Obama visits Newtown, Conn., offers love, prayers from nation - New York News

Obama visits Newtown, Conn., offers love, prayers from nation

Posted: Updated:

President Barack Obama is offering the community of Newtown, Connecticut still trying to heal from the aftermath of the deadly school shooting "the love and prayers of a nation." 

The president told the audience inside the Newtown High School auditorium that mere words cannot match the depth of the sorrow in Newtown. Twenty children and six adults were killed at an elementary school on Friday.  

Obama said to the audience and to the nation on television that the families of the victims are not alone in their grief and people all across the country have wept with them.  

He also said that the nation is failing to keep its children safe and that change must come after the elementary-school shooting.  

Obama spoke at a vigil following his private meetings with the families of the victims and first responders. 

Earlier, President Obama spoke with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and privately told him that Friday was the most difficult day of his presidency.

 

  • Connecticut NewsConnecticut NewsMore>>

  • Death row inmate seeks kosher diet

    Death row inmate seeks kosher diet

    One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing Connecticut, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in...
    One of two men convicted in the killings of a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 Connecticut home invasion is suing the state, claiming his rights are violated because he's being denied kosher food in prison.
  • Connecticut police stop minorities at high rates

    Connecticut police stop minorities at high rates

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:30:32 GMT
    New data released by the state of Connecticut show police statewide are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates compared with population statistics. The figures released Thursday show that about 14 percent of all police traffic stops from last October through May involved black drivers, when blacks comprise about 8 percent of the state's population.
    New data released by the state of Connecticut show police statewide are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates compared with population statistics. The figures released Thursday show that about 14 percent of all police traffic stops from last October through May involved black drivers, when blacks comprise about 8 percent of the state's population.
  • Missing Connecticut girl found in Colorado

    Missing Connecticut girl found in Colorado

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:05:09 GMT
    A 14-year-old Connecticut girl missing since last month has been found in Colorado, and the man suspected of kidnapping her after months of online chatting is under arrest. Acting on a tip from the FBI, police in Longmont, Colorado said they got a found the girl in an apartment there on Wednesday afternoon.
    A 14-year-old Connecticut girl missing since last month has been found in Colorado, and the man suspected of kidnapping her after months of online chatting is under arrest. Acting on a tip from the FBI, police in Longmont, Colorado said they got a found the girl in an apartment there on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Schumer proposes ban on 10 flame retardants

    Schumer proposes ban on 10 flame retardants

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:51:05 GMT
    Gov. Andrew CuomoGov. Andrew Cuomo
    Senator Charles Schumer says a Duke University study has found flame retardants in upholstered furniture and children's products like toys, pajamas and pillows to be highly toxic. The chemicals have also been linked to developmental delays and rare cancers in firefighters as well as cancers and hormone disruption in children.
    Senator Charles Schumer says a Duke University study has found flame retardants in upholstered furniture and children's products like toys, pajamas and pillows to be highly toxic. The chemicals have also been linked to developmental delays and rare cancers in firefighters as well as cancers and hormone disruption in children.
  • Electricity goes out at Six Flags, guests left stranded

    Electricity goes out at Six Flags, guests left stranded

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:50:36 GMT
    Six Flags Great Adventure 45th anniversary logo. (AP photo)Six Flags Great Adventure 45th anniversary logo. (AP photo)
    It wasn't the amusement park thrill they were expecting. Some people at Great Adventure in New Jersey were left stranded on rides after a power outage.
    It wasn't the amusement park thrill they were expecting. Some people at Great Adventure in New Jersey were left stranded on rides after a power outage.
  • Stranded jet skiers rescued off Staten Island

    Stranded jet skiers rescued off Staten Island

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:43:09 GMT
    Two jet skiers stranded since Saturday night were rescued from small islands off of Staten Island Sunday morning, police sources said. The FDNY Marine division discovered the first jet skier on the West Bank Lighthouse island while patrolling the area after 8 a.m. Sunday, and took him to Staten Island University Hospital North. His friend, a man in his 40s, was also saved.
    Two jet skiers stranded since Saturday night were rescued from small islands off of Staten Island Sunday morning, police sources said. The FDNY Marine division discovered the first jet skier on the West Bank Lighthouse island while patrolling the area after 8 a.m. Sunday, and took him to Staten Island University Hospital North. His friend, a man in his 40s, was also saved.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices