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  1. Newtown teacher who took gun in school had gotten threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 22 | WTNH

    A former Newtown teacher who brought a loaded gun into school purchased the weapon after receiving threatening messages from conspiracy theorists claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre never occurred, his attorney said Thursday. At his court appearance, Jason Adams, who resigned from Newtown Middle School following his arrest in April, received a form of probation that can lead to dismissal of the charges, The News-Times reported.

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  2. Connecticut lawmakers to host discussion on gun violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 13 | WTNH

    U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty will host a discussion on gun violence in America on Tuesday. The lawmakers will talk about the status of gun violence prevention efforts in the four years since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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  3. Gavel legal justice shutterstock_161367830Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2016 | WTNH

    A Connecticut couple whose two young sons were temporarily taken away by the state 16 years ago over a doctor's disputed abuse opinion has lost a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the state child welfare agency. The state Appellate Court on Monday rejected an appeal by former Newtown residents Michele and Craig Sienkiewicz .

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  4. Ex-Newtown teacher asks for probation in gun caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2016 | WTNH

    A former Newtown, Connecticut, teacher accused of carrying a loaded pistol in school is asking a state judge to allow him into a probation program that could result in the charges being erased. Jason Adams is scheduled to appear in Danbury Superior Court on Tuesday for arguments on his application for accelerated rehabilitation.

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  5. Judge to hear from man who says Newtown massacre wasna t realRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | WTNH

    A Connecticut judge is set to hold a hearing on whether a man who believes no one died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre can file a brief in a lawsuit brought by victims' families. William Shanley, of New Haven, is among a small group of people who say there's evidence the shooting that killed 20 first-graders and six educators was a "mass casualty drill."

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  6. Photos: New Sandy Hook Elementary SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2016 | WTNH

    The media got its first look inside the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on July 29, 2016. The media got its first look inside the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on July 29, 2016.

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  7. First look at new Sandy Hook ElementaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2016 | WTNH

    Three and a half years after a gunman killed 26 people inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School, students will soon head to the halls of a brand new building at the same spot. After the 2012 tragedy, the old Sandy Hook school was demolished, but there was no other place to build the new school without it costing a lot of money, so the new building is in the same place.

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  8. 6.17 murphy vigilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 | WTNH

    The convention committee has yet to say exactly when Murphy will take the stage, only that he will be one of the speakers during the convention. Senator Murphy received national attention last month after his nearly 15-hour filibuster to force a vote on gun control .

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  9. Broadway Records spreading love and musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | WTNH

    Dean's life as a producer changed after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, he jumped in and helped where he could. He produces summer productions, where he brings actors from Broadway who get involved with the children from Newtown.

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  10. On Dallas trip, Obama will try to make sense of shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | WTNH

    For President Barack Obama , the decision to return early from an overseas trip after a series of shocking shootings will prove to be easy compared to his next challenge: Comforting an America that has witnessed a rash of shootings. After arriving from Spain late Sunday, Obama will fly Tuesday to Dallas, the scene of the massacre of police officers that, on the heels of two caught-on-video police shootings, has emerged as a tipping point in the national debate about race and justice.

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  11. FBI background checks surge in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | WTNH

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted more than 2.1 million background checks in June 2016, compared to about 1.5 million in June 2015. That's an increase of about 40%.

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  12. Newtown teacher resigns after gun possession chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2016 | WTNH

    A Newtown middle school teacher who was accused of carrying a loaded .45-caliber pistol in a holster inside the school has resigned. The teacher at Newtown Middle School was arrested on April 6 after police say he was seen with the pistol and detained by school security.

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  13. Day of Action Against Gun Violence starts in ConnecticutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | WTNH

    Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty was among those taking part in that sit-in in the U.S. House last week and she says the momentum across the country is building daily to force the House leadership to bring up a vote on two gun control measures after the July 4th recess. There were events in over 100 congressional districts across the country today all with the same message and all motivated by shootings in places like Orlando, Aurora, and Newtown.

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  14. Alumnus donates gunshot detection system to UConnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2016 | WTNH

    A new gunshot detection system developed and donated by a University of Connecticut alumnus is now in place at the school as part of a pilot program. UConn 's police department over the past month installed the computer technology, which includes acoustic sensors that resemble smoke detectors, said Robert Hotaling, who developed the system for his New Haven-based security company, Verbi Inc. It differs from other more widely used shot detection systems, which record suspected gunfire, and then send those audio files over the internet to a human, who listens to determine whether shots were fired, Hotaling said.

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  15. A Bushmaster AR-15 rifleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | WTNH

    The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws that were passed in response to another mass shooting involving a semi-automatic weapon, the elementary school attack in Newtown, Connecticut.

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  16. Hearing set on gun makera s bid to dismiss Newtown lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | WTNH

    A judge will hear arguments on whether to dismiss a lawsuit against the maker of the semiautomatic rifle used to kill 20 children and six adults in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre- a weapon similar to the one used this month in the shooting at a Florida nightclub. The families of nine children and adults killed at the Newtown school and a teacher who survived are suing Remington Arms , the Madison, North Carolina-based parent company of Bushmaster Firearms, which made the XM15-E2S rifle used in the shooting.

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  17. Monday to be a turning point in battle over guns in ConnecticutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | WTNH

    Monday will be a turning point in the battle over guns in Connecticut and Senator Chris Murphy has been attending vigils and building momentum in Connecticut. First stop, a court in Bridgeport will be hearing the case of the Newtown families versus Bushmaster.

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  18. Obamaa s cerebral reaction to terror tested in OrlandoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | WTNH

    President Barack Obama lands Thursday at the scene of the largest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 buffeted by criticism that he doesn't understand the threat posed by radical Islam and hasn't done enough to protect the homeland. When terrorists have struck during his presidency, Obama has typically reacted cerebrally and unemotionally, trying to ensure that reason triumphs over the fear and emotion of the moment even as critics such as Donald Trump assail it.

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  19. Himes elaborates on walk outRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | WTNH

    Connecticut 4th District Congressman Jim Himes is speaking out after that emotional speech and walk out on the House floor over moments of silence following mass shootings . Himes says he supports 2nd Amendment rights and likes recreational shooting, but the inaction on doing something that might put a halt to at least some mass shootings, is too much.

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  20. Newtown parents offer to settle lawsuit for $5.5M apieceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | WTNH

    The parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre are offering to settle their wrongful death lawsuit against Newtown, Connecticut, and its school system for $5.5 million apiece. The parents of Jesse Lewis and Noah Pozner filed the settlement offers Monday in Danbury Superior Court.

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