December 17th, 2012
09:55 PM ET

Newtown shooting forces pro-gun congressmen to shift stances on gun regulation

In the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy, a chorus of voices are demanding tighter controls on guns. A new ABC News-Washington Post poll conducted this weekend shows a sizable shift.

The number of people who say they strongly support stricter gun control laws rose by 5 points - while the number strongly opposed dropped 5 points.

But will the sentiment for regulation gain momentum, and is anyone in Washington listening? CNN Contributor John Avlon is OutFront tonight. FULL POST

Filed under: Congress • Crime • CT Shooting • Gun Control
December 17th, 2012
09:36 PM ET

Newtown neighbor gives Sandy Hook kids shelter and comfort

During the early moments of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, a few children fled their school for the yard of Newtown, Connecticut resident Gene Rosen.

"I felt like I was with my grandchildren," said Rosen.

Filed under: Crime • CT Shooting • News
December 17th, 2012
09:19 PM ET

Remembering Sandy Hook's hero principal: "She was always about fun and warmth"

As the residents of Newtown mourn the loss of friends and family, one of the things that helps keep them going is celebrating those who were brave amid the chaos.

Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung is one of them. Miranda Pacchiana has lived in the Newtown community for almost 20 years. All three of her children attended Sandy Hook elementary and she became friends with many of their teachers there, including Dawn Hochsprung.

Filed under: Crime • CT Shooting • News
December 17th, 2012
09:10 PM ET

Remembering Jack Pinto, Newtown says goodbye to loved ones

Still reeling from the school shooting, the Newtown community came together to bury six-year-old Jack Pinto on Monday.

Jack, who was fatally shot along with 19 other classmates at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, was laid to rest at Newtown Village Cemetery.

Police presence was increased to ensure safety and privacy, which didn't stop the onslaught of mourners from paying their respects.

The boy who had just started wrestling in the past few months was also a huge fan of the New York Giants.

And on the eve of his funeral Jack was honored by Victor Cruz. During Sunday night's game the wide receiver wore cleats with handwritten messages like "R.I.P. Jack Pinto" and "Jack Pinto, My Hero."

The family even buried the young victim in a Victor Cruz jersey.

CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Filed under: Crime • CT Shooting
December 17th, 2012
08:57 PM ET

Newtown shooting puts spotlight on mental illness

The recent shootings in Newtown, CT has put the nation's focus on mental illness. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.

Filed under: Crime • CT Shooting
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