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Arson

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  • Attorney: House explosion stupid, selfish plan gone awry

    A man accused of plotting a deadly explosion that damaged or destroyed more than 80 homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood should have known the scheme could kill people, even if that wasn't his intent, a prosecutor told jurors Monday as the murder trial...
  • Man sentenced to prison for arson that killed teenage son

    A man who admitted scheming with his ex-wife in setting a string of arson fires to bilk insurers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in federal prison for his role in a 2001 blaze that killed their teenage son....
  • 3 arrested in Troy fire that left 82-year-old woman dead

    Police say they have made three arrests in an upstate New York apartment fire that led to the death of an 82-year-old woman. Troy police said Friday that two men and one woman were arrested in North Carolina and are awaiting extradition to New York,...
  • Former volunteer firefighter pleads guilty to arson

    A former Baltimore Pike Volunteer firefighter has pleaded guilty to four arson-related charges in connection with a string of Cumberland fires. The Cumberland Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1AMy0FV ) 23-year-old Patrick Levi Kneisley of Cumberland...
  • NH fugitive wanted in deaths of parents caught in Florida

    A man who made the U.S. Marshals Service's most-wanted list after being charged with killing his parents and setting their New Hampshire house on fire last year was captured Wednesday at a Florida hotel where he was living and working, authorities said....
  • Judge to rule later on admitting recordings from Indy blast

    The judge hearing the trial of a man charged in a deadly Indianapolis house explosion said Wednesday he'll rule later on whether prosecutors can admit audio recordings of a man who initially survived the blast before dying. Prosecutors argued during a...
  • 'You got me,' N.H. fugitive told officers during Florida capture, agent says

    'You got me,' N.H. fugitive told officers during Florida capture, agent says
    A man who made the U.S. Marshals Service's most-wanted list after being charged with killing his parents and setting their New Hampshire house on fire last year was captured Wednesday morning at a Florida hotel where he lived and worked, authorities said....
  • Convicted murderer hopes latest fire science proves innocence

    Convicted murderer hopes latest fire science proves innocence
    At the time 14-year-old Adam Gray was arrested for setting a fire that killed two people, the evidence that the fire had been intentionally set seemed unassailable. After all, fire investigators testified that the March 1993 blaze at a Brighton Park...
  • Newport News fire academy, part 8: Determining cause of blazes part of training

    Newport News fire academy, part 8: Determining cause of blazes part of training
    Editor's note: Reporter Sarah J. Ketchum is participating in an academy hosted by the Newport News Fire Department and writing about her experience. NEWPORT NEWS — When I was little, my dad, a former firefighter in Michigan, would sometimes take...
  • Trial for woman charged in Vernon Hills garbage fires set for July 6

    Trial for woman charged in Vernon Hills garbage fires set for July 6
    A new trial date of July 6 has been set for a Vernon Hills woman charged with several instances of arson in local village parks and awaiting sentencing for an arson-related crime in New Jersey. Lake County Circuit Court Judge Victoria Rossetti set the...
  • Reward in stable arson that may be tied to 'animal rights extremism'

    Reward in stable arson that may be tied to 'animal rights extremism'
    The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward in a February arson fire at an Old Town horse stable that may be tied to "animal rights extremism." The fire at the Noble Horse Theatre, 1410 N. Orleans St., early on Feb. 6 was set in two separate carriage storage...