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  • Glen Burnie man accused of making explosives had potential for 'destruction and terror'

    Glen Burnie man accused of making explosives had potential for 'destruction and terror'
    Along with chemicals, fuses, guns and bomb-making materials, police say Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr. had how-to manuals in his Glen Burnie home with titles such as "Boobytraps," "Deadly Brew," "Highly Explosive Pyrotechnic Compositions" and "The Poor Man's...
  • Guard intelligence analyst held on $1-million bond in bomb case

    WASHINGTON — A man arrested for speeding in Ohio on New Year's Day was traveling with several dozen explosives, a detonator and four firearms, and was carrying schematic drawings of a military training facility, authorities said Wednesday....
  • 10 arrested in O.C. drug and firearms raid

    Ten people were taken into custody Tuesday in Orange County in a drug and firearms investigation dubbed "Operation Western Front."  The raid was part of a 16-month probe into gang activity and narcotics violations centered in Stanton, a small city in...
  • Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness

    Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness
    A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and James...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Make that Cosmopolitan gluten-free, with gluten-free vodkas

    Make that Cosmopolitan gluten-free, with gluten-free vodkas
    With an estimated one in three people trying to cut gluten from their diets, awareness of products that can contain it has risen. And efforts to make products without it have too. Two vodka makers recently announced their gluten-free spirits. Now that...
  • Man arrested in connection with Oak Park shooting

    Man arrested in connection with Oak Park shooting
    Police have made an arrest in connection with an April 2 shooting at an apartment complex on the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Kelsey Jones, 37, at his Chicago home Saturday...
  • Police seek suspects in January fire bombing in San Bernardino

    Police seek suspects in January fire bombing in San Bernardino
    Law enforcement authorities Tuesday were seeking the public's help in identifying suspects in connection with the fire bombing of a San Bernardino retail store. A Molotov cocktail was tossed into Omar's Wireless on Jan. 23, sparking a blaze that...