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11 charged with illegal firearms purchases in Tuscaloosa

Nov. 29, 2021 11:46 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 11 people on charges of illegally buying pistols for other people, federal prosecutors said Monday. According to the indictment, multiple guns were bought from licensed dealers in Tuscaloosa County in late 2020...

Search for escaped inmate expands beyond Louisiana

Nov. 28, 2021 17:30 PM EST

JACKSON, La. (AP) — Louisiana prison officials say they believe a man who escaped from a Jackson prison on Thursday may have left the state. The Advocate reports that a search for Shwilliam Cheevis in the Baton Rouge area has been expanded. ...

Arrest warrant issued in double homicide in Woodbury in 2018

Nov. 24, 2021 16:37 PM EST

WOODBURY, Vt. (AP) — A suspect has been identified in connection with the homicides of two people in Woodbury in 2018, Vermont State Police said. A judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Manuel Gomez, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, on charges of aggravated murder...

San Francisco police seize 21 illegal guns, arrest 4

Nov. 22, 2021 20:58 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police arrested four people and seized 21 illegal weapons, ammunition and drugs after serving search warrants at two San Francisco homes last week, authorities said Monday. Federal and local agencies identified social media accounts listing firearms...

Rhode Island man gets 14 years on weapons, drug charges

Nov. 22, 2021 14:00 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man found to be in possession of drugs and two guns that he was barred from possessing because of a previous conviction for a violent crime has been sentenced to serve 14 years in prison, prosecutors said Monday. Francisco Vega,...

Atlanta airport checkpoint chaos: Man grabs gun, it goes off

Nov. 21, 2021 00:13 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A passenger awaiting a search at the Atlanta airport's main security checkpoint reached in his bag and grabbed a firearm, and it went off, causing chaos among travelers and prompting a temporary FAA ground stop on flights Saturday afternoon, officials said. The man fled. ...

SW Michigan man faces 15 charges after poached bucks found

Nov. 18, 2021 19:09 PM EST

DECATUR, Mich. (AP) — The discovery of nine poached trophy bucks in a barn has led to 15 state wildlife charges against a southwestern Michigan man, authorities said. Police investigating an October domestic violence complaint discovered the bucks in a barn in the Van...

30 years in prison for defendant in drug conspiracy case

Nov. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a drug trafficking conspiracy case. Acting U.S. Attorney Dennis Holmes announced Thursday that Wicahpe “Chops” Milk was sentenced on charges of conspiracy to distribute a...

Alabama man arrested in DC for guns, explosives admits guilt

Nov. 12, 2021 13:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A north Alabama man arrested after police found multiple guns and incendiary devices in his pickup truck near the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection pleaded guilty Friday to weapons charges. Lonnie Coffman, 71, pleaded guilty two federal...

Phoenix police: Suspect allegedly kills ex-girlfriend, man

Nov. 09, 2021 14:51 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect has been arrested after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend and a man at a north Phoenix apartment, authorities said Tuesday. Phoenix police said 27-year-old Steven Marshawn Love-Mason is accused of shooting 28-year-old Trystan Benallie and...