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Woman charged in $1 million apartment fire returned to Billings

Woman charged in $1 million apartment fire returned to Billings

A 25-year-old woman charged with setting a Billings apartment building on fire in June — causing an estimated $1 million in damage — made an initial court appearance Tuesday on arson and endangerment charges, about a month after her arrest in Portland, Ore.

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2 teenagers accused of burning historic building

KALISPELL — Police have arrested two teenagers accused to starting a fire that severely burned a historic building in Kalispell.

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Judge sentences woman to 8 years in Cheyenne arson

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a woman to eight years in prison for torching a failing restaurant she owned in a Cheyenne hotel two years ago, an act prosecutors say endangered more than 50 people staying there.

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$15K reward offered in Sheridan fire investigation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney's Office.

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$2M bond set for man charged in motel fire

GILLETTE — A judge has set a $2 million cash bond for a 58-year-old man accused of setting a Gillette motel on fire with about 60 people inside.

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ILLUSTRATION: Crime lab

ILLUSTRATION: Crime lab

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Changed, but still strong, burned Dickinson high school to reopen

Changed, but still strong, burned Dickinson high school to reopen

DICKINSON, N.D. — The gutted black hole on the front of Dickinson Trinity High School sends a wrong signal for what’s going on inside.

August 25, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Laramie man enters arson plea

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Laramie man arrested for allegedly starting two fires at a home and garage has pleaded guilty to third-degree arson.

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Woman jailed on attempted murder charges in Forsyth arson case

Woman jailed on attempted murder charges in Forsyth arson case

Two Forsyth residents face charges that they tried to kill five people by setting a house on fire.

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Charges dismissed against principal accused of arson

Charges dismissed against principal accused of arson

DICKINSON, N.D. — A Dickinson-based judge has approved a prosecutor's request to dismiss charges in the case of a former high school principal accused of setting fire to his school in March.

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8-year-old, two 10-year-olds charged with negligent arson

HELENA — An 8-year-old and two 10-year-olds were all charged with negligent arson Monday after allegedly setting a pile of garbage on fire in the 1600 block of Warehouse Avenue.

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Judge throws out some statements made by principal accused of arson

Judge throws out some statements made by principal accused of arson

DICKINSON, N.D. — A Dickinson judge has ruled to throw out some police interviews with the former Dickinson principal accused of setting fire to his school.

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Principal accused of burning school says police ignored student's confession

Principal accused of burning school says police ignored student's confession

BISMARCK, N.D. — Attorneys for Thomas Sander, the former Dickinson Trinity High School principal accused of starting a March 3 fire that badly damaged the school, allege police ignored a confession from a Trinity student.

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Arson investigation opened into Lockwood mobile home fire

Arson investigation opened into Lockwood mobile home fire

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office and Lockwood Fire Department have launched an arson investigation into a fire that destroyed a vacant Lockwood mobile home and nearby pickup on Wednesday.

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$10K reward offered in Sheridan County attorney's office fire investigation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Authorities have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney's Office.

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Former principal accused of burning school says statements were coerced

Former principal accused of burning school says statements were coerced

DICKINSON, N.D. — The former principal of Trinity High School says he wasn’t read his rights prior to interviews with officers and some of his statements were coerced.

June 03, 2014 6:23 am Photos

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Man with mental health problems sentenced to state custody for arson

A Billings judge has sentenced an elderly man with mental health problems to state custody for setting a fire in an apartment last July.

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Zaccary John Kern makes an emotional statement

Zaccary John Kern makes an emotional statement

Zaccary John Kern, 22, makes a statement to victims' family members during his sentencing Wednesday afternoon on four counts of negligent homicide for a Lockwood trailer fire that killed four people, three of whom were parents of young children.

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Fire at Kalispell school's track human-caused

KALISPELL — Kalispell authorities say someone burned a foam pole-vault mat on the Glacier High School track, causing $40,000 in damage.

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Dickinson principal gets new judge, later trial

Dickinson principal gets new judge, later trial

BISMARCK, N.D. — The trial for the former Dickinson principal accused of setting fire to his school has been delayed.

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