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  • Blumenthal: Newtown reference may spur gun changes

    Blumenthal: Newtown reference may spur gun changes

    Monday, January 21 2013 6:43 PM EST2013-01-21 23:43:23 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says President Barack Obama's reference in his inauguration speech to the murders of 20 children and six educators in Newtown could spur changes in federal gun law. Blumenthal
    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says President Barack Obama's reference in his inauguration speech to the murders of 20 children and six educators in Newtown could spur changes in federal gun law.
  • Newtown seeks law change to aid first responders

    Newtown seeks law change to aid first responders

    Wednesday, January 9 2013 3:22 AM EST2013-01-09 08:22:28 GMT
    Newtown's police commissioners want Connecticut law changed so officers and others who responded to last month's deadly school shooting are covered by workers' compensation. A resolution passed Tuesday
    Newtown's police commissioners want Connecticut law changed so officers and others who responded to last month's deadly school shooting are covered by workers' compensation.
  • Remembering the Newtown shooting victims

    Remembering the Newtown shooting victims

    Please take a moment to pay tribute to all the innocent victims killed in the Newtown school shooting.  This page is dedicated to their lives.
    Please take a moment to pay tribute to all the innocent victims killed in the Newtown school shooting.  This page is dedicated to their lives.
  • Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    Sandy Hook students, teachers head back to school

    Tuesday, January 1 2013 4:59 PM EST2013-01-01 21:59:22 GMT
    Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown. Desks have been taken to the new building in nearby Monroe along with backpacks
    Classes are starting Thursday at a repurposed school for students who survived a shooting rampage three weeks ago in Newtown.
  • Cruz: Meeting Pinto family was "toughest by far''

    Cruz: Meeting Pinto family was "toughest by far''

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 8:29 PM EST2012-12-20 01:29:01 GMT
    Victor Cruz hopes meeting with the family of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shootings has helped them cope with the tragedy. The New York Giants receiver on Wednesday somberly recounted
    Victor Cruz hopes meeting with the family of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shootings has helped them cope with the tragedy.
  • Amid Newtown tragedy, scam artists creep in

    Amid Newtown tragedy, scam artists creep in

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 5:48 PM EST2012-12-19 22:48:47 GMT
    The family of Noah Pozner was mourning their 6-year-old who was killed in the Newtown school massacre when their sorrow was compounded by outrage. Someone they didn't know was soliciting donations in
    The family of Noah Pozner was mourning their 6-year-old who was killed in the Newtown school massacre when their sorrow was compounded by outrage.
  • Obama to press for policy changes after shooting

    Obama to press for policy changes after shooting

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 12:45 PM EST2012-12-19 17:45:12 GMT
    Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce gun violence that has plagued the country. "This
    Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce gun violence that has plagued the country.
  • Doctors say Aspergers Syndrome does not make people violent

    Doctors say Aspergers Syndrome does not make people violent

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 11:03 PM EST2012-12-19 04:03:56 GMT
    The Newtown shooting has put a new focus on Aspergers Syndrome, which is a disorder family and friends of Adam Lanza said he suffered from. However, doctors treating patients with Aspergers are speaking
    The Newtown shooting has put a new focus on Aspergers Syndrome, which is a disorder family and friends of Adam Lanza said he suffered from.
  • UConn sets up scholarship for Sandy Hook Elementary School students

    UConn sets up scholarship for Sandy Hook Elementary School students

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 9:39 PM EST2012-12-19 02:39:58 GMT
    The University of Connecticut is creating a scholarship fund for students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where 20 students and six staff members were gunned down last week. The Sandy Hook
    The University of Connecticut is creating a scholarship fund for students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where 20 students and six staff members were gunned down last week.
  • Connecticut lawmakers to honor shooting victims

    Connecticut lawmakers to honor shooting victims

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 9:35 PM EST2012-12-19 02:35:39 GMT
    Connecticut lawmakers plan to honor the victims of the Newtown school shooting when they return to the Capitol to address the state's budget deficit. The special legislative session is scheduled to begin
    Connecticut lawmakers plan to honor the victims of the Newtown school shooting when they return to the Capitol to address the state's budget deficit.
  • Cruz visits home of Giants fan, 6, killed in Connecticut

    Cruz visits home of Giants fan, 6, killed in Connecticut

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 6:40 PM EST2012-12-18 23:40:29 GMT
    New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey. Jack Pinto was among 20 children shot to death Friday in
    New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey.
  • After shooting, neighbor took in 6 young survivors

    After shooting, neighbor took in 6 young survivors

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 9:31 AM EST2012-12-18 14:31:52 GMT
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A man who lives near Sandy Hook Elementary School says he took in six students who survived the shooting and ended up huddled at the end of his driveway. Sixty-9-year-old retired
    A man who lives near Sandy Hook Elementary School says he took in six students who survived the shooting and ended up huddled at the end of his driveway.
  • Conn. victims: Lively youngsters, devoted adults

    Conn. victims: Lively youngsters, devoted adults

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 8:00 AM EST2012-12-18 13:00:28 GMT
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner.
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner.
  • Shooting victim was weeks away from getting engaged

    Shooting victim was weeks away from getting engaged

    Monday, December 17 2012 10:33 PM EST2012-12-18 03:33:00 GMT
    Rachel D'Avino's boyfriend was going to propose to the 29-year-old behavioral therapist on Christmas Eve. He had already asked and received her family's permission. But instead of planning a wedding, her
    One of the victims of the Newtown mass shooting was weeks away from getting engaged, nearly finished with her doctorate degree and had just transferred to Sandy Hook Elementary School to work with autistic students.
  • School gunman went to Conn. univ. when he was 16

    School gunman went to Conn. univ. when he was 16

    Monday, December 17 2012 10:35 AM EST2012-12-17 15:35:58 GMT
    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - A spokesman for Western Connecticut State University says the man identified as the gunman who killed 26 children and adults in an elementary school took college classes when
    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - A spokesman for Western Connecticut State University says the man identified as the gunman who killed 26 children and adults in an elementary school took college classes when he was only 16.
  • Senators want commission to look at mass shootings

    Senators want commission to look at mass shootings

    Sunday, December 16 2012 2:40 PM EST2012-12-16 19:40:14 GMT
    Two senators are calling for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while a colleague says she's push to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons. The proposals are
    Democratic lawmakers and Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States.
  • Sandy Hook principal died 'lunging' at gunman

    Sandy Hook principal died 'lunging' at gunman

    Saturday, December 15 2012 2:14 PM EST2012-12-15 19:14:43 GMT
    Newtown town officials said the principal who died in the rampage at an elementary school was killed while lunging at the gunman as she tried to overtake him. Dawn Hochsprung was gunned down in Friday's
    Newtown town officials said the principal who died in the rampage at an elementary school was killed while lunging at the gunman as she tried to overtake him.
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  • Carmi woman believed to be found dead rescued from mud

    Carmi woman believed to be found dead rescued from mud

    Sunday, August 31 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:53:04 GMT
    A woman, believed to have been found dead, was rescued after being stuck and covered in mud for 24 hours in Carmi, Illinois.
    A woman, believed to have been found dead, was rescued after being stuck and covered in mud for 24 hours in Carmi, Illinois.
  • Traffic alert: Construction resumes after Labor Day holiday break

    Traffic alert: Construction resumes after Labor Day holiday break

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:00:14 GMT
    After the long Labor Day holiday weekend the Illinois Department of Transportation is getting back to work, and that could really slow you down you head back to work.IDOT called off work for Labor Day weekend to allow smoother holiday travel.Construction work will resume on Route 14 between Interstate 57 and the town square in Benton, Illinois. IDOT officials say drivers should expect delays as crews work to patch and repave parts of the roadway.There will be lane reductions with flaggers pos...
    After the long Labor Day holiday weekend the Illinois Department of Transportation is getting back to work, and that could really slow you down you head back to work.IDOT called off work for Labor Day weekend to allow smoother holiday travel.Construction work will resume on Route 14 between Interstate 57 and the town square in Benton, Illinois. IDOT officials say drivers should expect delays as crews work to patch and repave parts of the roadway.There will be lane reductions with flaggers pos...
  • Armed robbery at Portageville store under investigation

    Armed robbery at Portageville store under investigation

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:34:48 GMT
    An armed robbery at a Portageville store Monday night is currently under investigation.
    An armed robbery at a Portageville store Monday night is currently under investigation.
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  • Newtown victim's mom to give Obama weekly address

    Newtown victim's mom to give Obama weekly address

    Friday, April 12 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-04-12 18:27:09 GMT
    The White House says the mother of a Newtown shooting victim will deliver the weekly presidential radio and Internet address. President Barack Obama typically gives the talk, focusing on a topic that's
    The White House says the mother of a Newtown shooting victim will deliver the weekly presidential radio and Internet address. President Barack Obama typically gives the talk, focusing on a topic that's
  • Gunmaker says assault weapon ban could put them out of business

    Gunmaker says assault weapon ban could put them out of business

    Tuesday, March 12 2013 8:11 PM EDT2013-03-13 00:11:44 GMT
    Connecticut gun manufacturers will be paying close attention to what's happening at the State Capitol in Hartford in the coming days including Stag Arms, which is based in New Britain. Eyewitness News
    Connecticut gun manufacturers will be paying close attention to what's happening at the state Capitol in Hartford in the coming days, including Stag Arms, which is based in New Britain.
  • Conn. senators forward ideas to Biden about guns

    Conn. senators forward ideas to Biden about guns

    Tuesday, January 15 2013 12:39 PM EST2013-01-15 17:39:12 GMT
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's two U.S. senators are forwarding a package of recommendations to Vice President Joe Biden, who is chairing a task force on policy changes in the wake of the deadly
    Connecticut's two U.S. senators are forwarding a package of recommendations to Vice President Joe Biden, who is chairing a task force on policy changes in the wake of the deadly Newtown school shooting.
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