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A new emergency notification system could save lives and reduce response time during school shootings. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Cop Sync’ System Could Greatly Reduce Police Response Time During School Emergencies

Keeping kids safe at school is a challenge for administrators everywhere and it has some looking beyond the traditional 911 system to new cutting edge, potentially life saving, technology.

03/25/2014

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Construction To Begin This Summer On New Newtown Elementary School

The new school will be built on the same site as the former Sandy Hook Elementary School. Groundbreaking begins this summer and the plan is to open the school in the fall of 2016.

03/24/2014

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Shop Owner Who Sold Rifle To Nancy Lanza Faces Sentencing On Unrelated Violation

The owner of a gun shop that legally sold a rifle to the Newtown school shooter’s mother is facing sentencing for unrelated federal firearms violations.

03/23/2014

Adam Lanza seen in 2005 at the age of 13. (Credit: CBS News)

Peter Lanza, Father Of Sandy Hook Shooter Adam, Wishes Son Was Never Born

In his most extensive comments, the father of Newtown gunman Adam Lanza said what his son did couldn’t “get any more evil” and he now wishes his son had never been born.

03/10/2014

Cyclists ride from Newtown, Conn. to Washington D.C. on March 8, 2014 (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Cyclists Head From Newtown To D.C. In Continued Call For Stronger Gun Legislation

The group is headed to D.C. in an attempt to convince members of Congress that it’s time for stronger gun legislation in the United States.

03/08/2014

Adam Lanza seen in 2005 at the age of 13. (Credit: CBS News)

Expert To Newtown Massacre Commission: No Link Between Autism, Violence

An expert on Friday told a commission looking into the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in Connecticut that there is no data linking autism with increased violent criminal behavior.

01/17/2014

AR-15 Assault Rifle (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Upholds Strict New York Gun Control Law

Judge William Skretny rejected arguments that the law’s bans on large-capacity magazines and the sale of some semi-automatic rifles violate Second Amendment rights.

12/31/2013

A runner dons a 'Boston Strong' shirt while waving an American flag. (credit: Monica Miller)

The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

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Police Report On Newtown Shooting Released

The planned release Friday of thousands of pages of police documents from the investigation into last year’s school massacre in Newtown could shed additional light on the world of the 20-year-old gunman.

12/27/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Push Gun Control Efforts After Term Ends

While speaking during his weekly address heard on 1010 WINS, the mayor said he won’t leave the gun control cause behind when he leaves office.

12/15/2013

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Newtown Marks 1-Year Anniversary Of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 children and six educators.

12/14/2013

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Malloy Directs Flags To Fly Half-Staff For Newtown

The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School sent a community and nation into mourning, provoked new security measures in schools and left the nation even more deeply divided over the issue of guns.

12/13/2013

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Newtown Residents Head To National Cathedral To Honor Victims Of Gun Violence

Washington National Cathedral will host the Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence Thursday, two days before the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

12/11/2013

Screen shot of mysandyhookfamily.org

Newtown Families Announce New Joint Website To Honor Victims Of Massacre

Families of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say they will be lighting candles in the victims’ memory the night before the shooting’s anniversary.

12/09/2013

FILE - Colin Ferguson arrives in court surrounded by court officers and wearing a bullet proof vest Dec. 10, 1993 for his initial hearing. (Photo POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

New Documentary Marks 20 Years Since LIRR Massacre

On Dec. 7, 1993, a gunman opened fire on a train car filled with commuters leaving New York City. By the time passengers tackled Colin Ferguson, his fusillade had left six people dead and 19 wounded.

12/06/2013

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