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Police arrest student suspect in Ohio campus fires

Date: 3/6/2009CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a student at a small Ohio college has been arrested on arson charges after several fires were set on the campus.Police in the Cincinnati suburb of Delhi Township say 18-year-old Jordan Cullen was…

Proving murder in case of wildfire arson difficult

Date: 2/14/2009By KRISTEN GELINEAUAssociated Press WriterSYDNEY (AP) — Outrage over the Australian wildfires that killed more than 180 people last week was white hot after police said some of the blazes may have been deliberately set.The prime…

Suspect charged in deadly Australian fire

Date: 2/13/2009By TANALEE SMITHAssociated Press WriterMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Authorities charged a man Friday with lighting one of the wildfires that killed more than 180 people in Australia, and whisked him into protective custody to…

Mass. woman charged in fatal '99 fire faces trial

Date: 1/12/2009By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press WriterBOSTON (AP) — For nearly a decade, Kathleen Hilton has been in jail, though she's been convicted of nothing.Prosecutors say the grandmother set a fire that killed five people, including…

Mom charged in Ky. fire that killed her 2 children

Date: 11/18/2008By KRISTIN M. HALLAssociated Press WriterA soldier's wife has been charged with setting a fire at their Kentucky Army base home that killed her two young children.Billi Jo Smallwood, 35, also faces a federal charge of attempting…