| Dec 28, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Natalie Hammond thought it might have been the sound of pipes banging when the furnace kicks in.
Other teachers figured a janitor had knocked over a toolbox, or perhaps a stack of metal folding chairs had slipped off a cart, or maybe it was just the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:52 AM
A 12-year-old boy armed with a shotgun opened fire at a middle school in New Mexico on Tuesday, seriously wounding two students before a staff member persuaded him to put down the firearm, authorities said.
The shooting at Berrendo Middle School in...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:59 AM
The 2013 All-Courant high school football offense team package:
Stephen Barmore, Southington, Sr.
Tom Honyotski, Hall-West Hartford, Sr.
Logan Marchi, St. Paul-Bristol, Sr.
Jalen Ollie, Glastonbury, Sr.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:23 PM
SACRAMENTO — Tighter gun controls, new rights for immigrants and a measure increasing access to abortion are among many hundreds of California laws that take effect with the new year.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature also restricted the...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:34 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly school shootings in Newtown, Conn., by urging Americans to redouble their efforts at the state and local level to control gun violence.
“We haven’t yet done...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:43 AM
A pair of finals-week threats sent shivers through two Boston-area campuses Monday morning, adding to a seemingly ever-growing number of New England universities to face scares over the past two months.
Four buildings on Harvard University's campus in...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:56 PM
Alert: Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever and Emerson. Evacuate those buildings now.
Harvard University issued that warning Monday morning, and police swarmed the Cambridge, Mass., campus for several...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Officials in two Lake County towns say safety precautions worked just as they had hoped last week, when five area schools were placed on lockdown due to two separate incidents.
With the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Three days after the nation marked the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Justice Department officials announced a $1.5-million grant to help reimburse organizations that provided relief efforts to victims.
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:29 PM
As the first Newtown officers arrived at the Sandy Hook Elementary School at 9:39 a.m. last December, gunshots boomed from inside the school.
One officer parked behind the school, and three others were near the school's baseball field. The first...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:52 PM
CENTENNIAL, Colo.—An 18-year-old high school student reportedly frustrated when he was ejected from the school debate club has been identified as the shooter who opened fire at a suburban Colorado high school Friday, wounding another student...