Town Heals and Remembers

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 at 09:27 PM PST

Michelle Obama to Newtown: "Holding You in Our Hearts"

Michelle Obama to Newtown: "Holding You in Our Hearts"

A week after a shooting rampage in a Newtown elementary school left 27 people dead -- including 20 first graders and six teachers -- First Lady Michelle Obama penned an open letter to the residents of...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:07 PM PST

NRA Calls for Armed Police Officer in Every School

NRA Calls for Armed Police Officer in Every School

The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." The National Rifle Association broke its...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:07 PM PST

26 Bells, Moment of Silence Honor Newtown Victims

26 Bells, Moment of Silence Honor Newtown Victims

Church bells across the country rang 26 times Friday morning—one for each of the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School —to mark the one-week anniversary of the Connecticut

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 03:18 PM PST

Nancy Lanza's Family Holds Funeral

Nancy Lanza's Family Holds Funeral

A private funeral was held Thursday for the mother of the gunman who killed 20 first-graders and six adults at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, a New Hampshire police source told NBC

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM PST

House Would Consider Gun Control Proposals, Boehner Says

House Would Consider Gun Control Proposals, Boehner Says

House Speaker John Boehner said he would consider the recommendations Vice President Joe Biden and a group of Cabinet members are working to formulate in response to the shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:04 PM PST

Bells to Ring Across Country To Honor Newtown Victims

Bells to Ring Across Country To Honor Newtown Victims

Bells around the country will ring Friday morning at 9:30 a.m. to mark the one-week anniversary of the Newtown shootings.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 09:14 AM PST

Family of Josephine Gay Releases Statement

Family of Josephine Gay Releases Statement

On Friday, December 14, 2012, our beautiful daughter, Josephine Grace Gay, was killed in an unimaginable tragedy at her elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 04:55 AM PST

Newtown's Police Chief Offers Sympathies to Victims' Families

Newtown's Police Chief Offers Sympathies to Victims' Families

Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe released a statement for the first time since Friday's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM PST

Cardinal Compares Slain Newtown Teacher to Jesus

Cardinal Compares Slain Newtown Teacher to Jesus

Five more children were being laid to rest Thursday, as well as a Sandy Hook Elementary teacher who was compared to Jesus for giving up her life to protect others. Other victims of the Newtown school...

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 05:59 AM PST

Will Newtown Prompt Gun Reform in Washington?

Will Newtown Prompt Gun Reform in Washington?

The never-ending and seldom-evolving debate over gun control has arguably reached its moment of truth: If the massacre of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., doesn’t prompt America to clamp down on...

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LAPD Investigating USC Football Player

LAPD Investigating USC Football Player

USC football player Josh Shaw is being investigated by LAPD for a possible domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend last weekend, a department spokesman confirmed Friday.

Daughter Arrested in Shooting Death of Elderly Mom

Daughter Arrested in Shooting Death of Elderly Mom

A woman has been arrested in the shooting death of her elderly mother in Orange County Thursday.

Teacher Tweets About Wanting to Stab Students

Teacher Tweets About Wanting to Stab Students

A teacher in California's Bay Area has been reprimanded after she reportedly tweeted that she wanted to stab some students and that her "trigger finger is itchy." The San Jose Mercury News reports...

Weekend: LA County Fair Opens

Weekend: LA County Fair Opens

How early in the day will you consume your first fried treat? Plus: The taste, Fiesta Hermosa, Art Deco Fest, LA's birthday, and where to bid summer adieu.

Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate

Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate

The giant rubber duck that had been on display in Southern California since last week was forced to deflate Thursday because of damaging winds.

California Drought Spurs New Look at "Cash for Grass" Programs

California Drought Spurs New Look at "Cash for Grass" Programs

Daniel and Joanne Azarnoff had the quintessential, grassy green lawn outside their house in the San Francisco Bay area -- until this bone-dry summer. With water regulators' help, they ripped up turf and replaced...