| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Maryland ranks near the top of the nation in the number of firearms its federally licensed gun dealers report as lost or stolen, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a distinction far out of proportion to the state's...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Thursday that it would close loopholes in the rules on acquiring machine guns and other dangerous weapons and ban U.S. military-style firearms sent overseas from returning to this country.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Abraham Pearson made it out of jail, but he never made it out of Detroit.
Pearson, 25, who was awaiting sentencing for carjacking, robbery and weapons convictions, is facing a new stack of felony charges after his jail escape spurred a 14-hour search...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Authorities were trying to determine the cause of a loud sound that emanated from a trash can outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, leading authorities to evacuate the building and shut down city...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Authorities say that they believe that a firecracker caused the loud bang outside of Baltimore's Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse on Thursday afternoon, prompting a bomb scare that closed downtown streets during rush hour.
Maj. Sam Cogen of the city...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Leaders of a Pennsylvania borough voted this week to fire their foul-mouthed police chief while the embattled cop’s attorney vowed Friday to seek a public hearing for his client.
The Borough Council of Gilberton voted 6 to 1 to “suspend...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:57 PM
A $10,000 reward is being offered for anyone identifying the person who kidnapped and killed a 76-year-old Griffith, Ind., woman last month, said police, who also released photographs of two rings believed stolen from the victim.
Mary C. Austgen was...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:53 AM
A special task force of fire, police and federal agencies is investigating a church fire that erupted early Friday at a Leimert Park church.
The fire was reported before 2 a.m. at Bethesda Temple Church of the Apostolic Faith on Crenshaw Boulevard....
| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
| May 2, 2013
| 11:06 AM
A 28-year-old convicted felon from Crest Hill used his 24-year-old sister as a "straw purchaser" to buy guns in her home state of Missouri and resold them in the Chicago area, federal officials said today.
In March, following an undercover...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:55 PM
The cause of the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, last month remains undetermined after a $1-million investigation, officials said Thursday. Although the probe continues, the cause of the disaster may never be...