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  • 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...
  • Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge

    Man charged with arson in fire that destroyed San Pedro Elks Lodge
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • All inmates accounted for after deadly explosion at Florida jail

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Your tax dollars go up in smoke

    Your tax dollars go up in smoke
    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,...
  • A grand bargain on guns? Here's how.

    A grand bargain on guns? Here's how.
    A year ago, in the days after 20 schoolchildren and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it seemed for a moment that something had changed in America's long-running cultural debate on guns. A new kind of...
  • Colorado school shooting: New details on 80 seconds of terror

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Carrying a shotgun, a machete, a bandolier of ammunition and a backpack with three incendiary devices, Karl Halverson Pierson entered Arapahoe High School and launched 80 seconds of terror as he hunted his debate coach, who was...