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  • Bells ring at SDSU in honor of Sandy Hook victims

    Bells ring at SDSU in honor of Sandy Hook victims

    Friday, January 18 2013 7:54 PM EST2013-01-19 00:54:21 GMT
    The iconic bells in Hardy Memorial Tower at San Diego State University rang out an original composition Friday to honor the victims of last month's mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. 
    The iconic bells in Hardy Memorial Tower at San Diego State University rang out an original composition Friday to honor the victims of last month's mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. 
  • School offers fresh start for Sandy Hook kids

    School offers fresh start for Sandy Hook kids

    Friday, January 4 2013 10:15 AM EST2013-01-04 15:15:34 GMT
    Sarah Caron made her son his favorite pancakes for breakfast and walked the second-grader to the top of the driveway for the school bus. 
    Sarah Caron made her son his favorite pancakes for breakfast and walked the second-grader to the top of the driveway for the school bus. 
  • Newtown celebrates Christmas and remembers victims

    Newtown celebrates Christmas and remembers victims

    Tuesday, December 25 2012 3:08 PM EST2012-12-25 20:08:02 GMT
    Newtown celebrated Christmas amid piles of snow-covered teddy bears, long lines of stockings and heaps of flowers as volunteers manned a 24-hour candlelight vigil 
    Newtown celebrated Christmas amid piles of snow-covered teddy bears, long lines of stockings and heaps of flowers as volunteers manned a 24-hour candlelight vigil in memory of the 20 children and six educators gunned down at an elementary school just 11 days before the holiday. 
  • Some in Conn. town couple activism with mourning

    Some in Conn. town couple activism with mourning

    Monday, December 24 2012 5:54 PM EST2012-12-24 22:54:35 GMT
    People drawn to Newtown to share in its mourning brought cards and handmade snowflakes to town Monday while residents prepared to observe Christmas. 
    People drawn to Newtown to share in its mourning brought cards and handmade snowflakes to town Monday while residents prepared to observe Christmas less than two weeks after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school. 
  • In joyless season, Newtown faces Christmas

    In joyless season, Newtown faces Christmas

    Sunday, December 23 2012 4:23 PM EST2012-12-23 21:23:10 GMT
    Bells and lights and gifts: These have always shown us it's Christmastime. But this year, in this town, the bells toll in mourning. 
    Bells and lights and gifts: These have always shown us it's Christmastime. But this year, in this town, the bells toll in mourning. 
  • Conn. town in mourning inundated with gifts, money

    Conn. town in mourning inundated with gifts, money

    Saturday, December 22 2012 3:15 PM EST2012-12-22 20:15:52 GMT
    Peter Leone was busy making deli sandwiches and working the register at his Newtown General Store when he got a phone call from Alaska. It was a woman who wanted to give him her credit card number. 
    Peter Leone was busy making deli sandwiches and working the register at his Newtown General Store when he got a phone call from Alaska. It was a woman who wanted to give him her credit card number. 
  • A week after school massacre, new details emerge

    A week after school massacre, new details emerge

    Friday, December 21 2012 9:44 PM EST2012-12-22 02:44:43 GMT
    As the nation paused to mark a week since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details emerged Friday about the gunman. 
    As the nation paused to mark a week since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details emerged Friday about the gunman, Adam Lanza, who acquaintances said was able to take apart and reassemble a computer in a matter of minutes but rarely spoke to anyone. 
  • Parents hesitant about NRA armed schools proposal

    Parents hesitant about NRA armed schools proposal

    Friday, December 21 2012 7:20 PM EST2012-12-22 00:20:55 GMT
    The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for the placement of an armed police officer in every school, but parents and educators questioned how safe such a move would keep kids. 
    The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for the placement of an armed police officer in every school, but parents and educators questioned how safe such a move would keep kids, whether it would be economically feasible and how it would alter student life. Their reactions ranged from supportive to disgusted. 
  • Mourning continues for shooting victims

    Mourning continues for shooting victims

    Thursday, December 20 2012 7:23 PM EST2012-12-21 00:23:35 GMT
    It's a scene that's played out again today in Newtown, Conn. -- grim-faced mourners heading into a church to attend a funeral for one of the young victims of last week's shooting at an elementary school. 
    It's a scene that's played out again today in Newtown, Conn. -- grim-faced mourners heading into a church to attend a funeral for one of the young victims of last week's shooting at an elementary school. 
  • New school to re-create the old for Newtown pupils

    New school to re-create the old for Newtown pupils

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 7:05 PM EST2012-12-20 00:05:40 GMT
    When the children who survived a shooting that killed 20 of their classmates return to school in a different building, they'll find things just as they left them Friday. 
    When the children who survived a shooting that killed 20 of their classmates return to school in a different building, they'll find things just as they left them Friday, down to the water bottles and boxes of crayons sitting on their desks. 
  • Local Christmas tree memorial for Connecticut shooting victims

    Local Christmas tree memorial for Connecticut shooting victims

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 3:38 PM EST2012-12-19 20:38:36 GMT
    Christmas trees representing the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre will be set up in Kearny Mesa Thursday, and San Diegans will be invited to decorate them and attend a lighting ceremony. 
    Christmas trees representing the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre will be set up in Kearny Mesa Thursday, and San Diegans will be invited to decorate them and attend a lighting ceremony. 
  • Grief mixes with impatience in shattered Newtown

    Grief mixes with impatience in shattered Newtown

    Wednesday, December 19 2012 9:49 AM EST2012-12-19 14:49:06 GMT
    Mourners overlapped at back-to-back services as funerals began in earnest in a Connecticut town that lost 20 of its children and seven adults to a gunman. 
    Mourners overlapped at back-to-back services as funerals began in earnest in a Connecticut town that lost 20 of its children and seven adults to a gunman, with emotions and tempers in tatters amid a global crush of media attention to a community once known mostly for its bucolic atmosphere and sterling school system. 
  • Congressional backing grows for gun control debate

    Congressional backing grows for gun control debate

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 5:57 PM EST2012-12-18 22:57:54 GMT
    Congressional gun rights supporters showed an increased willingness Tuesday to consider new legislation to control firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings. 
    Congressional gun rights supporters showed an increased willingness Tuesday to consider new legislation to control firearms in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings — provided it also addresses mental health issues and the impact of violent video games. 
  • Classes resuming in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

    Classes resuming in Newtown, minus Sandy Hook

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 5:52 PM EST2012-12-18 22:52:17 GMT
    Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last week's massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest. 
    Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last week's massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest, as this grieving town wrestled with the same issues gripping the country: violence, gun control and finding a way forward. 
  • NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 5:50 PM EST2012-12-18 22:50:31 GMT
    After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday.
     
    After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation's largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday and promised "to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." 
  • Conn. victims: Lively youngsters, devoted adults

    Conn. victims: Lively youngsters, devoted adults

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 10:40 AM EST2012-12-18 15:40:02 GMT
    At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. 
    At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. 
  • San Diego-born girl among Newtown shooting victims

    San Diego-born girl among Newtown shooting victims

    Tuesday, December 18 2012 9:59 AM EST2012-12-18 14:59:13 GMT
    One of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School was born in San Diego and lived in Mira Mesa until she was four. 
    One of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School was born in San Diego and lived in Mira Mesa until she was four. 
  • Filner meets with city, school leaders to discuss school safety

    Filner meets with city, school leaders to discuss school safety

    Monday, December 17 2012 9:09 PM EST2012-12-18 02:09:52 GMT
    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner held a meeting Monday to make sure the city is taking the necessary steps to keep our schools safe. 
    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner held a meeting Monday to make sure the city is taking the necessary steps to keep our schools safe. 
  • 2 funerals begin a sad procession in Connecticut

    2 funerals begin a sad procession in Connecticut

    Monday, December 17 2012 7:22 PM EST2012-12-18 00:22:48 GMT
    Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began burying its dead Monday, laying to rest two 6-year-old boys. 
    Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began burying its dead Monday, laying to rest two 6-year-old boys — one who was crazy about the New York Giants and one whose twin sister survived the rampage. 
  • Conn. victims: Lively youngsters, devoted adults

    Conn. victims: Lively youngsters, devoted adults

    Monday, December 17 2012 7:17 PM EST2012-12-18 00:17:07 GMT
    At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner.
     
    At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. 
  • Police, counselors, psychologists at school campuses in wake of shooting

    Police, counselors, psychologists at school campuses in wake of shooting

    Monday, December 17 2012 6:41 PM EST2012-12-17 23:41:00 GMT
    San Diego police were maintaining a higher-than-usual presence at schools Monday in response to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. 
    San Diego police were maintaining a higher-than-usual presence at schools Monday in response to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. 
  • Local woman with ties to Newtown shares her story

    Local woman with ties to Newtown shares her story

    Monday, December 17 2012 2:16 PM EST2012-12-17 19:16:33 GMT
    San Diegans have seen the pictures from Newtown and wondered how they can help. Sunday, a North County resident, who knows Newtown very well, has a suggestion. 
    San Diegans have seen the pictures from Newtown and wondered how they can help. Sunday, a North County resident, who knows Newtown very well, has a suggestion. 
  • Obama signals action following school shooting

    Obama signals action following school shooting

    Monday, December 17 2012 10:16 AM EST2012-12-17 15:16:06 GMT
    President Barack Obama is vowing to use "whatever power this office holds" to safeguard the nation's children 
    President Barack Obama is vowing to use "whatever power this office holds" to safeguard the nation's children, raising the prospect that he will pursue policy changes to stem gun violence in the wake of an elementary school massacre. 
  • Local group sponsors "Gift Cards for Guns" exchange

    Local group sponsors "Gift Cards for Guns" exchange

    Monday, December 17 2012 12:02 AM EST2012-12-17 05:02:33 GMT
    The school massacre has raised new questions about gun safety. Now, a local group is trying to get guns off our streets by exchanging gift cards for the weapons, no questions asked. 
    The school massacre has raised new questions about gun safety. Now, a local group is trying to get guns off our streets by exchanging gift cards for the weapons, no questions asked. 
  • Obama offers 'love, prayers of nation' to Newtown

    Obama offers 'love, prayers of nation' to Newtown

    Sunday, December 16 2012 9:39 PM EST2012-12-17 02:39:55 GMT
    He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls left President Barack Obama, like so many others, reaching for words.  
    He spoke for a nation in sorrow, but the slaughter of all those little boys and girls left President Barack Obama, like so many others, reaching for words. Alone on a spare stage after the worst single day of his presidency, the commander in chief was a parent in grief. 
  • Local woman speaks about what it's like to lose a child to violence

    Local woman speaks about what it's like to lose a child to violence

    Sunday, December 16 2012 9:11 PM EST2012-12-17 02:11:33 GMT
    The raw emotions of the victims' families in Newtown, Connecticut can't be understood unless you've been through it. 
    The raw emotions of the victims' families in Newtown, Connecticut can't be understood unless you've been through it. 
  • Conn. gunman had hundreds of rounds of ammunition

    Conn. gunman had hundreds of rounds of ammunition

    Sunday, December 16 2012 8:17 PM EST2012-12-17 01:17:28 GMT
    The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of especially deadly ammunition 
    The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of especially deadly ammunition — enough to kill just about every student in the school if given enough time, authorities said Sunday, raising the chilling possibility that the bloodbath could have been far worse. 
  • Local psychiatrist weighs in on shooter's mental health

    Local psychiatrist weighs in on shooter's mental health

    Sunday, December 16 2012 2:14 AM EST2012-12-16 07:14:41 GMT
    New details have come out about the shooter who carried out Friday's attack at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. 
    New details have come out about the shooter who carried out Friday's attack at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. 
  • Obama will travel Sunday to Newtown, Conn.

    Obama will travel Sunday to Newtown, Conn.

    Saturday, December 15 2012 7:52 PM EST2012-12-16 00:52:50 GMT
    President Barack Obama will attend an interfaith memorial service Sunday in Newtown, Conn., the site of Friday's deadly elementary school shooting. 
    President Barack Obama will attend an interfaith memorial service Sunday in Newtown, Conn., the site of Friday's deadly elementary school shooting. 
  • Names of victims in Conn. school rampage released

    Names of victims in Conn. school rampage released

    Saturday, December 15 2012 5:12 PM EST2012-12-15 22:12:46 GMT
    Authorities have released the names of the 26 people gunned down in a rampage at a Connecticut elementary school. 
    Authorities have released the names of the 26 people gunned down in a rampage at a Connecticut elementary school. 
  • Conn. school victims shot by rifle multiple times

    Conn. school victims shot by rifle multiple times

    Saturday, December 15 2012 4:10 PM EST2012-12-15 21:10:49 GMT
    All the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were killed up close by multiple rifle shots, a medical examiner said. 
    All the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were killed up close by multiple rifle shots, a medical examiner said. 
  • How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

    How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

    Saturday, December 15 2012 2:17 PM EST2012-12-15 19:17:03 GMT
    The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what, if anything, to tell their children. 
    The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what, if anything, to tell their children. 
  • Could shooting be a gun-control tipping point?

    Could shooting be a gun-control tipping point?

    Saturday, December 15 2012 2:04 PM EST2012-12-15 19:04:51 GMT
    The question surfaces each time a mass murder unfolds: Will this one change the political calculus in Washington against tougher gun control? 
    The question surfaces each time a mass murder unfolds: Will this one change the political calculus in Washington against tougher gun control? 
  • Hundreds pack Conn. church for vigil after rampage

    Hundreds pack Conn. church for vigil after rampage

    Friday, December 14 2012 9:30 PM EST2012-12-15 02:30:39 GMT
    A vigil Friday night for the victims of a school massacre in western Connecticut brought out hundreds of community members, including some parents who were struggling with mixed emotions.
     
    A vigil Friday night for the victims of a school massacre in western Connecticut brought out hundreds of community members, including some parents who were struggling with mixed emotions after their own children survived the massacre. 
  • Kelly Elementary survivor talks about campus security

    Kelly Elementary survivor talks about campus security

    Friday, December 14 2012 9:05 PM EST2012-12-15 02:05:07 GMT
    San Diego is no stranger to school shootings. In the past few decades, four of them have happened here. 
    San Diego is no stranger to school shootings. In the past few decades, four of them have happened here. 
  • Flags fly at half-staff in wake of Connecticut tragedy

    Flags fly at half-staff in wake of Connecticut tragedy

    Friday, December 14 2012 8:42 PM EST2012-12-15 01:42:48 GMT
    In light of the tragedy in Connecticut, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore ordered flags be lowered to half-staff outside sheriff's headquarters. 
    In light of the tragedy in Connecticut, San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore ordered flags be lowered to half-staff outside sheriff's headquarters. 
  • Teachers' role in students' lives often goes far beyond education

    Teachers' role in students' lives often goes far beyond education

    Friday, December 14 2012 8:10 PM EST2012-12-15 01:10:45 GMT
    Teachers never know what role they might have to play in a given day, from providing safety to their students to watching out for their mental health, the president of the San Diego Education Association said. 
    Teachers never know what role they might have to play in a given day, from providing safety to their students to watching out for their mental health, the president of the San Diego Education Association said Friday in reference to the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school. 
  • Children describe terror as shooter kills 26

    Children describe terror as shooter kills 26

    Friday, December 14 2012 5:31 PM EST2012-12-14 22:31:11 GMT
    Schoolchildren and their parents are describing the scene at a Connecticut elementary school today, as teachers locked doors and ordered the children to huddle in the corner or hide in closets. 
    Schoolchildren and their parents are describing the scene at a Connecticut elementary school today, as teachers locked doors and ordered the children to huddle in the corner or hide in closets. 
  • Connecticut school shooting revives gun debate

    Connecticut school shooting revives gun debate

    Friday, December 14 2012 5:28 PM EST2012-12-14 22:28:25 GMT
    A lone police cruiser outside Columbine High School was the only outward reaction Friday to an even deadlier attack at a Connecticut elementary school. 
    A lone police cruiser outside Columbine High School was the only outward reaction Friday to an even deadlier attack at a Connecticut elementary school. 
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