal To Offer Amendment In Honor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is seeking to amend a federal education bill and set aside funding to train teachers in social and emotional learning. The Democrat planned to introduce the amendment […]


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 […]


Adam Lanza's house in Newtown. Photo from Photo from States Attorney's Report)

Sandy Hook School Shooter’s House Demolished

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – The home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school has been demolished. Newtown Legislative Council Chair Mary Ann Jacob said Tuesday that the building […]


Wilfrido Cardenas Hoffman (Courtesy federal prosecutors)

Man Sentenced For Making Threatening Newtown Calls

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A man accused of making phone threats to Newtown residents in the days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings has been sentenced. Wilfrido Cardenas Hoffman gets a year and a […]


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Newtown Families File Lawsuit Against Gunmaker

The mother of one of 26 people killed two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is joining Connecticut’s two U.S. senators to call for more action to end gun violence.