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  • Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires

    Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires
    Several law enforcement agencies have formed a task force to investigate a spate of recent arson fires in Central Florida, the Orlando Police Department said Friday. In a press release, the Police Department said the task force would consist of eight...
  • Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires

     Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires
    State and local investigators said Wednesday that they want to question a man who may know about a string of 11 arson fires that have occurred in the Sanford area since June. When authorities began investigating a handful of fires in downtown Sanford...
  • Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested

    Officials: Person of interest in 30 arsons arrested
    A person of interest in nearly 30 arsons throughout Central Florida was arrested Saturday after a chase with Daytona Beach police and a suicide attempt, officials said. Steven Angle, 40, is in the Volusia County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and...
  • Seventh man indicted in slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    Seventh man indicted in slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
    A Mexican man accused of assembling the crew of drug robbers who killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a 2010 shootout in Arizona was indicted this week, the seventh person to be charged in the case. Rosario Rafael Burboa-Alvarez, 30, faces federal...
  • Police, ATF target West Side drug-selling operation

    Police, ATF target West Side drug-selling operation
    An alleged longtime heroin and crack dealer, described by authorities as a patriarch of a Gangster Disciples gang faction, was arrested today along with dozens of others during a crackdown on two open-air drug spots on Chicago’s West Side. ...
  • Apopka gun battle survivor gets 15 years in prison

     Apopka gun battle survivor gets 15 years in prison
    Jermal Chambers likely will be safer in federal prison than home in Apopka, where he survived two gun battles last year, records show. Chambers, 26, received a 15-year sentence on Friday for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted...
  • 41 people tied to El Monte gang linked to Mexican Mafia are indicted

    41 people tied to El Monte gang linked to Mexican Mafia are indicted
    More than three dozen alleged members and associates of a San Gabriel Valley gang said to be controlled by the Mexican Mafia were indicted on a range of murder, robbery, drug trafficking and other charges, federal officials announced Wednesday. Of the...
  • Man sentenced to prison after Easter standoff in guns and drugs case

    Man sentenced to prison after Easter standoff in guns and drugs case
    A Palm Beach County man who took part in a standoff with police and federal agents because he was upset they tried to arrest him just before Easter was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison on Tuesday. Willie Orso, 35, of West Palm Beach, said...
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
  • Gun lobbyists 'can't handle the truth'

    A recent Your View by gun-rights activists Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman accused Everytown for Gun Safety of cloaking its intentions "in a fabric of lies." Every year about 31,000 Americans are killed by gun violence. But look to the scientific...
  • Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so

    Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so
    Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar? Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.  Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...
  • Suspect extradited from Mexico to U.S. in border agent's slaying

    Suspect extradited from Mexico to U.S. in border agent's slaying
    A man charged in the murder of Brian A. Terry, a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death was at the center of the Operation Fast and Furious investigation, has been returned to the United States and is scheduled to appear in federal court on Wednesday,...