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Guilty but mentally ill plea in fatal arson

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) – A northeastern Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to third-degree murder and arson charges in a fire that killed his sleeping father. 121 more words

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News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Arson fire incident at a medical marijuana dispensary.

News Alert!!: Downtown Needles, CA: Arson fire incident at a medical marijuana dispensary.

According to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, there was an arson fire incident at a medical marijuana dispensary located on the 200 block of H Street near Third Street in Downtown Needles, California before 9:36am PT on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 which the suspect, who is in police custody, tried to light the front of the medical marijuana dispensary on fire by pouring lighting fluid on the front walls of the building, but the building didn’t suffer any damage. 79 more words

Police make arrest in Effingham Co. arson

RINCON, Ga. (WJCL) – The Rincon Police Department responded to a call Friday that they thought was a domestic dispute but turned out to be arson. 116 more words

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Suspect arrested in fire that damaged 5 buildings


HOMESTEAD, Pa. (WYTV) – Pittsburgh police say they have charged a man with arson in connection with a destructive fire outside the city Friday.

Edward McDonald, 27, if facing arson related charges. 79 more words

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Man freed after 35 years in prison for crime he did not commit

BELLFONTE, PA (WPMT) In July 1979, James Hugney Sr. was convicted after a jury trial in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County of a notorious arson-murder then called by the media “the Burning Bed Case.” The case was called the “Burning Bed” because the prosecution’s theory of the case was that Hugney in a fit of anger set his house on fire by pouring flammable liquid around the bed of his then 16-year old son: his namesake James Hugney, Jr while his son slept in the bed. 746 more words

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Suspect arrested in fire that damaged 5 buildings


HOMESTEAD, Pa. (WKBN) – Pittsburgh police say they have charged a man with arson in connection with a destructive fire outside the city Friday.

Edward McDonald, 27, if facing arson related charges. 79 more words

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PSA: Over 157 intentionally set fires in Troy since 2012

TROY, N.Y. — Arson is everyone’s problem — that’s one of the messages a local public service announcement wants to make clear.

The announcement, made by the Troy Uniform Firefighters Association, follows a number of unsolved arsons.  155 more words

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