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  • Pawnshop that sold gun in cop killing agrees to report more on sales

    Pawnshop that sold gun in cop killing agrees to report more on sales
    Four years after a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was used to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer, the Mississippi pawnshop owner who sold the gun in a straw purchase has agreed to concessions that authorities hope will curb similar illegal gun deals.
  • Wanted South Florida man upset that arrest spoiled Easter

    Wanted South Florida man upset that arrest spoiled Easter
    Willie Orso knew that authorities were coming to get him and he might be going to prison for a long time — but he was upset, he said, when they showed up without warning to take him away from his kids right before Easter. Orso, 35, a registered sex...

    Accident caused Tennessee ammunition plant blast, U.S. agency says

    NASHVILLE (Reuters) - An explosion at a central Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one man and injured three other people this week resulted from an industrial accident, a federal official said on Saturday. The blast on Wednesday at Rio Ammunition...

    Texas facilities lacking in sprinkler systems a year after fertilizer plant explosion

    AUSTIN, Texas One year after the fatal explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant, just one of the nearly 100 facilities in Texas that store large amounts of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate is equipped with a fire-dampening sprinkler system,...

    Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement

    Ex-Compton fire battalion chief pleads no contest to arson, embezzlement
    A former Compton Fire Department battalion chief pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges of arson of property and embezzlement by a public official. Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a...