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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)

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

Sandy Hook Boat Accident

1 Person Hospitalized When Smaller Boat Hits Vessel Near Sandy Hook, N.J.

One person was injured Tuesday afternoon when a boat slammed into a 900-foot vessel on the Atlantic Ocean near the Sandy Hook barrier spit.

03/18/2014

Wind Batters Raritan Bay  (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Fishermen Suing New York City Over Shellfish Beds Allegedly Contaminated During Sandy

The Baymen’s Protective Association says that sewage outflows from wastewater plants crippled by storm contaminated fishing grounds.

01/25/2014

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

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

A man holds up a sign with with a depiction of an assault weapon during a rally at the Connecticut State Capital to promote gun control legislation in the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012, school shooting in Newtown on February 14, 2013 in Hartford, Conn.

GOP Lawmakers In Connecticut Want Gun Law Deadline Extended

Under the legislation that was passed in response to the Sandy Hook school massacre, state residents have until the end of Dec. 31, 2013 to register assault weapons as well as ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

12/30/2013

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

The front entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School after the massacre on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: Danbury State's Attorney)

Judge: 911 Tapes From Sandy Hook Massacre Could Be Released Next Week

The state’s Freedom of Information Commission ruled in September that the recordings should be provided to The Associated Press, but State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III asked for a stay while he appeals that order.

11/26/2013

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

Connecticut Residents Await Report On Sandy Hook Massacre

Nearly a year after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., many have been anticipating a report outlining the events of that tragic day.

11/24/2013

Newtown Massacre Game

Critics Furious Over Online Game Re-Enacting Sandy Hook Massacre

An uproar of criticism has erupted following the release of a new online video game that allows players to re-enact the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in Newtown, Conn.

11/20/2013

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

Demolition Of Old Sandy Hook Elementary Will Be Kept Private

Contractors demolishing the old Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been ordered to sign confidentiality agreements forbidding public discussion of the site.

10/15/2013

A handwritten sign reads 'Pray for Newtown' following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gun Groups Reschedule ‘Guns Save Lives Day’ Originally Planned For Newtown Shooting Anniversary

The groups now say they’ll hold the event Dec. 15, the day after the anniversary of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Organizers note that the day after the anniversary is national Bill of Rights Day.

10/15/2013

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

Woman To Be Sentenced For Running Bogus Newtown Charity

A woman who posed as the aunt of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre will be sentenced next week.

10/12/2013

Pictures of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown are seen on artificial flowers at a roadside memorial - Dec. 20, 2012 (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Parents Of Newtown Victims Among Those On Panel To Decide On Possible Memorial

Twelve people were sworn in Monday evening as members of the commission that will evaluate whether, how and where a permanent memorial should be built. The town has received many proposals, but the process is expected to take years.

10/08/2013

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