NEW YORK (AP) — Two reputed associates of one of the most notorious organized crime families in New York have been charged with extorting a businessman and torching his Mercedes Benz in New York City.
Gambino family associates Peter Tuccio, 25, and Jonathan Gurino, 25, were arrested Friday ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two Gambino crime family associates charged in a 2015 fire (all times local):
Two reputed associates of the Gambino crime family have been released from jail where they’ve been held on charges related to a businessman’s burned Mercedes Benz in ...
Sheriff: Man attempted to ignite home with children inside
THOMASVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in North Carolina says a man attempted to set on fire a home that had children inside of it.
The Dispatch reported Thursday ...
Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say 10 students have been killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda.
Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said Wednesday that a tenth victim succumbed to his wounds while being admitted at a local hospital.
Investigators: Seattle fire that burned lumberyard was arson
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle fire investigators say a weekend blaze that destroyed a lumberyard in the Queen Anne neighborhood was arson.
Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Kristin Tinsley said Tuesday that an investigation found that Saturday’s fire was intentionally set.
Tinsley says it ...
Man arrested, accused of burning mother’s house over mold
DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Officials in Louisiana say a man set his mother’s rental home on fire because it had mold.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says in a Facebook post that 30-year-old Michael McClendon was arrested and booked Saturday into the ...
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say arson is suspected in fires found burning at a church in southwestern Michigan.
The Kent County sheriff’s office says officers responded Monday to Northview Community of Christ Church in Plainfield Township. A passer-by reported smoke ...
Arson suspect arrested in San Diego County brush fire
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man for investigation of arson in a San Diego County brush fire that destroyed a building and threatened numerous homes.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Schmidt says in a news release that 34-year-old Brad Arands was arrested ...
Arson blamed for fire at Washington’s oldest Elks Lodge
SEATTLE (AP) — A fire at Washington’s first Elk Lodge has been ruled an arson.
Television station KIRO
Girl, 14, charged in stabbing death of mother’s ex-boyfriend
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a former boyfriend of her mother.
Authorities say the teenager is also charged with burglary, arson, theft and conspiracy in the September death of Fred Boote Jr. in ...
Woman admits to setting fire to door of acquaintance’s home
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York woman has admitted she set fire to the door of an occupied home on Staten Island.
Police say 40-year-old Iyana Caldwell stated the fire the morning of Sept. 20, and knew a woman who lived at the home. The Staten Island Advance
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the conviction and death sentence of a man in a 2010 house fire that killed his fiancee’s two children.
All five justices agreed in Wednesday’s decision that Jeffrey Weisheit was guilty of crimes, though Chief Justice Loretta Rush ...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP) — A man whose parents and the family dog were found dead after a Southern California house fire has been charged with two counts of murder and arson.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Wednesday that Ryan Venti is also charged with cruelty to an ...
2 charged in slaying of man found in burned N Carolina home
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say two men are in custody in connection to the slaying of a man found dead in a burned North Carolina home.
The Winston-Salem Journal
Man gets 30 years for killing man, setting body on fire
DENVER (AP) — A 24-year-old man who was charged with killing a man whose burning body was found along a road in northeast Denver has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A 53-year-old Ketchikan man suspected of smashing his girlfriend’s vehicle and showing up at her home with a gasoline can has been indicted on charges of felony assault and attempted arson.
The Ketchikan Daily News
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman accused of intentionally setting fire to a Topeka nursing home.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Topeka ...
Production resumes at furniture factory hit by arson
PONTOTOC, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi factory is again turning out furniture after it was heavily damaged by arson.
WCBI-TV reports that production resumed on Oct. 23 at Washington Furniture in Pontotoc. That was less than a month after a Sept. 25 blaze destroyed an inventory ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a 26-year-old Brooklyn man for scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti throughout a Jewish temple.
James Polite was charged Friday with criminal mischief as a hate crime, and making graffiti.
Police say he entered the temple in the Prospect Heights ...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A competency hearing will be held for a 20-year-old Minneapolis woman who allegedly set fires on a college campus and tried to travel to Afghanistan to join al-Qaida.
Tnuza Jamal Hassan was arrested in January after authorities say she set fires on the St. Paul ...
CROFTON, Ky. (AP) — The sentencing of two former Kentucky firefighters has been delayed.
The Kentucky New Era reports a judge on Wednesday delayed the sentencing of former Crofton Volunteer ...
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the 2016 death of a man whose body was found inside his burning home.
The Daily News
Man indicted in slaying, burning of woman’s body in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say killed a woman and then burned her body to cover up the slaying has been indicted on aggravated murder and gross abuse of a corpse charges.
The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that 27-year-old Mohamed Abdigafar ...
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A 37-year-old woman accused of setting two Colorado police officers on fire last November has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
The Aurora Sentinel
2 men arrested on murder charges after Tulsa house fire
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa have arrested two men in the deaths of three people, including a 7-year-old girl, who were found in a burning house with gunshot wounds.
Police on Tuesday arrested 20-year-old Andrew Conard and 23-year-old Keenan Burkhalter in connection with the Oct. 14 ...
Police: Oregon teen plotted to drug, kill his parents
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old Oregon boy planned to kill his parents by setting fire to their Albany home after drugging them with sleeping pills supplied by a 13-year-old friend.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man is in custody after allegedly firing shots inside a Sioux Falls home and then trying to set it on fire.
Officers responded late Monday afternoon when a woman in a different home reported receiving threatening voice messages from the man and hearing gunshots. ...
Man admits causing gas explosion in his western NY home
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 72-year-old man admits he intentionally caused a gas explosion inside his western New York home.
Santo Cok pleaded guilty to arson and reckless endangerment Monday in Erie County Court. He faces up to 15 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Cok disconnected a gas ...
Suburban man charged with committing hate crime at a church
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man faces felony hate crime charges after he allegedly broke windows of a church and spray-painted doors and walls with anti-religious words.
In a news release, Orland Park Police say that 23-year-old Luke Corrigan of Orland Park was arrested ...
Judge rules 1 trial for man charged with killing 9 in fires
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of killing nine people in two arson fires in Ohio will have a single trial, a judge has ruled.
Attorneys for defendant Stanley Ford argued he should have separate trials for the fatal fires in his Akron neighborhood.
One fire killed two adults in ...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a woman’s body was found on the floor of a Las Vegas apartment bedroom where a fire started and that an arson investigation is underway.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says two other residents of the upstairs apartment weren’t home when the fire started ...
SEATTLE (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with a church arson in Seattle last week.
KING-TV reports Miles Stanstad was charged Friday with attempted ...
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi man intentionally set his house on fire and killed his mother.
Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputies arrested 53-year-old Michael Reese on Monday after he had been treated for burns at a Jackson hospital.
Reese is charged with ...
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — There’s a $10,000 reward up for the arsonist who set two large structures on fire at a Mississippi Gulf Coast shipyard.
The fire that caused about $2.5 million in damages at a Moss Point shipyard is being investigated as an arson case.
The Sun Herald
Fire destroys Oakland buildings, cause sought
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive fire on Tuesday engulfed an Oakland apartment complex under construction and destroyed four buildings in the latest of a series of blazes at large residential buildings in a city struggling with a housing shortage. A firefighter also suffered a leg injury but the ...
The Latest: Fire guts Oakland apartments under construction
OAKLAND, California (AP) — The Latest on fire at an Oakland townhome complex under construction (all times local):
Oakland Fire Chief Darin White says investigators are trying to determine if a massive blaze that destroyed four buildings under construction and injured a ...
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in connection with a body found burning in a park in Ohio.
A statement from police in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington says 27-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi was arrested Monday on arson and corpse abuse charges in ...
LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities suspect three 11-year-old boys of starting a brush fire near a lake near Longmont.
The fire was reported about 4:15 p.m. Sunday in an area containing cattails on the east side of McIntosh Lake.
The fire was contained within about an hour ...
Police: Arson suspect set fire in police headquarters
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say set a fire in the lobby of police headquarters.
Authorities say Joseph Lester walked into the headquarters of the Petersburg Bureau of Police last week. They say a fire was set in the lobby. It was quickly extinguished.
Man charged in fire that killed elderly mother, companion
BROWNS MILLS, N.J. (AP) — A man has been charged with arson and aggravated manslaughter in a New Jersey fire that killed his elderly mother and her companion.
The Burlington County prosecutor’s office alleges that 59-year-old Kurt Smith was in the garage with two other people Tuesday night ...
ECRU, Miss. (AP) — Officials say they believe a fire at a northeast Mississippi furniture factory was arson.
Three buildings at American Furniture Co. in Ecru were destroyed in an Oct. 12 fire.
Chief Deputy state Fire Marshal Ricky Davis says investigators found a broken door, plus ...
Police investigate fire at Seattle church as arson
SEATTLE (AP) — Several Molotov cocktails were thrown at a Seattle church, starting a small fire outside.
KIRO-TV reports crews responded after 8 p.m. Thursday to a report of a fire ...
Officials say shipyard fire was arson, offer reward for info
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A recent fire at a vacant Mississippi Gulf Coast shipyard is now considered arson and officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information on who set the blaze.
Two large buildings burned at a VT Halter Marine site in Moss Point on Sept. 11, causing an estimated ...
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man convicted of setting his friend on fire is seeking a sentence reduction.
The Pueblo Chieftain
Man accused of arson, fraud found competent for trial
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of setting his house on fire in 2016 has been ruled competent to stand trial.
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News
PUTNAM, N.Y. (AP) — Lawyers for a 16-year-old say he suffered an “extreme emotional disturbance” before allegedly killing his 15-year-old friend in a New York home and then setting the home on fire.
The Post-Star of Glens Falls
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a man who tried to set a woman’s house on fire has been shot.
A police preliminary report states that Eric Wilson was shot by the woman’s father Sunday after arriving at her home and trying to set it on fire.
According to court records and ...
TYLER, Texas (AP) — A Texas pilot who survived a 2012 Gulf of Mexico crash and videotaped his time in the water must serve more than five years in prison and repay nearly $1 million for insurance-related fraud.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Monday that Theodore Robert ...