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In this photo illustration a Rock River Arms AR-15 rifle is seen on December 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida. The weapon is similar in style to the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle that was used during the Newtown massacre (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Group From Newtown Urges Hedge Fund To Stop Funding Assault Rifle Manufacturer

After the Dec. 14 massacre at Newtown, Cerberus Capital Management said it would sell Freedom Group, the company that makes the Bushmaster .223 rifle used in the rampage.

09/24/2013

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Newtown Marches On As Large Crowds Attend Annual Labor Day Parade

Unlike previous years, Monday’s annual Labor Day parade in Newtown, Conn., featured no sounds of sirens or musket fire.

09/02/2013

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Lawmaker Wants Video Game Makers To End Deals With Gun Manufacturers

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said the popular video game, “Call Of Duty,” features the Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle – the same assault weapon used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook assacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

08/21/2013

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

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, December 16, 2012. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Monetary Distributions To Newtown Victims, Families On Hold

The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation, which is overseeing more than $11 million, postponed public hearings with the victims’ families planned for Tuesday and Wednesday.

05/07/2013

Mary Sherlach, Lauren Rousseau, Vicki Soto, Mary Anne Murphy, Rachel D'Avino, Dawn Hochsprung (clockwise) all posthumously honored with Citizens Honors Medal from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. (credit: Facebook)

6 Educators Killed In Newtown Massacre Awarded Medals Of Honor

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society said it chose the slain educators to receive its Citizen Honors Medal, the highest award it gives to a civilian, after receiving dozens of nominations for their actions during the shooting.

05/06/2013

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

Obama Hands Over Radio Address To Sandy Hook Mom Urging Gun Reforms

President Barack Obama was not heard this week for his weekly radio address; he instead turned it over to the mother of one of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims, who advocated for a tighter gun restrictions.

04/13/2013

SWAT team members canvas the neighborhood where the Newtown school massacre killer lived with his mother on Dec. 14, 2012. (Photo: CBS 2)

Conn. Attorney General Speaks Out Against Lawsuits Over Newtown Massacre

A lawyer earlier this year withdrew a claim to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of the Dec. 14 school massacre. However, attorney Irving Pinsky said he might refile.

03/24/2013

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

Sen. Murphy Disappointed Assault Weapons Ban Won’t Be In Federal Gun Bill

Murphy said he applauds statewide efforts in Connecticut to pass tougher gun laws, but adds Congressional action is the only way to make gun control truly effective.

03/20/2013

Gov. Dan Malloy signs  Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund bill into law March 12, 2013 (credit: Gov. Malloy Twitter)

Malloy Approves Fund For Sandy Hook First Responders And Workers

The money for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund is raised privately through citizens and corporations.

03/12/2013

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NY Town Halts Armed School Guard Program After Shot Accidentally Fired By Police Officer

Schools in Highland in the Hudson Valley were each given an armed police officer to guard the public schools in the wake of the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre.

03/07/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter Adam Lanza (credit: CBS 2)

Criminologist: Mass Shooters Typically Aim To Top Previous Death Tolls To ‘Become Infamous’

Criminologist Jack Levin at Northeastern University said Adam Lanza’s isolation and a possible rivalry with other mass killers are characteristics that the Sandy Hook gunman shares with other shooters.

02/19/2013

SWAT team members canvas the neighborhood where the Newtown school massacre killer lived with his mother on Dec. 14, 2012. (Photo: CBS 2)

Conn. Gun Violence Task Force Website Goes Live

The website allows the public to submit testimony on several ideas being considered in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

01/22/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg/Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (credit: lautenberg.senate.gov, carolynmccarthy.house.gov)

Lautenberg, McCarthy Introduce High-Capacity Magazine Ban Measure

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg didn’t waste any time introducing a measure that would limit ammunition magazines to hold ten bullets. Tuesday was the first day in the 113th Congress that bills could be introduced. A companion measure was also introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and has 48 co-sponsors.

01/22/2013

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New Jersey Plans Surprise School Security Inspections

The state requires schools to hold a lockdown drill as well as a shooting drill twice per year.

01/17/2013

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