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Law enforcement agencies and volunteers take part in an active shooter drill at Liberty Middle School in West Orange, NJ on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Law Enforcement Agencies, Volunteers Take Part In NJ ‘Active Shooter’ Drill

The drill at Liberty Middle School is designed to test the response of a dozen law enforcement agencies to a situation similar to last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

08/20/2013

Starbucks coffee logo (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Starbucks Gun Rallies Draw Ire Of Newtown Group

Gun rights groups are staging “Starbucks Appreciation Day” to voice their approval of the coffee chain’s stand supporting gun owners who wish to openly display their weapons.

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A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Panel Will Decide How To Allocate Funds Collected In Wake Of Sandy Hook School Shooting

The distinguished panel is headed by Alan Nevice, a now-retired federal judge, who said Thursday’s meeting will decide how to allocate 70 percent of the funds. Each of the families who lost a family member in the massacre will get an even share of the money.

07/11/2013

The six-month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is marked in Newtown, Conn. - June 14, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Wants End To Events Related To Massacre

Newtown’s first selectman is asking organizations and individuals to refrain from holding any more special events in the town as it attempts to heal from December’s shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

07/02/2013

Rifle (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Connecticut Gun Laws Begin Taking Effect Today

Parts of Connecticut’s law addressing the Newtown school massacre, including the creation of new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition, took effect Monday.

07/01/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy looks up after signing a gun-control bill April 4, 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Some Conn. Gun Control Provisions To Go Into Effect Monday

Beginning Monday, people can begin applying for new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition. Such credentials will eventually be required to buy ammo, rifles and shot guns.

06/30/2013

Lindsay Knauf takes a picture of a bus bearing some of the over 6,000 names of people killed by gun violence since the Dec., 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on June 14, 2013 in Newtown, Conn.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Apologizes For Calling Boston Bombing Suspect Victim Of Gun Violence

The event is part of the gun-control group’s 25-state “No More Names” tour, which is part of its campaign to build support for legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers.

06/20/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Moment Of Silence, Calls For Action Mark 6 Months Since Newtown

Two sisters of slain teacher Victoria Soto asked the crowd gathered at Edmond Town Hall for a 26-second moment of silence, honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at the school on Dec. 14.

06/14/2013

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

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

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

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

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