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  • Arson suspect killed by police suffered from depression, sister says

    Arson suspect killed by police suffered from depression, sister says
    The man shot and killed by Torrance police after he allegedly set two fires -- including at an apartment with his 2-year-old son inside -- was suffering from depression, his sister said. Asa James Dolak, 19, was fatally shot about 1:35 p.m. Thursday...
  • Toddler rescued from fire intentionally set by father, police say

    Toddler rescued from fire intentionally set by father, police say
    A 2-year-old was rescued from a burning apartment building in Torrance early Thursday morning in a fire that authorities said was intentionally set by the toddler's father. Fire crews and officers responded to the fire in the 16700 block of Crenshaw...
  • Torrance police shoot, kill man suspected of arson, attempted murder

    Torrance police shoot, kill man suspected of arson, attempted murder
    A man suspected of setting the apartment of his ex-girlfriend and their 2-year-old son on fire and then setting his mother's home ablaze was shot and killed Thursday by Torrance police after officers found him with a knife on the campus of a middle...
  • Top 10 stories of 2013

    Top 10 stories of 2013
    1) U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance Huntington Beach police called it a disturbance while many in the community called it a riot. However it's labeled, the kerfuffle that erupted at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing finals in July shook up the...
  • Man accused of beating girlfriend, setting fire to home

    Man accused of beating girlfriend, setting fire to home
    A man beat his girlfriend with a baseball bat, then came back and set fire to her house while 10 people were inside, Baltimore police said — an attack that injured three. Arson investigators charged Jordan Grimes, 26, with about 50 criminal counts,...
  • Clarksville family targeted in arson, attempted murder, police say

    Howard County police said Thursday that a September residential fire in Clarksville has been classified and investigated as arson and attempted murder, according to a news release. Police are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information about the...
  • Boy, 16, charged with setting fire at Aberdeen High

    A 16-year-old male has been charged with setting a fire at Aberdeen High School Tuesday afternoon, according to the State Fire Marshal's Office. About 25 firefighters from Aberdeen, Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Susquehanna Hose Co. in Havre de...
  • Man gets prison for arson at Hollywood synagogue, other sites

    Man gets prison for arson at Hollywood synagogue, other sites
    A 23-year-old homeless man was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 10 years in prison for burglarizing and setting fire to a prominent Hollywood synagogue and other sites in 2011, although he may only serve closer to two years due to time already served....
  • Glendale High student faces arson charges

    Police have presented prosecutors with arson charges against a 14-year-old Glendale High School student who allegedly set posters on fire with a lighter on campus, officials said. The boy, whose name wasn't released because he is a minor, was arrested...
  • Iraq veteran accused of arson in fires at mosque, Planned Parenthood

    Iraq veteran accused of arson in fires at mosque, Planned Parenthood
    Tucked into the deeply evangelical corner of southwestern Missouri, the Islamic Society of Joplin's mosque was an oasis for Muslims -- the only mosque within a 50-mile radius. But in August 2012, during Ramadan, the building burned to the ground in an...
  • Ex-volunteer firefighter gets probation for arson

    Ex-volunteer firefighter gets probation for arson
    (AP) - A former volunteer firefighter has been sentenced to a year of probation for setting three Reno County grass fires amid severe drought last fall. The Hutchinson News reports 19-year-old Cody Knox apologized Friday in Reno County District Court....