Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut

Mementos for 20 students and six educators, killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, hang from a tree in Newtown, Connecticut

Families of Newtown massacre victims in $1.5 million settlement

The families of 14 people killed in the 2012 massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, and two survivors reached a $1.5 million legal settlement on Monday against the gunman's mother's estate, according to court records. The families of victims and two school employees who survived the attack will each receive a $93,750 share of an insurance policy on the Newtown, Connecticut, home …

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  • University of Connecticut says hit by hackers from China Reuters - Fri, 31 Jul, 2015

    By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The social security numbers and credit card details of up to 6,000 University of Connecticut students, faculty and others … More »University of Connecticut says hit by hackers from China

    By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The social security numbers and credit card details of up to 6,000 University of Connecticut students, faculty and others may have been stolen by cyberhackers from China, the university said on Friday. Officials detected a potential breach of the School of Engineering's network …

  • Police: Connecticut man loses 2 fingers when ceremonial musket misfires, explodes in his hands The Canadian Press - Thu, 30 Jul, 2015

    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Police say a Connecticut man lost two fingers when the barrel of his ceremonial musket exploded in his hands. More »Police: Connecticut man loses 2 fingers when ceremonial musket misfires, explodes in his hands

    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Police say a Connecticut man lost two fingers when the barrel of his ceremonial musket exploded in his hands.

  • Body parts found near Connecticut station came from homeless man Reuters - Mon, 27 Jul, 2015

    Connecticut authorities on Monday said at least some of the body parts found near a New Haven train station earlier this month belong to a homeless man with a criminal … More »Body parts found near Connecticut station came from homeless man

    Connecticut authorities on Monday said at least some of the body parts found near a New Haven train station earlier this month belong to a homeless man with a criminal history. The victim, Ray Roberson, 54, was identified through DNA tests by the Chief State Medical Examiner, according to police. Dismembered legs and …

  • 75 mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map
    75 mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map @ Vox.com - Fri, 24 Jul, 2015

    In December 2012, a gunman killed 20 children, six adults, and himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. At least 235 people have died in other … More »75 mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map

    75 mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map

    In December 2012, a gunman killed 20 children, six adults, and himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. At least 235 people have died in other mass shootings since then, reminding us that these problems are far from over. Note: The Stanford Geospatial Center's database is a continuing project, …

  • Connecticut teen of gun-firing drone video charged for assaulting police Reuters - Thu, 23 Jul, 2015

    A Connecticut teenager who drew national attention this week for a viral Internet video showing a drone he had modified to fire a handgun was charged on Thursday with … More »Connecticut teen of gun-firing drone video charged for assaulting police

    A Connecticut teenager who drew national attention this week for a viral Internet video showing a drone he had modified to fire a handgun was charged on Thursday with assaulting police officers in an unrelated incident. Austin Haughwout, 18, was charged with refusing to obey police orders on Wednesday when he was summoned …

  • Connecticut man gets 7 years prison for woman's firecracker death Reuters - Thu, 23 Jul, 2015

    A 19-year-old Connecticut man who caused the death of his friend's sister when he threw a lit firecracker into their family's apartment was sentenced Thursday to seven … More »Connecticut man gets 7 years prison for woman's firecracker death

    A 19-year-old Connecticut man who caused the death of his friend's sister when he threw a lit firecracker into their family's apartment was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison, court records show. Eric Morelli had pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for the death of 19-year-old Kristen Milano, who died …

  • U.S. attorney general looks to Connecticut town for police progress Reuters - Tue, 21 Jul, 2015

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with residents of East Haven, Connecticut, saying she wanted to learn how the town's efforts to reform its police department … More »U.S. attorney general looks to Connecticut town for police progress

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday met with residents of East Haven, Connecticut, saying she wanted to learn how the town's efforts to reform its police department were progressing. The town entered into a settlement with the federal government in late 2012 after a federal review found its police department …

  • Connecticut teen flies gun-toting drone. How is this legal? Christian Science Monitor - Tue, 21 Jul, 2015

    The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is investigating footage featuring a gun-mounted drone built by a Connecticut teenager, according to reports. The footage, which … More »Connecticut teen flies gun-toting drone. How is this legal?

    The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is investigating footage featuring a gun-mounted drone built by a Connecticut teenager, according to reports. The footage, which has been viewed nearly 2 million times since it went up July 10, comes as debate around drone regulation heats up following reports of unmanned aerial vehicles …

  • More severed body parts found near Connecticut train station Reuters - Thu, 16 Jul, 2015

    Police in Connecticut said on Thursday they found two severed human arms near a New Haven train station late on Wednesday, hours after a pair of severed legs were discovered … More »More severed body parts found near Connecticut train station

    Police in Connecticut said on Thursday they found two severed human arms near a New Haven train station late on Wednesday, hours after a pair of severed legs were discovered near the same location. The case has led police to start a nationwide review of missing persons cases to identify potential victims. "We don't know …

  • Severed human legs found near Connecticut train station Reuters - Wed, 15 Jul, 2015

    A pair of severed human legs was found near a train station in downtown New Haven on Wednesday, triggering a nationwide review of missing persons cases to identify the … More »Severed human legs found near Connecticut train station

    A pair of severed human legs was found near a train station in downtown New Haven on Wednesday, triggering a nationwide review of missing persons cases to identify the victim, police said. Investigators are cross-checking a nationwide database of missing persons cases as part of the investigation, he said, adding the age, …

  • Christopher Miller, 40, was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, criminal use of a firearm, and federal explosives' violations in the killing of Edward Brooks, 39, authorities said on Tuesday. Four other people were also arrested in recent days on lesser charges, ranging from conspiracy to commit murder to …

  • For wealthy, Connecticut is the most expensive place to die in the US due to new probate fees

    HARTFORD, Conn. - Court officials say Connecticut is now the most expensive place to die in the U.S. — at least for the wealthy — because of hefty new fees for settling estates.

  • MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut man who was sentenced to prison for locking his mentally ill sister in a feces-soiled room for years hopes he can "help heal his shattered family," his lawyer said on Friday.

  • An overdose of over-the-counter cold medicine caused the death of two children whose bodies were found in their gas-filled home in Connecticut, and their mother, who had said she stabbed them, remained charged with murder, police said on Thursday. Autopsies concluded this week by the state's chief medical examiner on Aleisha …

  • Tony Moreno, 21, of Middletown, Connecticut is pictured in this handout photo

    A father who police said admitted throwing his 7-month-old son into the Connecticut River before jumping in himself during a failed suicide attempt was charged with murder on Wednesday. Tony Moreno, 21, of Middletown, Connecticut, was arraigned by a judge who conducted the court proceeding at Hartford Hospital, where Moreno …

  • The logo of Spanish power company Iberdrola is seen on top of Iberdrola's main office building in Madrid

    Spanish power group Iberdrola will set out a new proposal for its $3 billion takeover of U.S. firm UIL Holdings , the two companies said on Tuesday, as they seek to address objections raised by a Connecticut antitrust watchdog. The energy companies said in a letter to Connecticut's utilities regulator, …

  • Connecticut police searched on Monday for a 7-month-old baby who may have been thrown off a bridge by his father before the man jumped more than 100 feet into the Connecticut River in a suicide attempt. The father, Tony Moreno, 22, of Middletown is in stable condition and charges are expected soon, Middletown police said. …

  • Richard Lapointe, exits the courthouse after Lapointe was released from jail in Hartford

    Connecticut prosecutors can conduct further genetic testing before deciding whether to retry a mentally disabled man who spent a quarter century in prison until his conviction for rape and murder was overturned, a judge ruled on Thursday. Although the conviction was overturned in March, prosecutors say they believe Richard …

  • Connecticut's attorney general is investigating whether the largest U.S. airlines are working together to constrain capacity to keep ticket prices high, and has asked for meetings with the companies to discuss the matter. In letters sent to Delta Air Lines Inc , United Continental Holdings Inc , American …

  • Connecticut has agreed to pay a rare $50,000 reward to a man whose testimony led to his cousin's conviction for the brutal murder of an actress who had appeared on the TV drama "Law & Order," state officials said Wednesday. Matthew Pugh was sentenced in May to 60 years in prison for the 2006 murder of a former girlfriend, …

 
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