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  • 14 arrested in federal gun-trafficking sting

    14 arrested in federal gun-trafficking sting
    More than a dozen people face federal gun charges after a monthslong Chicago-area sting operation led investigators to confiscate more than 100 guns, officials said today. Fourteen people, 12 of them convicted felons, were charged in the investigation,...
  • Rash of suspicious fires in Orlando, Sanford have investigators on alert

    Rash of suspicious fires in Orlando, Sanford have investigators on alert
    Investigators are alarmed over a recent string of suspected arson fires in downtown Orlando and Sanford — including five this weekend — and are trying to determine if the blazes are linked. On Monday, Orlando fire officials said 12...
  • One gun every 30 days is more than enough to allow for the exercise of 2nd Amendment rights, so Chicago ought to go ahead and impose that limit

     
    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,......
  • Figure in Trial Of Hartford Police Officer Charged With Murder

    Figure in Trial Of Hartford Police Officer Charged With Murder
    HARTFORD — A Superior Court judge has signed an arrest warrant charging Brandon Henry, who was once given immunity to testify against a Hartford officer, with murder for a killing this summer. Henry, 31, of East Hartford, and his friend Jashon...
  • State police following up on dozens of leads in trooper shootings

    State police following up on dozens of leads in trooper shootings
    BLOOMING GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pike County — Pennsylvania State Police were following up on dozens of leads Sunday, as they continued to investigate an ambush Friday night at the Blooming Grove state police barracks that killed one trooper and injured...
  • No answers yet in fatal ambush of Pennsylvania state trooper

    No answers yet in fatal ambush of Pennsylvania state trooper
    A investigation continued in northeast Pennsylvania on Sunday after a state trooper was killed and another was critically wounded in an apparent shooting ambush over the weekend. No suspect or suspects have been identified in the Friday night attack,...
  • Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires

     Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires
    State and local investigators said Wednesday that they want to question a man who may know about a string of 11 arson fires that have occurred in the Sanford area since June. When authorities began investigating a handful of fires in downtown Sanford...
  • Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires

    Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires
    Several law enforcement agencies have formed a task force to investigate a spate of recent arson fires in Central Florida, the Orlando Police Department said Friday. In a press release, the Police Department said the task force would consist of eight...
  • Police, ATF target West Side drug-selling operation

    Police, ATF target West Side drug-selling operation
    An alleged longtime heroin and crack dealer, described by authorities as a patriarch of a Gangster Disciples gang faction, was arrested today along with dozens of others during a crackdown on two open-air drug spots on Chicago’s West Side. ...
  • Seventh man indicted in slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    Seventh man indicted in slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
    A Mexican man accused of assembling the crew of drug robbers who killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a 2010 shootout in Arizona was indicted this week, the seventh person to be charged in the case. Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez, 30, faces federal...
  • Apopka gun battle survivor gets 15 years in prison

     Apopka gun battle survivor gets 15 years in prison
    Jermal Chambers likely will be safer in federal prison than home in Apopka, where he survived two gun battles last year, records show. Chambers, 26, received a 15-year sentence on Friday for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted...