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  • Man indicted for allegedly setting massive King fire

    Man indicted for allegedly setting massive King fire
    A 37-year-old man had been indicted on arson charges for allegedly setting the massive and devastating King fire that burned for more than a month in El Dorado County. El Dorado County Dist. Atty. Vern Pierson on Monday announced the grand jury decision...
  • L.A. County to pay out $10,000 reward in church arson fire

    L.A. County to pay out $10,000 reward in church arson fire
    Four people who helped authorities track down and prosecute a man who set a Hacienda Heights church on fire in 2011 will share a $10,000 reward, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday. The reward was offered by the board three days...
  • Four car fires erupt in just over 40 minutes in S.F. neighborhood

    Four car fires erupt in just over 40 minutes in S.F. neighborhood
    A team of arson investigators is looking into a series of four suspicious vehicle fires that occurred in less than hour all in the same San Francisco neighborhood early Wednesday. The first of the fires -- three of which involved sport utility...
  • Man charged with attempted arson at World Trade Center in Inner Harbor

    Man charged with attempted arson at World Trade Center in Inner Harbor
    A 58-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted arson after entering the basement of the World Trade Center in the Inner Harbor Saturday night. William L. McGraw, who has no fixed address, faces 115 years' imprisonment and $595,000 in fines,...
  • Blotter: Woman charged with arson in Woodstock

    Blotter: Woman charged with arson in Woodstock
    The following items were taken from Woodstock police reports: A 20-year-old Wonder Lake man was charged with not having a driver's license, disobeying a yield sign and driving an uninsured motor vehicle. He was stopped near Rhodes and Olive streets...
  • November trial set for man accused of murdering girlfriend in arson fire

    November trial set for man accused of murdering girlfriend in arson fire
    A Villa Park man will go on trial in November on charges that he murdered his former girlfriend by intentionally setting a fire that caused her death. DuPage County Judge John Kinsella on Thursday set Nov. 3 as the trial date for Todd Mandoline,...
  • Boy, 14, charged with arson in fire at his Prospect Heights home

    Boy, 14, charged with arson in fire at his Prospect Heights home
    A 14-year-old boy faces felony arson charges after a morning fire at his Prospect Heights home injured his parents and an officer, police said. The teen also faces three counts of aggravated arson in connection with the three injuries, said Prospect...
  • Social media posts prompted teens to set fires: cops

    Social media posts prompted teens to set fires: cops
    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...
  • Man Charged In Connection With Fire That Grounded Flights

    Man Charged In Connection With Fire That Grounded Flights
    A Naperville man has been charged in federal court in connection with an arson fire at an FAA radar center that grounded nearly 2,000 flights in Chicago today, authorities said. Brian Howard, 36, remains hospitalized following the incident, in which...
  • Man charged with setting fire in historic Elgin Tower

    Man charged with setting fire in historic Elgin Tower
    A man tracked down through surveillance video has been charged with starting a fire in a garbage can at the Elgin Tower Building, causing about $5,000 in damage to the art deco high-rise that has marked the city's skyline since 1929. Tommy McBurney, 58, ...
  • Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca

    Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca
    A convicted con man and male prostitute who Boca Raton police say swindled four people out of their money after he put a false rental advertisement on Craigslist was arrested on Wednesday. Police said Daniel Fournier, 29, advertised a three-bedroom home...