| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The mother of a felon whose "handsome" booking photo went viral after it was posted on the Stockton Police Department's Facebook account is hoping to show a softer side of her son as she tries to raise funds for his legal defense.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:01 PM
On a high-definition screen overhead, Chicago police surveillance video from a tough West Side street corner played in real time. At desks below, federal and local investigators combed through digital maps showing where violent crimes occur and where...
| Jun 3, 2014
At worst, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed law limiting retail firearms customers in Chicago to one handgun purchase every 30 days will be a futile, ineffective gesture — one finger in a dike that has sprung hundreds of leaks. After all,......
| Jul 17, 2011
The Obama administration took a concrete step toward curbing the flow of semiautomatic weapons to Mexico last week when it adopted a new regulation mandating the reporting of multiple sales of long guns to federal authorities.
Under the regulation,...
| Oct 19, 2012
HAMPTON — An undercover cigarette-tax sting operation once known only to a small group of Hampton police officers and federal agents will be reviewed by an independent accounting firm and a former Richmond city attorney, in addition to the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Nine Aurora residents have been charged with federal drug charges as part of an investigation that also focused on illegal weapons trafficking in Kane County, officials said today.
Another 10 individuals also face state drug or weapons charges in Kane...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:30 PM
A Coral Springs firefighter/paramedic is locked up on allegations that he provided armed protection for what he thought was a drug dealer picking up cocaine on four occasions in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Santiago Gonzalez, 49, of Davie, was...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:15 PM
An Algonquin attorney was arrested Thursday after he handed an envelope containing $7,000 in cash to an undercover federal agent posing as a hit man who had agreed to kill the ex-husband of the attorney's girlfriend, authorities charged Friday.
| Aug 6, 2011
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration has acknowledged to congressional investigators that her agency provided a supporting role in the ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious run by their counterparts at the ATF.
Michele M. Leonhart, the agency...
| Aug 16, 2011
The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico.
All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became...
| Aug 17, 2011
Firearms from the ATF's Operation Fast and Furious weapons trafficking investigation turned up at the scenes of at least 11 violent crimes in the U.S., as well as at a Border Patrol agent's slaying in southern Arizona last year, the Justice Department has...