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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama light 26 candles, honoring the 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut one year ago. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Bells Toll In Newtown For School Shooting Victims

Bells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School as local churches held memorial services and President Barack Obama observed a moment of silence.

12/14/2013

(Francine Lobis Wheeler testifies alongside a photo of her late son, killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Mother of Newtown, Ct. School Shooting Victim Urges Pa. Lawmakers to Tighten Gun Controls

Francine Lobis Wheeler, a native of the Philadelphia suburbs, asked the Pa. House Judiciary Committee to subject the sale of long guns by private sellers to background checks.

07/17/2013

(Police and ambulance at the scene of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  Credit: Don Emmert/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Prosecutor: Newtown Shooter Killed Victims Within 5 Minutes

The Connecticut prosecutor leading the investigation into the Newtown school shooting says the gunman killed the 26 victims and took his own life within five minutes of shooting his way into the building.

03/28/2013

(City officials listen as Mayor Nutter proposes the "Sandy Hook Principles" for bringing economic pressures to bear on the gun industry.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Mayor Nutter Proposes Economic Principles to Pressure Firearms Industry

Mayor Nutter says the Sandy Hook Principles, modeled on the “Sullivan Principles” that helped force an end to apartheid in South Africa, are designed to make the gun industry behave better.

01/15/2013

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Moment Of Silence To Honor Connecticut Victims Ordered For New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett asked that a moment of silence be taken in Pennsylvania to honor the victims of the mass school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut Friday morning.

12/20/2012

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Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

(Ty Diaz is kissed by his mother Yvette at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn. on Sunday.   Credit: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Area Parents Wrestling With What To Tell, Or Not Tell, Their Children

“They know what’s going on,” one mother says. “You try to explain that things happen, but you try and explain at the same time all the people who came to help.”

12/17/2012

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Newtown Plans Burials As School’s Future Debated

A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman and debated when classes could resume—and where, given the carnage in the building and the children’s associations with it.

12/17/2012

Carmen Lobis' grandson, 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler, was among the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT. (credit: CBS 3)

Local Grandfather Mourns Loss Of Grandson In Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Carmen Lobis, of Delaware County, will never get tired of talking about his grandson. 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler was one of the victim’s of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

12/16/2012

President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial service for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Offers ‘Love, Prayers Of Nation’ To Newtown

He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls left President Barack Obama, like so many others, reaching for words. Alone on a spare stage after the worst single day of his presidency, the commander in chief was a parent in grief.

12/16/2012

Gun enthusiasts come and go at a gun show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Connecticut School Shooting Doesn’t Deter Crowd At Gun Show In Montgomery County

A gun show in Montgomery County drew a huge crowd on Sunday, despite calls for stricter gun control after a shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

12/16/2012

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