Arson - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Arson Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A neighbor of a family that died in a house fire was charged Tuesday with intentionally setting it ablaze, killing two adults and five children. Stanley Ford, 58, was charged with aggravated murder and arson, Akron police said. Investigators would not discuss a possible motive because they are still investigating the ... Tue, 23 May 2017 21:51:00 GMT 2017-05-23T21:51:00Z Firefighters Battle Sweden Refugee Center Blaze Swedish firefighters battle a fire in Vaxjo which destroyed a cafe and dance hall adjacent to a hotel being used to house refugees. It was one of three... Wed, 17 May 2017 14:33:00 GMT 2017-05-17T14:33:00Z Officials: 7 People Killed in Fire at Ohio Home A fire chief says seven people have died in a northeast Ohio house fire. Akron Fire Chief Clarence Tucker didn't say how many of the dead are children... Mon, 15 May 2017 20:32:00 GMT 2017-05-15T20:32:00Z Man pleads no contest to arson in 2014 Los Angeles inferno LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who a witness said was angry about the killing of a black man by police in Missouri pleaded no contest Monday to igniting a huge inferno in downtown Los Angeles that destroyed a block of apartments under construction. Dawud Abdulwali, 58, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after entering the plea to one count of arson of a struct... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:07:00 GMT 2017-04-24T23:07:00Z Defendant in triple slaying dies in jump from court balcony YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with setting a fire that killed a girl he was accused of raping and her grandparents jumped to his death from a fourth-floor courthouse balcony on Monday, the day before jury selection in his death penalty trial. Forty-eight-year-old Robert Seman Jr. was being led by deputies from a courtroom after a status conference... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 01:55:00 GMT 2017-04-11T01:55:00Z Document: Crack-smoking man charged in Atlanta overpass fire ATLANTA (AP) — The man accused of starting the raging fire that destroyed part of Interstate 85 north of downtown Atlanta was talking about smoking crack just before the blaze began, according to his arrest affidavit. Basil Eleby told city and federal investigators that he had discussed smoking crack cocaine with two companions under the highway overpass ... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 01:20:00 GMT 2017-04-02T01:20:00Z Man sentenced in death of pregnant ex-girlfriend in Hawaii HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a man Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child in Hawaii. A jury last year convicted 27-year-old Steven Capobianco of second-degree murder in the death of Carly "Charli" Scott. She was five months pregnant when she disappeared from the island of M... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:40:00 GMT 2017-03-25T00:40:00Z Jerzeez Diner owners admit setting fire for insurance money NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — The owners of a New Jersey diner have admitted burning it down to collect insurance. Sussex County prosecutors say 49-year-old Tina Diakos and 40-year-old Ozkan Cengiz pleaded guilty to arson on Wednesday. Prosecutors say the pair said business at the Jerzeez Diner in Vernon was not doing well so they drove from thei... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:21:00 GMT 2017-03-23T17:21:00Z Onetime defendant in legendary Lufthansa heist is rearrested NEW YORK (AP) — An aging mobster who beat a charge that he took part in a legendary heist retold in the hit film "Goodfellas" was accused Wednesday in a less noteworthy crime — getting a group of gangsters, including John "Dapper Don" Gotti's namesake grandson, to torch a car that cut him off in traffic. Vincent Asaro, an 82-year-old third-generation memb... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:56:00 GMT 2017-03-22T21:56:00Z Trial by fire: Lawyer's pants set ablaze during arson case MIAMI (AP) — A Miami defense attorney is feeling the heat after his pants caught fire Wednesday after he told jurors during arguments in an arson case that his client's car spontaneously combusted and wasn't intentionally set. As he started speaking to the jury, Stephen Gutierrez, 28, said he noticed his pocket began to feel hot. "When I checked my pocket... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:03:00 GMT 2017-03-10T00:03:00Z 2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said. The arson occurred at the Islamic Society of New Tampa, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said in a news release. Fire investigators responded at around 2 a.m. After gathering evidence, they determined the fire was i... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:13:00 GMT 2017-02-24T22:13:00Z The Latest: Police: About 20 fires set at Dakota Access camp BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local): 6 p.m. Authorities in North Dakota say Dakota Access pipeline protesters set about 20 fires on the day their longstanding camp was scheduled for closure. They say... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:06:00 GMT 2017-02-23T00:06:00Z German court convicts far-right politician over arson attack BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted a far-right politician for burning down a building intended as housing for refugees. The Potsdam court sentenced 29-year-old Maik Schneider, a member of the National Democratic Party , to eight years imprisonment for arson Thursday. The dpa news agency reports that Schneider was given an additi... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:35:00 GMT 2017-02-09T15:35:00Z Man pleads not guilty in case based partly on pacemaker data HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with arson based partly on data collected from his pacemaker pleaded not guilty Tuesday to setting his Ohio home on fire. Authorities have said gasoline was found on Ross Compton's clothing and that the fire started in multiple places, but Lt. Jimmy Cunningham told WLWT-TV the medical data represented some of "the key pieces of evidence" i... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:48:00 GMT 2017-02-07T22:48:00Z Suspect gets 30 years in Florida mosque fire FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday for setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter attended occasionally. Joseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday's hear... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:54:00 GMT 2017-02-06T22:54:00Z New arrests in deadly 1993 Los Angeles apartment arson LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detective work decades after fire swept through a Los Angeles apartment building filled with poor immigrants has led to arrests of alleged gang members and the prospect of murder charges for the deaths of seven children, three women and two late-term fetuses, authorities said Monday. "They just would not let this case go," Police Chief ... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-02-06T22:15:00Z Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday. The Seattle Times reports ( ) Issac Wayne Wilson was charged in King County Tuesday. Bail was set at $1 million. Charging documents... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:06:00 GMT 2017-01-18T02:06:00Z Pro-Tibet protesters detained as China's Xi arrives in Bern DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Police in the Swiss capital of Bern prevented a pro-Tibet protester from setting himself on fire Sunday on the sidelines of a demonstration against the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, officials said. Bern police say 32 people were stopped for refusing identity checks and other disruptions as part of their deployment to sec... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:53:00 GMT 2017-01-15T20:53:00Z German police slam misleading reports of New Year's violence BERLIN (AP) — Reports that migrants had carried out arson and large-scale violence during New Year's Eve celebrations in the German city of Dortmund prompted a strong denial Wednesday from city police, who called the claims misleading. Several websites outside Germany carried articles in recent days claiming that a thousand-strong "mob" of migrants had at... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMT 2017-01-04T16:30:00Z Afghan sets self alight at German supermarket warehouse BERLIN (AP) — German police say that a 19-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker has suffered serious burns after setting himself on fire at a supermarket warehouse in Bavaria. Police said that the man poured gasoline over himself and set himself ablaze early Monday in Gaimersheim, a town between Nuremberg and Munich. He had bought the gasoline shortly before at a filling station. ... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 10:45:00 GMT 2017-01-02T10:45:00Z Arrest of black man in black church fire stirs debates JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The arrest of a black man on a charge of burning a black Mississippi church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" has sparked bickering online and consternation in the community surrounding the church. Andrew McClinton, 45, made an initial court appearance Thursday in Greenville, a day after he was arrested and charged w... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:03:00 GMT 2016-12-23T02:03:00Z Mississippi church member charged in 'Vote Trump' arson JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man with a prior criminal record was arrested Wednesday in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump," and the church's bishop said the man is a member of the congregation. The state fire marshal said investigators do not believe the fire was politically motivated, but t... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 02:08:00 GMT 2016-12-22T02:08:00Z The Latest: Death toll rises to 11 in Tennessee wildfires GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in eastern Tennessee that have killed seven people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Emergency officials say the death toll from Tennessee wildfires this week has risen to 11. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Dean... Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:53:00 GMT 2016-12-02T01:53:00Z S. Korea's Park cries during public appearance amid scandal SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Battered by massive protests and an impeachment push, South Korea's president cried Thursday during her first public appearance among her citizens since a huge political scandal exploded in October, as police arrested a man accused of setting fire to her dictator father's birthplace in a nearby city. President Park Geun-hye's vis... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:42:00 GMT 2016-12-01T10:42:00Z SKorean police say man burns late dictator's home SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police say they have detained a man suspected of setting fire to the birthplace of late military dictator Park Chung-hee, the father of current President Park Geun-hye. The fire Thursday happened in the southern city of Gumi. It comes as Park Geun-hye faces a push in parliament to impeach her over allegations that sh... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT 2016-12-01T08:00:00Z The Latest: Obama talks with Tennessee governor about fires GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in Tennessee that killed seven people and destroyed hundreds of buildings (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Barack Obama has spoken with Tennessee's governor to offer support for residents gravely affected by recent wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains. A stateme... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:49:00 GMT 2016-12-01T00:49:00Z West Bank settlement evacuated in 5th day of Israeli fires JERUSALEM (AP) — Fires raged in several locations across Israel for a fifth day Saturday, including in a Jewish West Bank settlement where 40 homes were burned and all 1,000-plus of its residents evacuated. After several days of extended fires that caused major damage in northern Israel and in the Jerusalem area, firefighters have managed to quickly gain ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 18:12:00 GMT 2016-11-26T18:12:00Z Haifa fire overcome but others rage elsewhere in Israel JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli firefighters on Friday reined in a blaze that had spread across the country's third-largest city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, but continued to battle more than a dozen other fires around the country for the fourth day in a row. The over 60,000 Israelis evacuated began returning to their char... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:15:00 GMT 2016-11-25T15:15:00Z Wildfire blamed on 'terror' roars through Israeli city HAIFA, Israel (AP) — A wildfire roared through parts of Israel's third-largest city on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes as the country's leaders raised the possibility that Arab assailants had intentionally set the blaze. Spreading quickly due to dry, windy weather, the fire raced through Haifa's northern neighborhoods... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:29:00 GMT 2016-11-24T19:29:00Z The Latest: France sending planes to help Israel fight fires JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in Israel (all times local): 8 p.m. France says it is sending firefighting planes to Israel to help battle a series of wildfires across the country. The French presidency said Thursday that President Francois Hollande had instructed his interior minister to dispatch three aircraft. ... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:57:00 GMT 2016-11-24T17:57:00Z