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Arson

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  • 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...
  • Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid

    Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid
    The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the...
  • 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...
  • Woman charged with arson after incidents at East Baltimore corner store

    Woman charged with arson after incidents at East Baltimore corner store
    A 33-year-old woman is charged with arson after city police said she tried to burn down an East Baltimore convenience store with Molotov cocktail Wednesday night. Aisha Tankia Warsaw, of the unit block of N. Port St., was arrested Thursday after...
  • FAA outlines strategy to recover from air-traffic control outages

    FAA outlines strategy to recover from air-traffic control outages
    Tighter security has been implemented to "detect and counter insider threats" against the nation's radar facilities that direct airplanes, following the arson attack two months ago by a worker at an air-traffic control center west of Chicago, the...
  • Arson not suspected in deadly horse barn blaze

     Arson not suspected in deadly horse barn blaze
    The fire that killed 32 horses in a barn near Woodstock apparently started in a hayloft, but investigators said Monday they may never know the cause of the blaze. Five horses survived by getting out of the barn at Valley View Acres when it went up in...
  • Woman charged with arson, accused of setting own car on fire

    Woman charged with arson, accused of setting own car on fire
    A woman has been arrested after, deputies say, she set her car on fire and then blamed it on faulty car parts. The car owner, Patricia Rouchier, 69, was taken into custody Thursday on an arson charge, according to an arrest report. Reached by...
  • Blotter: Man charged with theft of $300 in Pokemon cards in Vernon Hills

    Blotter: Man charged with theft of $300 in Pokemon cards in Vernon Hills
    The following were taken from police reports. A 34-year-old Highwood woman was arrested on Nov. 11 in the 500 block of East Townline Road and charged with the retail theft of $27 in groceries. A 24-year-old Merrillville, Ind., woman was arrested on...
  • Attackers used meat cleavers in Jerusalem synagogue assault that killed 4

    JERUSALEM Two Palestinians wielding meat cleavers and a pistol attacked Jewish worshippers Tuesday at a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers, killing four people and wounding six others before they were shot dead by police, an Israeli police...
  • Jerusalem synagogue assault kills 4 worshipers, police officer

    JERUSALEM Two Palestinians wielding meat cleavers and a pistol attacked Jewish worshippers Tuesday at a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers, killing four worshippers and a police officer and wounding five others before they were shot dead by...
  • Boy, 14, charged with arson in fire at his Prospect Heights home

    Boy, 14, charged with arson in fire at his Prospect Heights home
    A 14-year-old boy faces felony arson charges after a morning fire at his Prospect Heights home injured his parents and an officer, police said. The teen also faces three counts of aggravated arson in connection with the three injuries, said Prospect...