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Source: 4 Die, Up to 40 Held Hostage in Upstate NY Shootings

April 3, 2009

A lone gunman began shooting Friday in an immigration services building in Binghamton, New York, killing at least four people, a law enforcement source close to the situation said.

Four People Shot, 41 Hostages Taken at Immigration Center in Upstate New York

April 3, 2009
Binghamton Mayor Matthew Ryan told the local Press & Sun Bulletin newspaper that the gunman had a high-powered rifle. The shooter was described by local media as an Asian male in a green jacket.

Texas Officer Hit by SUV Dies; Man Held

April 3, 2009
Bridgeport police Sgt. Randy White, 32, was in his patrol car behind a parked pickup along State Highway 114 near FM2123 in Bridgeport about 3:16 p.m. when the SUV driven by Steven York slammed into the rear of the patrol car, said Amber Fogelman, a spokeswoman for the city of Bridgeport, which is about 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

Bank Robber Hails Cab for His Getaway Try, Boston Officers Say

April 3, 2009
Glenn Carbonneau appeared to be in a hurry, running and waving his arms at a cab as it drove from Symphony Hall yesterday morning. The driver stopped and waited for him to catch up, thinking the man needed to tend to urgent family matters.

Arrest of Juarez Cartel's Alleged No. 2, Vicente Carrillo Leyva, Seen as Big Break

April 3, 2009
The arrest of Vicente Carrillo Leyva, considered the No. 2 leader of the Juárez drug cartel, is a breakthrough in the Mexican government's crackdown on drug lords, officials said Thursday.

Multi-Agency Roundup Targets N.C. Probation Violators

April 3, 2009
Federal marshals and local police rounded up 60 probation violators this week in an intensive operation aimed at finding people who had been eluding authorities. Authorities said they made 109 arrests and cleared more than 120 warrants since the start of the operation.

Streamlight Launches Night Com with C4 LED Technology

April 2, 2009
Streamlight Inc. manufacturer of high-performance flashlights for military and tactical applications, has launched the Night Com with power C4 LED technology, ultra-bright red LEDs, and MIL STD LED night-vision protection, specifically designed for personnel who work under low-light conditions.

Smith & Wesson M&P Pistol Fires 50,000 Rounds in Endurance Test

April 2, 2009
Smith & Wesson Corp. announced that the full-size M&P9 pistol successfully recorded 50,000 rounds during eight months of endurance testing.

Xacore Introduces NTOA-Approved Audio Accessory for Snipers

April 2, 2009
Xacore introduces its new National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) tested and recommended wireless push-to-talk (PTT) radio audio accessory. The set-up features a waterproof (IP67) wireless finger/sniper PTT that can be fastened around your finger or the forward post of a rifle.

Woolrich Elite Series Tactical Introduces Elite Waterproof Breathable Parka

April 2, 2009
Responding to a growing demand from the marketplace, Woolrich Elite Series Tactical today unveiled the Elite Waterproof Breathable Parka designed to excel in brutal conditions.
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