ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Police say a man set an apartment on fire and then shot an arrow at officers as they moved to apprehend him.
St. Albans police tell WPTZ-TV that a 30-year-old man is facing arson and attempted aggravated assault charges for intentionally setting a Friday afternoon ...
Capital murder suspect mistakenly released from Texas prison
WACO, Texas (AP) — Authorities have apprehended a 61-year-old man who was released from prison after serving a term for arson when he was supposed to have been transferred to Central Texas on a capital murder charge in the 2006 death of a woman.
MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) — A 19-year-old volunteer firefighter is charged with starting fires at two homes, and police in western Pennsylvania allege that he said he did it because he was bored.
Munhall police charged Ryan Laubham with five counts of arson and related charges following a porch ...
Man accused of setting fire, beating man enters pleas
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of beating a 71-year-old man, tying him up and setting an apartment ablaze has pleaded no contest to arson and unlawful wounding.
The Roanoke Times reports 21-year-old Omarr Romance Martin entered pleas in the ...
Pipe bomb near Potosi may be tied to earlier arson
POTOSI, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man already facing charges in connection with a suspicious fire is facing additional scrutiny after a pipe bomb was found near the site of the blaze.
South Carolina man accused of setting holiday decor on fire
SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is accused of setting a Summerville home and his neighbors’ Christmas decor on fire.
News outlets report 29-year-old Cameron Lewis Baun was arrested Friday and charged with arson. Summerville police say officers responded then to reports of ...
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State police say a man burned down his own home in Pennsylvania.
Fire officials responded to the blaze in Eldred Township around 3:15 p.m. Friday.
The home was destroyed, and the 32-year-old homeowner acknowledged lighting a couch on fire with a cigarette ...
Discovery’s ‘Body Cam’ features upstate NY fatal arson fire
HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — An upcoming television show will feature a fatal house fire set by a 22-year-old man to kill his girlfriend in upstate New York.
The September 2017 murder of 18-year-old Ashley Coltrain in Hudson Falls will be featured on Investigation Discovery’s “Body Cam”
Fire ruled arson at Lacey Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall
SEATTLE (AP) — A fire that destroyed a church in Lacey has been ruled an arson.
KING-TV reports the fire Friday morning burned a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom ...
Man who killed woman in Iowa garage sentenced to life
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of killing a woman in her Cedar Rapids garage and setting it on fire has been sentenced to life in prison.
Fire at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall investigated
LACEY, Wash. (AP) — An early morning fire destroyed a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lacey and it’s being investigated as a possible arson.
KOMO reports the fire broke out around ...
Police: Day spa owners intentionally set it on fire
BERLIN, Vt. (AP) — Police say the owners of a Vermont spa intentionally set it on fire.
Vermont State Police have charged both 48-year-old Lesilee Kirby and 47-year-old Kristopher Kirby with arson of an occupied dwelling.
Fire crews responded to the blaze at the Sundara Day Spa in ...
Fire officials: Arsonist tried to torch mayor’s car
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police are searching for an arsonist who tried to torch a Massachusetts mayor’s city-owned SUV.
State fire officials say someone set fire to the vehicle at Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter’s rental home in the city Friday night.
The Department of Fire Services ...
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A 32-year-old man faces murder, arson and other charges in connection with the death of his 60-year-old stepfather in northeastern Oklahoma.
Rogers County online court records show Kevin Foster of Bixby is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree arson, ...
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have filed charges against a North Carolina woman who they say set fire to her ex-boyfriend’s home.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say fires were intentionally set in two bathrooms at a Wheaton College residence hall in Massachusetts, prompting the evacuation of about 100 students.
Officials said the fires were set early Sunday in second-and-third-floor bathrooms at the McIntire ...
Man indicted for murder, arson in slayings of woman, child
LYNDHURST, Ohio (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a man accused of setting fire to a suburban Cleveland home and killing a woman and her 8-year-old daughter.
Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said Friday his office is considering pursuing the death penalty against ...
Man charged with burning house where victims were found
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are charging a 28-year-old man with burning down the house where three homicide victims were later discovered by firefighters.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says that it arrested Xavier Whitehead on Saturday and charged him with arson, ...
NJ man in quadruple murder, arson case at court
As 1 brother thrived, the other struggled before slayings
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey businessman was financially sound and had no reason to kill his brother’s family, defense lawyers said Friday, but an emerging picture of their lives suggests their bond as business partners could have frayed as one thrived and the other struggled years after a ...
Court hearing in New Jersey quadruple murder, arson case
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man charged with killing his brother and the brother’s wife and two children will make a court appearance Friday morning.
Paul Caneiro (kah-NEH’-roh) faces four counts of murder, along with arson and weapons charges, in the Nov. 20 deaths of his brother ...
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey technology executive was charged Thursday with killing his brother and the brother’s family over a business dispute, and then setting fire to their mansion and his own house in an attempt to cover up the crimes.
Paul Caneiro, 51, was charged with four ...
LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement officials have accused an inmate of setting a fire at a North Carolina prison.
WITN-TV in Greenville reports the Scotland ...
Lawsuit: Kent arson suspect kept in jail despite evidence
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal lawsuit says a Des Moines grandmother was kept in jail and home confinement for eight months for an arson she didn’t commit because a Kent fire investigator withheld evidence that could exonerate her.
Linda Poplawski was shopping at a dollar store in Kent in 2016 ...
New Orleans police arrest man in woman’s death in fire
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police in New Orleans have arrested a man and charged him with second-degree murder in a woman’s death in a fire.
News outlets reported 39-year-old Erik Beasley was arrested Tuesday after he was released from a hospital. Beasley was also charged with aggravated ...
LYNDHURST, Ohio (AP) — Bond has been set at $5 million for a man accused of setting fire to a suburban Cleveland home and killing a woman and her 8-year-old daughter.
A Lyndhurst Municipal Court judge set the bond Wednesday for Dominique Swopes. The 27-year-old Mayfield Heights man has ...
Man accused of setting fire to homeless Kentucky man’s tent
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is accused of setting fire to a tent occupied by a homeless man later found dead.
The Courier Journal reports ...
Sheriff: 9-year-old arson of martial arts studio solved
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve found the people who set fire to a South Carolina martial arts studio, vandalizing it with racist graffiti nine years ago.
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson says a tip earlier this year led investigators to re-examine the June 2009 fire at Pak’s ...
Death penalty sought for Arkansas woman in double slaying
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors in Arkansas plan to seek the death penalty for a Hot Springs woman charged in the stabbing deaths of her mother and her daughter.
The Sentinel-Record first ...
Man competent for trial in case of woman burned to death
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man who admitted to burning a woman to death has been found competent to stand trial.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail
Police: Man charged in slayings of woman and her child
MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a man suspected in the deaths of a woman and her 8-year-old daughter whose house was set on fire has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated arson.
Mayfield Heights police say 27-year-old Dominque Swopes was charged Monday in the ...
Police: Man raped, strangled 87-year-old woman before theft
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man broke into an 87-year-old Pennsylvania woman’s house the day before Thanksgiving and forced her to show him where her valuables were before he raped her twice, strangled her and tried to set the house on fire, according to a police affidavit released ...
40 years after fatal hotel fire, arson question unanswered
GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Forty years after a fire tore through a suburban Rochester hotel, killing 10 people, authorities say they’re no closer to determining whether the blaze was intentionally set.
The 90-room Holiday Inn in the town of Greece was filled with about 200 guests during the ...
Detention hearing set for brother of mansion fire victim
COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — The brother of one of the four homicide victims found at a burning New Jersey mansion is due in court on allegations he set fire to his own house.
A detention hearing for Paul Caneiro is scheduled for Wednesday. He’s charged with aggravated arson.
Man faces federal arson charge in death of missing woman
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — A Nebraska man is facing an arson charge in the death of a South Dakota woman whose body was found in her car on the Santee Sioux Reservation in Nebraska.
The Yankton Daily ...
COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — In some versions of a story Nov. 21 about the death of a family of four, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a man charged with setting fire to his own home. He is Paul Caneiro, not Caniero.
A corrected version of the story is below:
4 in New ...
Man charged in arson fire at Oakland construction site
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities in Northern California have arrested and charged a man suspected of starting a blaze at a construction site in Oakland, were several buildings under construction have been recently set on fire.
The San Francisco Chronicle
Man gets life sentence in stabbing death of Oregon woman
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A man who authorities say stabbed an Oregon woman more than 30 times before setting her home on fire has been sentenced to life in prison.
Man accused of setting fires in mom’s trailer home
AMITE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities are looking for a 43-year-old man accused of trying to set fire to his mother’s mobile home when she tried to kick him out.
A news release sent Wednesday by the State Fire Marshal’s Office says Dwayne Vining allegedly set fire to a tablecloth and a ...
Employee charged with arson in Louisiana car dealership fire
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A car dealership employee in Louisiana has been arrested and charged with starting a fire at the building.
News outlets the fire was reported at Price LeBlanc Toyota in Baton Rouge late Monday morning.
Twenty-three-year-old Dymond West of Gramercy has been ...
2 kids, 2 adults dead in arson fire at mansion
COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — Two children and two adults were found dead Tuesday at a burning mansion that was intentionally set ablaze in an upscale community near the New Jersey shore, officials said.
One of the owners of the home is a technology CEO with a relative whose home also caught ...
Fire chief: Arson suspected in fire where mom and child died
MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Fire officials say they suspect arson as they cause of a fire at a house in suburban Cleveland where a woman and her 8-year-old daughter died.
Mayfield Heights fire officials say the blaze broke out around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Fire Chief Bruce Elliott said a K-9 ...
Records say woman admitted setting fires for insurance money
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A woman has been accused of setting two fires in Cedar Rapids.
Linn County court records say 48-year-old Carolyn Mittman is charged with two counts of arson. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a call Tuesday from The Associated Press. Mittman’s next court ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two reputed associates of one of the most notorious organized crime families in New York have been charged with extorting a businessman and torching his Mercedes Benz in New York City.
Gambino family associates Peter Tuccio, 25, and Jonathan Gurino, 25, were arrested Friday ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two Gambino crime family associates charged in a 2015 fire (all times local):
Two reputed associates of the Gambino crime family have been released from jail where they’ve been held on charges related to a businessman’s burned Mercedes Benz in ...
Sheriff: Man attempted to ignite home with children inside
THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in North Carolina says a man attempted to set on fire a home that had children inside of it.
The Dispatch reported Thursday ...
Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say 10 students have been killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda.
Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said Wednesday that a tenth victim succumbed to his wounds while being admitted at a local hospital.
Investigators: Seattle fire that burned lumberyard was arson
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle fire investigators say a weekend blaze that destroyed a lumberyard in the Queen Anne neighborhood was arson.
Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Kristin Tinsley said Tuesday that an investigation found that Saturday’s fire was intentionally set.
Tinsley says it ...