Monthly Archives: January 2013

In Newtown, Legislators Hear From Parents

There have been four public hearings of the state legislature dealing with the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.  The final hearing was last night in Newtown.  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, town officials, parents of the dead, parents of survivors and others spoke their mind.

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At Legislature, Mental Health Takes Center Stage

Lawmakers are hearing/heard testimony on mental health services in the state, as part of the legislature’s response to the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

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WNPR On NPR: A Month Later, Many Questions Remain In Newtown, Conn.

Connecticut officials charged with responding to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School got their first briefing on the status of the investigation on Thursday. There are still big questions about Adam Lanza, the young man who killed 20 children and six adults at the school in Newtown, Conn.

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Perez Appeal Scheduled For February 19

More than two years after he was convicted on corruption related charges, former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez will have his appeal heard in court next month.

A spokeswoman for the judicial branch says that the appeal as been scheduled before a three-judge panel on February 19.

Perez was convicted in 2010 on multiple corruption-related offenses and sentenced to three years. Since then, he has been out of prison pending his appeal. His attorneys plan to argue that the two cases against him should not have been tried together. They have called for an acquittal on all charges. Alternatively, they have asked for two new trials.

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State Politicians React To President’s Gun Proposals

Connecticut officials are welcoming President Barack Obama’s sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence following the deadly shooting at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

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Legislators Create Bipartisan Task Force After Newtown

Connecticut legislators are establishing a bipartisan task force to recommend possible legislation to prevent gun violence, provide mental health care and improve school safety. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, this comes a month after the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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WNPR On NPR: Families Of Newtown Victims Launch New Initiative

One month after the mass killings in Newtown, Conn., families of those killed joined with other residents to announce the formation of a new national organization that’s aimed at curbing gun violence in America.

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