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Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 08:10 AM EDT

Newtown Residents Complain About NRA Robocalls

Newtown Residents Complain About NRA Robocalls

Several Newtown residents said they recently received unsolicited robocalls from the National Rifle Association urging them to push back against proposals for stricter gun laws. Newtown resident Tom Maurath said...

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 at 09:36 AM EDT

NRA Robocalls Shock Some Newtown Conn. Residents

NRA Robocalls Shock Some Newtown Conn. Residents

Some residents in Newtown, Conn., say they're outraged at receiving robocalls from the National Rifle Association only three months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 06:02 PM EDT

Thousands Participate in Sandy Hook Benefit Run

Thousands Participate in Sandy Hook Benefit Run

The original site for the Sandy Hook Run for the Families in Danbury could accommodate 10,000 participants, but the interest quickly exceeded that.

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 01:34 PM EDT

Newtown Parents Meet With Killer's Dad

Newtown Parents Meet With Killer's Dad

Alissa and Robbie Parker, whose 6-year old daughter, Emilie, died in the Newtown school massacre met face-to-face recently with the father of the young man who killed their daughter and 19 other first-graders...

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 09:21 PM EDT

VP, Mayor Meet on Gun Control at City Hall

VP, Mayor Meet on Gun Control at City Hall

Vice President Joe Biden met with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and families from Newtown, Conn., Thursday to talk about the need for new federal gun laws as advocates slam Senate Democrats' decision to...

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 01:26 PM EST

Father of Newtown Victim: Ban Assault Weapons

Father of Newtown Victim: Ban Assault Weapons

Battling tears, the father of one of the first-graders slain at the December elementary school massacre in Newtown pleaded with senators on Wednesday to ban assault weapons like the gun that killed his...

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 04:58 PM EST

Malloy Unveils Conn. Gun Control Proposals

Malloy Unveils Conn. Gun Control Proposals

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday called for immediately banning high-capacity ammunition magazines, requiring background checks for the transfer of any firearm and expanding the state's assault weapons ban.

Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 at 07:20 AM EST

Son's Last Message Inspires Newtown Mother

Son's Last Message Inspires Newtown Mother

"Nurturing. Healing. Love." Scarlett Lewis noticed the chalk written message on her kitchen chalkboard when returning home for the first time – days after her son Jesse was taken from her on December 14th....

Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM EST

Newtown Calls for Armed School Officers

Newtown Calls for Armed School Officers

The Newtown Board of Education wants more armed police officers in the Connecticut town's four elementary schools after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Last night, they decided to ask the town to approve...

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM EST

Sandy Hook Chorus to Sing "America" at Super Bowl

Sandy Hook Chorus to Sing "America" at Super Bowl

The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School will sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.

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Suspected Car Thief Arrested After Bronx Chase: Sources
Suspected Car Thief Arrested After Bronx Chase: Sources

A man with a long rap sheet for robbery, drugs and assault on cops was taken into custody after a police chase in the Bronx Monday, law enforcement officials say.  It began when officers tried to pull over a van they suspected was stolen near Tiffany and East 165th streets just before 6 p.m., law enforcement officials said. The driver backed up and hit the patrol car, then took off. The car finally stopped at East 175th Street and Marion Avenue, and police took the suspect into custody. Chopper 4 was over the scene and exclusively captured the arrest.  The suspect, Jimmy Alvardo, has a history of 31 arrests dating back to 1987, authorities said. He was on parole for his most recent conviction of hitting an officer.  In September 2006, he hit a uniformed officer while driving, and the cop was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital with a leg injury, officials said.  He's also failed to answer summonses for vehicle infractions 115 times,

Pregnant Giraffe in Live Stream Doing Well as Birth Nears
Pregnant Giraffe in Live Stream Doing Well as Birth Nears

The 15-year-old giraffe named "April," who has captivated millions of people across the world as they watch a live stream in anxious anticipation of the birth of her fourth calf at an upstate New York zoo, is still pregnant and doing well.

Subway Strangers Find Bottle of Bubbly, Drink It Together
Subway Strangers Find Bottle of Bubbly, Drink It Together

When two straphangers found a full bottle of wine on their subway car, they decided to toast to the occasion.  Colleen Hagerty captured the New York moment, which took place on an uptown 6 train between Union Square and Grand Central at about 1 a.m. Sunday.  Hagerty tweeted the photo with the caption, "A full bottle of wine just rolled out from under a subway seat and now these 2 strangers popped it open & are drinking it. This is peak NYC."  A friend of Hagerty who witnessed the occasion detailed on Reddit: "The bottle did, legitimately, roll out from under the seat. The man in the suit, confused, picked it up and proceeded to pop it. He offered some to the man next to him, who grabbed an empty Hennessy bottle from under his seat (not sure it was his) and the man in the suit poured him some wine into the empty Hennessy bo

Big Surge for Military in Trump Budget, Big Cuts Elsewhere
Big Surge for Military in Trump Budget, Big Cuts Elsewhere

President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government "do more with less." The Trump blueprint, due in more detail next month, would fulfill the Republican president's campaign pledge to boost Pentagon spending while targeting the budgets of other federal agencies. The "topline" figures emerged Monday, one day before Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress, an opportunity to re-emphasize the economic issues that were a centerpiece of his White House run.

Rescuers in Deadly NY Plane Crash Were Off-Duty FDNY
Rescuers in Deadly NY Plane Crash Were Off-Duty FDNY

Two off-duty FDNY firefighters were among the group of U.S. Army National Guardsmen who rescued a pilot from a plane crash on Long Island that killed two others on Sunday.

Cuomo Vows Investigation in Wake of Latest JCC Bomb Threats
Cuomo Vows Investigation in Wake of Latest JCC Bomb Threats

At least seven Jewish Community Centers in the tri-state region were evacuated Monday after the latest in a round of anti-Semitic bomb threats, authorities said.