| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:54 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down a pair of 2nd Amendment appeals lodged by the National Rifle Assn., keeping in place laws that restrict those under 21 years old from buying or carrying a handgun.
Without comment, the justices...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash. Aguilar wanted a shotgun, which he said he planned to keep in his home for protection.
Aguilar's dress was nondescript, Millen...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Gun crimes are too often committed by persons who cannot legally own guns. Virtually all gun sales start with a legal sale. So how do those legally acquired guns get into the hands of prohibited users?
The conventional answer is, "from down south." We...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 6:56 PM
It's that time of the year again.
The air is crisp. The kids are back in school. Football is on the tube. And the fools in Washington are threatening to shut down the government because they can't agree on a budget.
So I guess it's time to show,...