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Delaware Judge Says Jury Should Decide Fatal Fire Case

A federal lawsuit over an arson fire that killed three firefighters can proceed against the city of Wilmington and its former mayor and fire chief. The Delaware News Journal reports Judge Mary Pat Thynge dismissed some claims, but recommended that …

Tennessee Man Charged With Arson After Torching Business for Insurance

Authorities have charged a restaurant owner in Lewis County, Tenn., with setting fire to his business for the insurance money. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that Nick Spicer set fire to Nick and Bubba’s Beer, Butts and Clucks …

Missouri Woman Ordered to Pay $243K in Arson-for-Insurance Scheme

An Independence, Mo., woman was sentenced to 31/2 years in prison without parole for an arson and insurance fraud scheme. Tina Shonk was also ordered to pay $242,717 in restitution to her victims and $62,364 to the government. Shonk pleaded …