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Author: Casey McNerthney

Firearm sales in Connecticut soar (graphics)

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

More lawmakers, leaders call for guns in schools

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

Expanded plans for children at Columbine speaker event

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

New York group give free massages to Sandy Hook

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

Paper snowflakes, heart descend on Newtown

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,

Christmas Eve support in Newtown (video)

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

Columbine survivor to speak near Newtown

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

Children’s messages to Newtown kids (Photos)

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

Newtown flag fully raised Sunday

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

Report: Lanza imposter tricks NY Post

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