Arson

Tom Puckett
March 14, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Amherst man admits to setting a fire in his apartment that spread to his entire building. 29- year-old Brandon Adler of Amherst pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to Arson in the Fourth Degree. Adler confessed to starting a couch in his apartment on...
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March 11, 2018 - 10:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a mosque in Berlin has been set on fire causing severe damage. There have been no injuries. They said the mosque in the Reinickendorf district was set ablaze early Sunday, likely by three teenagers. The group that runs the Koca Sinan Mosque wrote on Facebook that the...
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In this June 6, 2012 photo provided by John Masson, David Gavitt visits the grave of his wife and two daughters in Ionia County, Mich., immediately after he was released from prison after 26 years. Gavitt was convicted of arson and murder in their 1985 deaths, but the convictions were overturned after scientists took a new look at evidence from the house fire. Gavitt now is seeking compensation under a Michigan law that pays people who were wrongly convicted. (John Masson via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 10:47 am
DETROIT (AP) — David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters before a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction was no longer credible. The case helped inspire a Michigan law aimed at compensating the wrongfully convicted. Yet the state now...
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In this June 6, 2012 photo provided by John Masson, David Gavitt visits the grave of his wife and two daughters in Ionia County, Mich., immediately after he was released from prison after 26 years. Gavitt was convicted of arson and murder in their 1985 deaths, but the convictions were overturned after scientists took a new look at evidence from the house fire. Gavitt now is seeking compensation under a Michigan law that pays people who were wrongly convicted. (John Masson via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 10:43 am
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man whose case helped inspire a state law that gives money to the wrongfully convicted is now fighting to win compensation. David Gavitt spent 26 years in prison in the deaths of his wife and two young daughters before a prosecutor agreed the arson evidence behind his...
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February 22, 2018 - 5:18 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A man with a history of violent behavior intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room on Thursday and then set himself on fire, authorities said. The driver, 27-year-old Steven Ellam, of Middletown, was critically...
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February 22, 2018 - 2:29 pm
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A driver intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room Thursday and set himself on fire, authorities said. The driver, a local man in his 20s known to police, was the only person injured in the crash at Middlesex...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office in St. Paul, Minn., shows Tnuza Jamal Hassan, of Minnesota. Hassan, who authorities say had hoped to kill people when she set fires in January 2018 on a college campus, has been ordered detained by a federal judge. Hassan pleaded not guilty Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, to federal counts of attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida, lying to the FBI and arson. (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
February 17, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office in St. Paul, Minn., shows Tnuza Jamal Hassan, of Minnesota. Hassan, who authorities say had hoped to kill people when she set fires in January 2018 on a college campus, has been ordered detained by a federal judge. Hassan pleaded not guilty Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, to federal counts of attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida, lying to the FBI and arson. (Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
February 17, 2018 - 3:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman accused of setting small fires on a college campus in a self-professed act of jihad had been on the FBI's radar for at least four months. No one was hurt in the Jan. 17 fires set by 19-year-old Tnuza Jamal Hassan, who has pleaded not guilty to several charges,...
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In this image taken from cellphone video provided to the Associated Press, firefighters put out a blaze after a minivan carrying gas tanks plowed into pedestrians along a street in Shanghai, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. A minivan plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in downtown Shanghai on Friday, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals. (AP Photo)
February 02, 2018 - 8:23 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — The driver of a minivan hauling gas canisters in Shanghai set fire to his vehicle while smoking a cigarette and plowed into pedestrians Friday, leaving 18 people injured in the heart of the Chinese financial hub, police said. Police ruled out the possibility of a deliberate attack...
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In this handout photo released by Russian rights group Memorial, a view of the working room of the regional Prominent human rights group Memorial after the arson attack in Nazran, Ingushetia region, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Masked attackers on Wednesday torched the office of the prominent Russian rights group Memorial in the region of Ingushetia, the latest escalation of tensions between the activists and officials in the North Caucasus. (Russian rights group Memorial, Photo via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 7:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Masked attackers on Wednesday torched the office of the prominent Russian rights group Memorial in the region of Ingushetia, the latest escalation of tensions between the activists and officials in the North Caucasus. The arson attack that Memorial said happened in the early hours...
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