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  • Yee wanted campaign cash from gun conspiracy, feds say

    SACRAMENTO -- The history of politics is littered with unorthodox and illegal schemes to raise campaign cash, but the method allegedly used by Sen. Leland Yee stands apart. A criminal complaint released Wednesday says the San Francisco Democrat wanted...
  • State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting

    State Sen. Leland Yee arrested on corruption charges in FBI sting
    SAN FRANCISCO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a prominent figure in California's Democratic legislative majority, was arrested in a federal corruption investigation Wednesday along with an ostentatious gangster known as "Shrimp Boy" — who insisted...
  • Leland Yee corruption case filled with wild allegations

    Leland Yee corruption case filled with wild allegations
    The public corruption case against state Sen. Leland Yee reads like a bad crime novel with off-the-books firearms deals made in parking lots and confessions whispered in a booth at a karaoke bar. All told, 26 people were identified as having violated...
  • Man allegedly waves pistol at driver

    Police are looking for a man who allegedly brandished a handgun at a woman whom he believed was following him. The woman was reportedly circling the area near Zook Drive at about 11:15 a.m. Monday in search of a parking spot and happened to be behind...
  • A guide to Leland Yee corruption scandal: 'Shrimp Boy' to guns

    The corruption case involving State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has been described as one of the most colorful in recent history. Here are some key questions and answers in the legal and political drama: What is Yee accused of doing? An...
  • Better gun laws needed to protect the mentally ill -- and the rest of us

    The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits. One summer day in 2012, Weathers...
  • Cops fatally shoot man who allegedly pointed gun at them

    Cops fatally shoot man who allegedly pointed gun at them
    A 20-year-old man who allegedly pointed a gun at a police officer was fatally shot by a police Saturday morning after a foot chase on the South Side, officials said. Raason Shaw, of the 7800 block of South Merrill Avenue, pointed a .40-caliber handgun...
  • Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations

    SACRAMENTO —┬áIf there has ever been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, I'm not aware of it. Certainly not in the past 50 years. The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a mobster...
  • Northwest Side man first to lose concealed carry license

    Northwest Side man first to lose concealed carry license
    The first -- and so far only -- person to have his concealed carry license revoked in Illinois is a Northwest Side man accused of pulling a gun during an argument over rent money. William P. O'Connell, 54, got into the argument with another man around...
  • 2 sought after East Chicago bank robbery, shots fired at police

    2 sought after East Chicago bank robbery, shots fired at police
    Authorities are asking for the public's help finding a man and woman who robbed an East Chicago, Ind., bank on Saturday, then fired shots at police as they fled. The two, both armed with 9mm handguns, took over the First Merchants Bank, 4740...
  • 327 denied concealed carry licenses because of poor training

    327 denied concealed carry licenses because of poor training
    John Ambrose hoped to be among the first people in Illinois licensed to carry a concealed gun when the state’s new law took effect this year. Instead, Ambrose, 38, of Joliet said he learned Monday that his application had been denied because he...