Arson

Israeli right-wing activist Amiram Ben-Uliel waits in a district court for a verdict in the city of Lod, Israel, Monday, May 18, 2020. An Israeli district court has convicted Ben-Uliel of murder in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents. (Avshalom Sassoni/Pool Photo via AP)
May 18, 2020 - 4:26 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli district court on Monday convicted a Jewish extremist of murder in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, a case that had sent shock waves through Israel and helped fuel months of Israeli-Palestinian violence. The court ruled that the...
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This Friday, April 24, 2020 photo shows damage to the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau, Mo. after a fire. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone connected to a fire that badly damaged the center in southeast Missouri. Fire broke out early Friday at the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau. About 12 to 15 people were evacuated and escaped injury. (Jacob Wiegand/The Southeast Missourian via AP)
April 30, 2020 - 11:00 am
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old man accused of setting fire to a Missouri mosque last week with a hate crime and other counts. Nicholas Proffitt, who spent time in prison for defacing the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau more than a decade ago, was due to appear in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 file photo, mobile network phone masts are visible in front of St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London. Dozens of European cell towers have been destroyed in recent arson attacks that officials and wireless companies say are fueled by groundless conspiracy theories linking new 5G mobile networks and the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
Associated Press
April 21, 2020 - 6:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The CCTV footage from a Dutch business park shows a man in a black cap pouring the contents of a white container at the base of a cellular radio tower. Flames burst out as the man jogs back to his Toyota to flee into the evening. It’s a scene that’s been repeated dozens of times in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, sheriff's deputies recover the body of a Camp Fire victim in Paradise, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric said Monday, March 23, 2020, it will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2018 fire in Northern California that killed 84 people and decimated three towns. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
March 23, 2020 - 7:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for a swath of death and destruction left behind after its fraying electrical grid ignited a 2018 wildfire that destroyed three Northern California towns and drove the nation's largest utility...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, flames engulf the public library in Porterville, Calif. Murder charges were filed Friday against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting the blaze that killed two firefighters at the central California library. (Charles Whisnand/The Porterville Recorder via AP, File)
February 23, 2020 - 7:46 pm
PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys suspected of starting a blaze that killed two firefighters at a central California library. Police said the boys were arrested after they were seen running from Porterville City Library shortly after flames...
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FILE - This file booking image provided by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. Matthews is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in federal court, where he faces hate crime charges. (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP, File)
February 10, 2020 - 6:13 pm
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The aspiring ‘black metal’ musician who was arrested in a series of fires set at African American churches in Louisiana last spring pleaded guilty Monday to federal and state criminal charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release that Holden Matthews pleaded...
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Phoenix Fire Department investigators look through evidence at a home where skeletal remains were found Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Phoenix. The remains have been found at a house where authorities previously removed at least one child as part of a child abuse investigation in which both parents of that child were in custody, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 29, 2020 - 5:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix couple is facing charges they set their house on fire only an hour after authorities had been there to remove a 9-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl over child abuse allegations, authorities said Wednesday. Skeletal remains were found inside the house Tuesday night by...
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Juan Hector Padilla
Somerset County Prosecutor
WCBS 880 Newsroom
January 14, 2020 - 1:31 pm
A man has been charged with arson following a large fire Sunday that damaged or destroyed several buildings in Bound Brook's downtown district.
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In this photo provided by the municipality of Moravce, wooden sculpture resembling U.S. president Trump is on fire, in Moravce, Slovenia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. The wooden nearly eight-meter high (26 feet) statue mocking U.S. President Donald Trump that was constructed last year, has been destroyed by fire in the homeland of his wife Melania Trump. (Municipality of Moravce via AP)
Associated Press
January 09, 2020 - 8:35 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A wooden statue mocking U.S. President Donald Trump was burned to the ground Thursday in Slovenia, the birthplace of his wife Melania, authorities said. The nearly eight-meter (26-foot) high construction, erected last year in a village in northeast of Slovenia, showed...
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A women lights a candle at the main entrance of the Zoo in Krefeld, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Three woman are under investigation for launching paper sky lanterns blamed for setting off a fire that destroyed an ape house at the zoo in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, officials said Thursday. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)
January 02, 2020 - 8:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — Three women are under investigation in Germany for launching paper sky lanterns for the new year which apparently ignited a devastating fire that killed more than 30 animals at a zoo, officials said Thursday. The three local women — a mother and her two daughters, ages 30 to 60 — went...
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