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Police: AL Couple Planted Fake Bomb Hoping to Shoot Officers
November 25, 2016
An Alabama couple planted a fake bomb at a suburban elementary school hoping to shoot officers arriving at the scene or even rob a bank, police said Wednesday.
U.S. Court Upholds Gun Buying Ban for Medical-Marijuana Users
September 1, 2016
Gun purchases are off limits in the U.S. to anyone who uses medical marijuana or holds a state-approved medicinal marijuana card, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Federal Raid at Louisiana Home Tied to Murder Plot Against Police
July 12, 2016
The raid of a Baton Rouge, LA, home Monday and a pawn shop burglary last week are connected to the arrests of three people who said they were going to kill police at protests.
ATF Says 2013 Texas Fertilizer Plant Disaster was Criminal Act
May 13, 2016
In an extraordinary turn for one of the ATF's most labored and expensive fire investigations ever, the agency said Wednesday that the deadly blaze that destroyed West Fertilizer Co. in West, TX, in 2013 was a criminal act, and it pleaded for the public's help to find who was responsible.
Historical LPR Data Used by Missouri Department to Locate Homicide Suspect
February 18, 2016
Vigilant Solutions' license plate recognition (LPR) cameras and commercial LPR data are being used by Lee's Summit (MO) Police Department to improve safety for its residents, including the recent location and arrest of a homicide suspect.
President Seeks to Boost FBI, ATF Staff as Part of Executive Action on Guns
January 7, 2016
The President proposed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) would both see additional staff hired to enhance background checks and to enforce gun laws.
White House to Demote ATF Chief So He Can be Kept on the Job
October 9, 2015
The Obama administration has no plans to name a permanent director for the agency, and career agent Thomas Brandon has been serving as the acting chief since April. But by law, he can’t hold that interim title for longer than 120 days, and that clock runs out on Oct. 27.
FB Post Promotes Killing Police, FBI and ATF Investigating
June 12, 2015
Daytona Beach, Fla., police, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are conducting a joint investigation into a Facebook post that calls on people to kill law enforcement officers.
ATF Director Announces Resignation
March 20, 2015
Less than two years after a contentious Senate confirmation vote, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director B. Todd Jones announced his resignation Friday.
ATF Shelves Controversial Bullet Ban Proposal
March 10, 2015
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is shelving a controversial proposal to ban popular ammunition that can pierce police body armor, amid opposition from hundreds of congressional lawmakers.
ATF Agent Dies of Cancer Related to 9/11 Attack
March 6, 2015
A 9/11 first responder has become the first member of the ATF to die from cancer related to the terrorist attack. Special agent William Sheldon Jr. was 47.
ATF Stash House Stings Were Legal, Federal Appellate Panel Rules
December 5, 2014
Federal agents who lured suspects into plotting a robbery of a fictitious drug stash house did not commit "outrageous" misconduct, a federal appellate panel ruled Thursday.
FLEOA Opposes Plan to Abolish ATF
July 10, 2014
Today, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) announced its strong opposition to Representative Sensenbrenner's proposal to dissolve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and have it absorbed into other law enforcement components.
Video: Florida Jail Gas Explosion Kills 2, Scores Injured
May 1, 2014
A gas explosion at the Escambia County jail in Pensacola, Fla., killed two inmates and sent a total of 184 people to local hospitals for treatment Wednesday night.
ATF Agent Selected as Chief of Mass. Dept.
March 11, 2014
Scott Heagney will succeed outgoing Fitchburg, Mass., Police Chief Robert DeMoura, pending City Council approval. He is resident agent-in-charge of the Rochester, N.Y., field office for the ATF.
Omaha, Kansas City Police Share Strategies to Target Gang Violence
February 20, 2014
Omaha’s efforts to curb gang violence are catching the attention of other police departments, including officers in Kansas City, Mo.
ATF Source: FBI Operation Led to Border Agent Terry's Murder
December 26, 2013
A federal agent who exposed the Justice Department’s flawed gun-trafficking investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious says the FBI played a key role in events leading to the 2010 murder near Nogales, Ariz., of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Ballistics Study Leads to Changes at Federal Agency
December 12, 2013
A team of researchers led by Sam Houston State University identified a number of areas of improvement in a national database of forensic ballistics evidence used to link guns to violent crimes.
A.G. Holder Promises Chicago More Crime Fighting Cash
November 26, 2013
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder promised extra federal cash to fight the gun violence plaguing Chicago’s streets Monday, but offered no specifics about how much.
Ore. DA's Office Bombing Investigated by FBI, ATF
November 14, 2013
Specially trained technicians from the FBI, the ATF and Oregon State Police descended on Medford Wednesday to investigate an explosion that sounded like a thunder clap and blew the windows out of the Jackson County District Attorney's Office.
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