Newtown School Shooting

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Casey McNerthney

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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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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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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Newtown flag fully raised Sunday

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The flag that had been at half-staff in the heart of Newtown was fully raised Sunday, nine days after 20 students and six teachers were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The flag there and at all public buildings in the United States were flown half-staff after a proclamation by President Barack Obama […] [Read More]
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Report: Lanza imposter tricks NY Post

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An imposter claiming to be the brother of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza tricked the New York Post with an imposter Facebook message, the news site reported Sunday. The New York Post initially reported that Ryan Lanza felt that that he is a victim and that he misses his deceased family members. That […] [Read More]
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