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Man charged with arson in burning of Savannah city office

Jul. 11, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga (AP) — Federal authorities have charged a Savannah man with setting a fire that burned a city office building. A grand jury indicted 18-year-old Stephen Charles Setter on a charge of arson, the office of U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine said. The charge carries a penalty range of five to 20...

Nashville authorities probe fatal storage unit fire

Jul. 8, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville authorities are investigating a weekend fire at a storage facility that killed one person in a unit that included materials used for methamphetamine production. The Nashville Fire Department says several units were on fire Saturday at the Cube Smart facility. ...

Gov. Tim Walz speaks during a news conference to highlight a COVID-19 testing milestone in Minnesota in Minneapolis, Monday, June 29, 2020. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Walz asks Trump for 'major disaster' aid following unrest

Jul. 2, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz requested money Thursday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help Minnesota rebuild and repair fire damage from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death. Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” because of...

A photo among those released Tuesday, June 30, 2020, by Chicago police and the U.S. Attorney's Office is this one of a vehicle that was set ablaze in Chicago in the days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Chicago police and federal authorities announced they are looking to the public to provide the identities of 18 people who allegedly set fires during unrest following Floyd's death. (Government photo/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Authorities seek help identifying Chicago arson suspects

Jun. 30, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police and federal authorities announced Tuesday they are looking to the public to provide the identities of 18 people who allegedly set fires during unrest following the death of George Floyd. U.S. Attorney John Lausch and Chicago police Superintendent David Brown released videos...

Fire Chief: Vandalism at firefighter memorial 'heinous'

Jun. 26, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a Charleston police officer on Friday spotted debris in a road that led to the discovery of vandalism at a memorial site for nine firefighters. The memorial marks the former site of the Sofa Super Store, where nine firefighters died battling a...

This Friday, June 26, 2020, photo released by the Portland Police Department shows damage after protests calling for an end to racial injustice and accountability for police in Portland, Ore. Some protesters set fire to a police precinct, vandalized businesses and tried to barricade police officers inside their station during a demonstration early Friday morning that ended with law enforcement using tear gas to disperse the crowd, authorities said. (Portland Police Department via AP)

Oregon protesters set fire to police precinct, tear gas used

Jun. 26, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor and newly appointed police chief of Portland, Oregon, on Friday sharply criticized protesters who set fire to a police precinct and vandalized businesses the night before, saying continued violence at protests is preventing the city from moving forward with meaningful...

Woman arrested, in custody in fire at Wendy's restaurant during Atlanta protests over death of Rayshard Brooks

Jun. 23, 2020 4:11 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Woman arrested, in custody in fire at Wendy's restaurant during Atlanta protests over death of Rayshard Brooks.

Investigators seeking help on commercial building fire

Jun. 23, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire fire officials are requesting the public's help with their investigation into a fire in a large, vacant, commercial building in Jaffrey. No injuries were reported in the fire, which happened Sunday at about 4:50 p.m. The fire was extinguished with assistance from many...

This image from surveillance video tweeted by Atlanta Fire Rescue shows Natalie White. White has been identified as a suspect in the arson fire on Saturday, June 13, 2020, that burned down the Wendy’s restaurant, 125 University Ave., in Atlanta, where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by a police officer. (Courtesy of Atlanta Fire Rescue via AP)

Woman wanted after Atlanta Wendy's burns in shooting protest

Jun. 20, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators said Saturday they have issued an arrest warrant for a woman in connection with a fire at a Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta during protests over the police shooting of an African American man. Natalie White is a suspect in the arson and investigators are asking for help finding...

Officials: Arrest warrant issued for suspect in fire at Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed

Jun. 20, 2020 1:25 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Officials: Arrest warrant issued for suspect in fire at Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed.