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Arson

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  • Arsonist suspected in up to 23 blazes in Washington state

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A suspected arsonist operating in Washington state is believed to have ignited nearly two dozen fires in three weeks, destroying two homes and burning parched grassland amid a destructive wildfire season, officials said on Monday. The...
  • Chicago flight delays continue after air control center fire

    Chicago flight delays continue after air control center fire
    Air travelers on Sunday can likely expect further delays and cancellations at Chicago airports as the FAA labored to return traffic to normal after an arson fire Friday at the agency's Aurora radar facility wreaked havoc in the nation's air travel system....
  • Man Charged In Connection With Fire That Grounded Flights

    Man Charged In Connection With Fire That Grounded Flights
    A Naperville man has been charged in federal court in connection with an arson fire at an FAA radar center that grounded nearly 2,000 flights in Chicago today, authorities said. Brian Howard, 36, remains hospitalized following the incident, in which...
  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that...
  • Massive King fire sets off even louder alarms in California

    In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of arson in out-of-control King fire

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting the huge King fire in Northern California, which exploded in size overnight and now threatens thousands of homes, authorities confirmed Thursday. Wayne Huntsman was booked...
  • Man charged with arson in Northern California wildfire

    (Reuters) - Authorities in Northern California have charged a man with arson in the so-called King Fire, the largest and most dangerous of nearly a dozen major wildfires raging across the state, court documents showed on Thursday. In a criminal complaint...
  • Pennsylvania man accused of beating, burning woman

    (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man allegedly beat a woman for days with his fists and a belt before pouring lighter fluid on her and setting her on fire, police said on Monday. The 43-year-old woman, whose name has not been released by police, told them on...
  • Man sentenced to 45 years for setting Inland Empire fires

    Man sentenced to 45 years for setting Inland Empire fires
    A Banning man was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for a series of nine arson fires that spanned two years and two counties, prosecutors said. Steven Taylor Rutherford, 49, who started eight fires in Riverside County and one in San Bernardino...
  • Morelli Pleads Not Guilty To Manslaughter In 19-Year-Old's Fire Death

    NEW BRITAIN — A 19-year-old who police say is responsible for a June fatal fire in Southington pleaded not guilty in Superior Court Thursday. Eric Morelli, of Westwood Road, appeared before Judge Arthur Hadden wearing a suit. He is free on $150,000...
  • Texas teen sentenced to life in prison for killing 6-yr-old girl

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A male Texas teenager was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for killing a six-year-old girl, wrapping her body in a tarp and leaving it on the side of a road, prosecutors said. Tyler Lane Holder, now 18 but 17 at the time...