April 4, 2013 Lawmakers in the state where a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school last December have responded with legislation that bans assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines and requires background checks for purchasers.
March 28, 2013 Just hours after 20 children and six educators were killed in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School, investigators started gathering evidence at gunman Adam Lanza's home.
March 7, 2013 The Senate Judiciary Committee takes up four proposals. They include a new ban on assault-style weapons. While the bills are likely to get the committee's OK, they face opposition after that.
February 25, 2013 WNPRIn the weeks following the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, more than a quarter-million cards, letters and gifts have arrived in Newtown, Conn. The town is trying to decide what to do with a collection that quickly outgrew its storage at the municipal building and now fills a warehouse.
January 3, 2013 For the first time since the Dec. 14 mass shooting, the children and educators are gathering. A nearby school building that was empty has been transformed into a new Sandy Hook Elementary. Twenty children and six adults were killed by a gunman who then took his own life.
December 27, 2012 Authorities say Nouel Alba of the Bronx pretended to be a relative of a 6-year-old victim and collected donations for a "funeral fund." When confronted about it, they allege, she lied to FBI agents. So far, she's only been charged with lying to authorities. Other charges could follow.
December 24, 2012 Shopkeepers say Saturday was the first day people resumed Christmas shopping in Newtown, Conn., since the school shootings. Some locals say the community feels closer since the tragedy, and the post office is being inundated with thousands of holiday greetings, gifts and messages of support from around the world.
December 24, 2012 The National Rifle Association spokesman says killers such as Adam Lanza would find other ways to try to kill so many people. Lanza shot and killed 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
December 24, 2012 WNPRSince the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, gifts have come into the grief-stricken Connecticut community by the truckload. Parents say they're not sure how to celebrate, but some hope the traditions will bring back some sense of normalcy.
December 23, 2012 Since last week's shootings in Newtown, Conn., many people are wondering what could have been done to stop them. Connecticut already has some of the toughest gun laws in the country, including a gun seizure statute that was crafted with the goal of preventing this kind of tragedy.
December 21, 2012 Sandy Hook and other mass killings have left people wondering how someone could engage in such behavior. Scientists say that genes can indeed predispose a person to mental illness or violence. But genetic variants alone can't explain why someone commits mass murder.
December 21, 2012 National Rifle Association officials say armed officers need to be put in every school. They were reacting to last Friday's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
December 21, 2012 Over the years, the National Rifle Association has become synonymous with protection of gun owners' rights. But other groups have taken an even stronger line in defense of Second Amendment protections. On Friday, the NRA echoed some of those groups, calling for "qualified armed security" in all schools.