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Simple Act of Littering Leads Police to Weapons Stash

2 people have been charged in Minneapolis

(Newser) - Minneapolis police say they've uncovered a stash of weapons and possible bomb-making materials—all because a resident saw people littering. Police say a man spotted two occupants of a parked car throwing food wrappers on the ground in north Minneapolis around 5pm Thursday, per Minnesota Public Radio . When the... More »

Marine Linked to Missing San Diego Woman

Cops question serviceman busted for possessing stolen rifle

(Newser) - Police in San Diego are questioning a Marine over the missing wife of a fellow serviceman. Louis Ray Perez, 45, was already in custody on an unrelated charge of possession of a AR-15 assault rifle stolen from Camp Pendleton, ABC reports. He was the last person seen with Britanny Killgore,... More »

Ex-Blackwater Prez Hit With Federal Weapons Charges

Gary Jackson, 4 others allegedly stockpiled arms

(Newser) - The former president of Blackwater Worldwide and four other former officials at the embattled security firm were indicted today on federal weapons charges, partially the result of a raid 2 years ago by agents that rounded up 22 weapons, including AK-47s. The indictment charges Gary Jackson, who left the company... More »

Cracked Tooth Delays Lil Wayne's Jail Start

Rapper will undergo dental surgery on Friday

(Newser) - Lil Wayne will wait until March 2 to begin serving his one-year term for a weapons charge. The rapper won a postponement today so he could have dental surgery on Friday. The prosecution agreed that Wayne, who has a cracked tooth, would get better care from his own dentist than... More »

TI Checks Into Jail Early

Rapper will serve 366 days on weapons charges

(Newser) - Rapper TI began his prison sentence early today, leaving his home in Georgia and checking into the Arkansas federal facility before the noon deadline, TMZ reports. The time is a year and a day in the minimum-security Forrest City prison; the crime was attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and... More »

Rapper TI to Serve Time in Arkansas

(Newser) - T.I. has 11 days to arrive at a low-security Arkansas prison for his year-and-a-day sentence on weapons charges, E! Online reports. The 28-year-old rapper, real name Clifford J. Harris Jr., will likely spend less than 2 months at the Forrest City federal prison, thanks to early release and... More »

Rapper TI Sentenced to 10 Months on Gun Charges

Will pay $100K fine, do community service

(Newser) - Rapper TI has been sentenced to 366 days in prison for attempting to buy machine guns from an undercover officer, but his embracing of community service means he'll likely serve less than 10 months. TI, aka Clifford Harris Jr., has been speaking to area youths about the dangers of drugs... More »

Two More Guns Uncovered at Plaxico's Home

Cops find pistol, rifle, clothes worn during shooting, sources say

(Newser) - Police searching Plaxico Burress’s New Jersey house found a 9mm handgun, a loaded rifle, and the bloody clothes the New York Giants receiver wore when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan night club Nov. 29, sources told Fox affiliate WNYW-TV. The gun used in the... More »

Blackwater Guards Charged With Manslaughter

(Newser) - Five former Blackwater guards involved in a 2007 shooting that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead turned themselves in today and were charged with voluntary manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, and using firearms in the commission of a crime, CNN reports. The men, all in their 20s, were arraigned in Salt Lake City... More »

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