Conspiracy Theorist Ordered To Pay $450K In Sandy Hook Defamation CaseA jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened.
Minn. Moms Gather In Honor Of Newtown VictimsA group of mothers in Minnesota is joining a national effort to speak out against gun violence and remember the victims of last year's school shooting in Newtown, Conn. On Saturday, a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is organizing 50 events in more than 35 states to honor victims of gun violence.
Esme’s Blog: Another School ShootingA day before the anniversary of the shooting that claimed 26 lives in Newtown Conn., another school shooting had a nation collectively saying, "Not again" on Friday. Mass shootings suddenly seem part of the American landscape. A push in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre for tougher gun control laws failed.
As Anniversary Looms, MN Family Mourns Girl Killed In NewtownSaturday marks the one-year anniversary of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown Conn. Twenty children and 6 adults were killed. Paul Hagan of Minneapolis lost his niece and told WCCO's Dave Lee today the family is still recovering.
Schools Taking Extra Safety Measures As Students ReturnKeeping kids safe in the classroom is a top priority for schools and students as they head back to classes. On this first day of the year for so many, we're taking a close look at the changes that could be made in a handful of districts.
In Wake Of Conn. Shooting, Minn. Schools To Hold Safety ReferendumMost Minnesota schools will welcome students back on Tuesday, and keeping kids safe while they're there is a top priority. After a gunman stormed an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people, some Minnesota schools made changes. This fall, at least five school districts in our state will vote on safety referendums.
MN Mom Of Girl Killed In Newtown School Shooting Speaks OutIn the days after Dec. 14, it was hard for Joel, JoAnn and Guy Bacon to imagine the day they'd be able to talk, even laugh, about their 6-year-old Charlotte. The feisty, smart, happy first-grader was one of 20 students and six adults killed at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school.
Mom Of Murdered Oakdale Boy Speaks Out On Gun LawsNine-year-old Devin Aryal loved soccer. His mother, Missy Aryal, wears the medals he won. "We were inseparable. He always told me that we were super glued unless we were working or at school. And nothing could ever break the super glue," Aryal said. But in February, Aryal and her son were shot on their drive home from daycare. She remembers hearing pops as she was about to turn at this intersection.
Woman Sentenced For Bringing Loaded Gun To Mpls SchoolA 59-year-old woman who worked as an assistant in a city kindergarten classroom was sentenced last week to serve five days of community service, a year of probation and to pay a $200 fine for bringing a loaded Ruger .357 to school.
Good Question: What Makes A Crime An Act Of Terrorism?Aurora, Newtown, Boston. All are sites of horrible mass killings. But only the Boston bombings have been labeled an act of terrorism. When is an act of violence a crime and when is it terrorism?
Gun Control Advocates Upset By Support For Watered-Down BillAn unexpected twist came Wednesday in the efforts at the Capitol to curb gun violence. A majority of the House is now backing a new plan to modestly revise the state's gun laws.
Acts Of Kindness: From Orono, To NewtownAs expected, it’s still too hard for Joann Bacon to open up to the press about her daughter. Her brother, Paul Hagen of Minneapolis, says it’s a slow healing process.
Henn. Co. Sheriff And Obama Discuss Guns, Mental IllnessHennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and several other law enforcement officials met Monday with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss gun violence and mental illness.
Mayor Rybak Backs Obama’s Gun Control Efforts Parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre listened to President Barack Obama’s proposals Wednesday as he asked Congress for a new, stronger assault weapons ban.
Anoka County Gun Permit Numbers Soar Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun control has been a big part of the political conversation in the country.