| Feb 12, 2015
| 4:57 PM
A panel tasked with developing recommendations to prevent tragedies like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is calling for new gun control measures, detailed safety standards for school buildings and a new focus for the state's "fragmented and...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:19 PM
HARTFORD - A Venezuelan citizen pleaded guilty in Hartford to threatening Thursday in scores of telephone calls he made to people in Newtown after disturbed gunman Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people two years ago, including 20 first graders at Sandy...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:06 PM
The lawsuit filed Monday by victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, seeking to hold liable the manufacturer of the Bushmaster AR-15 used in the massacre, will test the 2005 federal law designed to protect gun companies by using an exemption normally...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:57 PM
The legislature's labor committee met Thursday and agreed to hold public hearings on about a dozen issues, including a measure to prohibit workplace bullying and a proposal to bar employers running credit checks on job applicants.
Also on the committees...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:12 AM
This year, the village of Niles saw a number of controversies, new developments and some law changes that are poised to affect the village for years to come.
At the beginning of the year, the village was poised to overturn its ban on...