JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the theft of firearms from a gun store in west Tennessee.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says about 11...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A $5,000 reward has been announced for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to a Connecticut mosque.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Millie, the Bowling Green Fire Department's accelerant detection K-9, has proved to be a valuable member of the department in her first few months on the job.
COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information after authorities say burglars took about 10 firearms from a gun shop in western Michigan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the seizure of more than 1,000 guns in Los Angeles (all times local):
Authorities say they've arrested a man after seizing more than 1,000...
GORST, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say people who broke into a Gorst gun shop this week made off with nearly 100 firearms.
The Kitsap Sun reports 98 guns including pistols and rifles were...
Ex-WVa security guard admits firearms theft
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former security guard at a federal facility in West Virginia has admitted stealing firearms and ammunition.
U.S. Attorney Bill Powell says in a news release...
2 Detroit men charged with shooting at ATF agents
DETROIT (AP) — Two Detroit men are facing charges after allegedly opening fire on two Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents on the city's east side.
Connecticut man pleads guilty to illegal gun sales
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager has pleaded guilty to illegally manufacturing guns that he then sold to an undercover federal agent.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal agents and Omaha police have conducted an early-morning raid, arresting nearly a half-dozen suspected gang members accused of carrying out violent crimes and illegal...
Top official at ATF plans to retire at end of April
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leaving the job at month's end.
An agency spokeswoman says Thomas Brandon will retire on...
W.Va. city forms drug trafficking task force
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is getting a new task force to combat drug trafficking organizations.
The Huntington Police Department on Tuesday announced a partnership with...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The largest supplier of bump stocks turned in its entire remaining inventory to be destroyed — some 60,000 devices. Washington state's buyback program was so popular it ran out...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas retailer of now-banned bump stocks has transferred about 60,000 of the gun-related items to the federal government to be destroyed.
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former federal guard accused of stealing firearms from a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' disposal facility has prompted a U.S. senator to call for...
Ex-W.Va. security guard accused of firearms theft
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A former security guard at a federal facility in West Virginia has been indicted on charges that he stole and sold firearms and ammunition.
Reward offered for suspect in shooting of Virginia officer
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A $10,000 reward is being offered for a West Virginia man who is a suspect in the shooting of a Virginia police officer.
- Idaho State JournalBlast injures man, draws federal agents to north Utah homeApril 12, 2019
- The Washington TimesThomas Brandon, head of ATF, to retire at end of AprilApril 4, 2019
- The Washington TimesThomas Brandon, ATF deputy director: Trump budget to strain agency furtherMarch 14, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchKudos to Trump for banning bump stocksDecember 28, 2018
Feds: Large fire in Philadelphia 1 year ago was arson
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities say a massive fire that prompted evacuation of scores of people in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood a year ago was deliberately set.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Friday that a nearly yearlong investigation of the February 2018 blaze determined that it was "incendiary in nature."
Federal agents cleared in deadly shooting of Wyoming man
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Prosecutors have cleared two federal agents in the deadly shooting of a convicted felon who had fired on them in central Wyoming last month.
The Riverton Ranger reports Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun says the shooting of 34-year-old Nicholas Garcia by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents was "justified homicide."
Report: Human activity likely cause of public housing fire
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says a fire that gutted a public housing complex for seniors in Washington, D.C., was likely caused by human activity.
News outlets report investigators say the September fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing complex likely started in a small space near the roof that contained electrical wiring.
Feds raise reward to $10,000 in Idlewild firebombing
IDLEWILD, Mich. (AP) — Federal investigators are increasing the reward for information that could solve a firebombing in the northern Lower Peninsula.
Someone threw an explosive through a window at a home in Idlewild in April 2017. The family escaped, but the home was destroyed in Lake County, 75 miles north of Grand Rapids. A 5-year-old girl sleeping in her bed avoided injury.
‘Improvised explosion’ hits New Mexico strip mall, kills 1
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An "improvised explosion" detonated in an alley behind a strip mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Monday and killed a man authorities believe was responsible for the device, police said.
Maryland police chief resigns following FBI, ATF searches
TANEYTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police chief has resigned weeks after federal agents executed a search warrant at the department in an investigation with still unclear origins.
Sprinkler valve was off in nursing home fire that killed 4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The main sprinkler valve had been turned off before a 2017 five-alarm fire at a Pennsylvania senior nursing and rehabilitation center that left four residents dead and injured two dozen people, federal investigators said Thursday.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released the final investigative report into the cause of the huge blaze at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Philadelphia.
Federal investigators join probe of Anchorage hotel fire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal authorities have joined the investigation into the massive blaze that razed a hotel under construction in Anchorage.
Police chief, officer on leave after FBI searches department
TANEYTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland city has placed its police chief and another officer on leave after federal agents executed a search warrant at the department.
- Globe NewswireNCLA Releases Video Telling Story of the Only Man in America Allowed to Keep His Bump StockApril 3, 2019
- Globe NewswireNCLA Files Lawsuit in Texas Against the ATF’s Bump Stock Final RuleMarch 26, 2019
- Globe NewswireNCLA Wins Temporary Stay of Bump Stock Ban from U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth CircuitMarch 22, 2019
- Globe NewswireAttorneys for FPC, FPF file 923-page opposition to ATF's illegal 'bump-stock' ban proposal, demand hearingJune 27, 2018
Bill by Oregon congressman would regulate weed like alcohol
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol.
The bill introduced Wednesday would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list and establish a nationally regulated industry overseen by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Blumenauer has long advocated legalizing marijuana at the federal level.
Baltimore gun buyback event yields a rocket launcher
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a rocket launcher was among the more than 1,000 firearms turned in during recent gun buyback events.
The rocket launcher was traded for $500, and police have reached out to the military and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to trace its origin. Police spokesman Detective Jeremy Silbert says the unloaded rocket launcher was turned in Monday, Dec. 17.
Florida felon gets 5 years for having 4 tons of explosives
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida felon has been sentenced to five years in prison for possessing nearly four tons of explosive fuses.
Court records say 57-year-old Marc Jason Levene, of Sarasota, was sentenced Wednesday in Tampa federal court. He pleaded guilty in September to two counts of possession of explosives by a convicted felon. He has had prior felony drug convictions that prohibited him from possessing or selling explosive materials.
Reward offered for information on stolen guns
OAK GROVE, Ky. (AP) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the people responsible for stealing multiple firearms from a store near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.
A statement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday said the agency and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are each offering a $2,500 reward.
Weekend fire destroys church in Norwood Young America
NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA, Minn. (AP) — Fire has destroyed a church in Norwood Young America that celebrated its 160th anniversary in September.
Pastor Eli Somers says no one was in the Church in the Maples United Methodist Church at the time of the Sunday night blaze, and no injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known. An investigator with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was at the scene, which authorities say is standard for any church fire.
ATF: Texas apartment fire that killed 5 intentionally set
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas say an apartment fire that killed five people last summer was intentionally set.
Fred Milanowski, special agent in charge for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said during a news conference Friday that a criminal investigation into the July 20 blaze is underway.
$5K reward offered in case of guns stolen from Georgia store
CANTON, Ga. (AP) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a $5,000 reward for information about guns stolen from a Georgia store.
Guns, explosives confiscated in Minnehaha County
HARTFORD, S.D. (AP) — Federal and local authorities say they've seized dozens of guns and explosive devices from a salvage yard in suburban Sioux Falls.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives led a search of the property Tuesday in Hartford. Minnehaha County Sheriff's Capt. Jason Gearman says law enforcement was looking for stolen weapons.
Toy grenade causes scare at Indiana store
HIGHLAND, Ind. (AP) — Black Friday excitement briefly turned into panic after a customer at a northwestern Indiana Meijer store mistook a toy grenade for a real one.
Reward offered in Tennessee burglary, loss of firearms
SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to help solve a Tennessee burglary in which about 16 firearms were taken.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is working in conjunction with the Savannah Police Department and firearms trade association National Shooting Sports Foundation. The burglary happened Saturday at Talley's Lock and Load in Savannah.
Officials say shipyard fire was arson, offer reward for info
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A recent fire at a vacant Mississippi Gulf Coast shipyard is now considered arson and officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information on who set the blaze.
Two large buildings burned at a VT Halter Marine site in Moss Point on Sept. 11, causing an estimated $2.5 million in damage.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced the reward Thursday. It's offered jointly by the bureau and the Mississippi state Fire Marshal.
Malfunctioning power strip caused fire that killed 5 kids
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators say a malfunctioning power strip sparked a New Jersey house fire that killed five children.
The report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also concludes the July 13 fire in Union City was an accident.
The report made public Thursday by Hudson County prosecutors states the power strip started sparking after an electrical failure, which ignited nearby flammable materials in a first-floor apartment at the home.
Official says fire that destroyed building was intentional
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says a fire that destroyed an unfinished Alabama apartment building and injured a Birmingham firefighter was set intentionally.
ATF: Hundreds of guns stolen in Memphis seized near Chicago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Most of the roughly 400 guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area, federal authorities said.
The Latest: ATF: 2nd suspect arrested in stolen guns case
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the recovery of about 400 guns stolen from a UPS facility in Tennessee (all times local):
A second suspect in the theft of around 400 guns from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee is in custody.
ATF: Guns stolen from Tennessee found in Chicago suburb
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Most of the roughly 400 guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area, federal authorities said Tuesday.
The Latest: ATF: Guns stolen in Tennessee found near Chicago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on guns stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee and recovered near Chicago (all times local):
Federal authorities say hundreds of guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area.
ATF warns public after 400 guns stolen in Tennessee
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — About 400 guns have been stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Memphis, Tennessee, and authorities are concerned about the theft's potential effect on public safety in this city and elsewhere.
The Latest: Investigators ID 3 dead in car explosion
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a car explosion in Pennsylvania that killed three people (all times local):
Officials from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say the three people who died in a car explosion in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania, knew each other.
The Latest: 3 dead after Pennsylvania car explosion
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a car explosion in Pennsylvania that killed at least 1 person (all times local):
A coroner says three males are dead after a car explosion in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said at a news conference Sunday that authorities are working to identify the victims.
Federal authorities investigating explosive devices
NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating two small explosions in New Berlin.
No one was hurt when explosive devices detonated along a road on Saturday and Monday. New Berlin police saw frayed electrical wire and gray smoke and called the Milwaukee County bomb squad. The FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating.
ATF is offering a reward of $5,000 for information about who is responsible for the explosions.
Federal agent serving search warrant shoots Avra Valley man
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County authorities say a federal agent has shot a man in Avra Valley while serving a search warrant.
County Sheriff's officials say the shooting occurred Thursday morning and the search warrant involved alleged violations of firearms and explosives laws.
They say an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shot 65-year-old Christopher Snow, who was transported to a Tucson-area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.