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  • Police Union Seeks Funding For Trauma Treatment

    As police this week continued their probe into the December 14 incident involving 28 shooting deaths, including 20 first-graders and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the lawyer who represents the Newtown Police Union is seeking help from the town, state, and federal governments to extend paychecks for "three to five" town police officers who were so traumatized by the incident that they have not yet been emotionally able to return to work.

  • Mailing Address Established For Families Of Victims

    Newtown Post Office has set up a special address for those who wish to send cards, notes or gifts to the families of the victims of the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Cards and gifts should be mailed to For The Families Of Ne...

  • Suffering From Media Onslaught

    "The story is over. The families are burying their loved ones. Please leave our towns." These were the sentiments of State Representative DebraLee Hovey during a Capital memorial service December 19, but they represent the comments of a growing throng of Newtown residents, merchants and officials, as well as a number of survivors who have contacted The Bee in the days since the Sandy Hook School rampage.

  • Parents of Newtown Children Who Survived Launch Relief Fund

    Feeling the overwhelming need to take action to help their friends and neighbors, a group of Newtown parents has formed the My Sandy Hook Family Fund (www.MySandyHookFamilyFund.com).

  • Retraction And Apology

    An early online report from the scene at the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School quoted a woman who identified herself to our reporter as the principal of the school. The woman was not the school's principal, Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in the Friday morning attack. The quote was removed from subsequent online versions of the story, but the original story did remain in our online archive for three days before being deleted.

  • State Police Releases List Of School Shooting Victims

    The Connecticut State Police released the following list of the 26 victims who were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14. The listing also designates the dates of birth and gender of the victims. Charlotte Bacon 02-22-06 F Daniel Bar...

  • Shooting Reported Sandy Hook Elementary School

    State and Newtown police, ambulance, and emergency response personnel responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shortly after 9:30 am, Friday, following reports of a shooting. One child was carried from the school by a police officer, apparently seriously wounded.

  • Shooting Reported Sandy Hook Elementary School

    State and Newtown police, ambulance, and emergency response personnel responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shortly after 9:30 am, Friday, following reports of a shooting. One child was carried from the school by a police officer, apparently seriously wounded. Other injuries are reported,...

  • Stories Of Heroism Emerging From School Shooting Tragedy

    There was the school custodian, bleary-eyed and shaking off expressions of thanks and praise, who, as shots were ringing out, reportedly ran through the school halls making sure classroom doors were locked from the inside.

  • Details And Names Slow To Emerge In Wake Of School Shootings

    Newtown was stunned with disbelief and then shattered with grief Friday as few tragic details of a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School filtered out through authorities. After parents and a gathering media corps waited for hours for some official word on shootings, Newtown Police...