WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal […]


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices issued a 4-3 decision that reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit and overturned a lower court […]


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police must release disturbing writings and other belongings of the Newtown school shooter to the public because they are not exempt from the state’s open record laws, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The justices issued a 5-0 decision in favor of The Hartford Courant and state Freedom of Information Commission, […]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The glimpses of Adam Lanza‘s home life in a report on the Newtown school massacre are renewing the debate over how much responsibility for the tragedy his mother might bear. Nancy Lanza was apparently the only person the gunman was close to in the months before he killed her at home […]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The prosecutor who led the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says it did not determine a motive for the attack. State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky III says there is also no clear indication why he chose Sandy Hook Elementary School as the target for his rampage other than the fact that […]

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A portrait of a highly isolated young man with disruptions in his education is emerging as a state office investigating the Newtown shooter seeks the release of his school records. Connecticut’s child advocate office is seeking Adam Lanza’s records as part of an investigation with its Child Fatality Review Panel […]

Ever since Adam Lanza, egged on by insanity and an itchy trigger finger, slaughtered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last December, the National Rifle Association and frightened parents have been calling for more police officers in schools. I say be careful what you ask for. I say […]

This doesn’t smell right. In fact, it has the downright stench of opportunism. Joe Arpaio, the anti-illegal immigration hardliner and Obama birther-conspiracy-peddling sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., has found a way to twist the tragedy of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre into an excuse to expand his police powers more than seriously protect children. According […]

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The Hearst Connecticut Media Group apologized Thursday because one of its newspapers ran an ad for an antique gun show next to an article about the Newtown school shooting. A statement released by Group Publisher Paul Farrell said the ad’s placement in The Advocate of Stamford was the result of an […]

It’s been at least 20 days since the massacre of 20 school children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. That’s enough time for the hysteria to have died down, at least somewhat, and enough time to talk about something OTHER than gun control. The kneejerk response to the […]

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of the gunman who killed 26 people in a Connecticut school shooting has claimed his son’s body. A spokesman for the family said Monday that Peter Lanza claimed the remains of Adam Lanza. He didn’t say when the remains were claimed. The 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and […]

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown’s children were showered with gifts Saturday — tens of thousands of teddy bears, Barbie dolls, soccer balls and board games — and those are only some of the tokens of support from around the world for the town in mourning. Just a little over a week ago, 20 children and […]