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As security was beefed up Friday at government buildings in preparation for today's anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1993 FBI assault on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, a report indicated that anti-government terrorism is becoming increasingly violent and more difficult to track.
June 24, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oklahoma City bombing suspect Tim McVeigh allegedly forged the driver's license used to rent a truck involved in last year's deadly bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, a newspaper reported. The Sunday Oklahoman newspaper said Michael and Lori Fortier, former friends of McVeigh, will testify that he used a typewriter at their house to forge the license he ordered from a magazine advertisement and used the name Bob Kling.
December 13, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch said the scheduled May 17 trial date for Oklahoma City bombing suspects Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols does not leave enough time for attorneys to prepare. The statement by Matsch, the new judge assigned to the case, left some defense attorneys saying the trial will not begin until late summer at the earliest.
July 2, 1995 | Associated Press
FBI agents took several bags of material Saturday from the home of a man who lives next to a friend of bombing suspect Timothy J. McVeigh. The agents spent an hour combing through the home of Jimmy Rosencranz, a next-door neighbor of Michael Fortier's. It was not clear what the agents took. The FBI is trying to track Fortier's activities before the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19. Fortier has told prosecutors that he and McVeigh drove to Oklahoma City in December to case the Alfred P.
May 18, 1995
Residents have contributed more than $10,000 to aid the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, Mayor Beverly O'Neill announced. O'Neill sent Oklahoma City Mayor Ronald J. Norick a check for $10,000, along with a list of the individuals who made contributions and their letters of support. While the fund drive ended May 8, residents have continued to send in money and the city will likely be sending another check. The money is to go into the Oklahoma City Mayor's Victim Relief Fund.
September 4, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A judge sentenced a man who confessed to taking part in a terrorist plot to 14 years in prison but granted him seven years credit for time served. Saad Khalid is the first of the "Toronto 18," arrested in 2006, to plead guilty. Prosecutors accuse the group of planning to bomb Toronto's Stock Exchange and a building housing Canada's spy agency. Khalid, a Canadian, was arrested while unloading what he and his fellow alleged conspirators believed were three tons of ammonium nitrate -- three times what was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
May 10, 1995
Members of Los Angeles County's Urban Search and Rescue Team were feted by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for their role in rescue efforts after last month's Oklahoma City bombing. The team spent nearly 10 days working 12-hour shifts to search for survivors and unearth remains in the aftermath of the April 19 blast at the Alfred P. Murrah building.
October 11, 1995 | From Reuters s
Federal investigators in Georgia are searching for clues to the theft of a quarter-ton of explosives similar to the volatile mixture used in the Oklahoma City bombing last April, officials said Tuesday. Thieves cut through two fences on the grounds of a commercial explosives company in the Atlanta suburb of Norcross during the weekend and made off with 11 50-pound bags of ANFO, which consists of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil. They also stole several hundred blasting caps.
October 26, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands came to the site of the Oklahoma City bombing to break ground for a memorial to the 168 people who died. Vice President Al Gore dug the first scoop of dirt. After speeches by Gore, Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and other officials, Gore took a shiny shovel and dug it into the ground where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood. He handed the shovel to young Clint Seidl, who was in the second grade when his mother died in the 1995 bombing. The $24.
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