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Boys, 13, charged with murder in California library fire

February 23, 2020

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...

Student faces aggravated arson charges following Stevenson residence hall fire

By Northern Star Staff | February 22, 2020

DeKALB — A student is being accused of aggravated arson following a fire 5 a.m. Friday at Stevenson residence hall.Police say Paul Collins intentionally set the fire in an attempt to cover up the smell of marijuana. He is being charged with aggravated...

2 teens arrested in library fire that killed firefighter

February 19, 2020

PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of starting a blaze at a public library in central California that left a firefighter dead and another missing, officials said.Porterville Police Chief Eric Kroutil said...

Prosecutor: Remains found in Phoenix were those of child

By ASTRID GALVAN | January 29, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Skeletal remains found in the house of a Phoenix couple accused of abusing three children who had been removed from their custody belonged to another child who might have also been abused, a prosecutor said in court Wednesday.The remains...

The arson, murder charges against a 9-year-old boy are more complicated than they seem

By Kennedy Jones | November 8, 2019

Kyle Alwood, a 9-year-old boy from Eureka, Illinois, is being charged with five counts of first-degree murder and various counts of arson after intentionally setting his family home on fire and killing five people in April. The fire started at approximately...

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Fire displaces 140 tenants, arson suspected, say police

By Northern Star Staff | July 10, 2019

Fire damage has displaced 140 tenants living in Ridgebrook Apartments, 808 Ridge Drive, according to DeKalb police.A press release sent at 8:27 a.m. says DeKalb fire and police departments responded 10:54 p.m. Tuesday to reports of an active fire on the...

Police still looking for information on arson case

By Hailey Kurth | October 19, 2011

Crime Stoppers is looking for information regarding an arson case from Oct. 9.DeKalb County Sheriff and the State Fire Marshal's Offices investigated a fire at an abandoned house on McQueen Road and State Route 64 that was thought to have started around...

Information needed on 12 dumpster fires

By Sarah Raila | September 12, 2010

DeKALB | Police are currently looking for information on the 12 DeKalb dumpster fires that occurred in the last two weeks of August. Sgt. Jason Leverton of the DeKalb Police Department said the charges for someone starting the fires, technically, would...