| May 9, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said.
The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...
| May 10, 2014
| 10:18 AM
A federal appeals judge recently took aim at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' use of fictitious drug robbery schemes to secure lengthy prison sentences for would-be rip off crews, strongly criticizing the practice in a written...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Thomas "Lem" Johns, a Secret Service agent who protected Lyndon B. Johnson as he was sworn in as president on Air Force One in the chaotic aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination, has died. He was 88.
Grandson Michael Johns said the former...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire.
He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 1:29 PM
A large explosion leveled a home and damaged 50 others in a northwest suburban subdivision Friday night, prompting an emergency response from multiple jurisdictions and startling residents in neighboring communities miles away.
Crews are still on the...
| Jan 24, 2014
Senseless law would say medical pot users can't have guns Friday's print column Gun-rights organizations have been conspicuously reserved in their response to a proposed state regulation that would prohibit patients with medical marijuana permits from...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:31 AM
Claims that a Coral Springs firefighter/paramedic may have been involved in the murders and beheadings of a South Florida couple in the 1990s — a notorious case featured in a major movie being released in April — are overshadowing his arrest...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:30 PM
A Coral Springs firefighter/paramedic is locked up on allegations that he provided armed protection for what he thought was a drug dealer picking up cocaine on four occasions in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Santiago Gonzalez, 49, of Davie, was...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Federal and local authorities have charged more than two dozen people this week after an investigation into drug trafficking and related crimes in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis.
Federal indictments were returned Tuesday against eight people from a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:21 AM
The gunman who killed five people during a shooting rampage through Santa Monica left a note saying goodbye to his friends and that he hoped his mother would be financially cared for, police said.
Police reportedly found the three-page note with the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to announce Tuesday that it has improved gun safety in the country by chipping away at 21 of 23 items on an executive to-do list issued in January.
But the progress report will also highlight steps that Congress has...