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Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 07:10 AM CDT

Newtown Residents Complain About NRA Robocalls

Newtown Residents Complain About NRA Robocalls

Several Newtown residents said they recently received unsolicited robocalls from the National Rifle Association urging them to push back against proposals for stricter gun laws. Newtown resident Tom Maurath said...

Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 at 06:20 AM CST

Son's Last Message Inspires Newtown Mother

Son's Last Message Inspires Newtown Mother

"Nurturing. Healing. Love." Scarlett Lewis noticed the chalk written message on her kitchen chalkboard when returning home for the first time – days after her son Jesse was taken from her on December 14th....

Friday, Feb 1, 2013 at 11:30 AM CST

Newtown Calls for Armed School Officers

Newtown Calls for Armed School Officers

The Newtown Board of Education wants more armed police officers in the Connecticut town's four elementary schools after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Last night, they decided to ask the town to approve...

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 04:24 PM CST

Sandy Hook Chorus to Sing at Super Bowl

Sandy Hook Chorus to Sing at Super Bowl

The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School will sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, The Associated Press reported. The chorus...

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 12:24 PM CST

Conn. Senators Unveil Assault Weapons Ban Legislation

Conn. Senators Unveil Assault Weapons Ban Legislation

Connecticut Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein will unveil Thursday legislation proposing a retooled federal assault weapons ban. The bill would narrowly...

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 09:05 PM CST

Algonquin Arcade Unplugs Violent Games

Algonquin Arcade Unplugs Violent Games

Arcade owners compelled to make move after Sandy Hook school shooting.

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 04:00 PM CST

Conn. Lawmaker Sorry for Telling Giffords to Stay Away

Conn. Lawmaker Sorry for Telling Giffords to Stay Away

A Connecticut state representative is apologizing for a Facebook post warning Gabby Giffords to stay away, ahead of the former Arizona congresswoman's visit with Sandy Hook Elementary victims' families last week...

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 08:54 PM CST

Chicago Comfort Dogs Assist in Newtown

Chicago Comfort Dogs Assist in Newtown

Team of golden retrievers provided unconditional love and support throughout the day.

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 at 11:28 PM CST

Gabby Giffords Visits Newtown

Gabby Giffords Visits Newtown

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, who survived after being shot at a campaign event in her home state of Arizona two years ago, visited Newtown Friday. Sue Marcinek, an assistant to Newtown's first selectman,...

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 at 07:31 AM CST

Classes Resume for Sandy Hook Students

Classes Resume for Sandy Hook Students

Sandy Hook Elementary students returned to class on Thursday morning for the first time since 20 first-graders and six women were killed in a shooting rampage almost three weeks ago. While investigators kept...

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Trump Calls JCC Threats 'Horrible' After Clinton Criticism

Trump Calls JCC Threats 'Horrible' After Clinton Criticism

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that a series of bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers around the country in the last few months "are horrible and painful." They were his first remarks specifically addressing the threats, coming amid mounting criticism about his silence. Earlier Tuesday, Hillary Clinton called the series of threats and attacks against Jews and Jewish groups "so troubling" in a tweet that urged Trump to speak out against them. Trump spoke over an hour later at a news conference at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil," he said.

Police Investigate Break-in at Portage Park Car Dealership

Police Investigate Break-in at Portage Park Car Dealership

Five masked people broke into a car dealership, but no vehicles were stolen early Tuesday in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

CTA Passenger Shoots Video of Bag Found Infested With Bugs

CTA Passenger Shoots Video of Bag Found Infested With Bugs

A video surfaced from Friday afternoon showing bugs crawling through a bag of clothing on a CTA train. Chicago Transit Authority officials said the bag belonged to a homeless person. Once the passenger who filmed the video reported it, the car was immediately pulled from service to be disinfected, transit officials said.

'Today' Anchor Hoda Kotb Adopts 'Valentine's Baby' Girl

'Today' Anchor Hoda Kotb Adopts 'Valentine's Baby' Girl

Hoda Kotb has welcomed a baby girl to her family. The "Today" anchor announced Tuesday that she's become a mom after adopting baby Haley Joy Kotb. "She is the love of my life," Kotb told her NBC colleagues by phone, her voice breaking with emotion several times.

Lincoln Museum to Showcase Cub-Cardinals Rivalry

Lincoln Museum to Showcase Cub-Cardinals Rivalry

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum plans to unveil an exhibit chronicling the history of the rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Homeland Security Outlines Crackdown on Illegal Immigration

Homeland Security Outlines Crackdown on Illegal Immigration

The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday outlined how it will implement President Donald Trump's planned crackdown on people coming into and living in the United States without documentation, NBC News reported. Secretary John Kelly released a pair of memos that end to the policy of releasing people caught at the border pending deportation hearings, the hiring of thousands more federal agents, having more judges and officers deal with asylum claims and speeding up removal proceedings for a greater number of people. The memos also recommend that authorities prosecute parents who pay smugglers to bring their children into the United States, though that decisions will ultimately be made by federal prosecutors. Kelly's memos are nearly identical to executive orders signed by Trump last month as part of his campaign promise to take a harder line on illegal immigration. The memos add detail on how the new priorities will be carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.