| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
A Banning man was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for a series of nine arson fires that spanned two years and two counties, prosecutors said.
Steven Taylor Rutherford, 49, who started eight fires in Riverside County and one in San Bernardino...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Orange County sheriff's officials said they caught a suspected arsonist in the act inside a burning building in Dana Point early Sunday.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of breaking glass sounds and a suspicious person at the Dana Point Arts...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:53 PM
The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:28 AM
A Brooklyn Park man was arrested and charged after a fire in Anne Arundel County Monday morning that injured one person.
Xavien Neal Pinkney, 23, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree arson, two counts of malicious burning in...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Ten Plainfield juveniles have been charged in recent weeks with setting fire to dumpsters and playground equipment, a practice police said was spurred on by social media.
The juveniles, ranging in age from 11 to 16, have been charged with property...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Chinese authorities have been on heightened security alert lately in the wake of deadly knifings and bombings at train stations blamed on separatists and terrorists. But the nation’s bus riders have now come under repeated arson assaults from a...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:17 PM
A 43-year-old man has been charged with setting more than 20 small trash fires throughout Los Angeles this year, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Salvador Munguia pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the string of fires, two of which ignited dry grass, according to...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:50 PM
A 38-year-old transient was arrested shortly after allegedly igniting a small brush fire in the hills above the Glendale Sports Complex on Friday, police said.
Arriving firefighters crossed paths with Marlon Mejialopez, who was handed over to police and...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Richard Hyerczyk sat stone still with a slightly pained expression in a federal courtroom Wednesday as a judge read aloud the violent and racist rants he’d mailed to people who angered him over the years.
There were threats to officials at a...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:26 PM
A 78-year-old man accused of setting a fire that destroyed the San Pedro Elks Lodge was charged Thursday with arson and other charges, prosecutors announced.
Nick Pecarich was charged with one count each of arson of a structure, grand theft of...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Thirteen people have been executed for terrorism-related offenses in three cities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province, authorities announced Monday.
The convicts had been found guilty of crimes including homicide, arson, making explosives...