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  • Reward increased in case of slain police officer

    January 20, 2016 11:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The reward has been increased to $35,000 as authorities try to solve last year's slaying of a New Orleans housing agency police officer. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has added $25,000 to the $10,000 already offered by the Crimestoppers organization. The reward is... more »
  • ATF drops ammo ban after public comments Play Video

    March 12, 2015 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The federal government scrapped a controversial plan to ban the sale of a type of ammo used in AR-15 rifles this week. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms announced there are no more plans to purse banning the military style ammo known as "green tips."... more »
  • Feds probe fires at political operative's home

    November 6, 2014 5:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal investigators are looking into suspicious fires that destroyed the vehicles and New Orleans home of a political operative early Thursday. ATF agents joined city and state fire examiners probing charred remains at Mario Zervigon's home in the city's Uptown neighborhood. Zervigon and eight people, including his... more »
  • Obama's ATF nomination sent to full Senate

    July 11, 2013 5:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's nomination of B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been sent to the full Senate. Obama picked Jones to lead the ATF following the mass shooting in December at a Connecticut elementary school where 26 people, including 20... more »
  • ATF urges background checks in private gun sales

    January 16, 2013 2:29 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is encouraging licensed gun dealers to help private gun sellers run federal background checks. In an open letter to the country's federally licensed gun dealers, the ATF says they can "enhance public safety and assist law enforcement" by facilitating private sales... more »

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