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  • Brooklyn Park man sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for restaurant arson

    Brooklyn Park man sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison for restaurant arson
    A Brooklyn Park man accused of setting a pizza restaurant on fire to cover up a burglary was sentenced Monday to nearly six years in federal prison. Brian Keith Swope, Jr., 33, previously pleaded guilty to arson for the May 23, 2013, fire at the Pizza...
  • Woman charged with assaulting man, threatening arson

    Woman charged with assaulting man, threatening arson
    A Manchester woman is charged with assault and making a threat of arson after allegedly hitting a man and threatening to burn down the house where the two had been living. Jane Elizabeth Wildasin, 50, of the 2600 block of Jamer Drive, was released...
  • Hartford Fire Was Arson, Fire Official Says

    Hartford Fire Was Arson, Fire Official Says
    HARTFORD — An overnight fire in the South End was intentionally set, a fire official said Tuesday. The fire at 20 Glendale Ave., a vacant, two-story house, was reported about 12:20 a.m., Capt. Helene Lynch said. No one was injured. Investigators...
  • Trailer fire might have been arson

     Trailer fire might have been arson
    Valparaiso police are investigating what appears to be an arson fire that caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to a trailer at the construction site of Dick's Sporting Goods over the weekend. Police were called to the scene at 410 Porters Vale Blvd....
  • 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...
  • Motive behind alleged arson at Houston Islamic center remains unclear

    Motive behind alleged arson at Houston Islamic center remains unclear
    While a homeless man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fire that destroyed a building at an Islamic center in Houston, investigators aren't commenting on a possible motive, including whether it may have been a hate crime.   Darryl...
  • Agent with attorney general's office: Claire Risoldi asked me not to investigate jewelry thefts

     Agent with attorney general's office: Claire Risoldi asked me not to investigate jewelry thefts
    Buckingham's Midway firefighters testified Thursday that Claire Risoldi and her family falsely accused the squad of stealing millions in jewelry during an October 2013 fire at the family's township mansion. The fire was the third in five years at...
  • Defense lawyer: Lack of arson charges undermines $20M fraud case against Risoldis

    Defense lawyer: Lack of arson charges undermines $20M fraud case against Risoldis
    Arson was not among the criminal charges brought against the prominent Risoldi family of Bucks County, whose Buckingham mansion burned three times in five years. Arson was not established by independent fire investigators or a township fire marshal....
  • Boy, 14, charged in connection with March 18 fire in Perryman trailer

    Deputy state fire marshals have charged a 14 year-old boy with arson after a fire in a house trailer March 18 in the 1600 block of Perryman Road in Perryman. The 5:01 p.m. fire involved a house trailer that was in transition to being used for a full-time...
  • Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, official says

    Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, official says
    Authorities have surveillance footage showing the suspected arsonist in last December's spectacular downtown L.A. apartment complex fire parking his vehicle on the 110 Freeway and walking into the half-built structure with cans of fuel, a fire official...
  • Hampton fire officials investigating arson in Grandview Nature Preserve

    Hampton fire officials investigating arson in Grandview Nature Preserve
    An arson investigation is underway after fire burned through approximately 1 to 3 acres in Hampton's Grandview Nature Preserve early Thursday morning, an official said. Firefighters were called to the first block of State Park Drive about 12:45 a.m....