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  • Brothers charged with burning mom's car, threatening her

    Brothers charged with burning mom's car, threatening her
    Two brothers are charged with aggravated assault and arson after one held a knife to his mother's leg and the other set her car on fire outside their Longswamp, Berks County, home Monday, according to court records. Joseph and Jesse Choma, 23 and 18,...
  • Woman agrees to testify against others in Indianapolis house explosion

    Woman agrees to testify against others in Indianapolis house explosion
     A woman charged in a deadly 2012 house explosion in Indianapolis agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and testify against at least two other people in the fiery natural gas blast that damaged dozens of homes. Monserrate Shirley,...
  • Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

    Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson
    A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb. A St. Louis County jail official said Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, was being held on $30,000...
  • Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid

    Volunteers help over 100 arrested Ferguson protesters get legal aid
    The young man and woman waiting in the dark outside the St. Louis county jail were bundled up in scarves and hats to ward off a light freezing rain, but still they were shivering. Every time someone emerged from the jail they would scurry with the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Police detain suspect for arson at 'Mrs. Doubtfire' home

    Police detain suspect for arson at 'Mrs. Doubtfire' home
    San Francisco police arrested a woman Wednesday in connection with two small arson fires set at a house that served as the backdrop to the popular "Mrs. Doubtfire" movie starring Robin Williams. Tyqwon Eugenen Welch, 25, of Los Angeles, was booked...
  • Blotter: Man charged with theft of $300 in Pokemon cards in Vernon Hills

    Blotter: Man charged with theft of $300 in Pokemon cards in Vernon Hills
    The following were taken from police reports. A 34-year-old Highwood woman was arrested on Nov. 11 in the 500 block of East Townline Road and charged with the retail theft of $27 in groceries. A 24-year-old Merrillville, Ind., woman was arrested on...
  • Arson not suspected in deadly horse barn blaze

     Arson not suspected in deadly horse barn blaze
    The fire that killed 32 horses in a barn near Woodstock apparently started in a hayloft, but investigators said Monday they may never know the cause of the blaze. Five horses survived by getting out of the barn at Valley View Acres when it went up in...
  • Man guilty of murder, arson in Lombard fire that killed ex-girlfriend

    Man guilty of murder, arson in Lombard fire that killed ex-girlfriend
    A Villa Park man was found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated arson Tuesday night for setting a fire that killed his former girlfriend, according to DuPage County prosecutors. After hearing testimony and evidence over five days, capped by...
  • FAA outlines strategy to recover from air-traffic control outages

    FAA outlines strategy to recover from air-traffic control outages
    Tighter security has been implemented to "detect and counter insider threats" against the nation's radar facilities that direct airplanes, following the arson attack two months ago by a worker at an air-traffic control center west of Chicago, the...