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Sandy Hook school shootings

27 dead, including children, shooter's mother and shooter at Newtown school

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December 14, 2012

A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 27 people dead, including 20 children. A law enforcement official says the suspect is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also dead at the scene.  MORE >>

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US gives $3.1 million for Newtown school recovery

 September 3, 2014; Updated: 12:07 pm

The Newtown school district, where a gunman shot and killed 20 grade school children and six educators, is receiving more money for counseling and other services for parents, students and staff members, according to federal and local officials.


Russia embargo sets off gun buying frenzy

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Washington - The expansion of the embargo against Russia last month to counter its aggressive actions in Ukraine has prompted a run on some gun stores by customers in search of Russian-made weaponry."It's called supply and demand,"...


Malloy says school massacre stays with him every day

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Hartford (AP) - More than 18 months after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Sunday he thinks of the massacre five or six times a day."It's still with me," he...


More screening for guns among Newtown proposals

 June 20, 2014; Updated: 3:20 pm


NRA convention underway; GOP candidates speak to gun-rights supporters

 April 26, 2014; Updated: 2:09 am

Mike Cisewski, of Maple Plain, Minn., looks through a networked tracking scope at the National Rifle Association's annual convention Friday in Indianapolis. Several potential Republican presidential candidates courted gun-rights supporters Friday at...


Premium Content Local group among those appealing constitutionality of state gun law

 January 31, 2014; Updated: 12:02 am

The Groton-based Connecticut Citizens Defense League and other gun-rights groups put the state on notice Friday that they plan to appeal a federal judge’s ruling upholding the constitutionality of the gun law passed in the wake of the Sandy...


Expert to Newtown panel: Violence, autism not tied

 January 17, 2014; Updated: 3:44 pm


IRS asked to probe Newtown-related charity

 January 14, 2014; Updated: 5:13 pm


Lanza's former psychiatrist surrendered license

 December 30, 2013; Updated: 4:17 pm


Premium Content After shootings, detectives also focused on killer's slain mother

 December 28, 2013; Updated: 12:49 am

In the wake of the Newtown massacre, detectives from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad began investigating the death of killer Adam Lanza's mother and her movements in the days prior to the Sandy Hook massacre.


Premium Content Police file on Newtown yields chilling portrait

 December 27, 2013; Updated: 12:11 am

Connecticut State Police release thousands of pages from their investigation into the Newtown massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage and Adam Lanza's fascination with murder, while also depicting school...


Cards, gifts sent to Newtown after rampage saved

 December 26, 2013; Updated: 2:09 pm

Hundreds of thousands of cards, letters, stuffed animals and children's artwork from around the world flooded into Newtown in the days and weeks after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.


More information sought on Lanza's mental state

 December 20, 2013; Updated: 3:11 pm

Some members of a state commission reviewing the deadly Newtown school shooting want more information about the killer's mental state than what was included in a report released by State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky.


Conn. privacy panel begins making recommendations

 December 17, 2013; Updated: 4:35 pm

A task force on Tuesday began piecing together a package of recommendations for Connecticut lawmakers on ways to balance the privacy of crime victims with the public's right to know.


Post-Sandy Hook tragedy: Building a network to address childhood trauma

 December 14, 2013; Updated: 1:10 am

Connecticut has made significant gains to create a system that better identifies and treats children suffering from traumatic stress in the year since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But ensuring children have equal access to mental...


Bells toll on a day of quiet reflection in Newtown

 December 14, 2013; Updated: 12:55 am

"God bless the families," read a sign posted at one house in the green and white colors of the Sandy Hook school. Ryan Knaggs, a chef who lives in Newtown, said that as the bells tolled he thought of two young victims who played soccer with his...


Premium Content D.C. vigil honors victims of gun violence

 December 13, 2013; Updated: 12:01 am

The Bourdon Bell of the Washington National Cathedral — the “National House of Prayer” — tolled for 3 minutes late Thursday, each minute representing 10,000 lives lost to gun violence last year.


VIDEO: Composer starts work on Newtown-inspired 'Child's Requiem'

 December 13, 2013; Updated: 11:55 am

Composer Steven Sametz has written dozens of pieces in his long and prolific career, perhaps none so personal as the one he's about to begin: a requiem for the victims of the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn.


Year after Newtown, gun control groups remain optimistic for legislation

 December 11, 2013; Updated: 1:32 pm

After a year of personal suffering and political frustration, Nicole Hockley and other Newtown parents are fighting to stay optimistic as their effort builds a national operation backed by an alliance of well-funded organizations working to pressure...


Newtown asks for privacy, kindness on 1-year mark

 December 9, 2013; Updated: 3:35 pm


AUDIO: Sandy Hook Elementary School 911 calls

 December 4, 2013; Updated: 3:55 pm

These recordings contain graphic content that might be upsetting to some readers.


Urgent voices, building tension striking in Newtown 911 calls

 December 4, 2013; Updated: 12:22 am

Released Wednesday, the recordings not only paint a picture of anguish and tension inside the building, but they also reveal Newtown dispatchers mobilizing help, reassuring callers and urging them to take cover.


Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

 December 4, 2013; Updated: 11:25 am

Recordings of several 911 calls made from inside Sandy Hook Elementary during last year's school shooting are being released under court order Wednesday after a legal fight by The Associated Press.


UPDATED: Prosecutor: Conn. gunman's motive still a mystery

 November 25, 2013; Updated: 5:11 pm

Why Adam Lanza went on his murderous shooting rampage at a Newtown elementary school is a mystery and may never be known, prosecutors said Monday in a report that closed out their yearlong investigation.


Premium Content Sandy Hook report: No motive uncovered; police response was swift

 November 25, 2013; Updated: 8:29 pm

Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III released a 44-page summary Monday of the long-awaited report on the Sandy Hook school shooting, concluding, in part, that a motive for the massacre could not be established and that Adam Lanza...


Tests confirm no drugs in system of Newtown shooter

 October 29, 2013; Updated: 3:03 pm

The office of Connecticut's chief medical examiner has confirmed that toxicology tests on the body of the Newtown school shooter did not turn up any drugs or alcohol in his system.


Premium Content On Capitol Hill, Newtown families mark nine-month anniversary of shootings

 September 18, 2013; Updated: 12:46 am

“I know that I will never have a normal life, because my sister is gone,” Carlos Soto declared Wednesday, as family members of the 26 victims of the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School marked the nine-month anniversary of...


Sandy Hook students return to school with heightened security, therapy dogs

 August 27, 2013; Updated: 7:18 pm

Therapy dogs and heightened security greeted Sandy Hook Elementary School students Tuesday as they began their first full year of school without the 20 children and six educators slain in the December massacre.


Newtown report expected to be released in fall

 August 6, 2013; Updated: 5:43 pm

HARTFORD — A report on the investigation into the Newtown school shooting that left 26 people dead will not be available until the fall, prosecutors said Tuesday. The announcement marks the...


Former Rep. Giffords meets with Newtown families during 7-state weeklong tour

 July 6, 2013; Updated: 1:36 pm

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, are in the midst of a seven-state-in-seven-day tour across America.


Premium Content Malloy announces funding for new Sandy Hook Elementary School

 June 14, 2013; Updated: 11:51 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a bond allocation of $750,000 for the design of a new building for Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary school. The State Bond Commission is expected to approve the funds next week.


Premium Content Newtown activists bring anti-gun message to Congress

 June 13, 2013; Updated: 11:52 pm

Thirty-two members of the Newtown Action Alliance filed dutifully onto a bus in a parking lot of Newtown's municipal complex early Wednesday morning, bound for Capitol Hill.


Premium Content Newtown families deliver a message to Congress

 June 13, 2013; Updated: 1:41 pm

The Newtown Action Alliance is one of many advocacy groups, along with the families of the Sandy Hook victims, that have descended on Washington to mark the halfway point to the first anniversary of the Dec. 14 school massacre.


Premium Content Newtown Action Alliance heads to Washington to push for gun control legislation

 June 12, 2013; Updated: 9:14 pm

NEW A few dozen people from the homegrown advocacy group Newtown Action Alliance made the six-hour bus trip from Newtown, Conn. to Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning to demand Congress resurrect the gun control...


Premium Content Newtown set the tone for legislative session

 June 9, 2013; Updated: 12:00 am

With bills on subjects from school safety to changes to Connecticut’s Freedom of Information laws to mental health intervention for young people, legislators responded throughout the session to the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary...


Premium Content What passed, what failed: A legislative session recap

 June 7, 2013; Updated: 12:09 am

Here is a look at the fate of some of the legislation during the 2013 session of the General Assembly.


Premium Content Newtown parents push state to protect shooting records

 May 31, 2013; Updated: 11:46 pm

Family members of the Newtown school shooting victims are making a last-minute appearance at the state Capitol to urge Connecticut legislators to pass a bill that would block the public release of crime scene photos and other records from the...


Premium Content New laws fight gun violence through permitting process

 May 5, 2013; Updated: 1:07 pm

In the five years before the Sandy Hook tragedy, few pistol permit applications - about 1 in 1,000 - were denied. The question is whether expanded requirements will change that substantially.


Thousands of bikers expected to ride into Newtown

 May 4, 2013; Updated: 12:53 pm

Thousands of bikers plan to ride through Newtown this weekend to raise money for those affected by December's shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Premium Content State sees shortage of beds as more children sent for psychiatric care

 May 4, 2013; Updated: 5:24 pm

Since the Sandy Hook tragedy, more parents and teachers are sending their children to psychiatric hospitals, and the increased numbers have created a shortage of hospital beds, mental health professionals say.


Premium Content Blumenthal, Murphy say fight for gun control bill not over yet

 April 26, 2013; Updated: 11:54 pm

U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy said Friday that the “Connecticut effect” is alive and well despite the fact that an initial attempt to strengthen federal gun controls was defeated in the U.S. Senate.


Newtown budget rejected with extra school security provision

 April 24, 2013; Updated: 12:36 pm

Newtown, Conn., residents have rejected a budget that included money for extra school security in the wake of the December school shootings.


Premium Content Providers say mental health services to suffer if state cuts enacted

 April 13, 2013; Updated: 12:19 am

Mental health experts who spoke before the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission on Friday said they oppose the governor’s proposed $63 million cut to mental health services in 2014 and 2015.


VIDEO: Newtown mother gives Saturday radio address

 April 13, 2013; Updated: 2:09 pm

The mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shooting used the opportunity to fill in for President Barack Obama during the weekly radio and Internet address to make a personal plea from the White House for action to combat gun...


Premium Content Murphy blasts NRA in first floor speech as senator

 April 11, 2013; Updated: 12:04 am

Connecticut’s freshman U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy gave an impassioned speech from the floor of the Senate Wednesday, calling for support of gun control legislation in the wake of the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.


Premium Content Obama praises Connecticut's gun-control efforts

 April 8, 2013; Updated: 12:06 am

In another effort to move national gun control legislation forward in Congress, President Barack Obama spoke with family members of Newtown victims and students and guests who filled the bleachers in the University of Hartford gym Monday.


Newtown father honors daughter at Rangers ceremonial 1st pitch

 April 5, 2013; Updated: 6:49 pm

A few months ago, Robbie Parker never would have imagined crying on the shoulder of one of his boyhood heroes. But a lot has happened since December and here he was, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch in honor of his 6-year-old daughter,...


Premium Content Senate OKs gun bill; House debate continues late into the night

 April 4, 2013; Updated: 9:51 am

After a six-hour debate on the gun control, mental health and school safety bill Wednesday, the state Senate voted 26-10 in favor of the bill and sent it to the House. By 11:50 p.m., four of southeastern Connecticut's representatives said they were...


Premium Content Malloy praises gun, safety bills package

 April 2, 2013; Updated: 10:05 am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he would sign the comprehensive bill on gun control, mental health services and school security as soon as the legislation get it to him.


Premium Content Bipartisan gun control bill unveiled in Hartford

 April 2, 2013; Updated: 3:41 pm

With bipartisan consensus, legislative leaders put forth a bill Monday that requires universal background checks, expands Connecticut’s assault weapons ban and bans the sale of large capacity magazine with more than 10 rounds.


Premium Content Outright ban of high-capacity ammunition magazines is still governor's preference

 March 27, 2013; Updated: 11:29 pm

When asked whether he would accept a grandfather clause for high-capacity magazines, as he said he could for assault weapons, the governor said, "I am not going to change my position that a ban would be best; however, I would look at the legislation...


Premium Content Bill to require state gun owners to buy insurance finds few friends at hearing

 March 20, 2013; Updated: 12:21 am

The deadly force of a gun should be treated like the deadly force of a car, contends state Sen. Beth Bye, D-Hartford.


Premium Content Sandy Hook panel has 42 recommendations on gun and school security laws

 March 19, 2013; Updated: 5:00 pm

The governor's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission submitted a list of 42 recommendations to him on Monday to strengthen the state's gun and school security laws.


Premium Content Gun advocates go to capital to oppose pending legislation

 March 15, 2013; Updated: 8:54 am

Those against stricter gun control measures turned out in force Thursday to speak out against Senate Bill 1076 and other legislation before the General Assembly's Public Safety and Security Committee.


Premium Content Bipartisan approach may be cause of gun control delays

 March 14, 2013; Updated: 12:25 am

Democratic and Republican legislative leaders have been meeting for four days but haven’t yet come to an agreement on gun control issues proposed by the legislature’s Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s...


Blumenthal meets Newtown cyclists with news of background check law

 March 12, 2013; Updated: 7:00 pm

The cold, wet and shivering cyclists of Team 26 ended their four-day ride from Newtown, Conn., on Tuesday to learn the news regarding their campaign for tougher firearms laws: A key Senate panel had just approved universal background checks on all...


Premium Content New fund aims to help Sandy Hook survivors

 March 12, 2013; Updated: 12:06 am

Those who might qualify for assistance include employees of Sandy Hook Elementary School at the time of the shooting and those who were involved in the emergency response and have suffered from a mental health issue as a result.


Premium Content Panel to call for changes in state gun laws

 March 9, 2013; Updated: 11:23 pm

The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is planning, among other things, to recommend prohibiting the sale or possession of any firearm capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading.


26 Conn. cyclists ride to Washington with gun violence message

 March 9, 2013; Updated: 12:46 pm

They are biking from Newtown to Washington to send a message.


Premium Content Legislators begin to focus on mental health, gun violence link

 February 28, 2013; Updated: 12:47 am

Once again, two months after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a community is dealing with deadly gun violence that may be related to mental illness.


Premium Content State lawmakers target violent video games in wake of Newtown shootings

 February 27, 2013; Updated: 1:25 pm

A person 17 years old or younger might not be able to walk into a local arcade and pick up an imitation gun and shoot at “simulated human beings” if Senate Bill 328 is passed by the legislature and signed by the governor.


Premium Content Malloy accused of jumping the gun on new weapons laws

 February 25, 2013; Updated: 12:08 am

Some state legislators are upset that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has proposed his own gun control legislation before they have finalized their recommendations.\n


Premium Content Sandy Hook commission focuses on improving state response to tragedy

 February 23, 2013; Updated: 11:43 pm

Commissioners of various state agencies met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Friday to discuss how the state could better respond in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy.


Premium Content Biden to talk gun policy at Danbury forum

 February 20, 2013; Updated: 12:51 pm

Vice president Joe Biden and members of the Connecticut delegation will discuss the federal response to gun violence from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.


Premium Content State's school safety recommendations lack funding

 February 20, 2013; Updated: 12:05 am

Members of the School Safety and Mental Health Services working groups said Tuesday that they weren’t sure how the state would help fund more counselors and mental health professionals at schools.


Boston hockey team latest to visit Newtown Monday

 February 16, 2013; Updated: 1:28 pm

The Boston Bruins plan to become the latest ambassadors from the world of sports to visit Newtown in the wake of December's massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.


Families of Sandy Hook educators honored with Presidential Citizens Medal

 February 15, 2013; Updated: 6:15 pm

One by one, Obama read the names of the six educators receiving the Presidential Citizens Medal, saying they had no idea when they woke up on a chilly December morning of the sacrifice they would soon make for their communities.


Premium Content Consensus building around improving school security

 February 14, 2013; Updated: 12:18 pm

State lawmakers in the School Safety Working Group are beginning to reach consensus on how to protect schoolchildren in the wake of the Newtown shootings.


Premium Content Blumenthal takes Newtown first selectwoman to State of the Union

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 12:22 am

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., selected Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra to be his guest at Tuesday's State of the Union address.


Premium Content Gunmakers questioned on marketing to the young

 February 5, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm

At a second informational hearing for the legislature’s Gun Violence Prevention Working Group on Monday, legislators questioned gun manufacturers about marketing to youth and said there was growing consensus on improving background checks.


Premium Content Most in Newtown crowd favor gun control

 January 31, 2013; Updated: 5:10 pm

Newtown officials, parents of Newtown victims and parents of Newtown survivors took the lead at the legislature’s final scheduled Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety hearing Wednesday at Newtown High...


Premium Content Newtown families offer contrasting ideas on gun safety in Hartford

 January 28, 2013; Updated: 2:21 pm

The legislature's gun violence prevention subcommittee meeting on Monday left family members of the victims of Newtown's Sandy Hook shootings divided.


Premium Content Mental health is complex issue for state's Sandy Hook panel

 January 24, 2013; Updated: 12:15 am

School safety and gun control will likely be addressed early on by the governor's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission. Mental health issues, however, are more complex and will require more time.


Premium Content Legislators set hearings on gun violence, school safety, mental health

 January 19, 2013; Updated: 12:03 am

Each of the three subcommittees within the state's Gun Violence and Children's Safety Task Force will hold a public hearing in January. There will also be one combined public hearing for all three subcommittees on Jan. 30 at Newtown High School.


Premium Content Gun makers, clubs add voices to debate over gun violence

 January 17, 2013; Updated: 12:16 am

Local gun manufacturers and sportsmen's clubs are starting to speak out after holding their tongues initially in the wake of the Newtown shootings.


Premium Content General Assembly creates its own gun-violence task force

 January 15, 2013; Updated: 3:23 pm

Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday joined the race to prevent another Newtown shooting by creating a Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety Task Force.


NY passes first U.S. gun control law since massacre

 January 15, 2013; Updated: 6:19 pm

Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and background checks for buying ammunition.


Newtown group: Biden offers to speak with families

 January 12, 2013; Updated: 1:19 pm

A Newtown group says Vice President Joe Biden has offered to talk with any families of the school shooting victims who would like to speak with him personally.


Former U.S. Rep. Giffords visits Newtown

 January 4, 2013; Updated: 11:50 pm

The former Arizona congresswoman met Friday with the Newtown first selectman, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. She was accompanied by her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.


Premium Content Newtown asks for an end to donations

 December 27, 2012; Updated: 11:53 pm

Officials in Newtown are asking that no additional donations be sent of such items as teddy bears, food, clothes, school supplies, blankets, toys, letters, cards, candles and artwork, according to an email from John Voket, associate editor of The...


Newtown celebrates Christmas and remembers victims

 December 25, 2012; Updated: 4:01 pm

Newtown (AP) — Newtown celebrated Christmas amid piles of snow-covered teddy bears, long lines of stockings and heaps of flowers as volunteers manned a 24-hour candlelight vigil in memory of the 20 children and six...


Premium Content Gun-control bills readied for General Assembly session

 December 20, 2012; Updated: 11:50 pm

A series of proposals to limit access to high-capacity weapons, assault weapons and ammunition will be introduced at the 2013 legislative session. State Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, and state Rep. Bob Godfrey, D-Danbury, have spearheaded the...


Premium Content Funeral homes donating services

 December 20, 2012; Updated: 12:27 am

For Waterford resident Pasquale Folino, who mobilized efforts to provide free funeral services for the 26 killed last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the hard part has been wrapping his head around the magnitude of the tragedy.


Mourners travel far to gather around Christmas tree memorials in Newtown

 December 19, 2012; Updated: 10:23 pm

As more victims from the slaughter of 20 children and six adults were laid to rest, long funeral processions clogged the streets of Newtown, where Christmas trees were turned into memorials and a season that should be a time of joy was marked by...


Obama sets January deadline for gun proposals

 December 19, 2012; Updated: 8:58 pm

Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama vowed to send Congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence by January.


Shooting renews argument over video-game violence

 December 19, 2012; Updated: 12:20 pm

In the days since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, a shell-shocked nation has looked for reasons. The list of culprits include easy access to guns, a strained mental-health system and the entertainment industry's embrace of...


Obama to press for policy changes after shooting

 December 19, 2012; Updated: 12:03 am

President Barack Obama is launching an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence, underscoring the growing political consensus over tightening gun restrictions following the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.


Connecticut officials warn about possible Newtown charity scams

 December 19, 2012; Updated: 2:15 pm

Connecticut officials are warning state residents about possible charity scams seeking to exploit the elementary school shootings in Newtown.


Premium Content Shooting may drive lawmakers' agenda in Hartford

 December 19, 2012; Updated: 1:33 pm

State legislators say they are ready to address gun violence, mental health services and school safety in the wake of the massacre in Newtown.


Premium Content State's U.S. senators call for ban on assault weapons

 December 19, 2012; Updated: 12:00 am

Connecticut's two senators took to the Senate floor Tuesday to call for a ban on assault weapons.


Medical examiner seeks genetic clues to shooter

 December 19, 2012; Updated: 7:59 am

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's chief medical examiner says he's seeking genetic clues to help explain why a shooter killed 20 children and six adults in a Newtown elementary school.


Cerberus to sell gun company that makes Bushmaster

 December 18, 2012; Updated: 3:20 pm

The company that makes one of the weapons used to kill elementary school children in Connecticut is being put up for sale by its owner, which called Friday's tragedy a "watershed event" in the debate over gun control.


Early signs suggest Newtown massacre may have impact on gun laws

 December 18, 2012; Updated: 12:38 pm

Many Democrats, including President Barack Obama, who for years have been reluctant to speak out for tougher gun laws, aren't holding back.


Pro-gun Democrats signal openness to new restrictions

 December 18, 2012; Updated: 10:52 am

WASHINGTON — Demonstrating rapidly shifting attitudes toward gun control in the aftermath of a massacre in a Connecticut school, many pro-gun congressional Democrats — including Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader...


Classes resuming in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

 December 18, 2012; Updated: 12:02 pm

With security stepped up and families still on edge in Newtown, schools are opening for the first time since last week's massacre, bringing a return of familiar routines — at least, for some — to a grief-stricken town as it buries 20 of...


Murphy: Newtown shooting changes his plans in Senate

 December 18, 2012; Updated: 5:12 pm

U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy says the deadly shooting in Newtown has changed his plans as Connecticut's newest U.S. senator.


Some Republicans say gun control should be debated

 December 18, 2012; Updated: 1:20 pm

Some Republicans now say they're willing to discuss the politically treacherous issue of gun control along with mental health issues and violent video games, while formerly pro-gun Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it's time to place gun...


First of 8 funerals at Newtown church begins

 December 18, 2012; Updated: 7:14 pm

Newtown - Family members have gathered for the first of eight funerals for school shooting victims to be held at a Catholic church in Newtown, Conn.


Bomb threat at church service disrupts Newtown’s grieving

 December 17, 2012; Updated: 12:24 am

With the raw horror of Friday’s school massacre still haunting their minds, hundreds of traumatized residents sought solace and comfort at St. Rose of Lima Church Sunday — only to be terrorized once again by a heartless lunatic calling...


Premium Content First of shooting victims laid to rest

 December 17, 2012; Updated: 3:00 pm

Dozens huddled around chairs under tents at a gravesite in Newtown Village Cemetery, where a hearse brought the casket bearing the body of first-grader Jack Pinto, one of 20 who perished in the massacre.


Opinion & Letters

Premium Content Are we listening to troubled male teens?

Heartbreaking, the only way to describe Friday's deaths at Newtown's...

Premium Content So many questions, so very few answers

When will it end? When will it change? When will we be able to feel...

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Premium Content Demolish school where mass killing occurred

Connecticut and all associated governing bodies should never ask a...

Premium Content It's outside violence invading our schools

I am hearing all this talk about violence in our schools. In all the...

Premium Content 'Another installment on the price of freedom'

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We will hear the tragic stories. The...

Premium Content Time to rewrite the gun amendment

Rep. Joe Courtney and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the time is now for a...

Premium Content At last, taking aim at assault weapons

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Premium Content Congress: It's time to stand up to the NRA

This horrific killing in Newtown has to be the final nail in our gun...

Premium Content Make gun owners responsible

Congress should enact a yet-to-be-proposed Newtown children's gun...

Premium Content Blame video games for violent culture

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Premium Content Too many guns in the wrong hands

As I sit in front of my television watching events at Sandy Hook...

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