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New England News
8:00 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Massachusetts Pulls Violent Games from Rest Stops

Massachusetts has removed violent video games from four highway rest stops after a family traveling for the holidays saw a young boy playing one days after the Connecticut school shooting.

Andrew and Tracey Hyams of Newton, and their son, Josh, 12, stopped at a service plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton on Christmas Eve and saw another boy firing a replica machine gun at a screen. The rest stop is about an hour from Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six adults were killed Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary.

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New England News
9:00 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Conn. Gov. Names Members of Sandy Hook Advisory Panel

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has named 16 people, a group that includes mental health and public safety experts, to a panel recommending changes to state laws and policies in the wake of the deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown.

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Hudson Valley News
12:55 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Disaster Mental Health Institute Director Counseled Newtown Families

James Halpern, PhD.
Credit Governor's Conference on Emergency Preparedness

James Halpern went to Newtown, Connecticut the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. He went for one week, as a volunteer with the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, to provide counseling to immediate family members of the victims, as well as to community members. The Red Cross counseling is short-term, and those who needed more assistance were referred to community resources.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Conn. Mayor: Name School for Newtown Teacher

Stratford, CT Mayor John Harkins

The mayor of Stratford, Conn. is proposing to name a school for a teacher who was killed in the massacre in nearby Newtown.

Mayor John Harkins says the bravery shown by Victoria Soto in protecting her children should never be forgotten.

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New York News
6:16 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Saratoga Gun Show Will Go On

Credit M. Glasgow / Flickr

Last night, the Saratoga Springs city council passed a non-binding resolution urging exhibitors at an upcoming gun show to refrain from selling weapons similar to those used in the Newtown shootings. 

Susan Steer is a local nurse who brought the issue to a hotpoint following the Sandy Hook massacre.   Steer called the City Center and was told there was no plan to cancel the gun show. She began an online petition, which racked up hundreds of local signatures and comments in favor of calling off the event.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – 2012 In The Headlines : 12/27/12

From the re-election of President Barack Obama, to the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, to the “fiscal cliff,” on today’s show we want to know what you think are the biggest news stories of 2012.

It’s our Vox Pop year in review today, and whether national, local, or personal, we want to know what stories are on your list. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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New England News
6:25 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Mass. Advocates, Lawmakers Want Action on Mental Illness in Next Session

In the weeks following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, politicians and pundits across the country have been searching for a solution to help prevent a similar tragedy from occurring in the future – and in the neighboring state of Massachusetts, lawmakers and advocates are hoping that a discussion on mental health issues can be made a priority in the next legislative session. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more...

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Hudson Valley News
9:58 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Putnam County Officials Discuss Security Issues

In the aftermath of the school shootings in Connecticut last week, Putnam County officials from law enforcement, school districts, and other governmental agencies held their first meeting Tuesday to address security issues at schools and other public facilities.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Mass. Treasurer Reviews Pension Fund Gun Holdings

Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman has directed the state pension fund to review any investments in gun companies in response to the killings last week of 20 children and six adults in a Connecticut elementary school.

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New England News
7:00 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Conn. Chief Medical Examiner Seeking Genetic Clues to Newtown Shooting

Connecticut's chief medical examiner says he's seeking genetic clues to help explain why a shooter killed 20 children and six adults in a Newtown elementary school.

Dr. H. Wayne Carver tells The Hartford Courant that he wants to know if there is any identifiable disease associated with the behavior of the shooter, Adam Lanza. He is working with the University of Connecticut department of genetics.

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