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Heroic Sandy Hook Teacher Brings Mission Of Caring To Seneca Valley

It’s been eight months since 20 children and 6 staff members were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

08/22/2013

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More Women Buying, Learning To Shoot Guns

A little mother-daughter time on a sunny Tuesday.

05/08/2013

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Mental Health Issues In The News

KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte sat down with Dr. Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia, Beaver County Psychiatric Services Medical Director, to talk about mental health issues that have been in the news since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/22/2012

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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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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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Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

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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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.

KDKA-TV–12/18/2012

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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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Monday’s KDKA Afternoon News: Dec. 17, 2012

Just in case you were busy Monday, or wanted to hear a segment of Monday’s KDKA Afternoon News one more time, here’s a recap of the highlights.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/17/2012

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Local Religious Leaders Discuss Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy

It is nearly impossible to look at the photos of the children who died at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and not ask, “Why would God allow this to happen?” or “Why do bad things happen to good people?”

12/17/2012

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No Motive For Shooting Yet, Waiting On Evidence

Officials are still trying to piece together a motive for the shooter who killed 26 children and adults at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school.

12/15/2012