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  • Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief

    Crime & Punishment: Police Apprehend Interstate Tractor Thief
    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 profiled a Newtown native's "26 Days of Kindness," a simple initiative encouraging people to do one nice thing a day in the 26 days leading up to the first anniversary of the tragedy. Beck, a black-hearted man who is unable to respond to the issue of Sandy Hook with that kind of empathic, non-political sentiment, wrote, "I shall buy my friends who are gun enthusiasts a box of ammunition on days 1-26" on a link to the story posted on Patch site's Facebook page. Both town Republicans (who endorsed him) and Democrats have asked Beck to give up his seat. Beck apologized and called his comments "completely indefensible" but told the Danbury News-Times he won't resign.
  • Gun politics emerges after deadly school shooting in Seattle area

    SEATTLE It took but 90 minutes after Friday morning's shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School for groups advocating expanded gun-purchase background checks to begin issuing media statements. The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which is...

    Libertarian traverses Maryland to make his case for governor

    It's a hefty trip from southern Calvert County to Havre de Grace, but not even the thought of driving 111 miles on crowded Interstate 95 could dampen Shawn Quinn's spirits. Quinn, 52, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, had taken the day off...

    Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

    MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, officials said. The shooter,...

    Lawmaker Representing Newtown Draws Stern Rebuke from Gun Control Groups

    Lawmaker Representing Newtown Draws Stern Rebuke from Gun Control Groups
    A state lawmaker who represents a portion of Newtown is drawing criticism from gun control advocates for comments he made on social media. In an exchange on Twitter last night, Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, said advocacy groups on "both sides" in the gun...