2nd man pleads guilty in fatal stabbing of 84-year-old man
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A second man has pleaded guilty for his role in the fatal stabbing of an 84-year-old Massachusetts man.
Jason Lopez, of Ware, entered his plea Wednesday to charges ...
Mom says daughter was hospitalized before arson arrest
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — The mother of a Massachusetts college student charged with setting fires in her dormitory says she was hospitalized for an emergency psychiatric evaluation before ...
Elgin business damaged by suspicious fire to build new site
ELGIN, N.D. (AP) — Gooseneck Implement has announced plans to build a new facility in Elgin, after a suspicious New Year’s Eve 2017 fire destroyed most of the John Deere dealership.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a medical examiner has positively identified three people who were found dead after a mobile home on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
State police said Sunday that the victims have been identified as 24-year-old Wilson L. Escalante-Perez, 26-year-old Oraliz ...
Feds: Large fire in Philadelphia 1 year ago was arson
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities say a massive fire that prompted evacuation of scores of people in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood a year ago was deliberately set.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Friday that a nearly yearlong investigation ...
Man arrested in 3rd fire at Mississippi furniture factory
ECRU, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi man is charged with three counts of second-degree arson in a furniture factory fire.
Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask says 30-year-old Jason Lee Doss of Pontotoc is jailed awaiting a hearing on bail. It’s unclear if Doss has a lawyer to speak for ...
$1M bond set for suspect accused of setting deputy on fire
RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for a man charged with setting an Ohio sheriff’s deputy on fire, causing serious burns when the deputy and other officers tried to arrest him on a felony warrant.
Forty-five-year-old Jay Brannon appeared in court Friday afternoon in ...
MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded guilty to intentionally starting a fire that burned more than 20 square miles (52.6 square kilometers) in the mountains east of Los Angeles.
The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that 33-year-old Brandon ...
Man accused of killing former girlfriend pleads not guilty
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of killing his former girlfriend in a Sioux City hotel room and setting it aflame has pleaded not guilty.
Woodbury County court records say 29-year-old Jordan Henry entered the pleas Wednesday to charges of first-degree murder and arson. His trial is ...
Woman charged with setting dorm fires found competent
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college student charged with setting a series of fires in her dormitory has been found competent to stand trial.
The Sun Chronicle
Charges: Jail nurse killed husband, wanted to wed inmate
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri jail nurse who allegedly wanted to marry a man convicted of killing a lottery winner has been charged with poisoning her husband and setting their home on fire, according to court records.
Amy Murray, 40, is facing charges including first-degree murder ...
DENVER (AP) — A handyman who was involved in an argument with tenants intentionally caused an explosion that leveled a brick row house in Denver, injuring nine people, including himself, authorities said.
Todd Perkins, 56, was arrested Monday on suspicion of arson and attempted murder, ...
The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugee
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the release of Bahraini soccer player with refugee status in Australia who was released from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn (all times local):
Bahrain says that it “reaffirms its right to pursue all necessary legal ...
Detroit fires see dramatic decline, union chief doubts data
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit has seen a dramatic decline in the number of fires over the last five years, which fire department officials credit to the city’s aggressive blight elimination, bolstered arson investigations and community education efforts.
According to the Detroit Fire Department’s ...
Suspect in deadly Paris fire handed preliminary charges
PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor’s office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week has been handed preliminary arson charges.
The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental health issues, ...
Answers elusive in probe into Chicago fire that killed 10
CHICAGO (AP) — An investigation into a fire at a Chicago apartment building where 10 children died could not determine whether it was accidental or deliberate.
The Chicago Tribune
Suspect in Paris deadly fire to be presented to judge
PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor’s office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week is going before an investigative judge to face eventual charges of deadly arson.
The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the ...
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Teenager charged with murder in grandmother’s death
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A teenager has been charged with murder and arson in the death of his grandmother in North Carolina.
The Craven County Sheriff’s Office tells news outlets the 17-year-old is also charged with arson and felony animal abuse in connection with the death of 68-year-old ...
Man guilty of setting fire at strip club that ‘robbed’ him
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who sparked a fire at a strip club that he felt was robbing patrons has been convicted of aggravated arson.
Steve Cotto now faces up to five years in state prison when he’s sentenced April 12.
Essex County prosecutors say the 61-year-old Irvington man threw ...
Missouri woman charged in husband’s poisoning death
IBERIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been charged in the poisoning death of her husband whose body was found after an arson fire at the couple’s home.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune
Student charged with setting fires in college dormitory
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts college student has been charged with setting a series of fires in her dormitory over the past several months.
Wheaton College senior Janelys Pimentel was held without bail after not guilty-pleas to charges including arson and burning personal ...
Arson suspected after cement trucks go up in flames
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says they suspect arson after a row of cement trucks went up in flames in front of a Brooklyn business.
Authorities say the fire was spotted early Wednesday in an alleyway between rows of warehouses. Officials say it took about 90 minutes to ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage firefighters fought a suspicious fire Thursday morning at a strip mall where an arson fire burned a restaurant earlier in the week.
Anchorage television station KTUU
Paris prosecutor: Fire suspect just ended psychiatric stay
PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the fire that killed 10 people as it devastated a Paris apartment building was hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental health issues and completed her most recent stay a week ago, the Paris prosecutor said Wednesday.
Prosecutor Remy Heitz told ...
A man and a teen has been charged in Springfield arson fire
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An adult and an alleged teenage accomplice are charged with setting fire to an abandoned central Illinois food processing plant.
Twenty-four-year-old Richard L. Thomas of Springfield and a 17-year-old boy were charged Wednesday with arson and criminal damage to ...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen will be tried as an adult on charges that he beat his mother with a baseball bat and lit her on fire with a Molotov cocktail because she scolded him about sneaking out of the house and using social media.
James Edward Monroe faces charges including ...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five former volunteer fighters in West Virginia have been charged with arson following a two-year investigation by the state fire marshal’s office.
The office says in a news release that the former Cabell County firefighters were charged Tuesday.
SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A former volunteer firefighter in Connecticut accused of drunkenly setting a fire behind a Shelton firehouse has taken a plea deal in the case.
Forty-five-year-old Gregory Bomba pleaded guilty to reckless burning Tuesday, and has agreed to a five-year suspended prison ...
PARIS (AP) — Paris’ deadliest fire in over a decade killed at least 10 people Tuesday as flames engulfed a nine-story apartment building, sending residents to the roof and clambering across balconies to escape.
A 40-year-old woman who lived in the building, said to have a history of ...
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Man arrested after homeless woman’s blankets set on fire
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Pittsburg police say a man is being held on $100,000 after he allegedly tried to start a homeless woman’s blankets on fire while she slept.
Police say in a news release that the woman, Chrystal Thompson, originally thought a hand warming device accidentally set her ...
CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — Authorities say heavy equipment has been set on fire at a Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site in Virginia.
News outlets cite a statement from the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office as saying that a caller reported a vehicle on fire Saturday night in the Smith ...
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Officials say a weekend house fire in Connecticut that displaced two families was deliberately set.
Authorities say the fire broke out in the rear of the two-unit Norwich home just after 9 a.m. Sunday.
Battalion Chief Greg Despathy says firefighters had the fire ...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend whose body was found inside a burning home near Lawrence.
The Lawrence Journal-World
NELSONIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say the deaths of three people inside a burned mobile home are being investigated as homicides and arson.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller tells multiple media outlets that a preliminary examination of the bodies showed that each ...
STAYTON, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a child has been killed in a house fire that authorities believe is an arson case.
The home in Stayton caught fire Friday afternoon.
Investigators have released no other details in the case but are asking for members of the public to call ...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 40-year-old man has been charged with killing three people whose bodies were found after a fire in Kansas City, Kansas.
The Kansas City Star reports Carlisle Hervey is charged with ...
Police: Woman was strangled before hotel room set ablaze
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man strangled his former girlfriend before setting at fire in a Sioux City hotel room.
Woodbury County court records say Jordan Henry was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder. He’s already been charged with
BRAMWELL, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia firefighter has been charged with intentionally setting fire to a home last month.
The West Virginia fire marshal’s office said Tuesday that 26-year-old Aaron B. Burkett was charged with first-degree arson and conspiracy in connection with a Dec. 7 ...
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old man told them he stabbed his grandparents to death during an argument and tried to set their Connecticut home on fire afterward.
Marcus Fisher was arraigned on murder and arson charges Tuesday in Norwich Superior Court. A judge kept his ...
Suspect pleads not guilty in deadly 2006 fire in Topekal
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 43-year-old Topeka man who was once convicted of setting a fire that killed a 53-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty in a court-ordered retrial.
WIBW-TV reports Frank Jerome ...
$50000 reward in theft, arson of South Carolina home
MAYESVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is offering $50,000 for information leading to conviction of burglars who burned down his house and recovery of all they stole.
Rob Dinkins of Mayesville
Virginia man charged with setting fire during standoff
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they’ve arrested a man who barricaded himself inside a home for hours.
The Fairfax County Police Department issued a news release saying the standoff began at 11 a.m. Friday at a condominium in West Springfield. They were responding to a ...
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Two people accused of starting a wildfire in western Colorado last summer by firing incendiary tracer rounds at a shooting range have pleaded not guilty.
Twenty-three-year-old Allison Marcus and 24-year-old Richard Miller, both of El Jebel, entered their pleas Wednesday ...
Death penalty to be sought in rape, strangulation murder
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of breaking into a central Pennsylvania home and raping and strangling an elderly woman.
Forty-eight-year-old Kristopher Gartrell is charged with criminal homicide, rape, kidnapping and arson, ...
DUXBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say someone intentionally set fire to a summer camp.
Crews responded to the fire in Duxbury on Jan. 6 and the home was nearly burned to the foundation when crews arrived. The Time Argus
4 West Virginia firefighters arrested on arson charges
WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office says four McDowell County firefighters have been arrested on arson charges in connection with a series blazes set over a two-month period last year.
The office said in a statement that all four were charged on Thursday with ...
Police: 3 suspects identified in Walmart arsons; 3 hurt
HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Police say they have identified three suspects in a pair of arsons at a Walmart store in central Pennsylvania that injured three people.
West Manheim Township police say two fires were set inside the South Hanover store during store hours Tuesday night.
DUXBURY, Vt. (AP) — Firefighters in Vermont are investigating a fire that burned down a house used during the summer.
The house in Duxbury was vacant and had no electricity or heat at the time of the fire last week. Authorities are treating the fire as a case of arson.
Anyone with ...