| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Gregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A Stockton man whose police mugshot went viral and earned him the nickname "handsome felon" faces a federal gun possession charge, according a new indictment.
Jeremy Meeks, 30, was charged Thursday with being a felon in possession of a semi-automatic...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The big shootings still find their own awful way of hitting him.
When he heard about the massacre of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, Tom Mauser fled to his office and cried.
Two Saturdays ago, Mauser was at home when his wife,...
| May 25, 2014
| 12:01 AM
At first, when it began, it was lost to the soundtrack of another Friday night in this bluff-top college town: screeching tires and what sounded like fireworks.
But then — shattered glass. Sirens. Screams.
Within 10 minutes, it was done —...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:13 AM
A proposed gun shop/shooting range that has generated controversy because of its location near several schools will be coming to Niles.
The Niles Village Board of Trustees voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a special use permit to allow firearms sales,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:42 PM
NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The death of James Brady has been ruled a homicide after a Virginia medical examiner's office determined the gunshot wound he suffered in 1981 led to his death earlier this week, police officials told the Los Angeles Times.
Gwendolyn Crump, chief...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Barely nine hours after bringing the state's top Democrats to a standing ovation with a fiery critique of Republican rival Tom Foley, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hit the campaign trail, and his opponent, with full force on Thursday.
Introducing himself as...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the “warning shot” bill into law last Friday, as if there were any doubt that he would. Strategically, it made sense for Scott’s re-election bid, because no Crist supporters were going to switch their...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Displaying stunningly bad reasoning, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that because states traditionally adopt codes of conduct to regulate doctors, the Florida Legislature can threaten to impose a hefty fine and take away the medical...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Frustration over continued mass shootings prompted Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana Tuesday to take aim at the National Rifle Association and its opposition to Florida gun control measures.
She criticized Florida lawmakers for this year...