Arson News

Prosecutor Accused of Misconduct in Texas Arson-Related Execution Case

A prosecutor who handled the case of a Texas man executed for the fire deaths of his three daughters has been formally accused of misconduct over allegations that he concealed evidence during the 1992 murder trial. The State Bar of …

Missouri Man Admits Role in Arson-for-Insurance Schemes

A man implicated in an arson-and-insurance fraud scheme when his clothes caught fire during a house blaze he helped set has pleaded guilty in Missouri to federal conspiracy and other charges. John S. Wayne, of Kansas City, entered the pleas …

Arson Suspected in California School Fire With $1M in Damage

Authorities say they suspect an arsonist set a Northern California middle school’s cafeteria on fire. KCBS-Radio reported that Oakland fire fighters found an opened door when they arrived to put out the early morning blaze at Claremont Middle School, leading …

Arson Trial Begins over 2008 Fire at Nebraska Plant

A federal trial has begun for an Omaha, Neb., businessman accused of paying someone more than six years ago to set fire to his manufacturing plant in eastern Nebraska. A prosecutor said in his opening statement on Jan. 20 that …

Investigators Eye Arson In Large Los Angeles Apartment Blaze

Federal and local investigators are trying to determine whether an arsonist set a fire that turned an unfinished downtown Los Angeles apartment complex into a block of flames so hot that freeway signs melted and windows cracked in office high-rises as …

Rewards Offered for Information in Missouri Protest Arsons

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering rewards up to $10,000 for information leading to arrests in the intentional fires set after the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting. The ATF announced the …

North Carolina Authorities Investigating Fires at Beach Condos

Authorities said two condominiums units and a car have been set on fire in suspicious blazes in Carolina Beach. New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David told local media outlets that crews are still checking to make sure no one …

Illinois Judge Denies Lower Bond in Rock Island Arson Case

A Rock Island County judge has denied a lower bond for a man accused of setting a fire that destroyed or damaged a handful of buildings in downtown Rock Island, Ill., in September. Jason Earl Anderson, 34, is charged with …

Arson Suspected in Dubuque, Iowa, Vehicle Fires

Dubuque, Iowa, police and fire department officials say they are investigating two vehicle fires as arson. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reportsthat the fires were reported before dawn on Oct. 23 in a parking lot. Dubuque Fire Marshal Mark Burkle says …

Fire at Arkansas County Courthouse Annex Deemed Arson

A fire last month at a building that housed the offices of the Arkansas County sheriff and county judge was deliberately set, federal investigators said. No injuries were reported in the early morning fire at the courthouse annex building in …