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Arson

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Top Arson Articles

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  • Enfield Police Holding Press Conference Friday On Hazardville Arsons

    Enfield Police Thursday afternoon sent a notice that officials would hold a press conference Friday on the series of arson fires in the Elm Street area. "The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss significant information regarding the arsons that...
  • Jury finds man guilty of setting fire to home of ex-boss

    It took jurors just 10 minutes to find a Daytona Beach man guilty of setting fire to his employer's property after he was fired. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1xBFcxo ) reports 40-year-old Damion Haywood was sentenced Wednesday to 30...
  • Hampton man faces three arson counts

    Hampton man faces three arson counts
    Hampton fire investigators have charged a 56-year-old man with setting fires in the Wythe section of the city, saying a surveillance operation led to the arrest. William E. "Bill" Hurst Jr., of 143 LaSalle Ave., was arrested March 10 and charged with...
  • Pittsylvania County woman charged with homicide, arson

    A Pittsylvania County woman has been charged in the death of a Danville resident whose body was found in a burning house. Danville police said Tuesday that 39-year-old Christy Michelle Beskin is being held in the city jail without bond on homicide and...
  • Attorney: Judge orders new trial for Stockertown arson

     Attorney: Judge orders new trial for Stockertown arson
    A man convicted of a Stockertown arson as a juvenile will receive a new trial after a judge issued an order noting serious doubts about the star witness in the case, a woman who was later convicted of setting her own home ablaze, the man's attorney said...
  • Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy

    Bangladesh's long political crisis: Deaths and a stilted economy
    Two months into a bloody standoff in Bangladesh that has left at least 118 people dead, the violence has eased but the political crisis continues to deepen. After weeks of deadly arson attacks by anti-government protesters enforcing a crippling...
  • 2 South Side women charged with setting neighbor's porch on fire

    2 South Side women charged with setting neighbor's porch on fire
    Two South Side women were each ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors said they set fire to a neighbor's porch. Dorian E. Johnson, 20, and Cherokee Chandler, 23, each have been charged with felony aggravated arson after the...
  • Police: Professor gave ex-convict $37K before he was killed

    At first, it appeared retired University of Florida professor Thomas Oakland died in a tragic house fire. Now, police think the 75-year-old man who friends say was "generous to a fault" was done in by his own kindness. An autopsy found that Oakland, a...
  • No more charges in fire at which firefighter was stricken

    A police chief says there will be no more charges in a southwestern Pennsylvania garage fire that contributed to the death of a firefighter who had a heart attack at the scene. Somerset Chief Randy Cox says the facts don't warrant an aggravated arson...
  • Man sells van, falsely reports it stolen, police say

    Man sells van, falsely reports it stolen, police say
    In an apparent attempt to have his cake and eat it too, Miramar police say Orville Arson Massop sold a van to a 73-year-old man and then falsely reported it stolen. Massop, 45, told police on Feb. 19 that a 2012 Mercedes Benz Sprinter van he had recently...
  • Milwaukee lawyer gets house arrest for role in arson fraud

    A Milwaukee lawyer has been sentenced to house arrest for helping a client collect $325,000 in an arson fraud. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1GmJvon ) reports 62-year-old Harvey Goldstein will spend six months of home confinement as...