Arson

Smoke billows from a semi after a deadly crash on Interstate 94 in Caledonia, Wis, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Authorities said the semi crashed and exploded and ignited other vehicles on the interstate in southeastern Wisconsin. (Katelyn Planka via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 7:27 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) — Two semitrailers exploded into flames Wednesday on an interstate in southeastern Wisconsin, killing both drivers and setting other vehicles on fire, authorities said. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said one trailer was southbound on Interstate 94 around 11 a...
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May 29, 2019 - 1:25 pm
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a cross was set on fire at a predominantly white church where a black pastor was scheduled to appear for a revival next month. News outlets report the fire outside Loray Baptist Church in Gastonia on Wednesday burned a cross which had been...
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Pallbearer guide the casket to a waiting hearse after the memorial service for Kendrick Castillo, who was killed in the assault on the STEM Highlands Ranch School, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 15, 2019 - 10:27 pm
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Nearly 2,000 people turned out Wednesday for a memorial service to honor the Colorado teenager who was killed while charging one of the two gunmen who opened fire inside a high school and shot nine people just days before graduation. A line of Jeeps and trucks...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2019 file photo, Devon Erickson, the accused STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter, appears at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock, Colo. Prosecutors are expected to file charges Wednesday morning, May 15, against the suspects, Erickson, and 16-year-old Alec McKinney, who are accused of killing student Kendrick Castillo and wounding eight other classmates at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7. The memorial service for Castillo who is hailed as a hero for tackling one of the gunmen is set for Wednesday afternoon. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File)
May 15, 2019 - 12:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Colorado school shooting (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Colorado prosecutors have charged the students suspected of opening fire at their school with over a dozen counts of murder and attempted murder as well as theft and arson. The shootings at the STEM School...
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May 15, 2019 - 10:37 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been charged with intentionally setting a fire that damaged two Columbia rental properties owned by South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. Columbia police say Frank John Wilberding was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of arson. It wasn't...
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In this photo provided by Lina Biroscak, a fire burns at a mosque, Sunday, May 12, 2019, in New Haven, Conn. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire. (Lina Biroscak via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 5:16 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities have found evidence that an incendiary device or material was used to start a weekend fire at a Connecticut mosque, New Haven's mayor said Tuesday. Federal, state and local authorities are investigating Sunday afternoon's blaze that damaged two floors of New Haven...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, members of an honor guard fold the U.S. flag during flag presentation at the funeral services for Jill Robinson, in West Valley City, Utah. Kevin Wayne Billings, a man accused of fatally shooting Robinson, a West Valley City code-enforcement officer, will likely get life in prison. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Billings is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, May 6, 2019, morning after pleading guilty in February to aggravated murder, aggravated cruelty to an animal and arson-related charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
May 06, 2019 - 6:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The children of a municipal enforcement officer shot and set afire by a man with a history of code violations recounted through tears and clenched fists Monday what their mother would have wanted them to say as he was sentenced to life in prison without parole. "I wish that...
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Vice President Mike Pence hugs a congregation member as he visits pastors and congregation at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, which was burned along with two other nearby African American churches, in Opelousas, La., Friday, May 3, 2019. Holden Matthews, who is white, was arrested for arson and other charges in relation to the church burnings. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
May 03, 2019 - 8:24 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised the parishioners of three African American churches Friday for the inspiring way they responded to the destruction of their sanctuaries by an arsonist and lamented that attacks on communities of faith have become "all too frequent." Pence and...
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An activist kicks away a tear gas canister during a May Day demonstration in Paris, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Brief scuffles between police and protesters have broken out in Paris as thousands of people gather for May Day rallies under tight security measures. Police used tear gas to control the crowd gathering near Paris' Montparnasse train station. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 01, 2019 - 8:06 am
PARIS (AP) — French police clashed with stone-throwing protesters who set fires and smashed up vehicles as thousands of people gathered for May Day rallies Wednesday under tight security. About 165 arrests were made. Police repeatedly used tear gas to try to control the crowd gathering near Paris'...
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A woman leaves flowers on a growing memorial across the street from the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, Calif., on Monday, April 29, 2019. A gunman opened fire on Saturday, April 27 as dozens of people were worshipping exactly six months after a mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue. (AP Photo/Greg Bull)
April 30, 2019 - 3:35 am
POWAY, Calif. (AP) — The FBI said it got tips about a social media post threatening violence against Jews just minutes before a gunman killed a worshipper and wounded three others at a Southern California synagogue — an attack that makes him "part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on...
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