Man arrested for setting fire that killed wife, hurt kids
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man suspected of setting a fire that killed his wife nearly nine years ago faces murder charges.
Fifty-two-year-old Carlos Montalvo-Rivera was charged...
Man pleads not guilty to murder, arson charges
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a man charged with murder and arson in the death of a woman has pleaded not guilty.
2 people accused of arson in Christmas basement fire
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two people are accused of setting a fire on Christmas Day 2017 in the basement of an Omaha home as part of an insurance scam.
Thai Red Shirt chiefs ordered to pay for 2010 arson damage
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered three leaders of the Red Shirt political movement to pay 21 million baht ($691,000) compensation to business owners whose commercial...
Murder, arson convictions upheld in death of Army veteran
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina court has upheld a man's first-degree murder and arson convictions in the death of an Army veteran set on fire in a hotel room.
Ohio teen faces new charges in grandfather’s fire death
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy who authorities say deliberately set a home on fire faces new delinquency charges including aggravated murder in the death of his disabled...
2 San Juan County men accused in arson, insurance fraud case
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two men from San Juan County are accused of committing arson and insurance fraud while allegedly setting up another man to take the fall.
Man arraigned in fire that killed woman, 2-year-old daughter
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man has been charged in connection with a fire in an apartment building that killed a 31-year-old woman and her 2-year-old daughter.
Suspect in $1M South Carolina arson captured in New Jersey
HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — A suspect accused of intentionally starting a blaze that destroyed three South Carolina buildings has been caught in New Jersey.
Cross missing from burned historic church in Louisiana
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — A large cross has disappeared from the wreckage of an African American church in Louisiana that was burned down in an arson case.
Man pleads no contest in Lebanon Walmart arson
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Lacomb-area man has pleaded no contest to arson in connection with a chemical fire at the Lebanon Walmart that prompted evacuations and forced the store to close for nearly a...
Fargo man pleads not guilty to killing girlfriend
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting his apartment on fire has pleaded not guilty to charges.
Authorities say 52-year-old Denise Marie Anderson died...
Illinois man charged in 2016 fire that killed son, ex-wife
BYRON, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his son and ex-wife in a 2016 fire.
Duane Meyer of Byron was arrested Wednesday following...
Homeless man charged in arson fire at Lake Tahoe college
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A homeless man has been arrested at Lake Tahoe after authorities say he started a fire near Sierra College's Tahoe-Truckee campus.
Prosecutors: Man delivered cookies before killing 2
PALMER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities allege that a man baked cookies and took them to the home of a 97-year-old bedridden woman before killing her and her adult son and setting fire to their...
Man charged with murder, arson in ex-girlfriend’s death
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson in the death of his ex-girlfriend, whom he had been court-ordered to avoid.
Jury delivers 8 guilty verdicts in Alaska teen murder trial
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska jury has returned multiple guilty verdicts against one of four teenagers who was charged with beating and fatally shooting another boy, news reports...
- Connecticut PostFormer firefighter gets offer in arson caseSeptember 25, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoicePolice Charge Man In Electric Wheelchair With ArsonSeptember 19, 2019
- The Daily JournalHomeless man sentenced to 30 years for fatal arson fireAugust 15, 2019
- The North Platte TelegraphSuspect in April arson ruled incompetent to stand trialAugust 6, 2019
9-year-old charged with murder in 5 Illinois fire deaths
CHICAGO (AP) — A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree...
Man gets 5 years in prison in construction site arson fire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man convicted of arson in a fire at a construction site in Oakland has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Dustin Bellinger was...
Man, 73, charged in arson that hurt 5 Detroit firefighters
DETROIT (AP) — A 73-year-old man has been charged in connection with an intentionally set blaze in a vacant house that left five Detroit firefighters injured.
Vacant country club in Rio Rancho gutted by fire; Not arson
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A vacant country club in Rio Rancho has been gutted by a fire.
Authorities say they don't suspect arson in the fire that broke out Friday night at the Chamisa Hills...
The Latest: Woman’s sentencing in arson death continued
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a woman who killed her sleeping boyfriend by setting the couch on fire (all times local):
3 volunteer firefighters charged with arson in West Virginia
RHODELL, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia have charged three volunteer firefighters with first-degree arson and conspiracy.
News outlets report Rhodell volunteer firefighters...
SC man gets 15 years for setting Walmart fire to steal beer
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A man who set a fire at a South Carolina Walmart to divert attention as he stole a case of beer has been sentenced to the maximum of 15 years in prison.
11-year-old charged with setting fires in Maine school
PARIS, Maine (AP) — A Maine elementary school is closed for the day because of a pair of fires that were allegedly set by a student.
Officials say an 11-year-old girl was charged with arson...
California arson suspect also faced arson charge in Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of setting more than a dozen wildfires after traveling to Northern California to attend his 50th high school reunion already faced a felony arson charge in...
Man arrested in Spokane gas station fire standoff
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man accused of pointing a gun at a trooper, leading police on a chase to a Spokane gas station and setting things on fire inside was arrested by a SWAT team...
Activists slam Hong Kong police warning of holiday violence
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned Monday of the potential for protesters in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory to engage in violence "one step closer to terrorism" during this week's...
Georgia man gets 140 years in prison for restaurant arson
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who crashed his vehicle into a restaurant where he once worked and set it on fire amid the lunchtime rush has been convicted of arson.
Jury: Louisiana man set fire to ex’s car and her boyfriend’s
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has been convicted of setting fire to his ex-girlfriend's car and her boyfriend's car.
Shane Perez, 38, of Marrero, could get up to 40 years in prison,...
Report: Arson suspect set fires before attending reunion
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A suspected arsonist traveled from Missouri to Northern California to set more than a dozen wildfires before attending his 50th high school reunion, a newspaper reported...
Volunteers building new home for family hit by deadly fire
FLOYDS KNOBS, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana family whose house was destroyed by a deadly arson is getting a new home thanks to community volunteers.
Mississippi man arrested for arson at apartment complex
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is facing two counts of first-degree arson for allegedly starting two fires at a closed apartment complex in Vicksburg.
Missouri man faces 15 counts of arson over California fires
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A man who authorities say traveled from Missouri to Northern California to set more than a dozen wildfires by tossing flaming pieces of paper out of his rental car's window...
Authorities: 2 firefighters set furniture store fire
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania volunteer firefighters accused of setting fire to an Amish furniture store have been charged with arson.
Indiana boy, 15, sentenced in uncle’s death after house fire
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A 15-year-old Indiana boy has been sentenced to 17½ years in prison after pleading guilty in a house fire that resulted in his uncle's death.
Missouri man charged with setting grass fires in California
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Missouri man is suspected of flying to California and lighting multiple fires by throwing flaming pieces paper from his rental car onto grassy foothills...
Sheriff: Fingerprint cracks high school arson after 23 years
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 40-year-old man was charged Tuesday with burning down his South Carolina high school more than 23 years after authorities say he set books and other papers on fire in the...
WVa woman charged with setting fire that killed son
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been charged with setting a 2016 fire that killed her 10-year-old son.
The state fire marshal's office says in a news release that...
2 men charged with 6 arson fires in southwest Missouri
LIBERAL, Mo. (AP) — Two men are charged in six arson fires in a small southwest Missouri town in recent weeks.
The Barton County prosecutor on Tuesday charged 27-year-old Nathan Jones and...
Suspect charged with trying to light homeless man on fire
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 32-year-old suspect with attempted murder after police said he tried to light a sleeping homeless man on fire near Los Angeles.
Iowa woman convicted of killing husband
ALBIA, Iowa (AP) — A jury has convicted a south-central Iowa woman of killing her husband, whose body was found in their burned home last year.
Psychiatrist: Man is competent for trial in 9 arson deaths
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A psychiatrist says a man facing aggravated murder charges for nine deaths in two Ohio arson fires is competent to stand trial.
Gangs in Brazil react to prison plans with arson attacks
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities in a northeastern state in Brazil say 25 people have been arrested after alleged gang members set fire to vehicles and buildings.
Teen charged in fire that critically injured grandfather
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old accused in an Ohio house fire that critically injured his disabled grandfather has been arrested.
Tennessee man charged with setting wife on fire
GRAY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted after authorities say he lit his wife on fire.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 35-year-old Todd Darrell Briggs of Gray was...
Woman charged with killing 75-year-old man, torching house
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A woman has been arrested on charges of beating a 75-year-old man to death and torching his Long Island house to cover up the crime.
Defendant convicted of murder, arson in killing of NYC chef
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man has been convicted of murder, arson and burglary for stabbing a chef to death in 2016 and then setting the apartment on fire to cover up the crime.