| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:55 PM
A former Compton Fire Department battalion chief pleaded no contest Tuesday to felony charges of arson of property and embezzlement by a public official.
Marcel Melanson, 38, was accused of stealing valuable city-owned radio equipment, then setting a...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
A Southeast Side man who allegedly set fires outside his ex-girlfriend's garage in January appeared in bond court Saturday on a felony arson charge.
Prosecutors said Norman W. Cage, 58, became upset after his ex-girlfriend moved some of his...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A man convicted of setting a fire that killed a 7-year-old girl and her pregnant mother in an Albany Park apartment in 2009 has been sentenced to 90 years in prison, authorities said.
Jovan Djurdjlov, 23, was found guilty in January of the murder of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:29 PM
A North Dakota Catholic high school principal has been charged with setting fire to the building, forcing classes to be canceled for the week and rendering the half-century-old schoolhouse unusable until at least summer.
Thomas Joseph Sander, 30, is...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Thirteen people have been executed for terrorism-related offenses in three cities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province, authorities announced Monday.
The convicts had been found guilty of crimes including homicide, arson, making explosives...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:58 PM
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, ...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:31 AM
A Chatham man has been charged with the slaying of rapper Twista's bodyguard, who was found shot to death in a South Side apartment in February after someone started a fire there, authorities said.
Matthew X. Jackson, 25, is facing charges of murder...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The Tennessee man charged with blowing up his wife's parents with a package bomb worked with children at his church's Sunday school, ran a home restoration business out of his in-laws' backyard and was convicted of arson two decades ago, records show....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:57 AM
A 22-year-old man was charged Thursday with four felony counts, including attempted arson and grand theft auto, related to a natural gas leak earlier this week at a storage facility in Playa del Rey.
James Viramonte Cogley of the west Los Angeles area...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 2:15 PM
A Baltimore County jury on Thursday convicted a Rosedale man of stabbing another man, and leaving his body in a burning car.
Prosecutors said Lennell Earl Ellis, 34, fatally stabbed Darryl Maurice Augustus, II in a Nottingham apartment and, with the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:08 PM
MEXICO CITY — Four human heads were reportedly discovered Thursday in Michoacan state, one of several recent incidents that suggest the Knights Templar drug cartel may be lashing out as the federal government and vigilante groups attempt to retake...