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September 4, 1998 | Associated Press
Three Connecticut State Police troopers were shot Thursday, allegedly by a man who opened fire on them when they went to his mobile home. Police returned fire and seriously injured the suspect. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, said State Police Col. John Bardelli. Police searched the mobile home to investigate reports it was booby trapped.
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December 14, 2012 | From Times Staff
Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in suburban Connecticut, according to the Associated Press. The report cites an official with knowledge of the situation. The toll was far larger than early reports. Other media reported different numbers but all agreed that the toll was around two dozen dead with others injured.. More details are expected at a news conference to begin shortly.
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June 11, 1992 | Associated Press
A bus carrying kindergarten pupils got caught in cross-fire between two gangs Wednesday and a boy was shot in the head, authorities said. Cesar Sandoval, 6, was in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was taken after the shooting in the city's Hill Section, about two miles from the Yale University campus. "Gunfire and drugs. Gunfire and drugs. That's all that goes on around here," said Tom Frenco, an employee of Tony's Used Appliances in the high-crime neighborhood.
NEWS
September 5, 1998 | Reuters
Postal Service driver and former policeman Edward Premo was ordered held on $3-million bond Friday in Rockville Superior Court on charges of attempted murder of three state troopers and the manufacturing of bombs. Premo, 40, is accused of wounding the troopers in a shootout Thursday at his mobile home in Willington, where the officers had gone to investigate a vandalism complaint. The three troopers were hospitalized for wounds that were not considered life-threatening.
NEWS
September 5, 1998 | Reuters
Postal Service driver and former policeman Edward Premo was ordered held on $3-million bond Friday in Rockville Superior Court on charges of attempted murder of three state troopers and the manufacturing of bombs. Premo, 40, is accused of wounding the troopers in a shootout Thursday at his mobile home in Willington, where the officers had gone to investigate a vandalism complaint. The three troopers were hospitalized for wounds that were not considered life-threatening.
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | From Times Staff
Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in suburban Connecticut, according to the Associated Press. The report cites an official with knowledge of the situation. The toll was far larger than early reports. Other media reported different numbers but all agreed that the toll was around two dozen dead with others injured.. More details are expected at a news conference to begin shortly.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- Two top senators predicted Thursday that gun legislation will come up again for a Senate vote - possibly before the end of the year - as public attitudes shift toward stricter controls. Their assessment comes after the defeat last week of a widely popular bipartisan background check measure that was drafted in response to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., after a gunman opened fire, killing 26 people, mostly children. “I think we're going to bring this bill back before the end of the year and I think you may find some changes,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
One of the most far-reaching gun-control measures proposed this year in California cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after its author said it is needed to address an "epidemic of gun violence" in the United States. The legislation by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) would require ammunition to be sold by licensed dealers, would require buyers to provide identification and subject them to background checks and possible enforcement if they are not eligible to carry guns. The bill would also outlaw kits for magazines capable of holding more then 10 rounds and require the state to notify local law enforcement agencies when someone buys more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition in a five-day period.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - The Senate crossed the first of many hurdles Thursday in the drive to pass new gun legislation, with a bipartisan vote to begin what could be weeks of debate on the issue. By a 68-31 margin, senators moved to open formal consideration of a package of reforms to expand background checks, improve school safety and combat gun trafficking. Among Republicans, 16 voted yes, while two Democrats voted no and one did not vote. Next week senators will be able to offer amendments that pose the real test of whether the larger bill will succeed.
OPINION
April 3, 2013 | Doyle McManus
President Obama pleaded with Congress last week to remember the victims of December's schoolhouse shootings in Connecticut and tighten the nation's gun laws. "Shame on us if we've forgotten," he said. "Don't get squishy. " But four months after the Newtown killings, there's no majority in the Senate yet for the measure Obama hopes will be the centerpiece of new regulation: expanded background checks for gun purchasers. At least six of the 55 Democrats in the Senate have not committed to vote yes when the issue comes to the floor later this month.
NEWS
September 4, 1998 | Associated Press
Three Connecticut State Police troopers were shot Thursday, allegedly by a man who opened fire on them when they went to his mobile home. Police returned fire and seriously injured the suspect. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, said State Police Col. John Bardelli. Police searched the mobile home to investigate reports it was booby trapped.
NEWS
June 11, 1992 | Associated Press
A bus carrying kindergarten pupils got caught in cross-fire between two gangs Wednesday and a boy was shot in the head, authorities said. Cesar Sandoval, 6, was in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was taken after the shooting in the city's Hill Section, about two miles from the Yale University campus. "Gunfire and drugs. Gunfire and drugs. That's all that goes on around here," said Tom Frenco, an employee of Tony's Used Appliances in the high-crime neighborhood.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2012 | By Tina Susman, Brian Bennett and Michael Muskal
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- All of the victims killed in the Connecticut elementary school shooting died from multiple wounds from a "long gun" rifle and are classified as homicides, the state's chief medical examiner said Saturday. At a news conference, Dr. H. Wayne Carver II described the postmortems on the 20 children and six adults killed in Friday's attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School . "I've been at this for a third of a century and my sensibilities may not be the average man's, but this is probably the worst I have seen or the worst that I know of any my colleagues having seen,” he said.
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