Newtown School Shooting

Updates on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Firearm sales in Connecticut soar (graphics)

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Firearm sales in Connecticut soared in 2012, reflecting a dramatic decade-long rise as residents armed themselves in an era of growing concerns about horrific crimes – such as the Newtown school massacre – and more restrictive gun laws. Sales of handguns and long guns in Connecticut are nearing 80,000 for 2012, more than triple the […] [Read More]
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More lawmakers, leaders call for guns in schools

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After the Newtown shooting that left 20 students and six educators dead, the National Rifle Association CEO called for armed guards at all school before kids returned from holiday breaks. Now the Arizona attorney general and a Washington State lawmaker are among those backing the idea of armed school staff. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne […] [Read More]
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Expanded plans for children at Columbine speaker event

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The church near Newtown that is hosting a Columbine survivor to talk about her experiences has expanded plans for a children’s ministry in effort to accommodate more families. Crystal Woodman Miller is planning to speak Sunday, Dec. 30, at Calvary Chapel Southbury – a church roughly eight miles from the school where 20 children and […] [Read More]
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Milford to host Newtown fundraiser on Jan. 20

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A number of Milford residents and businesses have teamed together to organize an event that will raise over $10,000 to donate directly to the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School. [Read More]
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New York group give free massages to Sandy Hook

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A group from New York City has teamed with therapists from Southbury, Conn., to bring free massages, acupuncture and counselors to Newtown. The effort is called the Sandy Hook Healing Project. It began Dec. 21, but continues through with sessions Dec. 28 and 29. Organizers say appointments aren’t necessary, Newtown residents just need to arrive […] [Read More]
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Paper snowflakes, heart descend on Newtown

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The paper hearts are expected to arrive in Newtown packed in batches of 10,000. The idea began with a family wanting to make enough paper hearts to stretch the roughly 2,000 miles from Billings, Mont., to Newtown, Conn. That would take about 19 million, and though the response hasn’t been that large, the group told […] [Read More]
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Christmas Eve support in Newtown (video)

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As Christmas came to Newtown – the Connecticut city recovering from the worst elementary school shooting in U.S. history – the Henderson family was outside town hall. “Everybody wants to do something,” father Mike Henderson said, “but nobody knows what to do.” His family is involved with the Community Learning Project, a group of home […] [Read More]
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Police pour in to relieve Newtown

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It’s feezing cold, snow’s starting to whip his face, he’s more than 50 miles from home and it’s Christmas Eve, but Officer Tom Bull is right where he wants to be: Directing traffic near the Newtown school shooting memorial. Between sips of donated coffee, Bull helps visitors — locals, out of towners, anyone trying to […] [Read More]
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Columbine survivor to speak near Newtown

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A Columbine High School massacre survivor is planning to speak Dec. 30 at Calvary Chapel Southbury – a church roughly eight miles from Newtown, where 20 children and six school staff members were killed. “Her nightmare at Columbine lasted just seven minutes, but changed her life forever,” read an advertisement for Crystal Woodman Miller’s speech, […] [Read More]
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Children’s messages to Newtown kids (Photos)

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More than a week after the shooting that took 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, messages kept arriving from around the world. There was a card from the Philippines, letters from school children across the United States, hundreds of stuffed animals and support notes from mournful teachers. Some of the most […] [Read More]
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