Connecticut School Shooting

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Local Parents Honor Victims Of Sandy Hook School Shooting

A group of local parents honored the victims of that tragedy at a ceremony Downtown Saturday night.

12/15/2013

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Obama Challenges Congress To Act To Reduce Gun Violence

President Obama’s anti-gun violence plan involves a combination of approaches, some of them controversial, involving guns, mental health and more police.

01/16/2013

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Local Rep. Sponsors Assault Weapon Ban Legislation

In the wake of Newtown, there is talk of an assault-style weapon ban in congress — and now one in Pennsylvania.

12/24/2012

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Pittsburghers Weigh In After NRA’s News Conference

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The most powerful gun organization in the country is speaking out for the first time since the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. A few hours after Friday morning’s […]

12/21/2012

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New Gun Store’s Proximity To School Stirring Controversy In Local Neighborhood

Guns sales are up. They have been throughout 2012. On a firing range, marksmen are testing shields for bulletproof backpacks that parents are buying for their kids. Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand.

12/21/2012

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Sen. Casey Changes Course On Gun Control

With the Capitol flag flying at half-staff behind him, Sen. Bob Casey admitted that the killing of school children in Connecticut has affected his thinking on guns.

12/21/2012

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Pittsburgh School Superintendent Talks Security At Local Schools

When a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane says her first thoughts — Pittsburgh.

12/20/2012

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Pittsburghers React To Obama’s Call For Action On Gun Violence

President Obama on Wednesday challenged Americans to rethink how we can reduce gun violence.

12/19/2012

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F.O.P. Says It Can Help Local School Districts In Wake Of Conn. Shooting

In the wake of the Connecticut massacre, many schools across the country are trying to figure out how to better protect students. Now, the local police union says it can help schools here.

12/19/2012

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Local Gun Stores Seeing Increase In Sales Since School Shooting

Owners of local gun stores say they’ve seen a dramatic increase in sales since the school shooting in Connecticut.

12/18/2012

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Lawrence County D.A. Planning County-Wide School Safety Summit

The Lawrence County District Attorney tells KDKA he’s planning a county-wide school safety summit in early January in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

12/18/2012

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Dick’s Suspends Sales Of Some Guns

Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide.

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Local Teachers Heartbroken Over Newtown Tragedy

Teachers may have been hit especially hard by what happened in Newtown, Connecticut.

12/17/2012

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Sandy Hook Principal’s Cousin: “They Were Her Kids”

You’ve heard by now about Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. She was killed when she confronted the gunman who invaded her school. Now, her cousin – who lives in the Pittsburgh area – is talking about her.

12/17/2012

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Local Congressmen On Gun Control In Wake Of Connecticut Shootings

In the wake of the latest mass killing of school children, many Americans feel exactly as the President when he spoke Sunday night at a memorial service in Connecticut.

12/17/2012

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