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31 pounds of meth seized, Salem woman arrested

Mar. 30, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A woman was arrested and methamphetamine, cash and a firearm were seized during an operation in which police served warrants on residences in the Salem area, police said. The Salem Police Department said Monday the search warrants served earlier this month by police, the FBI and DEA...

Rapper Kodak Black pleads guilty to weapons charge in NY

Mar. 12, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge stemming from a stop at the Canadian border crossing near Niagara Falls last April. The music artist, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was arrested after he drove a Cadillac Escalade across the Lewiston-Queenston...

Man pleads guilty to selling guns stolen from ATF facility

Mar. 5, 2020 6:25 PM EST

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man awaits sentencing after pleading guilty Thursday to charges that he bought and sold guns and gun parts that had been stolen from a federal disposal facility. Richard Adam Schreiber, 38, of Everett, pleaded guilty to five federal counts related to the thefts by a...

FILE - In this April 5, 2014, file photo, a man open carries a 1911 handgun while at a CCDL gun rights rally at the Connecticut state capitol in Hartford. The Democratic co-chairmen of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Gary Winfield and Rep. Steve Stafstrom, have introduced a bill to revamp Connecticut's 1999

Legislators: Allow relatives, others to seek gun seizures

Mar. 5, 2020 1:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Key Connecticut legislators are calling for an expansion of the state's gun seizure law to allow relatives and medical professionals to report someone is too dangerous to possess firearms, a proposal coming under criticism from gun rights groups. The Democratic co-chairman of the...

Man accused of killing officer indicted on gun possession

Mar. 2, 2020 6:27 PM EST

WARRIOR, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man accused of fatally shooting a police officer in an ambush has been indicted on firearm possession charges. Preston Chyenne Johnson, 37, was indicted Thursday on three counts of illegal firearm possession, news outlets reported Monday. Johnson is awaiting trial in the...

Do guns and drinks mix at home? Court hearing man's case

Feb. 25, 2020 11:40 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having a few too many at home shouldn't make handling one's own firearm illegal, according to an Ohio man challenging his arrest on a charge of possessing a weapon while intoxicated. The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments in his case Tuesday, with a decision not expected for several...

Man admits shooting helicopter piloted by state trooper

Feb. 21, 2020 1:05 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man told investigators he shot a helicopter piloted by a state trooper because he didn't like it flying near his home, federal prosecutors said Friday. Terry Kielisch, 56, fired at least two shots at the helicopter in March using a .308-caliber rifle, prosecutors said in a...

FILE – This undated booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff shows Ethan Kollie. Kollie, a friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Dayton, faces sentencing on unrelated federal firearms charges. On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose is expected to sentence Kollie, 24, who pleaded guilty in November to lying on a federal firearms form and to possessing a gun while using illegal drugs. (Montgomery County Sheriff via AP)

Judge gives prison time to friend of gunman who killed 9

Feb. 20, 2020 4:57 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Thursday on unrelated federal firearms charges. Ethan Kollie, now 25, pleaded guilty in November to lying on a federal firearms form and to possessing a gun while...

FILE - In this file image from a Jan. 1, 2020, surveillance video released by the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland, Brian Mark Lemley Jr, right, and Patrik Mathews leave a store in Delaware where they purchased ammunition and paper shooting targets. The pair, along with William Garfield Bilbrough IV, were arrested in January and are accused of plotting to commit violence at a Virginia gun rights rally. Lemley and Bilbrough pleaded not guilty in Federal court in Greenbelt, Md., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Mathews was scheduled for arraignment later in the day. (U.S. Attorney via AP, File)

Men linked to white supremacist group plead not guilty

Feb. 18, 2020 2:24 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Three men accused of being members of a violent white supremacist group called The Base pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in a federal indictment in Maryland. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Mathews, 27; and Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, of Elkton, Maryland; entered...

Police: Burglary ring targeted marijuana businesses

Feb. 17, 2020 1:06 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon and Salem, Oregon seized firearms, marijuana and cash and made at least one arrest after breaking up a burglary ring that apparently targeted state-legal marijuana busisnesses, authorities said. The ring was working in Oregon and southwest Washington, according...