Crime

Sandy Hook Promise, a year in
2:18 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

In Newtown, making promises to transform a tragedy

Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley testify on assault weapon legislation during a Senate Executive Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Monday, May 20, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Seth Perlman

In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some in that community have been working to turn that tragedy into a moment of transition. The group Sandy Hook Promise is both a support group for families and an advocate for ending gun violence.

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Living with the loss, a year later
6:29 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

A Newtown mother and son find foregiveness after tragedy

JT and Scarlett Lewis, in the stables at their home in Newtown
Credit Craig LeMoult

Scarlett Lewis describes the last year of her life as a journey. Since her son Jesse was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting last December, Lewis and her other son have been trying to find ways to deal with their grief. They’ve found one of the most important things they could do is forgive.

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One year since Sandy Hook shooting
5:54 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Newtown officials say one-year since shooting should be marked with quiet reflection

Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra and Interim School Superintendent John Reed
Credit Craig LeMoult

With the one year mark of the Newtown school shooting approaching Saturday, officials met with the media Tuesday to describe how they want the day to be observed.  Officials describe a quite day of reflection.

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A year since Newtown shootings
5:54 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Sandy Hook families want victims remembered

Family members of Newtown victims share a prepared statement in Sandy Hook on Monday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Family members of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims thanked the world today for an outpouring of kindness since the shooting in the Connecticut school nearly a year ago. The families say they want the victims to be remembered.

The families have launched a website with remembrances of their loved ones. 

The full text of the prepared statement, which was read by JoAnn Bacon and Krista Rekos, is below:

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Newtown 911 calls
4:11 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Newtown 911 calls are emotional, but reveal little new information

Some of the 911 recordings from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown were released today. WSHU has decided not to air the recordings, which add little new information about what happened that morning. But WSHU’s Craig LeMoult reports on what’s in the emotional recordings.

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