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2 years 4 months ago

Explosives dropped off at Boulder waste facility

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Police are investigating after someone dropped off several containers filled with potential explosives at a hazardous materials collection site in east Boulder. Sgt. Pat Wyton says police were called to the Hazardous Materials Management Facility at about 2 p.m. Saturday and found several 1970s-era containers filled...

2 years 9 months ago

Agent: Chemicals found in Saudi man's apartment

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors used scores of photographs to show jurors chemicals and other materials that FBI agents found inside of the apartment of a Saudi man accused of gathering bomb components at his Texas apartment. Photos presented Friday showed bottles of sulfuric acid and nitric acid, and other...

3 years 2 months ago

Suspect learned to make explosives online

The Colorado Springs man who was arrested on Thursday for setting off improvised explosive devices told police officers that he was making M-80s, a large class of firecrackers that are banned in the U.S. Edward James Kiley, 57, is being held at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center...

4 years 4 months ago

Engineer banned from chemistry in explosives case

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Longmont engineer who repeatedly ran into legal trouble for improper explosives has been banned from pursuing chemistry. Retired electrical engineer Ronald Swerlein received the unusual sentence Friday after his second explosives possession conviction. Swerlein holds 11 patents but suffered a brain injury in a car...

5 years 2 months ago

NC port closed after containers are punctured

Officials have shut down a North Carolina port and are recommending people leave the area after containers with highly explosive materials were punctured. Morehead City police spokeswoman Amy H. Thompson said Tuesday that nine containers were damaged. Authorities did not immediately disclose the contents of the containers or their size,...

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