| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:11 PM
HARTFORD – The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission on Thursday released a draft report on the Dec. 14, 2012, school massacre that brought a state to its knees and spawned tougher gun laws, more police mass-response training, and exposed weaknesses in the...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 6:52 PM
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly defended himself Wednesday night against a new charge that he misrepresented his record as a war correspondent, this time during the civil war in El Salvador.
Media Matters, a nonprofit organization that monitors...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 11:45 AM
Lake Forest teachers soon will have a cellphone app that operates like a panic button, letting them alert police and administrators and track students in case of emergency.
At a school board meeting Monday night, members of the District 67 board of...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:55 PM
GLASTONBURY — The board of education began a review Monday of policies that deal with electronic cigarettes, school security and vending machines.
Every few months, the board updates various policies to account for recent legislation or deal with...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 12:43 PM
The first battle in the lawsuit brought by the families of some of the victims of the Newtown school shooting will be fought over whether the case will be heard in federal or state court.
The families' lawyers have filed a motion to move the civil...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:27 AM
Families of two of the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are suing the town of Newtown, Conn., and its board of education, alleging security measures at the school weren't adequate.
The wrongful-death lawsuit served on...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:35 AM
HARTFORD — Shaken by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and a violent break-in at his aunt's home, a crime he compared to the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, William Dong turned to firearms for protection, his public defender said Thursday....
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:10 PM
At least two families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have filed a lawsuit against the town of Newtown and the school board, alleging lax security on the day 20 first-graders and six adults were shot and killed.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Sometime this year, if the statistical projections prove accurate, firearm deaths will surpass automobile accidents as the leading killer of Americans younger than 25. That strikes us as an astounding shift, one owed as much to safer cars and changing...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:10 AM
HARTFORD (AP) — Gun maker Remington has moved a lawsuit filed against it by families of those shot in the Sandy Hook school massacre from state to federal court, where at least one expert says it has less chance of succeeding.
Nine families sued...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 5:35 AM
MOUNT DORA — The students call him "RoboCop." But Officer Frank Smith, towering over them at 6 foot 1 in a Mount Dora High School hallway, doesn't mind.
The Mount Dora officer of four years asks a passing student where he is supposed to be. The...