| Mar 1, 2015
| 8:37 AM
Parents' rights organizations from across Connecticut, including homeschoolers, contend they would be treated unfairly by some public policy recommendations prompted by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Believing their parental rights...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2015
•A news briefing item Monday contained an incorrect reference to the Sandy Hook school shooting. The school is in Newtown, Conn.
The Tribune regrets the errors.
| 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 6, 2015
| 6:08 PM
Tempers flared Thursday night at a meeting about a proposed fence at Adams Elementary School, with opponents of the plan brandishing placards outside the Costa Mesa school and a teacher accusing protesters of throwing a "tantrum."
A bone of contention:...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 10:40 AM
The inability to enact new gun safety laws after the Sandy Hook school shooting ranks as "the single failure" of his tenure, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a televised interview.
"The gun lobby simply won, you know?" Holder said in an interview...
| 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 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...