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Arson

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  • Northbrook woman accused of setting fire to own home

    Northbrook woman accused of setting fire to own home
    A 26-year-old Northbrook woman has been charged with arson and is accused of setting fire to the home she shared with her mother, police said. Allison Cho, of the 3700 block of Pebble Beach, faces charges of felony residential arson after a fire broke...
  • 4th person faces murder charges in deadly Indianapolis house explosion

    4th person faces murder charges in deadly Indianapolis house explosion
    Investigators had been suspicious of the man charged this week with murder and arson in the deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion before a co-defendant implicated him, a prosecutor said Friday. Monserrate Shirley, whose home exploded in November...
  • 818 Roundup: Papers filed for Glendale elections; Video footage reveals details in Plitt's death

    818 Roundup: Papers filed for Glendale elections; Video footage reveals details in Plitt's death
    Good morning, 818! It's Friday, January 30, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 69 degrees and a low of 53 degrees with a 20 percent chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service. Here are your local headlines:...
  • Suspected arsonist accused of starting more than two dozen fires pleads not guilty

    Suspected arsonist accused of starting more than two dozen fires pleads not guilty
    A suspected arsonist accused of setting more than two dozen fires in Glendale since last January using abandoned furniture or trash — including one that caused an estimated $250,000 in damage — was arrested this week, police said. Stevan...
  • Deadly explosion in Indianapolis was suspects' third try, affidavit says

    A fourth suspect in a deadly explosion that ripped through an Indianapolis neighborhood in 2012 had helped with a skittish effort to set a house on fire and collect insurance money, according to a probable cause affidavit released Thursday. Gary Lee...
  • Two years after deadly Indianapolis explosion, fourth suspect arrested

    Two years after deadly Indianapolis explosion, fourth suspect arrested
    Prosecutors in Indiana say a fourth suspect has been arrested in relation to a 2012 explosion that ripped through an Indianapolis neighborhood, leveling homes and killing two people. Gary Lee Thompson, 44, was arrested Wednesday and is being held on...
  • Norfolk man accused of arson

    A 27-year-old Norfolk man is accused of setting a fire in a detached garage last week. Jason Mckenney has been charged with burning or destroying any other building or structure and burning building or structure to commit a felony after firefighters...
  • Man charged with arson in Dec. blaze at Ft. Howard

    Man charged with arson in Dec. blaze at Ft. Howard
    Baltimore County police said Tuesday they have arrested a man accused of intentionally setting fire to a vacant house on the grounds of Fort Howard in December. James William Folk, 38, faces charges of second-degree arson and second-degree burglary....
  • Man guilty of murder, arson in Lombard fire that killed ex-girlfriend

    Man guilty of murder, arson in Lombard fire that killed ex-girlfriend
    A Villa Park man was found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated arson Tuesday night for setting a fire that killed his former girlfriend, according to DuPage County prosecutors. After hearing testimony and evidence over five days, capped by...
  • State police investigating suspected arson in Centre Township

    State police are investigating an arson fire they said was set at a home in the 100 block of Schuylkill Hill Road in Centre Township, Berks County. Troopers said firefighters were called to the home about 12:19 a.m. Friday but the homeowner extinguished...
  • Brothers charged with burning mom's car, threatening her

    Brothers charged with burning mom's car, threatening her
    Two brothers are charged with aggravated assault and arson after one held a knife to his mother's leg and the other set her car on fire outside their Longswamp, Berks County, home Monday, according to court records. Joseph and Jesse Choma, 23 and 18,...