| 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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 7:00 AM
With final edits and approvals, members of a commission writing a report on the Newtown, Conn., school massacre have begun to think about the impact their work will have on parents of victims and surviving children, as well as people who might read the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:16 PM
Security at district facilities will soon be a measurable goal for administrators within the Parkland School District.
Following a presentation of mid-year goals presented to the school board Tuesday, School Director Robert Cohen suggested adding...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 4:21 AM
Two years after Connecticut passed one of the nation's toughest gun-control laws, advocates are pushing for a new bill that would allow the removal of guns and ammunition from a person subject to a temporary restraining order, without a hearing by a...
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Parents who lost children two years ago at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School have made a strong case for establishing protocols to deal with such an event.
Every sensible person hopes there will never be another tragedy like Sandy Hook. But there...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:34 PM
HARTFORD — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's report on expanding police response, the role of high-capacity weaponry, school security, and mental health will be submitted to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in February, panel chairman Scott Jackson said...
| 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;...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:24 PM
The State Bond Commission on Wednesday approved another $5 million for the planning and design of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The grant is part of the state's commitment to spend up to $50 million to build a new educational facility for the...
| 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...