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2 suspects arrested in vandalism of Tucson elementary school

Jan. 26, 2022 00:10 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the vandalism of a Tucson elementary school, according to police. They said the two men are facing charges of burglary, arson and felony criminal damage. Tucson Unified School District officials...

ND Supreme Court rejects manslaughter, arson appeal

Jan. 25, 2022 09:13 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has turned down an appeal by a Mandan man who claims undisclosed DNA evidence would clear him of manslaughter. Rodney Friesz, 56, was convicted of manslaughter and arson in 2016, but acquitted of murder in the death of Eugene...

Woman arrested after boy dies in Denver-area apartment fire

Jan. 24, 2022 21:33 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A woman was arrested Monday on murder and arson charges after a fire swept through a three-story apartment building in suburban Denver, killing a 5-year-old boy and displacing more than 30 people. Investigators believe Alondra Michel, 37, was involved in a...

Tennessee deputy found shot, dead in burning home

Jan. 24, 2022 19:47 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged Monday in the slaying of a sheriff’s deputy who was found dead with a gunshot wound inside her burning home, officials said. Deputy Savanna Puckett, 22, didn't report for work Sunday evening. A colleague went to check on her...

March trial set for suspect in Indiana officer's slaying

Jan. 23, 2022 09:33 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man indicted in the fatal shooting of a Terre Haute police detective who was also an FBI task force officer faces a March trial in the slaying. U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig McKee scheduled Shane Meehan's trial to begin March 28 at the federal...

Bus used in Milwaukee homeless outreach destroyed in arson

Jan. 22, 2022 12:32 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A bus used by a Milwaukee homeless outreach organization to distribute food, clothes and other resources has been destroyed in an arson. Vicky Cordani, vice president of the Street Angels board of directors, told the Journal Sentinel Friday the bus was stocked...

Man charged in blaze that destroyed Redmond businesses

Jan. 21, 2022 17:48 PM EST

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Redmond Police say a 23-year-old man was charged Thursday in connection with a suspected arson at a strip mall in Redmond last week that destroyed two businesses and damaged three others. Tyndale Cubbo Santos Mariur was arrested Wednesday on unrelated...

Kansas fire officials say several rural fires were arson

Jan. 20, 2022 16:35 PM EST

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Several brush fires in rural Chase and Lyon counties this week were arson, fire officials said. Chase County Sheriff Richard Dorneker said four fires were set in rural areas of his county on Tuesday morning. He said the fires were put out...

State Police: Fire that shut Parkway for hours may be arson

Jan. 20, 2022 15:56 PM EST

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A rush-hour fire that shut down a busy section of the Garden State Parkway for hours Wednesday appears to have been deliberately set, possibly by a group of juveniles, state police said Thursday. The agency said it is seeking the public's help in what it termed...

Man charged with killing ex-wife denied bail again

Jan. 20, 2022 09:18 AM EST

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with beating his former wife to death and setting her home on fire has been denied bail for a second time. Wrentham District Court Judge Julieann Hernon denied the request from Brendon Owen’s attorney to allow Owen to be released...