| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:30 PM
Letter carrier accused of dumping mail
A probationary mail carrier has been charged with official misconduct and theft after police found undelivered mail in a trash container in Merrillville.
Sheilonda Smith, 49, of Merrillville, told a special agent...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 4:39 PM
A former Las Vegas pet shop owner who was caught on surveillance video torching her business before 27 puppies and dogs were rescued last year failed to sway her sentencing judge with a courtroom announcement Wednesday that she was three months pregnant....
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:55 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 3:29 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 3:27 PM
A 19-year-old West Side man set fire to a recycling bin at a Red Line station on the North Side earlier this month before boarding the train, prosecutors said.
Ivan Corona-Gutierrez, of the 2200 block of South Kildare Avenue, was ordered held in lieu of...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 9:31 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:12 PM
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....
| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:45 AM
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’...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:42 PM
A 26-year-old Northbrook woman has been charged with arson and is accused of setting fire to the home she shared with her mother, police said.
Allison Cho, of the 3700 block of Pebble Beach, faces charges of felony residential arson after a fire broke...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:52 PM
Investigators had been suspicious of the man charged this week with murder and arson in the deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion before a co-defendant implicated him, a prosecutor said Friday.
Monserrate Shirley, whose home exploded in November...