ATF quietly laying groundwork to expand multiple rifle sales reporting

<img src="http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_widt... align="right" width="240">A little noticed and virtually unreported April 15 notice posted in the Federal Register suggests the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives intends expanding the multiple rifle sale requirement currently imposed on four border states (Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas) to all

Texas town shaken by officer shooting 93-year-old

Friends say 93-year-old Pearlie Golden still shopped at the grocery store and greeted friends with a jubilant "Hey, baby!" Now they and the mayor of this small Texas town want the police officer who shot and killed her gone.

The fatal shooting of "Miss Sulie" - as residents say she was widely known - has raised tensions in Hearne and the Texas Rangers are investigating what led the officer to fire on Golden while responding to a 911 call at her house this week.

New York woman sues police over raids seeking long-dead husband

A New York woman has sued the city police department, claiming that officers have raided her home four times in the past year trying to arrest her long-dead husband.

The raids continued even after the woman, Karen Fennell, posted a death certificate over her front door showing that her husband, James Jordan, died in March 2006, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

Supreme Court: Pennsylvania cops no longer need a warrant to search citizens’ vehicles

Pennsylvania police officers no longer need a warrant to search a citizen’s vehicle, according to a recent state Supreme Court opinion.

The high court’s opinion, released Tuesday, is being called a drastic change in citizens’ rights and police powers.

Previously, citizens could refuse an officer’s request to search a vehicle. In most cases, the officer would then need a warrant — signed by a judge — to conduct the search.

That’s no longer the case, according to the opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery.

Pawtucket police search for suspect after stabbings at birthday party

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Four people were stabbed and another man was assaulted early Sunday morning after dozens of people crashed a birthday party and the celebration turned into a brawl.

Around 3:30 a.m., Pawtucket police got multiple 911 calls about a melee at 981 Main St., where officers found several men who’d been stabbed. Three men from Providence, another from Pawtucket and a fourth from Boston's Roxbury neighborhood had been injured — including some men who tried to break up the fight.

England police arrest Weymouth, Mass. man in connection with stabbings

Shane M. Coffey, 19, faces charges of suspicion of attempted murder in Epsom, England. Police there released few details, but one report indicates Coffey went to a home at 4:35 a.m. Friday.

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He’s accused of getting into the bedroom of an 18-year-old woman and stabbing her.

Bad Cops: Los Angeles County Deputies Charged With Planting Guns to Make Arrests

Two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies, Julio Cesar Martinez and Anthony Manuel Paez, are in hot water after they were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary in 2011 in order to make arrests.

According to reports, both deputies left the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office in early 2013. Their leaving was described the office as “separation” following an administrative investigation.

Weare officer won't face charges in fatal shooting

A report from the state Attorney General's Office called an August drug sting that resulted in the fatal shooting of an alleged drug dealer "ill-conceived," but said the officer who fired the fatal shot will not face any criminal charges.

A 44-page report released Wednesday said the AG's Office was unable to determine if the conduct of Officer Nicholas Nadeau was justified when he shot suspected heroin dealer Alex Cora deJesus, 35, of Manchester at Lanctot's Plaza parking lot on Route 114 in Weare.

Man hospitalized following Worthington Street stabbing

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man is hospitalized from a stabbing at a restaurant in Springfield early Sunday morning.

According to Springfield Police Lieutenant Thomas Maccini, just before 2:30 Sunday morning, police were called to Piccolo Restaurant at 304 Worthington Street for a fight.

10th-grader suspended for having yellow squirt gun

A 10th-grader in Maine has been suspended for 10 days for having a bright yellow squirt gun.

The Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/Qg2BFn) says the teen was suspended in accordance with Lewiston High School policy after the toy fell out of his backpack. The student wasn't identified.

School Superintendent Bill Webster tells the newspaper that the suspension could be reduced and that administrators "will work to balance the discipline with the facts of the case."

He also says that water pistols, even ones that don't look like guns, can be disruptive.

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