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  • 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 »
  • ATF says Conn. gunman not at ranges recently

    December 17, 2012 2:39 PM

    NEWTOWN, Conn. - Federal agents say the gunman in the Connecticut school shooting fired guns at shooting ranges over the past several years, but there's no evidence he did so recently as practice for the rampage. Debora Seifert, a spokeswoman for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, says Adam... more »
  • Students involved in on-campus gun sale may only get probation

    March 27, 2012 10:22 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE-- Scotlandville Magnet High School is where deputies say an illegal gun buy went down. But even though it is a federal crime, the folks who participated may only get probation. A 15-year-old sophomore sold a .22-caliber handgun to a 15-year-old freshman inside the school before noon on Tuesday,... more »

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