Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Service dogs bring comfort to Newtown

Service dogs bring comfort to Newtown

A group of therapy dogs has been brought to Newtown, Connecticut, to comfort those affected by the tragedy there.

Jane meets a few of these beautiful animals and Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities who brought these comfort dogs to Newtown. He explains how the comfort dogs help and what goes into training a therapy dog.

Counseling grieving Newtown families

Counseling grieving Newtown families

Dr. Jeannie Pasacreta is a psychologist and a Nurse Practitioner. She is in Newtown, Connecticut counseling grieving Newtown families.  But at the same time she is receiving calls from people as far away as Florida and the West Coast as people across the country try to make sense of the senseless.  Dr. Pasacreta's message is that grieving is normal even for those not in Newtown. 

For more on this story watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm ET on HLN. 

How do we stop the violence?

How do we stop the violence?

There have been repeated calls for some kind of change after the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.  But what can people do? Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a look at what you can do right now to make a change.

For more on this story watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm ET on HLN. 

Newtown United group looks to the future

Newtown United group looks to the future

James Belden helped form the group Newtown United and is a concerned resident of Newtown, Connecticut, who is looking for ways to help the community heal.

 He talks to Jane Velez-Mitchell about how the newly formed group is planning for the future and how they want to effect long-lasting change.

Candlelight vigil in Connecticut

Candlelight vigil in Connecticut

Families in Newtown, Connecticut gathered at a local church for a candlelight vigil. Crowds of supporters joined them.  The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 20 children and six adults dead.  The shooter, now identified as Adam Lanza, killed himself inside the school. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to Rita Cosby who was at the candlelight vigil and had some more information about the allegedy shooter. 

School shooter identified

School shooter identified

Three U.S. law enforcement officials separately tonight identified the shooter at the Conn. elementary school as Adam Lanza, contrary to what investigators had said previously. 

For more on this story watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm ET on HLN. 

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