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Arson

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  • Firefighter trainee charged with arson

    A 19-year-old suburban Chicago man training to be a firefighter has been charged with setting fires to vacant homes that he later helped extinguish. In a news release, the Cook County Sheriff's Department says Kaumain Allen of Ford Heights was arrested...
  • Man gets 20 years in prison for driving over New Britain cop

    A man who drove over and severely wounded a New Britain police officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Police officers packed the state courtroom in New Britain on Thursday for the sentencing of 20-year-old Jaheem Snype, who pleaded guilty to...
  • Hampton man faces three arson counts

    Hampton man faces three arson counts
    Hampton fire investigators have charged a 56-year-old man with setting fires in the Wythe section of the city, saying a surveillance operation led to the arrest. William E. "Bill" Hurst Jr., of 143 LaSalle Ave., was arrested March 10 and charged with...
  • Pittsylvania County woman charged with homicide, arson

    A Pittsylvania County woman has been charged in the death of a Danville resident whose body was found in a burning house. Danville police said Tuesday that 39-year-old Christy Michelle Beskin is being held in the city jail without bond on homicide and...
  • Attorney: Judge orders new trial for Stockertown arson

     Attorney: Judge orders new trial for Stockertown arson
    A man convicted of a Stockertown arson as a juvenile will receive a new trial after a judge issued an order noting serious doubts about the star witness in the case, a woman who was later convicted of setting her own home ablaze, the man's attorney said...
  • Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy

    Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy
    Two months into a bloody standoff in Bangladesh that has left at least 118 people dead, the violence has eased but the political crisis continues to deepen. After weeks of deadly arson attacks by anti-government protesters enforcing a crippling...
  • 2 South Side women charged with setting neighbor's porch on fire

    2 South Side women charged with setting neighbor's porch on fire
    Two South Side women were each ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors said they set fire to a neighbor's porch. Dorian E. Johnson, 20, and Cherokee Chandler, 23, each have been charged with felony aggravated arson after the...
  • Lake County courts: Letter carrier accused of dumping mail

    Lake County courts: Letter carrier accused of dumping mail
    Letter carrier accused of dumping mail A probationary mail carrier has been charged with official misconduct and theft after police found undelivered mail in a trash container in Merrillville. Sheilonda Smith, 49, of Merrillville, told a special agent...
  • Las Vegas pet store owner gets 5 years in puppy arson case

    Las Vegas pet store owner gets 5 years in puppy arson case
    A former Las Vegas pet shop owner who was caught on surveillance video torching her business before 27 puppies and dogs were rescued last year failed to sway her sentencing judge with a courtroom announcement Wednesday that she was three months pregnant....
  • Man charged with setting fire to Romeoville house being foreclosed

    Man charged with setting fire to Romeoville house being foreclosed
    A man was arrested Monday and accused of setting fire to a house he owned in Romeoville that was in the midst of being foreclosed, police said. Anthony J. Hubbard, 45, was charged with felony arson and criminal damage to property in connection to the...
  • Tow company hit by arson

     Tow company hit by arson
    Arson investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are searching for suspects captured on video deliberately setting fire to a La Crescenta business early Monday that caused an estimated $450,000 in damages. A field sergeant on...