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Arson Suspected in Several Recent Connecticut Fires

Police and fire investigators say a string of fires in Norwich, Conn., recently appear to be arson and are looking for the person or people responsible. The latest blaze occurred Monday night at the former YMCA building on Main Street. …

Police Make 2 Arrests in Most Recent Kentucky Home Burglary, Fire

Kentucky State Police say two people have been charged in connection to a home burglary and arson that occurred in Madison County. Police say 38-year-old John C. Roth of Nicholasville was arrested Tuesday and charged with receiving stolen property under …

Police Investigate 6th Home Burglary, Arson in Central Kentucky

A house north of Richmond has become the sixth home in Central Kentucky that state police think were recently burglarized and then set on fire. Trooper Robert Purdy told news outlets that a Madison County home received a “fair amount …

Kentucky Police Investigate Connection Between Home Burglaries, Fires

Kentucky State Police say they are investigating three house fires that occurred after the homes were burglarized. Police said in a statement that they think the cases are related and believe the blazes are the result of arson. The statement …

Florida Fire Marshal Rules Church Fire an Accident

State investigators say a fire that destroyed a predominantly black church in Florida’s capital was accidental and not the work of an arsonist. Some reports had linked the fire last week at Greater Miracle Temple in Tallahassee to other black …

Accelerant-Sniffing Dog Joins New Orleans Fire Dept.

The New Orleans Fire Department is celebrating the arrival of a new four-legged recruit. “Dakota” is a Labrador retriever trained to sniff out accelerants used by arsonists. The department says in a weekend news release that the dog and its …

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 …

Questionable Arson Investigation Leads to New Trial for Texas Man

A Texas man convicted of setting a fire that killed his two stepsons was granted a new trial by the state’s highest criminal court, which sided with experts who question the fire investigation used to convict him. Ed Graf’s case …