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Arson

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  • Man charged with arson in Dec. blaze at Ft. Howard

    Man charged with arson in Dec. blaze at Ft. Howard
    Baltimore County police said Tuesday they have arrested a man accused of intentionally setting fire to a vacant house on the grounds of Fort Howard in December. James William Folk, 38, faces charges of second-degree arson and second-degree burglary....
  • Manhattan Beach family believes suspicious fire was a hate crime

    Manhattan Beach family believes suspicious fire was a hate crime
    A black Manhattan Beach family is asking police to investigate a suspected arson attack on their home as a hate crime. In the middle of the night Wednesday, someone placed a gasoline-soaked rubber tire at the front door of the Clinton family's three-...
  • Elgin man charged in fourth DUI

    Elgin man charged in fourth DUI
    Bail was set at $150,000 for an Elgin man and parolee after his arrest on his fourth charge of driving under the influence on Sunday. James R. Beavers, 36, of the 500 block of Cumberland Trail, was charged with two Class 2 felony counts of aggravated...
  • Norfolk man accused of arson

    A 27-year-old Norfolk man is accused of setting a fire in a detached garage last week. Jason Mckenney has been charged with burning or destroying any other building or structure and burning building or structure to commit a felony after firefighters...
  • Man pleads guilty to murder in 2008 slaying of ex-wife, her relatives

    A Palmdale man pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and arson charges in the June 2008 slayings of his ex-wife, her boyfriend, her two children and another relative. Dressed in blue jail scrubs and with his hands cuffed behind his back in a downtown L.A....
  • Gasoline bomb hits bus in Bangladesh, killing 7 amid unrest

    Gasoline bomb hits bus in Bangladesh, killing 7 amid unrest
    At least seven people were killed and several others seriously wounded Tuesday when their bus was struck by a gasoline bomb in the deadliest attack in weeks of spiraling political violence in Bangladesh. The assault brought the death toll from the...
  • State police investigating suspected arson in Centre Township

    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...
  • Woman agrees to testify against others in Indianapolis house explosion

    Woman agrees to testify against others in Indianapolis house explosion
     A woman charged in a deadly 2012 house explosion in Indianapolis agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and testify against at least two other people in the fiery natural gas blast that damaged dozens of homes. Monserrate Shirley,...
  • Soccer fight; convenience stores robbed with knife, machete; lawyer suspended

    Soccer fight; convenience stores robbed with knife, machete; lawyer suspended
    This roundup of crime briefs from around the area isn’t meant to be a comprehensive compilation of Maryland crime news, but a snapshot of some of the newsworthy incidents from across our region. Here’s a look at some of the crime that’...
  • Dentist arrested on suspicion of trying to burn rival dental practices

    Dentist arrested on suspicion of trying to burn rival dental practices
    A Ventura County dentist has been arrested on suspicion of torching the offices of rival dental practices, authorities said. Leopold Weinstein, 63, was arrested Friday on three counts of arson, three counts of attempted arson and possession of a...
  • Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

    A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb. A St. Louis County jail official said Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, was being held on $30,000...