| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:53 AM
A California Highway Patrol dispatcher and her Hells Angels husband are due to be arraigned in court on suspicion of drug, gun and bribery charges.
Dennis Killough, 42, and his 35-year-old wife, Sarah Barham Killough, were arrested after federal...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:48 PM
A blast at a quarry in suburban McCook was well within safety limits, according to state officials who said Wednesday they cannot explain a subsequent tremor seconds later that rattled windows and frazzled nerves throughout the Chicago area.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Cigarette smuggler Mustafa Mohd Shaikh was caught in June 2011 on an undercover recording describing how having the protection of a longtime sheriff's investigator meant his enterprise could operate with impunity.
"Anything happens to you in Chicago,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:57 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- After the school massacres at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, this has become, perhaps, the inexorable consequence of any threatening phone call.
At Yale University, hours after an anonymous man called and warned a...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:08 PM
WASHINGTON — A firearms dealer convicted during the fallout from the government's failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program may soon be set free after winning a court battle for a new sentencing hearing.
A federal magistrate has ruled that...
| Dec 15, 2013
A year ago, in the days after 20 schoolchildren and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it seemed for a moment that something had changed in America's long-running cultural debate on guns. A new kind of...
| Jan 24, 2014
Senseless law would say medical pot users can't have guns Friday's print column Gun-rights organizations have been conspicuously reserved in their response to a proposed state regulation that would prohibit patients with medical marijuana permits from...
| 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,...
| Jun 27, 2011
A congressional subcommittee has spent much of the last month investigating how a border security operation code named "Fast and Furious" allowed hundreds of guns to fall into the hands of criminals on both sides of the Mexican border.
The Bureau of...
| 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...