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Newtown's year of mourning: Everyone refers to tragedy as "12/14"

Michael Melia, The Associated Press
Dec 10 2013 - 7:19am

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A year later, inside the big house on Berkshire Road, dolls fill the shelves of a living room and flowers and rainbows decorate a kitchen window, next to a little girl's name: Avielle.

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Newtown 911 calls show dispatchers urging callers to take cover

Jack Gillum, Michael Melia, The Associated Press
Dec 4 2013 - 12:59pm

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that were released Wednesday show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as gunshots could be heard at times in the background.

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Newtown probe renews debate over mother's role in killings

Michael Melia, The Associated Press
Nov 26 2013 - 2:49pm

HARTFORD, Conn. -- As Adam Lanza withdrew from the world into his bedroom, the only person he appeared to be close to was his mother, who cooked his favorite meals, did his laundry daily - and bonded with him over shooting and guns.

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Report offers disturbing insights into Newtown gunman's behavior

Michael Melia, Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press
Nov 26 2013 - 6:51am

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A yearlong investigation into the Newtown school shooting has provided disturbing insights into the gunman who killed his mother and then massacred 26 other people, but it still has not provided a motive.Prosecutors closed the case Monday on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting last December. Their report offered a...

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Sandy Hook report released, motives for killings still unclear

Michael Melia, Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press
Nov 25 2013 - 9:58pm

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Why Adam Lanza went on his murderous shooting rampage at a Newtown elementary school is a mystery and may never be known, prosecutors said Monday in a report that closed out their yearlong investigation.Lanza, 20, was obsessed with mass murders and the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in particular, but investigators found no...

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