LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A weekend fire at a Christian pregnancy center in north-central Colorado is being investigated as a possible arson, police in Longmont said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first of three men who have admitted setting fire to a Las Vegas police vehicle during a May 2020 racial injustice street protest was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison by a U.S.
PYLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a large barn fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage on Sunday, Maryland fire officials said.
Firefighters were dispatched to the 5300 block of Onion Road in Pylesville around 12:30 p.m.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A fire that heavily damaged a historic church in Chattanooga was intentionally set and authorities searched Friday for a person of interest in the arson case, officials said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed three bills into law Tuesday, including one that increases arson punishments and another that supporters say will get federally approved medicines that contain marijuana or its active ingredient quicker to those who need them.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with setting fire to The Satanic Temple's headquarters in Salem was ordered held without bail Monday.
Daniel Damien Lucey, 42, of Chelsea, pleaded not guilty to arson, destruction of a place of worship and civil rights violation charges during his arraignment in Salem District Court.
BATH, Maine (AP) — An elementary school that sustained heavy fire damage, forcing the cancellation of classes, caught fire for a second time on Monday.
Flames were seen coming from the roof of the Dike Newell School before firefighters doused the flames on Monday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Racine man to 40 months in prison for starting a fire that destroyed a furniture store during protests over a police shooting in Kenosha in 2020.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that U.S.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation headed for Gov. Roy Cooper's desk creates new crimes for arson and stiffer punishments for such fire-related violations already in state law.
The measure received final General Assembly approval on Thursday when the House voted 89-6 for the changes that the Senate completed on the bill earlier in the week.
MORROW, Ga. (AP) — Police charged three boys with arson in fires that destroyed three historic homes in an Atlanta suburb over the weekend.
Two 14-year-olds and one 15-year-old were arrested Wednesday at their homes in Clayton County, officials in Morrow announced.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire caused by suspected arson spread through an office building Thursday in South Korea’s Daegu city, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens, fire and police officials said.
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating a fire at an anti-abortion center in a Buffalo suburb early Tuesday as a likely arson — one the center’s operators suspect is the work of women’s rights extremists.
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) — A 57-year-old northwestern Minnesota woman is accused of setting a curtain on fire inside a mosque, authorities said Tuesday.
ORANGE, Mass. (AP) — Three juveniles ages 12 to 14 are facing charges in connection with a massive fire in Orange, Massachusetts last weekend that destroyed four buildings, including a vacant mill, authorities said Tuesday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New arson crimes and higher penalties for current offenses related to setting buildings on fire received overwhelming support in the state Senate on Monday night.
The measure, a version of which passed the House last year, would create new felony crimes for setting fire to a prison, an occupied commercial structure, and an unoccupied commercial structure.
MORROW, Ga. (AP) — State arson investigators are helping in the probe of a suspicious fire that destroyed three historic homes over the weekend, a state official announced Monday.
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with the quadruple murder five years ago of a prominent family that owned a restaurant in Bremerton, Washington, authorities said Monday.
MORROW, Ga. (AP) — Arson has destroyed three adjacent historic homes owned by a city near Atlanta, officials said.
Mayor John Lampl wept as he looked over the wreckage in Morrow on Saturday evening, WXIA-TV reported.
CHICAGO (AP) — An attempted murder charge has been filed after an attack on the “Walking Man,” a 75-year-old homeless man who over years has become a recognized figure in downtown Chicago.
Joseph Kromelis was badly burned while resting on Lower Wabash Avenue last Wednesday and might not survive, Assistant State’s Attorney Danny Hanichak said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for setting fire to the Travis County Democratic Party office in downtown Austin.
Federal court records show Ryan Faircloth, 31, of San Antonio was sentenced Friday to 72 months in prison after pleading guilty in January to arson for throwing a Molotov cocktail into the office in September.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Golden Valley man has pleaded guilty to starting a fire that consumed four vacant warehouses in St. Paul last year.
CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — A Camdenton man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison without parole for shooting a woman and her daughter after a long dispute over the daughter's sexual orientation.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a man's convictions and death sentences in the 2012 killing of his nine-months pregnant girlfriend who was bound, handcuffed and gagged when her partially burned body was found in a bed by firefighters responding to an apartment fire.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who set nearly a dozen wildfires in a Northern California national forest pleaded guilty Monday to being a serial arsonist.
Eric Michael Smith, 41, of Redding, entered guilty pleas to four counts of arson in a federal court in Sacramento but acknowledged setting other blazes in his plea agreement, according to the U.S.
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A tree trimmer in rural Northern California was found guilty in a series of throat-slashing attacks that left three people dead, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
A jury in Butte County on Tuesday found Ryan Scott Blinston, 37, guilty of murder, attempted murder and arson, the Tehama County District Attorney's office said.
MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in the Tucson suburb of Marana are investigating whether a fire that destroyed 14 homes under construction homes was arson.
Marana police officials said the fire started late Friday night.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man charged with setting an arson fire in the southwest part of the state that damaged more than a dozen properties has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Six cars were deliberately set ablaze a short distance from the soccer stadium where league leader Apollon Limassol played second-place APOEL Nicosia, Cypriot police said Monday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vandals struck an anti-abortion group office, where a fire broke out and a Molotov cocktail was found, authorities said Sunday.
Madison police spokeswoman Stephanie Fryer told the Wisconsin State Journal that the fire reported shortly after 6 a.m.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A man is facing federal hate crime and arson charges for a fire that destroyed the Church of the Latter-day Saints in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced the charges against Christopher Scott Pritchard, 46, of Cape Girardeau.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Central California authorities arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly intentionally starting a house fire that killed his 18-month-old niece and 5-month-old nephew and severely burned their mother.
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say they have filed a federal arson charge against a man accused of setting a fire that destroyed or damaged several businesses in downtown Friday Harbor, on San Juan Island, shortly before the summer tourist season.
A Connecticut man has been charged with a hate crime after telling police he set a vehicle on fire because he didn't like the owner's Mormon faith.
The fire, which destroyed a 2022 Chevy Equinox, started just before 4 a.m.
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court convicted seven Jewish men on Wednesday of inciting violence and terror and a slew of other charges for their involvement in a 2015 wedding in which participants celebrated an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky arson unit is investigating after a fire destroyed a synagogue and worship center on the final day of Passover.
Rabbi Avrohom Litvin is regional director of Chabad of Kentucky.
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A jury convicted a Detroit-area man of all 15 criminal counts against him for the slayings of three Warren residents, including a 6-year-old boy.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle man has pleaded guilty to federal arson charges involving a fire that destroyed an Oregon horse slaughterhouse more than two decades ago.
BRIDGER, Mont. (AP) — Two people died in a casino fire in a small town in south-central Montana, Carbon County Sheriff Josh McQuillan said Thursday.
Marla Murray, 71, and John Ahles, 33, died Wednesday morning in the fire at Honest Tom's Saloon and Casino in Bridger, McQuillan said.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have arrested two people who are accused of breaking into a New Orleans-area estate belonging to Louisiana’s lieutenant governor, stealing from it and setting a fire.
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Three years after an arsonist torched three small Black Baptist churches in rural Louisiana, rebuilding is well under way.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A jury convicted a woman of three counts of first-degree murder and arson Monday for setting a fire that killed her boyfriend’s mother and two grandsons.
The Ingham County jury needed just 80 minutes to return the convictions against Abbieana Williams in the Sept.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a 23-year-old man to the approximately year and a half he has spent in custody for an attempted arson at the federal courthouse in Portland.
Prosecutors said Joseph Ybarra lit a device and threw it at the front of the Mark O.
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The Town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island said Thursday that a fire that burned through a block of businesses last week was intentionally set.
City officials said the fire that started early on April 7 originated from a deck behind Crystal Seas Kayaking and was determined to be arson, KING-TV reported.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who according to authorities helped burn a Providence police cruiser during a night of vandalism in the summer of 2020 has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit arson.
A man has been charged in the deaths of his girlfriend’s daughter and granddaughter in a fire that was deliberately set at a southern Maryland home last month, officials announced Friday.
Firefighters were called to a report of an altercation and fire at a Waldorf home on March 31, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — An 18-year-old murder suspect is now facing arson charges for allegedly starting a fire at the Adams County Jail in Mississippi, authorities said.
Sheriff Travis Patten said an investigation showed that Jordan Caston tore wires from a kiosk in the area in which he was held and created sparks that ignited toilet paper.
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson for a fatal Blue Springs duplex fire that police say he started when he intentionally set some clothing on fire in the basement.
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A man who started a 2020 wildfire that killed 12 endangered California condors and seriously injured a firefighter was convicted Thursday of arson and could face up to 24 years in state prison when he is sentenced, prosecutors said.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man was arrested and charged with murder Thursday night in the death of Cleveland Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah's older brother.
Police in Hampton, Virginia, said Donald Ivan Scott has been charged with one count of murder and one count of arson.
CROWN POIINT, Ind. (AP) — A Lake County judge sentenced a Gary man to more than 103 years in prison Tuesday for fatally shooting his girlfriend and leaving her body in a car he set ablaze.
A jury last month convicted Hugh Scott, 37, of murder and other charges in the June 2018 slaying of Davita Ward, 39.