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  • Drug boss Blackwell gets 20 years in heroin conspiracy

    Steven "J.R." Blackwell, the leader of an East Baltimore drug conspiracy linked to a yearlong street warwith rivals, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Friday as part of a guilty plea he struck with prosecutors last fall. Though he was not...
  • Four indicted in woman's murder, drug dealing on The Block

    A federal indictment unsealed Friday accuses four people — including a mother and her son — of directing a drug-dealing operation in Baltimore's strip-club district through violence and intimidation, including the 2010 killing of a dancer they...
  • ATF sting nabs another group of would-be home invasion suspects

    They met three times at Penn Station to discuss the robbery of a cartel's drug stash house, then on Thursday, strapped with handguns, gathered at a 7-11 in Hampden for a last-minute rendezvous before carrying out the plot, according to court documents....
  • Pawnshop that sold gun in cop killing agrees to report more on sales

    Pawnshop that sold gun in cop killing agrees to report more on sales
    Four years after a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun was used to kill an off-duty Chicago police officer, the Mississippi pawnshop owner who sold the gun in a straw purchase has agreed to concessions that authorities hope will curb similar...
  • Wanted South Florida man upset that arrest spoiled Easter

    Wanted South Florida man upset that arrest spoiled Easter
    Willie Orso knew that authorities were coming to get him and he might be going to prison for a long time — but he was upset, he said, when they showed up without warning to take him away from his kids right before Easter. Orso, 35, a registered sex...
  • Accident caused Tennessee ammunition plant blast, U.S. agency says

    NASHVILLE (Reuters) - An explosion at a central Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one man and injured three other people this week resulted from an industrial accident, a federal official said on Saturday. The blast on Wednesday at Rio Ammunition...
  • Texas facilities lacking in sprinkler systems a year after fertilizer plant explosion

    AUSTIN, Texas One year after the fatal explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant, just one of the nearly 100 facilities in Texas that store large amounts of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate is equipped with a fire-dampening sprinkler system,...
  • Man charged with capital murder in Kansas shooting rampage

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Prosecutors on Tuesday filed two types of murder charges against a 73-year-old avowed racist and anti-Semite in the shooting deaths of three people outside Jewish facilities in Overland Park. Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., who is better...
  • 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...
  • Man with history of anti-Semitism jailed in fatal shootings at Kansas Jewish centers

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. A 73-year-old southwest Missouri man with a long history of anti-Semitism is suspected of killing two people outside Overland Park's Jewish Community Center and then a third at a nearby Jewish assisted living facility. After...
  • Undercover officers at gun show arrest three in alleged conspiracy

    Undercover officers at gun show arrest three in alleged conspiracy
    The West Palm Beach Gun and Knife Show was a good place for undercover ATF special agents and Sheriff's deputies to be working on a Saturday. Among the firearms enthusiasts at the South Florida Fairgrounds that day was Dimitry Valcin, who bought nine...
  • 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...