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  • Police release documents on Newtown massacre

    Police release documents on Newtown massacre

    Friday, December 27 2013 9:27 PM EST2013-12-28 02:27:41 GMT
    Connecticut police released thousands of pages Friday from their investigation into the Newtown massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage and Adam Lanza's fascination with murder, while also depicting school employees' brave and clearheaded attempts to protect the children.
    Connecticut police released thousands of pages Friday from their investigation into the Newtown massacre, providing the most detailed and disturbing picture yet of the rampage and Adam Lanza's fascination with murder, while also depicting school employees' brave and clearheaded attempts to protect the children.
  • Newtown families to fly to DC on Air Force One to meet with lawmakers

    Newtown families to fly to DC on Air Force One to meet with lawmakers

    Monday, April 8 2013 3:45 PM EDT2013-04-08 19:45:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama is providing a ride on Air Force One to 11 relatives of those killed at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School so they can attend his gun control speech Monday before heading to Washington to personally plead with senators reluctant to back gun legislation.
    President Barack Obama is providing a ride on Air Force One to 11 relatives of those killed at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School so they can attend his gun control speech Monday before heading to Washington to personally plead with senators reluctant to back gun legislation.
  • Boehner orders flags at US Capitol lowered for CT shootings

    Boehner orders flags at US Capitol lowered for CT shootings

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:20 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner has ordered flags at the U.S. Capitol lowered because of the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school that claimed 26 victims, including 18 children.
    House Speaker John Boehner has ordered flags at the U.S. Capitol lowered because of the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school that claimed 26 victims, including 18 children.
  • Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting

    Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:19 GMT
    A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring, "Our hearts are broken today."
    A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring, "Our hearts are broken today." He called for "meaningful action" to prevent such shootings but did not say what it should be.
  • Conn. school shooting suspect identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza

    Conn. school shooting suspect identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:17 GMT
    He was an honors student who lived in a prosperous neighborhood with his mother. Now Adam Lanza is suspected of killing his mother and then gunning down more than two dozen people, 20 of them children.
    He was an honors student who lived in a prosperous neighborhood with his mother, a well-liked woman who enjoyed hosting dice games and decorating the house for the holidays. Now Adam Lanza is suspected of killing his mother and then gunning down more than two dozen people, 20 of them children, at a Connecticut grade school before taking his own life.
  • Md. Gov. O'Malley calls Conn. shootings 'incomprehensible'

    Md. Gov. O'Malley calls Conn. shootings 'incomprehensible'

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:17 GMT
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, calling the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school "incomprehensible," and sent thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims.
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, calling the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school "incomprehensible," and sent thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims.
  • Connecticut school shooting revives gun debate

    Connecticut school shooting revives gun debate

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:14 GMT
    A lone police cruiser outside Columbine High School was the only outward reaction Friday to an even deadlier attack at a Connecticut elementary school.
    Friday's shootings renewed debate over why mass shootings keep occurring and whether gun control can stop them.
  • Sympathy for US school shooting stretches globe

    Sympathy for US school shooting stretches globe

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:13 GMT
    Leaders of two of the closest longtime allies of the United States have been quick to express sympathy over a shooting rampage that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, at a Connecticut elementary school.
    Leaders of two of the closest longtime allies of the United States have been quick to express sympathy over a shooting rampage that left 26 people dead, including 20 children, at a Connecticut elementary school.
  • Principal among victims in Conn. shooting rampage

    Principal among victims in Conn. shooting rampage

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:12 GMT
    The principal at the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman opened fire in a rampage Friday, killing 26 people including 20 children and then himself, was identified as one of the victims.
    The principal at the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman opened fire in a rampage Friday, killing 26 people including 20 children and then himself, was identified as one of the victims.
  • Conn. shooting victim Josephine Gay was Md. native

    Conn. shooting victim Josephine Gay was Md. native

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:11 GMT
    One of the young victims of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Josephine Gay, was a Maryland native.
    One of the young victims of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Josephine Gay, was a Maryland native.
  • Moments of silence, bells toll for victims one week after shooting

    Moments of silence, bells toll for victims one week after shooting

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:11 GMT
    The victims of the elementary school massacre are being remembered Friday morning with a moment of silence and the ringing of bells at houses of worship throughout the country.
    The victims of the elementary school massacre are being remembered Friday morning with a moment of silence and the ringing of bells at houses of worship throughout the country.
  • Sports world shaken by Connecticut school shooting

    Sports world shaken by Connecticut school shooting

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:11 GMT
    Stars from several different sports took to Twitter on Friday to try and cope with the school shooting in Connecticut, and the NFL asked each of its teams to observe a moment of silence before this weekend's games.
    Stars from several different sports took to Twitter on Friday to try and cope with the school shooting in Connecticut, and the NFL asked each of its teams to observe a moment of silence before this weekend's games to pay respect to the victims.
  • Photos and profiles of school shooting victims: Lively youngsters, devoted adults

    Photos and profiles of school shooting victims: Lively youngsters, devoted adults

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:11 GMT
    The schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones.
    The schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones.
  • As Conn. shooting story unfolds, media struggle with facts

    As Conn. shooting story unfolds, media struggle with facts

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:10 GMT
    The scope and senselessness of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting challenged journalists' ability to do much more than lend, or impose, their presence on the scene.
    The scope and senselessness of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting challenged journalists' ability to do much more than lend, or impose, their presence on the scene.
  • Connecticut school shooting victims identified

    Connecticut school shooting victims identified

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:51:10 GMT
    The search for a possible motive has taken investigators to two states so far, to New Hampshire where suspect Adam Lanza grew up, and Connecticut where he killed himself, after taking 27 other lives.
    The search for a possible motive has taken investigators to two states so far, to New Hampshire where suspect Adam Lanza grew up, and Connecticut where he killed himself, after taking 27 other lives.
  • Gunman kills 26 at Connecticut elementary school, commits suicide

    Gunman kills 26 at Connecticut elementary school, commits suicide

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:18 GMT
    A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children.
    A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire Friday inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in fear to the sound of gunshots reverberating through the building and screams echoing over the intercom.
  • Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    Newtown: A special town shattered by tragedy

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:17 GMT
    It's become a bedroom community for commuters to Manhattan and Connecticut's more toney coastal towns, but it has retained the rural character that was set in 1708.
    At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that's a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan Osborne White, who has lived here all her life, "it tells me which way the wind is blowing" -- and she calls the local newspaper whenever the flag is lowered to half-staff, to ask why.
  • Cops from neighboring towns come to Newtown to give officers Christmas Day off

    Cops from neighboring towns come to Newtown to give officers Christmas Day off

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:16 GMT
    Police from other towns have agreed to work on Christmas Day as part of a grassroots effort from throughout the law enforcement community in nearby areas, so that Newtown police can have time off. "We'll
    Police from other towns have agreed to work on Christmas Day as part of a grassroots effort from throughout the law enforcement community in nearby areas, so that Newtown police can have time off.
  • Newtown holds the first funerals for the victims

    Newtown holds the first funerals for the victims

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:15 GMT
    Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began laying its dead to rest Monday, holding funerals for two 6-year-old boys.
    Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began laying its dead to rest Monday, holding funerals for two 6-year-old boys -- one a football fan who was buried in a New York Giants jersey and one whose twin sister survived the school shooting rampage.
  • Warner: Newtown massacre altered his guns stance

    Warner: Newtown massacre altered his guns stance

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:14 GMT
    Virginia Sen. Mark Warner says the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has changed his supportive stand on assault weapons.
    Virginia Sen. Mark Warner says the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has changed his supportive stand on assault weapons.
  • Final resting place of Newtown gunman a mystery

    Final resting place of Newtown gunman a mystery

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:13 GMT
    The body of the man who massacred 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school was claimed by his father, a family spokesman said Monday, but the public may never know what happened with the remains.
    The body of the man who massacred 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school was claimed by his father, a family spokesman said Monday, but the public may never know what happened with the remains.
  • Classes resume in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

    Classes resume in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:12 GMT
    Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last week's massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest.
    Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last week's massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest, as this grieving town wrestled with the same issues gripping the country: violence, gun control and finding a way forward.
  • Funerals become a routine in shattered Newtown

    Funerals become a routine in shattered Newtown

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:12 GMT
    One by one by one by one, each with fresh heartbreak, hearses crisscrossed two New England towns on Wednesday.
    One by one by one by one, each with fresh heartbreak, hearses crisscrossed two New England towns on Wednesday, bearing three tiny victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre and a heroic teacher in a seemingly never-ending series of funeral processions.
  • Newtown first responders carry heavy burdens

    Newtown first responders carry heavy burdens

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:11 GMT
    While the people of Newtown do their best to cope with loss and preserve the memories of their loved ones, another class of residents is also finding it difficult to move on: the emergency responders.
    While the people of Newtown do their best to cope with loss and preserve the memories of their loved ones, another class of residents is also finding it difficult to move on: the emergency responders who saw firsthand the terrible aftermath of last week's school shooting.
  • Dozens gather on National Mall on Christmas Eve to honor Newtown victims

    Dozens gather on National Mall on Christmas Eve to honor Newtown victims

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:10 GMT
    There was an outpouring of support on the National Mall Monday afternoon for the victim's of the Sandy Hook school tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
    There was an outpouring of support on the National Mall Monday afternoon for the victim's of the Sandy Hook school tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Dozens of local mothers, fathers and children gathered to join hands and sing songs in a community centered Christmas Eve event called "Circle Up for Kids."
  • Local kids send 'Snowflakes' to Newtown

    Local kids send 'Snowflakes' to Newtown

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:10 GMT
    Dozens of Maryland children spent part of Saturday making paper snowflakes to be sent to the survivors of this month's school shooting in Connecticut.
    Dozens of Maryland children spent part of Saturday making paper snowflakes to be sent to the survivors of this month's school shooting in Connecticut.
  • Newtown, Conn., officials request halt to gifts

    Newtown, Conn., officials request halt to gifts

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:08 GMT
    Officials in Newtown, Conn., are asking people to stop sending gifts to the grief-stricken community following the deadly school shooting, saying they're deeply grateful but can't handle the donation deluge.
    Officials in Newtown, Conn., are asking people to stop sending gifts to the grief-stricken community following the deadly school shooting, saying they're deeply grateful but can't handle the donation deluge.
  • Newtown shooting site drawing visitors from across the US

    Newtown shooting site drawing visitors from across the US

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:08 GMT
    The Sandy Hook section of Newtown was a gathering place this weekend for hundreds of people drawn to the scene of the recent massacre to share in the community's mourning and come to terms with the shocking
    The Sandy Hook section of Newtown was a gathering place this weekend for hundreds of people drawn to the scene of the recent massacre to share in the community's mourning and come to terms with the shocking school tragedy.
  • Obama honors fallen Newtown educators with Citizens Medal

    Obama honors fallen Newtown educators with Citizens Medal

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:06 GMT
    Family members of the six adults killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting gathered at the White House Friday as President Barack Obama bestowed the nation's second-highest civilian honor on their fallen relatives.
    Family members of the six adults killed in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting gathered at the White House Friday as President Barack Obama bestowed the nation's second-highest civilian honor on their fallen relatives.
  • Report: Newtown school shooter obsessed with Norwegian killer

    Report: Newtown school shooter obsessed with Norwegian killer

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:05 GMT
    There are reports that the shooter responsible for the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut was obsessed with the Norwegian man who killed seventy-seven people in 2011.
    There are reports that the shooter responsible for the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut was obsessed with the Norwegian man who killed seventy-seven people in 2011.
  • Should Stallone's new movie 'Bullet to the Head' have had its title changed post-Newtown?

    Should Stallone's new movie 'Bullet to the Head' have had its title changed post-Newtown?

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:04 GMT
    Sylvester Stallone's latest film, "Bullet to the Head" is taking on some criticism, with some wondering if the name should have been changed in aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Pop Tarts reached out
    Sylvester Stallone's latest film, "Bullet to the Head" is taking on some criticism, with some wondering if the name should have been changed in aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
  • Shop that sold gun to Newtown mom loses license

    Shop that sold gun to Newtown mom loses license

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:03 GMT
    A Connecticut shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter's mother has lost its federal firearms license. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, about 15 miles north of Hartford, in December. The agency didn't disclose why. It was first reported Thursday by The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y. Authorities raided the store for undisclosed reasons shortly after the December school shootings. Around the same ti...
    A Connecticut shop that sold a gun to the Newtown school shooter's mother has lost its federal firearms license. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives revoked the license of Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor, about 15 miles north of Hartford, in December. The agency didn't disclose why. It was first reported Thursday by The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y. Authorities raided the store for undisclosed reasons shortly after the December school shootings. Around the same ti...
  • Newtown pastor reprimanded over prayer vigil

    Newtown pastor reprimanded over prayer vigil

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:03 GMT
    A conservative Lutheran group is reprimanding its pastor in Newtown, Connecticut, for participating in an interfaith vigil after the Sandy Hook massacre. The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod says the Reverend
    A conservative Lutheran group is reprimanding its pastor in Newtown, Connecticut, for participating in an interfaith vigil after the Sandy Hook massacre.
  • Newtown residents upset about NRA robocalls

    Newtown residents upset about NRA robocalls

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:49:03 GMT
    Some residents in Newtown, Conn., say they're outraged at receiving robocalls from the National Rifle Association only three months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Town residents say the automated calls from the NRA began last week and urge people to tell their state legislators to oppose gun control proposals. Lawmakers are debating whether to ban military-style assault weapons, prohibit high-capacity ammunition magazines and other measures in response to the school shootin...
    Some residents in Newtown, Conn., say they're outraged at receiving robocalls from the National Rifle Association only three months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Town residents say the automated calls from the NRA began last week and urge people to tell their state legislators to oppose gun control proposals. Lawmakers are debating whether to ban military-style assault weapons, prohibit high-capacity ammunition magazines and other measures in response to the school shootin...
  • Advice on explaining school shooting tragedy to your children

    Advice on explaining school shooting tragedy to your children

    How do you talk to your children about a tragedy like the mass school shooting in Conn.? Cindy Crane, a clinical psychotherapist, joined us FOX 5 News to discuss this.
    How do you talk to your children about a tragedy like the mass school shooting in Connecticut? Cindy Crane, a clinical psychotherapist, joined us FOX 5 News to discuss this.
  • Gun Control Across AmericaMore>>

  • Study: Murder rate drops as concealed carry rises

    Study: Murder rate drops as concealed carry rises

    A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets.
    A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets.
  • Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

    Target asks customers to leave firearms at home

    Target is "respectfully" asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law. In a statement, interim CEO John Mulligan said Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees.
    Target is "respectfully" asking its customers to not bring firearms into its stores, even where it is allowed by law. In a statement, interim CEO John Mulligan said Target wants a "safe and inviting" atmosphere for its shoppers and employees.
  • NRA calls 'open carry' rallies 'downright weird'

    NRA calls 'open carry' rallies 'downright weird'

    Companies, customers and others critical of gun rights advocates who have brought military-style assault rifles into businesses as part of demonstrations supporting "open carry" gun rights now have a surprising ally: the National Rifle Association.
    Companies, customers and others critical of gun rights advocates who have brought military-style assault rifles into businesses as part of demonstrations supporting "open carry" gun rights now have a surprising ally: the National Rifle Association.
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