| Feb 28, 2015
| 6:50 AM
An upstate New York woman who set several fires on her street, including at her own home, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Michelle Johnston of North Tonawanda was sentenced Friday in Niagara County Court, where the 42-year-old pleaded guilty to...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 12:43 PM
HARTFORD — A fire in the back hallway of a three story building on Webster Street was determined to be an arson, fire officials said Friday afternoon.
Calls about the fire at the building at 53 Webster Street came in about 6:40 a.m. A male occupant...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 1:17 PM
HARTFORD — A man pleaded guilty Thursday in a 2013 arson case that began with a search for cigarette butts and ended with the torching of a Manchester bar.
Aaron Blow, who originally was charged with first-degree arson, pleaded guilty under the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:41 PM
A judge granted bail Tuesday for a reputed mob bookmaker who had a stun gun and a cattle prod when he was charged last week with burning down a Middletown restaurant in an insurance fraud.
Federal prosecutors insisted that, as a condition of his...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 4:31 AM
ENFIELD — A suspicious fire on the deck of a vacant home at 376 Elm St. damaged the home's siding and back door, but did not extend into the house, fire officials said Wednesday.
Enfield police, the town fire marshal and the state fire marshal are...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire at a San Francisco home used in the making of the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire" starring the late Robin Williams, police said.
Police and fire arson investigators were called at about 8:14 p.m. Monday to the home in...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:27 PM
A fourth suspect in a deadly explosion that ripped through an Indianapolis neighborhood in 2012 had helped with a skittish effort to set a house on fire and collect insurance money, according to a probable cause affidavit released Thursday.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:23 AM
Two brothers are charged with aggravated assault and arson after one held a knife to his mother's leg and the other set her car on fire outside their Longswamp, Berks County, home Monday, according to court records.
Joseph and Jesse Choma, 23 and 18,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:54 PM
A Villa Park man was found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated arson Tuesday night for setting a fire that killed his former girlfriend, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
After hearing testimony and evidence over five days, capped by...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:44 PM
State police are investigating an arson fire they said was set at a home in the 100 block of Schuylkill Hill Road in Centre Township, Berks County.
Troopers said firefighters were called to the home about 12:19 a.m. Friday but the homeowner extinguished...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:33 PM
A 25-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of trying to burn down a San Francisco home used in the making of the movie “Mrs. Doubtfire," starring the late Robin Williams.
Tyqwon Eugenen Welch of Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday morning...