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Ex-police chief convicted in 4 arsons targeting his enemies

Mar. 09, 2023 16:05 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland police chief was convicted Thursday of intentionally setting fire to buildings belonging to his adversaries, leading various law enforcement agencies on a sprawling investigation that linked a dozen arsons spanning nearly a decade and crisscrossing several...

Police investigate Illinois Planned Parenthood fire as arson

Jan. 17, 2023 16:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A fire at a central Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic is being investigated as arson, Peoria police said Tuesday, just days after the state enacted sweeping abortion protections. Officers responded to a report of an “unknown person throwing a Molotov cocktail”...

Woman gets house arrest in northern Indiana barn fires case

Jan. 03, 2023 15:15 PM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty to arson for allegedly helping her boyfriend set fire to several barns in northern Indiana was sentenced Tuesday to eight years on house arrest. An Elkhart County judge gave Sherry Thomas a 10-year sentence, with eight years to be...