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An Oran man has been arrested after authorities allegedly found bomb-making items and a flamethrower at his home in February.

Trevor John Satrom, a 33-year-old former Decorah resident and Navy Seabees member, was detained at the Fayette County Jail in West Union on March 4.

On Wednesday, an agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids requesting Satrom be charged with unauthorized possession of a National Firearms Act weapon.

The arrest came following an investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and ATF.

Read more: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

A Tampa man with anti-government sentiments faces charges after federal agents found six to eight pipe bombs, bomb-making material, and guns in his home.

Special agents with the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms searched the home of Michael Ramos, 4504 N. Lincoln Ave. after a combined investigation conducted through ATF, the Tampa Police Department and the FBI determined Ramos had expressed anti-government sentiment and acknowledged he had the devices.

ATF special agents obtained a federal search warrant today, which yielded eight explosive devices, an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle, one .45 caliber pistol, large amounts of ammunition and bomb making material.

Read more: Tampa Tribune

A convicted mobster credited with providing the FBI information about hidden explosives in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing plot had his sentence shaved by a decade on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Edward Korman in Brooklyn reduced the 40-year racketeering sentence being served by Gregory Scarpa Jr. as he blasted prosecutors and the FBI for their handling of the reduction request. The 10-year reduction means Scarpa could be eligible for release in 2025, though the judge said he could die before that because of cancer and generally poor health.

In a written ruling, the judge said that the son of an infamous Colombo crime family enforcer reached out to the government in 2005 while Scarpa and Terry Nichols were serving time together. The judge noted that Scarpa told the FBI Nichols had told him there was a secret cache of explosives in the house where he lived at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Read more: ABC News

More than two dozen federal agencies are joining forces with police to bring an unprecedented level of security to the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, in the aftermath of the deadly mass shooting this month in nearby San Bernardino.

Extraordinary security measures planned for the New Year's Day event include more than a dozen armed tactical "rapid-response" teams to be posted along the parade route, along with dozens of surveillance cameras, bomb-sniffing dogs and radiation-detection devices, law enforcement officials said.

Some 700,000 spectators are expected to turn out in Old Town Pasadena, north of the Los Angeles, for the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade, a 5 1/2-mile procession of flower-adorned floats, marching bands and equestrian teams. Millions more will watch the two-hour event on live television.

Read more:  Reuters

Bomb squad crews safely detonated a possible explosive device at the house of a San Francisco Bay Area man and arrested him in connection with threats against Muslim people, a newspaper reported.

Authorities evacuated nearby residents Sunday before serving a search warrant at the man's house and destroying the possible device.  Police on Monday identified the man as 55-year-old William Celli, a self-employed plumber.

Read more: ABC News