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Less Flu in Connecticut? CDC Says Looks Can Be Deceiving

Less Flu in Connecticut? CDC Says Looks Can Be Deceiving

CDC(WASHINGTON) — Connecticut is a lone green state in a sea of red, but we’re not talking politics.  Connecticut shows up on a map as a state with minimal flu-like illness, surrounded by states with high flu-like activity levels, according…

Protest to Be Held at Connecticut Gun Show

Protest to Be Held at Connecticut Gun Show

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(STAMFORD, Conn.) — Occupy the NRA, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, will be holding a protest against a gun show held on Saturday in Stamford, Conn.The gun show is only 40 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary Schoo…

PHOTO: Obama Hears of Sandy Hook Shooting

PHOTO: Obama Hears of Sandy Hook Shooting

Pete Souza/White House(WASHINGTON) — A new collection of White House photos includes an image of the moment on Dec. 14 when President Obama heard about details of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.A grim-looking Obama leans o…

Sandy Hook Parents Shadow Students on Return to School

Sandy Hook Parents Shadow Students on Return to School

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Parents in Newtown, Conn., put their children on school buses Thursday morning and waved goodbye as the yellow buses rolled away.  But this first day back since the pre-Christmas massacre is anything but no…

Sandy Hook Parents and Teachers to Put on a Brave Face for Students

Sandy Hook Parents and Teachers to Put on a Brave Face for Students

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(MONROE, Conn.) — When the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School arrive at their new school building for the first day of classes on Thursday, they will be greeted by their beloved pet turtle, Shelley, and a winter wonder…

$100 Million Lawsuit Withdrawn in Newtown School Shooting

$100 Million Lawsuit Withdrawn in Newtown School Shooting

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — A Connecticut lawyer has withdrawn a lawsuit filing in the case of the school shooting in Newtown that critics complained was inappropriate.Attorney Irving Pinsky had initially sued the state of Connecticu…

$100 Million Lawsuit Withdrawn in Newtown School Shooting

$100 Million Lawsuit Withdrawn in Newtown School Shooting

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — A Connecticut lawyer has withdrawn a lawsuit filing in the case of the school shooting in Newtown that critics complained was inappropriate.Attorney Irving Pinsky had initially sued the state of Connecticu…

Sandy Hook Classrooms Recreated Down to Crayons on the Desk in New Building

Sandy Hook Classrooms Recreated Down to Crayons on the Desk in New Building

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(MONROE, Conn.) — The students and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School will return to school on Thursday for the first time since the shooting rampage that left 20 young students and six adults dead. The students will be i…

Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza’s Body Claimed

Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza’s Body Claimed

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — The body of Adam Lanza, who carried out the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, has been claimed but the whereabouts of the corpse remains unknown.The body was claimed by Lanza’s father, Peter Lanza, according to a family spoke…

More Teachers Learning How to Handle Guns in Wake of Newtown Shootings

More Teachers Learning How to Handle Guns in Wake of Newtown Shootings

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BENNETT, Colo.) — With the shootings in Newtown, Conn., still fresh in the minds of most teachers across the nation, some have decided to take matters of protection into their own hands.In Bennett, Colo., for instance, police of…

Obama: Newtown Shooting ‘Worst Day’ of Presidency

Obama: Newtown Shooting ‘Worst Day’ of Presidency

The White House(NEW YORK) — President Obama said the Newton, Conn., shootings on December 14 were the “worst day” of his time in office.Recollecting the tragic shooting deaths of 20 first graders and six adults at a Newtown, Conn. elementa…

Newtown Survivor’s Family Seeks to Sue State for $100M

Newtown Survivor’s Family Seeks to Sue State for $100M

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — A Connecticut lawyer has filed a request to sue the state for $100 million on behalf of a 6-year-old girl who survived the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.“Jill Doe was a student on the premises who …

(2) UConn Defeats (1) Stanford, 61-35

(2) UConn Defeats (1) Stanford, 61-35

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(STANFORD, Calif.) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a team high 19 points as (2) Connecticut (11-0) defeated (1) Stanford (11-1) Saturday, 61-35. The loss snaps the Cardinal 82-game home unbeaten streak.Huskies center Stefanie D…

Woman Arrested in Newtown School Shooting Scam

Woman Arrested in Newtown School Shooting Scam

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(HARTFORD, Conn.) — Authorities say a New York City woman who pretended to be an aunt to one of the 20 children killed in the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has been arrested and charged with lying to federal agents.The …

Newtown Shooter’s DNA to Be Studied by Geneticists

Newtown Shooter’s DNA to Be Studied by Geneticists

Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — Geneticists have been asked to study the DNA of Adam Lanza, the Connecticut man whose shooting rampage killed 27 people, including an entire first grade class.The study, which experts believe may be the first of its ki…

Newtown, Conn., Officials Ask the Public to Stop Sending Gifts

Newtown, Conn., Officials Ask the Public to Stop Sending Gifts

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Officials in Newtown, Conn., are requesting the public not send any more gifts to the mourning community that is still dealing with the aftereffects of the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.A…

Assault Weapons Ban Talk Sparks Rise in Gun Sales

Assault Weapons Ban Talk Sparks Rise in Gun Sales

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The National Rifle Association may still get its way and defeat the lawmakers calling for a ban on the sale of assault rifles, but some gun store owners say it seems their customers aren’t taking any chances.”We have…

Newtown Shooting Inspires Country to Spread Kindness

Newtown Shooting Inspires Country to Spread Kindness

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — While the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School have left many in the nation shaken, they have also inspired an outpouring of acts of kindness from across the U.S. and around the world.The central hub of many of these is…

Newtown Shooting Inspires Country to Spread Kindness

Newtown Shooting Inspires Country to Spread Kindness

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — While the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School have left many in the nation shaken, they have also inspired an outpouring of acts of kindness from across the U.S. and around the world.The central hub of many of these is…

Donations Pour into Newtown, Connecticut

Donations Pour into Newtown, Connecticut

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — As the final victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting were laid to rest on Saturday, the United Way of Western Connecticut reported receiving close to $3 million in donations since the tragedy …

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