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States, politicians back gun-maker in Sandy Hook appeal

Ten conservative states and nearly two dozen Republican members of Congress are supporting gun-maker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened – …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

20 years after Columbine, some polls show parents’ growing fears of dangers at school

Twenty years after the deadly attack at Columbine High School, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019

Parkland looks beyond therapy to reach teens after suicides

Days after the suicides of two student survivors of the Parkland school shooting, parents and teachers packed a town hall Wednesday night, anxiously wondering out loud how to get students …


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019

Court rules gun-maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook …


Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the …


Sandy Hook shooter’s belongings ordered released to public

Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state’s open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme …


FBI: Newtown shooter had pedophilic interest in kids

There was evidence the Newtown school shooter had an interest in children that could be categorized as pedophilia, but there was no proof he ever acted on it, according to …


Newtown families upset by Megyn Kelly interview with conspiracy theorist and ‘Infowars’ host Alex Jones

The families of some Sandy Hook shooting victims are angered that NBC is airing an interview by Megyn Kelly with a conspiracy theorist who has claimed the massacre never happened.


Newtown schools ask Trump to reject conspiracy theorists

Members of the Newtown Board of Education hoped a newly elected President Donald Trump would speak out against a famous conspiracy theorist and others who question the Sandy Hook Elementary …


Newtown teacher charged with bringing gun to school

A middle school teacher was charged Wednesday after he was found carrying a gun at school, police said.


Sandy Hook massacre leaves mental health legacy

NEWTOWN, Conn. – Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse – two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage …


Gun tragedies evoke the sublime and the ridiculous

Scads of school shootings since Newtown, and you would have to say the winners, in terms of public policy, are the gundamentalists. Seemingly every other day, someone is shot dead …


Obama proposes new gun control executive orders

Four months after a gun control drive collapsed spectacularly in the Senate, President Barack Obama added two more executive actions to a list of 23 steps the White House determined …


Sandy Hook students will find blizzard of welcome

HAMDEN, Conn. – Snowflakes made of coiled copy paper, Post-it notes and even Swarovski Crystal pile into a business-park office like an indoor blizzard. They arrive by mail in envelopes …


Group gathering paper hearts to send to Connecticut town

BILLINGS – It started as a way for one Montana family to talk about the tragic school shooting of 26 children and adults. Now it’s blossoming into an international movement …


Front Porch: Holiday wish: civil talk on gun control

I am writing these words during the height of the holidays, when families all across America are rejoicing and happy and filled with glad tidings. That may be a bit …


Winthrop coach receives praise

AUBURN, Ala. – Pat Kelsey’s team had lost a basketball game. But all he could think about was how fathers like him, fathers he didn’t know, recently had lost so …


Dozens gather in Spokane to honor shooting victims

Twenty-six. At one point, there were 26 people gathered this morning on the sidewalk in front of Spokane’s Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, one week after the Newtown, Conn., …


Medical examiner seeks genetic clues to shooter

HARTFORD, Conn. — 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.


Buyers rush to firearms dealers

Sam Bishop stood Tuesday at the counter of Sharp Shooting Indoor Range and Gun Shop. He was looking at a gun for home security while he felt he still could, …


Some gun backers now signaling support for gun control talks

WASHINGTON — Democrats say meaningful action in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Connecticut must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the …


Newtown plans burials as school’s future debated

NEWTOWN, Conn. — A grieving Connecticut town braced itself today to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman and debated when classes could …


Obama speaks at Newtown vigil

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls left President Barack Obama, like so many others, reaching …


Despite precautions, local schools still feel vulnerability

The tragedy in Connecticut could happen here. That’s the reality that struck parents, district officials, teachers and law enforcement in the Inland Northwest Friday as the story unfolded in Newtown, …