| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:59 AM
A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting the huge King fire in Northern California, which exploded in size overnight and now threatens thousands of homes, authorities confirmed Thursday.
Wayne Huntsman was booked...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:55 PM
In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed.
The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires.
The measure reinstates a law that...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:43 PM
NEW BRITAIN — A 19-year-old who police say is responsible for a June fatal fire in Southington pleaded not guilty in Superior Court Thursday.
Eric Morelli, of Westwood Road, appeared before Judge Arthur Hadden wearing a suit. He is free on $150,000...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:35 PM
A Banning man was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for a series of nine arson fires that spanned two years and two counties, prosecutors said.
Steven Taylor Rutherford, 49, who started eight fires in Riverside County and one in San Bernardino...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 11:25 PM
Orange County sheriff's officials said they caught a suspected arsonist in the act inside a burning building in Dana Point early Sunday.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of breaking glass sounds and a suspicious person at the Dana Point Arts...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:49 PM
HARTFORD — A judge on Tuesday found that a 75-year-old man set a fire at his East Windsor nursing home two years ago, but also that John H. Turner was not guilty by reason of mental disease.
Judge Joan K. Alexander's finding followed an hour-long...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:51 PM
A judge on Tuesday set $25,000 bond for a 34-year-old Sanford man, accused of setting his neighbor's mobile home on fire while his neighbor was asleep inside.
Curtis Smith is accused of attempted murder and arson. He was arrested Aug. 8, the day a...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:50 PM
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,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Two young boys were charged with arson for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied home on the Calvert County estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal said Friday that the boys, who are 12 and 14 and...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 6:34 PM
A West Side woman was ordered held on $500,000 bail after being accused of trying to set fire to a car while three people slept inside.
Dubose Ulissaty, 26, of the 1100 block of South Menard Avenue, was charged with two counts of attempted aggravated...