| May 9, 2014
| 11:46 AM
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...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:18 AM
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...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:31 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 1:29 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:19 AM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:16 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:11 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...