| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:47 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy pledged Friday that recommendations from a commission convened in response to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting would guide future policy decisions.
"This is not about who, what, when, where things...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 3:18 PM
Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales.
Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:30 PM
As local school districts and public-safety officials move onward with initiatives to prevent violence from reaching classrooms, state lawmakers have announced plans to work with mental health professionals to help children with mental illness in the...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:33 AM
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A construction company has offered to demolish at no cost the Newtown home of the Sandy Hook school shooter, a town official said Tuesday.
Representatives of Manafort Brothers are expected to meet with town officials this...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:26 PM
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they have indicted a Tennessee man for stealing money from a charity he established to support school safety and victims of violence in the days following the shooting deaths of 26 children and adults at the Sandy Hook...
| 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 16, 2015
| 10:32 AM
Dec. 14, 2012 was a chilly Friday, nothing out of the ordinary, until news reports started coming from Newtown. That well-off suburban enclave produced so little news that many state residents weren't exactly sure where it was. They know now.
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:27 AM
Legislators say that improving the oversight of charter schools and maintaining the momentum of education reform during a tight budget year are among the key education concerns likely to be addressed this session.
Other topics that have been raised by...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:18 PM
NEWTOWN — Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The vote by the Newtown Legislative Council approved a proposal by the board...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:38 PM
As someone who was involuntarily committed for psychiatric treatment seven times in four years and served six years at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, I know every angle of commitment. The times I was taken to the hospital were like kidnappings;...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:02 PM
Officials in Newtown, Conn., voted Wednesday to demolish the home that Nancy Lanza shared with her son, Adam, before he killed 20 first-graders and six adults in a 2012 shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The 12-member Newtown...