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  • Virginia Man Who Admitted To Burning Haddam Home Was Former State Trooper

    Virginia Man Who Admitted To Burning Haddam Home Was Former State Trooper
    HADDAM — A Virginia man admitted to setting a fire Thursday that destroyed a house and a barn on Candlewood Hill Road served briefly as a state police trooper in the 1980s, officials said. Ronald Carlson, 50, of Portsmouth, Va., presented himself...
  • 71-year-old burn victim has died, prompting murder charge against sex-offender son

    71-year-old burn victim has died, prompting murder charge against sex-offender son
    A 71-year-old cancer patient allegedly burned by his son on Oct. 7 has died, officials said. Santiago Torres Sr. died on Oct. 9 from the injuries sustained in the fire. Now his son, Santiago Torres Jr., is charged with murder. A first-degree murder...
  • Palestinian mosque in West Bank torched in suspected arson

    AQRABA West Bank (Reuters) - A mosque was set alight in a suspected arson attack in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and the name of an Israeli vigilante group called "price tag" was found scribbled on an outside wall, Palestinian officials and witnesses...
  • Blotter: Woman charged with arson in Woodstock

    Blotter: Woman charged with arson in Woodstock
    The following items were taken from Woodstock police reports: A 20-year-old Wonder Lake man was charged with not having a driver's license, disobeying a yield sign and driving an uninsured motor vehicle. He was stopped near Rhodes and Olive streets...
  • Arson suspect arrested in Boles fire; 157 homes were destroyed

    Police in the small Northern California city of Weed have arrested a suspect on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that destroyed 157 homes and forced the evacuation of 4,000 people last month. Weed Police Department officials said in a...
  • Arrest in fire that devastated Northern California town: report

    (Reuters) - Authorities on Saturday arrested a man for suspected arson in connection with a fire that destroyed much of a small California city in September, local media reported. Police in Weed, a town in Northern California with a population of about...
  • Teen arrested on arson charges after fire damages home

    Teen arrested on arson charges after fire damages home
    The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday they've arrested at least one of the two juveniles involved in a May arson. Deputies said the juvenile, who was 16 when the fire occurred but is now 17, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail...
  • 3 Coral Springs students arrested

    3 Coral Springs students arrested
    Three students were arrested Friday in connection with separate incidents at Coral Springs schools where a fire was set earlier in the week and violent threats were posted on social media. Police are also investigating similar threats made by adults....
  • Officials say 'arrest imminent' for West Boynton arson suspect

    Officials said an arrest is "imminent" for a person who is suspected of setting fire to a West Boynton home. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Al Borroto said the intentional fire was set just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday in the 8000 block of Savara Streams...
  • Sex-offender son accused of burning dad in attempted murder

    Sex-offender son accused of burning dad in attempted murder
    Diana Torres had had enough. After years of arrests, documented alcohol abuse and erratic, sometimes violent behavior by her brother, registered sex offender Santiago Torres Jr., she asked a judge in early May for a domestic-violence injunction. It was...
  • Attempted fire-bombing of Missouri federal office brings new charges

    KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Kansas City man on three new charges for his alleged attempt last month to fire-bomb the local office of Missouri U.S. Democratic Representative Emanuel Cleaver, prosecutors said....