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  • Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park

    Orlando firefighters investigate another suspected arson in Thornton Park
    Another suspected arson fire at a vacant home in Thornton Park was discovered by a neighbor on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Orlando Fire Department. It's the sixth suspicious fire to be reported between late Saturday and early Sunday and the 13th...
  • Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires

     Authorities arrest man in Seminole arson, seek to question sibling in other fires
    State and local investigators said Wednesday that they want to question a man who may know about a string of 11 arson fires that have occurred in the Sanford area since June. When authorities began investigating a handful of fires in downtown Sanford...
  • Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation

    Man sought for Sanford arson fires also wanted in Georgia for probation violation
    Investigators in Florida and Seminole County are not the only ones looking for Steven Wayne Angle, who they think may have knowledge about the recent string of arson fires in Sanford. Georgia authorities recently issued an arrest warrant for Angle for...
  • Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires

    Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires
    Several law enforcement agencies have formed a task force to investigate a spate of recent arson fires in Central Florida, the Orlando Police Department said Friday. In a press release, the Police Department said the task force would consist of eight...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of arson in out-of-control King fire

    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...
  • Massive Northern California fire outrunning firefighters

    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-...
  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    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...
  • Man accused of setting fire after masturbation complaints

    Man accused of setting fire after masturbation complaints
    A Florida man is facing an arson charge after police say he set fire to a Tampa apartment complex to get back at the management for requesting that he no longer masturbate in front of the windows or the open door, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The...
  • Teen charged with arson in Severn

    Teen charged with arson in Severn
    Anne Arundel County Police arrested an 18-year-old man for starting a fire Friday at a home under construction in Severn. Officials said Torian Andrew Mack was arrested for arson, destruction of property and related charges for the fire in the 8100...
  • Vacaville pastor, three others charged in Molotov cocktail attack

    Vacaville pastor, three others charged in Molotov cocktail attack
    A pastor in Vacaville has been arrested in connection with throwing a Molotov cocktail at a house where his ex-girlfriend was staying. Mark Lewis, the 39-year-old pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Vacaville, is accused of tapping three...
  • Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed

    Draftsman pleads guilty to threatening police after cougar killed
    On the surface, Richard Hyerczyk doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who’d threaten to kill cops and burn the mayor’s house down. A draftsman for a suburban machinery company, Hyerczyk is also an avid naturalist with a master’s...