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New England News
3:27 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Cards, Gifts Sent To Newtown After Shooting Saved

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Volunteers have archived thousands of letters, cards and children's artwork that flooded into Newtown, Conn., following last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The town kept everything. Some of it was preserved in its original form. Others were documented in photos or turned into recycled material that officials hope can be used in the foundation of a new school or to construct a permanent memorial for the 26 shooting victims.

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WAMC News
7:18 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Newtown 911 Calls Show Calm Response To Shooting

Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers calmly responding to a janitor, a teacher and others and assuring them help is coming.

The operators urge the people inside the school to take cover as they reach out to town officials and state police for help. The operators also ask about the welfare of the children.

A gunman shot his way into the school on the morning of Dec. 14 and gunned down 20 children and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle. He committed suicide as police arrived.

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New England News
5:00 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

CT FOI and Privacy Panel Faces Deadline

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A deadline is fast approaching for a Connecticut task force charged with finding ways to balance victim privacy with the public's right to know.

The group must report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly by Jan. 1. However, the legislation creating the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know says the panel terminates on Jan. 1 or when it submits its report, whichever is later.

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New England News
7:24 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Report: Newtown Shooter Obsessed With Columbine

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A report on the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut says that the gunman had an obsession with mass murders but that investigators did not discover any evidence he had indicated to others an intention to carry out such a crime.

The summary of the investigation by Connecticut State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky says Adam Lanza was obsessed in particular with the April 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.

The report on the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 children and six adults says the question of Lanza's motive may never be answered conclusively.

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New England News
6:49 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Report Due On Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut.

The summary report by the lead investigator could provide some of the first official answers to questions about the history of the gunman and the police response to one of the worst school shootings in American history.

The Dec. 14 shooting plunged the small New England community into mourning and led states across the country to re-evaluate gun laws.

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New England News
4:34 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

GE Gives $15M to Newtown, CT Community Center

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — General Electric Co. has donated $15 million to Newtown, Conn., to build and operate a community center.

Town officials said Monday that following the shooting deaths last December of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it was clear the town lacked a central meeting space.

More than 150 employees of GE, which is headquartered in nearby Fairfield, live in Newtown.

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New England News
5:53 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Demolition Proceeds at Conn. School Shooting Site

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Demolition crews have torn down about half of the elementary school in Connecticut where a gunman killed 26 people last year.

The town aims to finish razing the building by the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown on Dec. 14.

Crews began the demolition work Thursday and photographs taken by air Monday show about half the school has been knocked down.

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New England News
6:52 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Newtown: No Events To Mark Shooting Anniversary

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The leader of the board that governs Newtown, Connecticut says it won’t host any townwide events to mark the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

First Selectman Pat Llodra says the community is choosing to remember and honor the victims in ways that are "quiet, personal and respectful."

A gunman killed 20 children and six women inside the school Dec. 14 before committing suicide.

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New England News
8:02 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Gov. Patrick To Press Lawmaker On Gun Control Bill

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is again appealing to lawmakers to approve his sweeping gun control bill.

Patrick is planning to testify before a hearing of the Public Safety Committee at the Statehouse today.

The committee has been holding hearings on nearly 60 gun-related bills across the state this summer.

Patrick's legislation would tighten access to high-powered rounds of ammunition, create four new types of firearms-related crimes and mandate that buyers undergo background checks before purchasing weapons at gun shows.

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New England News
8:13 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Texas Governor Woos Conn. Gun Makers

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is courting Connecticut gun manufacturers, extolling the tax policies and regulatory climate of his state.

Perry spent time Monday shooting at a firing range at Colt Manufacturing Co., touring plants and meeting privately with company owners and other businesses. Some gun makers have threatened to leave Connecticut since the state passed new gun-control laws this year in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

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