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Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 08:20 PM EST

Sandy Hook Marks 3rd Anniversary of School Shooting

Sandy Hook Marks 3rd Anniversary of School Shooting

Monday marks three years since a deadly mass shooting claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For the first time, Newtown students are in school on the anniversary of...

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 08:01 AM EST

Newtown Prepares to Mark Sandy Hook Anniversary

Newtown Prepares to Mark Sandy Hook Anniversary

On a door at the Newtown Congregational Church is a sign with a simple message: “We are Sandy Hook. We Choose Love.” “Choosing love is not something that is an afterthought, it really is a conscious choice...

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 01:34 PM EST

Newtown Victims' Families Sue Gunmaker, Seller

Newtown Victims' Families Sue Gunmaker, Seller

The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the...

Friday, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:14 PM EST

Adam Lanza's Mental Illness Not Treated Appropriately: Agency

Adam Lanza's Mental Illness Not Treated Appropriately: Agency

The Connecticut school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother in her preference to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man...

Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM EST

Queens Playground Dedicated to Sandy Hook Victim

Queens Playground Dedicated to Sandy Hook Victim

A new playground in Brooklyn's hurricane-battered Breezy Point neighborhood has been dedicated to the memory of a school psychologist killed in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

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Pickup Truck Fatally Hits Baby Girl in Stroller: NYPD
Pickup Truck Fatally Hits Baby Girl in Stroller: NYPD

A pickup truck making a right turn at a Queens intersection hit and killed a baby girl in her stroller Thursday night, police say. The baby's mother was pushing the stroller across 23rd Avenue in East Elmhurst when the truck turned from 94th Street and hit the stroller, police say.  Witness Reese Fluellen, who knows the mother because their children play together, says he'd said hello just seconds earlier.  "As I turn the corner, I was walking maybe 10, 15 seconds, I hear a loud crunch, I hear brakes from the truck," he said. "I hear screaming, 'You ran over my baby, You ran over my baby.'"  Fluellen immediately ran back, along with other bystanders who tried to help. The baby was unresponsive and appeared not to be breathing, and the mother was hysterical.  Clearly shaken, Fluellen said, "I have a child the exact same age. Our kids play together. It just really hits home."  "There's nothing like seeing a mother thin

Dead Woman Found Wrapped in Sheet Outside, Grandson Arrested
Dead Woman Found Wrapped in Sheet Outside, Grandson Arrested

Police have arrested the grandson of a woman whose bludgeoned body was found wrapped in a bedsheet outside a Brooklyn home Thursday, next to a bloody 35-pound dumbbell and knife, police say.  The body of 70-year-old Joyce Spears was found in front of 1635 Union St. in Crown Heights at about 1:45 a.m. Thursday, police said. Responding officers found the dumbbell and knife outside the apartment window, then discovered a blood trail leading to the apartment on the third-floor landing of the building, police sources said.  When police tried to reach the grandson inside the apartment, he refused to let them in. Emergency Services Unit was called in and police forced their way in; neighbors say they heard a drill as officers tried to get into the apartment.  They finally got in after 6 a.m. and found blood inside the apartment, sources said.  The suspect, 32-year-old Barry James, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. He wa

Sword Killer Used 1st NYC Black Man as 'Practice': Complaint
Sword Killer Used 1st NYC Black Man as 'Practice': Complaint

The white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore accused of killing a black man collecting bottles with a sword on a New York City street has been charged with murder as a hate crime.

Thousands of Family, Friends Mourn Fallen EMT at Wake
Thousands of Family, Friends Mourn Fallen EMT at Wake

Thousands of family, friends and colleagues of slain FDNY emergency medical technician Yadira Arroyo packed into a Bronx funeral home to say their final goodbyes.

White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote
White House, in Gamble, Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned vote on the health care bill scrapped as the legislation remained short of votes amid cascading negotiations among conservative lawmakers, moderates and others.

Mom Outraged Over School Response to Autistic Boy's Bruises
Mom Outraged Over School Response to Autistic Boy's Bruises

The mother of a severely autistic Bronx boy says she has been stonewalled in her efforts to find out why her 11-year-old non-verbal son came home from a public school with unexplained bruises.