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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

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First Meeting Of Panel Considering Victim Privacy, Public Info

Members of a new task force charged with recommending to state lawmakers how to balance victim privacy under Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission with the public’s right to know met for the first time on Thursday, acknowledging they face a challenging job.

08/01/2013

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New Task Force Meets Today

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The task force charged with making recommendations to the General Assembly on balancing victim privacy under Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission with the public’s right to know is holding its first […]

08/01/2013

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

Newtown Residents Approve State Grant For New Sandy Hook School

Newtown residents have approved spending $750,000 in state grant money to begin work on replacing the school where 26 people were shot to death in December.

07/25/2013

Jane Dougherty, Carlee Soto (Thomas Cooper/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Families Among Those At Aurora Memorial

Survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were among those gathered in Colorado Friday to honor the victims of the Aurora theater shootings one year after that attack.

07/19/2013

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State Police Catching Up On Pistol Permit Backlog

Connecticut officials report making progress in addressing backlogs in background checks that soared into the thousands after the December shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the passage of expanded state gun control laws.

07/07/2013

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Yankees Host Newtown Residents

The New York Yankees are hosting about 4,000 residents of Newtown, Conn., during their game against the Baltimore Orioles.

07/07/2013

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

Newtown First Selectman Calls For End To Special Events

Newtown’s first selectman is asking organizations and individuals to refrain from holding any more special events in the town as it attempts to heal from December’s shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

07/02/2013

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Colt Manufacturing To Welcome Texas Governor

The president of West Hartford-based Colt Manufacturing said Friday he will be pleased to host a visit by Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, a state he called a loyal supporter of the gun maker.

06/14/2013

Nicole and Ian Hockley (John Moore/Getty Images)

Some Sandy Hook Families Head For Capitol Hill To Keep Up Pressure For Tougher Gun Laws

Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, some of the victims’ families are heading to Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers they are painfully waiting for action, while some of the president’s allies are asking him to do more without any new prospects of legislation to toughen gun laws.

06/10/2013

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