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  • More than dozen assault rifles stolen from train shipment in Englewood

    More than dozen assault rifles stolen from train shipment in Englewood
    Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said. The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...
  • Appeals judge issues stinging rebuke in stash house case

    Appeals judge issues stinging rebuke in stash house case
    A federal appeals judge recently took aim at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' use of fictitious drug robbery schemes to secure lengthy prison sentences for would-be rip off crews, strongly criticizing the practice in a written...
  • Thomas 'Lem' Johns dies at 88; Secret Service agent for LBJ

    Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent who protected Lyndon B. Johnson as he was sworn in as president on Air Force One in the chaotic aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination, has died. He was 88. Grandson Michael Johns said the former...
  • Gun used by suspected Boston Marathon bomber traced to Maine gang

    When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire. He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
  • 2 hurt during explosion at Long Grove home, 50 others damaged

    2 hurt during explosion at Long Grove home, 50 others damaged
    A large explosion leveled a home and damaged 50 others in a northwest suburban subdivision Friday night, prompting an emergency response from multiple jurisdictions and startling residents in neighboring communities miles away. Crews are still on the...
  • Gun used in slaying of girl, 14, touched many hands

    Gun used in slaying of girl, 14, touched many hands
    Before the 14-year-old girl allegedly fired the shot that killed Endia Martin, the .38-caliber revolver had touched many hands. A south suburban gun shop known for selling weapons later used in crimes in Chicago. A Hyde Park man whose mother did not...
  • All inmates accounted for after deadly explosion at Florida jail

    All 600 inmates have been accounted for after an explosion that wrecked a four-story jail in Pensacola, Fla., killing two inmates and injuring 184 people. Two inmates and one staff member remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon. Their conditions were...
  • Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge

    Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge
    A 78-year-old man accused of setting a fire that destroyed the San Pedro Elks Lodge was charged Thursday with arson and other charges, prosecutors announced. Nick Pecarich was charged with one count each of arson of a structure, grand theft of...
  • 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 battalion chief pleaded no contest Tuesday to setting a fire in an attempt to conceal stealing more than $300,000 in radio equipment he was reselling on the black market. Marcel Melanson, 38, is expected to be sentenced to three...
  • Fire damages South Side church

    Fire damages South Side church
    A fire ravaged a Glory to Glory Family Christian Center building late Thursday night, according to authorities. The building damaged was used by the church as a food pantry on the weekends. "It's used once every Saturday to give about 100-something...
  • New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years

    New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years
    Carlos Canino cut his teeth as an undercover agent in Los Angeles, in an era when violent crime was hitting record highs. It was the summer of 1991, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had transferred Canino to the Los Angeles...