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Today in History

Feb. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2019. There are 316 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 18, 2001, auto racing star Dale Earnhardt Sr. died in a crash at the Daytona 500; he was 49. On this date: In 1546, Martin Luther, leader of the Protestant Reformation in...

Man arrested in 3rd fire at Mississippi furniture factory

Feb. 15, 2019 3:55 PM EST

ECRU, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi man is charged with three counts of second-degree arson in a furniture factory fire. Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask says 30-year-old Jason Lee Doss of Pontotoc is jailed awaiting a hearing on bail. It's unclear if Doss has a lawyer to speak for him. Thursday's...

$1M bond set for suspect accused of setting deputy on fire

Feb. 15, 2019 3:11 PM EST

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $1 million bond for a man charged with setting an Ohio sheriff's deputy on fire, causing serious burns when the deputy and other officers tried to arrest him on a felony warrant. Forty-five-year-old Jay Brannon appeared in court Friday afternoon in Ravenna after being...

Shelter: Dog set on fire in Virginia park has died

Feb. 15, 2019 7:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia shelter say a dog set on fire at a Richmond park has succumbed to his wounds. News outlets report Richmond Animal Care and Control announced Friday morning that the male brindle pit bull named Tommie died surrounded by caregivers. The shelter says Tommie was...

Shelter: Recovery may not be option for dog set on fire

Feb. 14, 2019 7:16 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia animal shelter say "recovery may not be an option" for a dog found set on fire. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Richmond Animal Care and Control announced Wednesday its treatment plans are changing for the male brindle pit bull named Tommie. The shelter says...

Charges: Jail nurse killed husband, wanted to wed inmate

Feb. 12, 2019 7:26 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri jail nurse who allegedly wanted to marry a man convicted of killing a lottery winner has been charged with poisoning her husband and setting their home on fire, according to court records. Amy Murray, 40, is facing charges including first-degree murder and arson in the...

Handyman accused of intentionally blowing up Denver rowhome

Feb. 11, 2019 10:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A handyman who was involved in an argument with tenants intentionally caused an explosion that leveled a brick row house in Denver, injuring nine people, including himself, authorities said. Todd Perkins, 56, was arrested Monday on suspicion of arson and attempted murder, said Capt. Greg...

Virginia animal shelter seeks suspect after dog set on fire

Feb. 11, 2019 4:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia animal shelter say a dog was set on fire at a city park and suffered burns to over 40 percent of its body. Richmond Animal Care and Control says in a Facebook post that the male brindle pit bull was tied to a pole in a city park, covered in accelerant and set on...

The Latest: Bahrain says it could still pursue refugee

Feb. 11, 2019 5:56 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the release of Bahraini soccer player with refugee status in Australia who was released from Thai detention after extradition request was withdrawn (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Bahrain says that it "reaffirms its right to pursue all necessary legal actions against" a soccer...

Suspect in deadly Paris fire handed preliminary charges

Feb. 9, 2019 7:38 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor's office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week has been handed preliminary arson charges. The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental health issues, was placed in...