| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:44 PM
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...
| 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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:32 AM
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.
| 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
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:26 PM
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...
| 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,...
| Dec 15, 2013
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...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
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...