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Arson Arrest Made For Fire At Mississippi Delta Community College

A joint investigation between the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office, Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) Police Department, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department, and the Sunflower County Emergency Management has resulted in the arrest of an individual for …

Fire at Mississippi Community College Believed to be Arson

Surveillance video shows that an intruder lit the fire that damaged a building at a Mississippi community college. The predawn Thursday blaze damaged more than half of Mississippi Delta Community College’s Stauffer-Wood Administration Building in Moorhead. College spokesman Reed Abraham …

Report: Arson Rarely the Cause of Southern Church Fires

As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators said July 2 that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement that investigators found …

Dogs Assist Investigators in Sniffing out Georgia Arson Cases

Iggie is one of the most important tools in Columbus, Ga.’s fight against arson, and he’s only two years old. Iggie is a yellow lab trained to detect fire accelerants such as gasoline and other materials favored by arsonists. He’s …

Police Looking for Arsonist Plaguing Alabama City

Investigators say they are close to finding the person or persons responsible for setting at least seven Birmingham homes on fire over the past few months. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Chief C.W. Mardis tells WBMA-TV someone has started between seven …

Louisiana Woman Faces Murder Charge in Arson-for-Insurance Scheme

A woman accused of igniting a deadly bakery fire in Gretna, La., last month is facing murder charges after authorities said she torched her business in a scheme to collect insurance proceeds. Authorities say Lesly Martinez, 41, owner of Lesly’s …

Texas Arson Convictions Under Review In Light of New Fire Science

Ed Graf was given life in prison 25 years ago for killing his two stepsons by locking them in a backyard shed and setting it on fire. Two investigators used photos of the shed’s remains to persuade jurors that Graf …

California Arson Suspect Also Faces German Fire Probe

The man who allegedly ignited more than 50 fires that terrorized Los Angeles last week is also under investigation in Germany for a house fire near Frankfurt. U.S. investigators also disclosed that a search of Harry Burkhart’s Hollywood apartment turned …

Los Angeles Arson Suspect Arrested

Los Angeles police booked a 24-year-old man on suspicion of arson after an L.A. County sheriff’s deputy detained him in connection with a string of more than 50 fires, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. Booking records identified the man …

Charleston Doubles Reward for Arson Tips

The city of Charleston is now offering $50,000 for tips that lead to the arrest of whoever is responsible for a series of arsons during the past decade. There have been about 85 suspicious fires since 2000 in an area …