Arson

May 22, 2018 - 1:23 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man who drunkenly set a couch on fire and watched as the blaze destroyed his apartment building will serve five years of probation. Brandon Adler previously admitted to starting the fire in Buffalo last summer that razed his five-unit apartment building,...
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Tom Puckett
May 21, 2018 - 12:14 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A man who started a fire on a couch that spread to the rest of an apartment complex has been sentenced to five years probation. 30- year-old Brandon Adler must also pay a $5,000 fine. Last July 30th, Adler started a couch in his apartment on fire, which spread throughout the...
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This photo provided by the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office shows Taheerah Ahmad who remains jailed Wednesday, May 16, 2018, after authorities accused her of stabbing one of her daughters and setting their home on fire. Authorities say Ahmad was arrested in downtown Tulsa Tuesday and another daughter who had been reported missing was found safe, police said. (Tulsa County Sheriff's Office via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 5:21 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa mother stabbed her eldest daughter 50 to 70 times, struck her head with a pickaxe then set their home on fire, before fleeing the scene with the youngest of her three daughters, according to police. Taheerah Ahmad, 39, was arrested in downtown Tulsa Tuesday afternoon...
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In this photo provided by the Tulsa Police Department, Taheerah Ahmad is pictured in an undated photo. Police in Oklahoma are searching for Ahmad, who they say bound and gagged her three daughters, stabbed the eldest repeatedly, and set their house on fire. An Amber Alert says Ahmad may be driving a black Lexus RX300 SUV with paper tags, a 2011 Ford Escape or a navy blue Ford sedan. (Tulsa Police Department via AP)
May 15, 2018 - 1:56 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police on Tuesday arrested a woman who they say bound and gagged her three daughters, stabbed the eldest repeatedly and set their house on fire. Police said a patrol officer found 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad around midday in a vehicle in downtown Tulsa. Ahmad was taken into...
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May 06, 2018 - 8:42 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four dogs trained in sniffing out arson are joining the ranks of public safety agencies in New York state. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Friday that the canine officers and their human handlers recently completed an eight-week course on detecting accelerants...
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April 29, 2018 - 4:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story April 28 about the death of Larry Harvey, the founder of the celebration known as "Burning Man," The Associated Press reported erroneously that he arrived in San Francisco in 1965 at age 17. His brother, Stewart Harvey, says Larry Harvey went to San Francisco during...
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This Aug. 30, 2011 photo shows Larry Harvey, co-founder of the Burning Man festival, during a party at Media Mecca, the communications center during the festival in the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada. Burning Man Project CEO Marian Goodell says Harvey died Saturday, April 28, 2018 at a hospital in San Francisco. He was 70. (John Curley via AP)
April 29, 2018 - 10:43 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Larry Harvey, whose whimsical decision to erect a giant wooden figure and then burn it to the ground led to the popular, long-running counterculture celebration known as "Burning Man," has died. He was 70. Harvey died Saturday morning at a hospital in San Francisco, surrounded...
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FILE - In this March 30, 1998, file photo, Larry Harvey, left, and Marian Goodell, two of the founders of the Burning Man festival walk near Baker Beach in San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Harvey, the co-founder of the "Burning Man" festival has died. He was 70. Burning Man Project CEO Marian Goodell says Harvey died Saturday, April 28, 2018, morning at a hospital in San Francisco. The cause was not immediately known but he had suffered a stroke on April 4. Harvey created Burning Man on a San Francisco beach in 1986, later moving the annual event to Nevada's Black Rock Desert. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 28, 2018 - 5:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Larry Harvey, whose whimsical decision to erect a giant wooden figure and then burn it to the ground led to the popular, long-running counterculture celebration known as "Burning Man," has died. He was 70. Harvey died Saturday morning at a hospital in San Francisco, surrounded...
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March 28, 2018 - 7:42 pm
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A man has been convicted in a double homicide involving a burning car owned by a woman who often appeared on "Real Housewives of New Jersey." NorthJersey.com reports Gerry Thomas was convicted Wednesday of two counts of felony murder and aggravated arson and attempted robbery...
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This photo provided by Nicholas Waun shows the scene where two trains collided and derailed in Georgetown, Ky., early Monday, March 19, 2018. Four people were injured after the accident late Sunday night. (Nicholas Waun via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 7:04 am
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Two freight trains collided and derailed shortly before midnight, injuring four people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to evacuate, authorities said Monday. Nearby residents were evacuated "out of an abundance of caution after the crash was reported at 11:14...
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