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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file / credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Marks 6-Month Anniversary Of Newtown Massacre; WH Meets With Victims’ Families

In his remarks on the Senate floor, Sen. Blumenthal said now that the world is watching, it is important for Congress to act on meaningful gun control legislation.

06/13/2013

Dylan Hockley's playground in Westport, Conn., which was built as part of the Sandy Ground Project to remember the 26 victims of the Newtown shooting. (credit: thesandygroundproject.org)

Playground Inspired By Sandy Hook Victim To Open; Groundbreaking Set For Another

The playgrounds are the fourth and fifth being built as part of the Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play, an effort spearheaded by the Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association of New Jersey. Most are planned for communities in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, linking the two tragedies that have a name in common.

06/13/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Pressures Donors Over Gun Control Votes

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his gun control campaign by asking donors not to support four Democratic senators who opposed a bill to expand background checks.

06/12/2013

A sign near Chalk Hill Middle school greets students from Sandy Hook on December 18, 2012 in Monroe, Connecticut. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Congresswoman Proposes Incentives To Get Donations To Build New School

Under the proposal, defense contractors that make financial or in-kind donations to help rebuild elementary or secondary schools affected by violent or traumatic events would receive preference for Department of Defense contracts.

06/11/2013

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Newtown, Conn. Schools Put On Lockdown After Phone Threat

The school system in Newtown, Conn., was briefly placed on lockdown Monday, after someone made a threatening phone call to a school near the site of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

06/10/2013

Nouel Alba is accused of lying to FBI agents. (credit: Personal Photo)

Woman Accused Of Running Bogus Newtown Charity Pleads Guilty

Nouel Alba, 37, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport, Conn., to wire fraud and making false statements, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

06/06/2013

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

Conn. Lawmakers Pass Bill To Keep Sandy Hook Photos Private

The negotiated bipartisan legislation came after days of closed-door talks and speculation about whether an agreement could be reached before the Wednesday’s midnight adjournment.

06/05/2013

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

Federal Funding Made Available For School Security Post Sandy Hook

Gov. Dan Malloy announced the first round of funding on Friday for the competitive grant program included in the General Assembly’s response to the Newtown shooting.

05/24/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Lawmakers Give Final Green Light To 3 Gun Control Bills

The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday gave final approval to three gun control bills, sending them to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature.

05/20/2013

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

Conn. Lawmakers Want Federal Funds To Tear Down, Rebuild Sandy Hook

Newtown, Conn. officials decided last week to tear down and rebuild Sandy Hook Elementary School.

05/16/2013

Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Malloy meet at City Hall, May 15, 2013. (credit: Spencer T. Tucker/Mayor's Office)

Conn. Gov: ‘Guns Aren’t Making You Safer In Your House’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg met Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at City Hall to discuss Connecticut’s new gun control law.

05/15/2013

FILE -- A women fires a handgun  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

NY Gun Owners Must File Form To Keep Permit Info Private

Starting Wednesday, the records of anyone who has asked to be exempt from the state Freedom of Information Law will be kept secret. But the information will be available for gun owners who haven’t acted.

05/15/2013

Nouel Alba is accused of lying to FBI agents. (credit: Personal Photo)

DA: Bronx Woman Indicted In Connection With Newtown Charity Scheme

A grand jury indicted Nouel Alba, 37, on scheme to defraud and identity theft charges, prosecutors said. Bail was set at $10,000 bond or $1,000 cash.

05/14/2013

Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Adam Lanza Had No Drugs, Alcohol In His System During Newtown Massacre

The toxicology tests were conducted as part of Adam Lanza’s autopsy by Connecticut’s chief medical examiner.

05/13/2013

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

Newtown Panel Votes Unanimously To Tear Down Sandy Hook Elementary School

The panel had narrowed a list of choices to renovating or rebuilding on the school site or building a new school on property down the street. Each would cost between about $48 million and $60 million.

05/11/2013

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