Missouri Allocated $10M for Mental Health After NewtownThe Sandy Hook shootings not only sparked debates about gun control and school security, but also put the spotlight on mental health.
Local School Districts Ramp Up Security One Year After Newtown ShootingSchool districts throughout the St. Louis area took a critical look at safety and security of their school buildings following the shootings in Newtown, Conn. on December 14th, 2012.
Ill. Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Gun Crime Sentencing BillThe sponsor earlier pulled the bill over concerns voiced by the National Rifle Association and pro-gun lawmakers.
Quinn Will Try Again For Gun Legislation in Ill. Veto SessionA bill sponsored by State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Riverside) would impose stricter sentences for aggravated use of a weapon and gun crimes committed by felons.
County Police See Increased Attendance at Citizen Police AcademiesSince the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, attendance has doubled at academies in the West County and Fenton precincts, a department spokesperson said.
Mo. Businessman Offers Free Land to Gun ManufacturersLandowner John Negri decided to make the offer soon after the December 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Ill. Senate Panel Endorses Ammunition LimitThe Executive Committee voted 12-3 on legislation to ban the delivery, sale or transfer of ammunition feeding devices of more than 10 rounds after emotional testimony.
West Plains School District Arms Employees A rural school district in the south-central Missouri town of West Plains it now allows some employees to carry concealed weapons into its school.
Ideas Emerge From St. Charles Task Force On School ShootingsDiscussed early on, and almost immediately dismissed, was the idea of allowing teachers to carry handguns.
Area Consumers Face Ammunition Shortage"We're seeing nothing. Nothing in inventory," Bull's Eye LLC owner Jim Stevens said.
Illinois Officials to Hold School Safety SummitGov. Pat Quinn scheduled the school safety summit in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.
Missouri Lawmaker Wants Tax on Violent Video GamesA Republican lawmaker from rural Missouri is calling for a sales tax on violent video games in response to a deadly Connecticut school shooting.