RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Arson

A collection of news and information related to Arson published by this site and its partners.

Top Arson Articles

Displaying items 1-11
  • Bangladeshi ex-minister sentenced to death for war crimes

    A former junior minister in a Bangladeshi military government was sentenced to death on Tuesday after a war crimes tribunal found him guilty of atrocities during the country's war of independence from Pakistan more than four decades ago. Syed Mohammad...
  • Man arrested in string of car fires in downtown L.A.

    Man arrested in string of car fires in downtown L.A.
    A 32-year-old transient was arrested on charges of setting a string of car fires in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday, police said. David Barton is being held on suspicion of arson after he was taken into custody by LAPD  officers about 3:30 a.m. at...
  • Four car fires erupt in just over 40 minutes in S.F. neighborhood

    Four car fires erupt in just over 40 minutes in S.F. neighborhood
    A team of arson investigators is looking into a series of four suspicious vehicle fires that occurred in less than hour all in the same San Francisco neighborhood early Wednesday. The first of the fires -- three of which involved sport utility...
  • Chicago area landlord gets life in prison for deadly arson fire

    A suburban Chicago landlord has been sentenced to life in prison for setting a fire that killed seven people, including four children, in a scheme to cash in on property insurance, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Lawrence Myers, 64, of Cicero, west of...
  • L.A. County to pay out $10,000 reward in church arson fire

    L.A. County to pay out $10,000 reward in church arson fire
    Four people who helped authorities track down and prosecute a man who set a Hacienda Heights church on fire in 2011 will share a $10,000 reward, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday. The reward was offered by the board three days...
  • Hidden homeless make do in the shadows of downtown L.A.'s luxury

    Hidden homeless make do in the shadows of downtown L.A.'s luxury
    Ammo lives under a bridge with half a dozen men, within shouting distance of Walt Disney Concert Hall. For the little band he calls his "children," he "tweaks" sunshades, tarps and even a leather couch to make cozy leans-to, including one modeled on a...
  • Possible arson fire destroys car in Chula Vista

    A possible arson fire early Tuesday heavily damaged a car in Chula Vista, officials said. In May, the San Diego County city had a string of car fires in which an arsonist used bottles of gasoline known as a Molotov cocktail. In each case, the fire...
  • Man indicted for allegedly setting massive King fire

    A 37-year-old man had been indicted on arson charges for allegedly setting the massive and devastating King fire that burned for more than a month in El Dorado County. El Dorado County Dist. Atty. Vern Pierson on Monday announced the grand jury decision...
  • Woman charged with arson for burning down police officer's home

    Woman charged with arson for burning down police officer's home
    A neighbor has been charged with setting a fire that destroyed the home of a police officer in Montgomery County. The district attorney's office, state police and Lower Pottsgrove Township police announced Friday that Donna M. Krupp, 52, was charged...
  • Suffolk man to serve 17 years on arson charges

    A Suffolk man pleaded guilty Monday to charges stemming from an arson incident last year, city officials said. Michael Odom Smith will serve a total of 17 years for manufacturing a fire bomb or explosive device, arson of a dwelling or home and...
  • Cicero landlord convicted of murder in 2010 fire that killed 7 people

    Cicero landlord convicted of murder in 2010 fire that killed 7 people
    A jury Monday convicted a Cicero landlord of murder in an arson fire on Valentine's Day, 2010, that killed seven people, including four children, according to prosecutors and court records. Lawrence Myers, 64, wanted to burn down his building in the...