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  • 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...
  • Felon's 'handsome' mugshot goes viral, but reaction is mixed

    Felon's 'handsome' mugshot goes viral, but reaction is mixed
    If being booked on suspicion of felony weapons charges wasn’t enough to keep thousands of admirers from fawning over a convicted felon’s mug shot in Stockton, maybe this will – he’s married. “I just visited my wife and...
  • Mom of 'handsome' felon starts 'Free Jeremy' page seeking $25,000

    Mom of 'handsome' felon starts 'Free Jeremy' page seeking $25,000
    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. Katherine Angier...
  • Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot

    Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot
    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, the...
  • Law enforcement touts Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago

    Law enforcement touts Crime Gun Intelligence Center in Chicago
    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...
  • Man suspected in theater 'bottle bombing' cases held in Prince George's

    Man suspected in theater 'bottle bombing' cases held in Prince George's
    A 20-year-old Bowie man accused in a movie theater "bottle bomb" incident in Prince George's County is also a suspect in other similar incidents across the region, inclduing a March incident in Anne Arundel County, law enforcement authorities said....
  • $10,000 reward in theft of 13 assault rifles

    $10,000 reward in theft of 13 assault rifles
    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the theft of more than a dozen semiautomatic assault rifles from a freight container at a rail yard in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood earlier this month. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
  • Oak Park shooting victim was informant, documents show

    Oak Park shooting victim was informant, documents show
    A man who was shot in April in Oak Park was an informant who had been aiding federal investigators in a Chicago drugs and guns case, according to federal court documents. Authorities have charged a 37-year-old man from Chicago with attempted murder in...
  • Glen Burnie bomb suspect charged with federal gun crime

    Glen Burnie bomb suspect charged with federal gun crime
    Todd Wheeler Jr., the Glen Burnie man accused of making bombs in his home, has been charged with a federal gun crime. Wheeler was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore with one count of possession of firearms by a prohibited person,...