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Glacier Peak arson probe continues after 9 months

SNOHOMISH — Nine months later, the arsonists haven’t been caught.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Local News

Police arrest man in 4 West Seattle arsons

SEATTLE — Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with a series of fires set in West Seattle.Seattle Police said Friday they arrested the man Thursday night at a bar in West Seattle after searching his home and finding evidence linking him to four fires.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest

Marysville to buy old Welco Lumber site on Ebey Slough

MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville has entered into a contract to buy the old Welco Lumber mill site adjacent to I-5 on the Ebey Slough waterfront.A joint appraisal put the value of the property at $2.78 million, although the city is evaluating and testing the soil on...

Date: 10/27/2015 | Local News

Straight into the flames

When neighbor’s home was on fire, Kaiden, 17, didn’t hesitate

Date: 10/08/2015 | Local News

Planned Parenthood to open temporary clinic in Pullman after arson

PULLMAN — Planned Parenthood officials will open a temporary health center while they rebuild their clinic damaged by arson earlier this month.KXLY TV reported that Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho will open in a temporary facility in Pullman on Oct. 12.

Date: 09/29/2015 | Northwest

Lake Stevens woman, whom teen rescued from fire, charged with arson

LAKE STEVENS — A teenager crawled into his neighbor's burning mobile home and pulled her to safety despite her protests.The woman told the boy to leave her alone but the 16-year-old knocked a gas can out of her hands and dragged the distraught woman outside. Other...

Date: 09/26/2015 | Local News

Owner sentenced to 2 years for torching family restaurant in south Everett

EVERETT — A former Lynnwood man has been sentenced to two years in prison for torching his family’s failing restaurant in 2012.Daniel Villegas-Loeza couldn’t hold back the tears last week as he tried to explain why he started the fire at Taqueria La Mexicana on Highway 99.

Date: 09/21/2015 | Local News

Everett man gets 17 months for arson in dispute with neighbor

EVERETT — James White smiled as a Snohomish County Superior Court judge warned him to stay away from his neighbors.Judge Janice Ellis was telling White, 44, that the fire he started could have...

Date: 09/14/2015 | Local News

Man arrested for walking along I-5 and starting fires

RIDGEFIELD — A 57-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for reportedly walking along I-5 near Ridgefield and starting grass fires.

Date: 08/26/2015 | Northwest

Bellingham woman sentenced to year, 1 day in prison in arson case

BELLINGHAM — A Bellingham woman is going to prison and undergoing a mental health evaluation as part of her sentence in an arson case.

Date: 08/24/2015 | Northwest

More than 50 alley fires in Pasco may be connected

PASCO — Investigators say one suspect may be responsible for more than 50 suspicious fires that have broken out this summer in alleys around Pasco.

Date: 08/16/2015 | Northwest

Sword-wielding Snohomish man charged with arson

SNOHOMISH — When James White’s neighbors didn’t answer their door he allegedly tried to set the couple’s trailer on fire, prosecutors say in new court papers.

Date: 08/15/2015 | Local News

Ex-union boss gets 19 years for arson, violence at worksites

PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia union boss was sentenced Monday to more than 19 years in prison for overseeing violence, vandalism and intimidation at nonunion work sites, including a Quaker meetinghouse.

Date: 07/20/2015 | Business Wire

Pasco officials battle arson fires

PASCO — Officials in Pasco are investigating more than a dozen blazes that were intentionally set around the city in recent weeks.The Tri-City Herald reported that the latest fires broke out early Monday.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest

Man pleads guilty to arson at marijuana business

SPOKANE — A man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a marijuana business in Spokane Valley last fall in what investigators are calling an insurance scam attempt.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest

Investigation continues into I-5 brush fires

EVERETT — A string of brush fires along I-5 on June 30 remains under investigation.The cause of the fires, more than eight of them, has not been determined, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office reported Friday.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Sirens

July Fourth mayhem spikes

Calls to 911 dispatchers hit record Saturday

Date: 07/07/2015 | Local News

Black church fire wasn't arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. — As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.The State Law Enforcement Division said investigators found no...

Date: 07/03/2015 | Nation & World

Church fires not usually caused by arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As investigators probe church fires including the blaze that destroyed a rural black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, the question is spreading through social media: #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches?

Date: 07/02/2015 | Nation & World

If you have any clues about I-5 arson, investigators want to know

MARYSVILLE — Investigators into Tuesday’s series of arsons along I-5 are looking for tips.The fires, set in stretches of dry grass in the early afternoon, snarled traffic and kept firefighters scrambling from Everett north past the Snohomish County line.

Date: 07/01/2015 | Local News

Arson caused rash of fires

String of blazes stretched from Everett to Skagit County (gallery)

Date: 06/30/2015 | Local News

Arsonists attack ‘bread-and-fish’ church in Israel

JERUSALEM — Vandals set fire Thursday to a church marking the site where worshipers believe Jesus performed his bread-and-fish miracle, in an attack that police are investigating as a possible hate crime.

Date: 06/18/2015 | Nation & World

Oregon man pleads no contest in grandfather’s killing

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Roseburg man involved in the 2012 killing of his grandfather pleaded no contest to aggravated murder.

Date: 05/12/2015 | Northwest

Prosecutors say Bellingham woman drunk when she set house on fire

BELLINGHAM — Whatcom County prosecutors say a 38-year-old woman was drunk when she allegedly lit her house on fire while her 12-year-old daughter was sleeping inside.

Date: 05/10/2015 | Northwest

Police catch Bellingham woman setting fire to her home

BELLINGHAM — A 38-year-old woman is facing charges after investigators watched her set fire to her home while her 12-year-old daughter slept inside.The Bellingham Herald reported that Casey A. Evans was booked into Whatcom County Jail Wednesday on suspicion of arson.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Northwest

Court: Seattle arsonist Martin Pang must pay $1M restitution

SEATTLE — A Washington appeals court has ruled Seattle arsonist Martin Pang must pay back nearly $1 million in restitution and costs associated with the deadly 1995 fire that killed four Seattle firefighters.

Date: 04/14/2015 | Northwest

Arrested in California, man charged with murder in Washington

BELLEVUE — King County prosecutors have charged a 30-year-old man with first-degree murder and first-degree arson in the March 31 stabbing death of a 37-year-old woman in Bellevue.

Date: 04/07/2015 | Northwest

Arson possibly to blame for fire that destroyed suspected chop shop

LAKE GOODWIN — Investigators believe a fire that destroyed a house near Lake Goodwin last month was intentionally set.An arson investigation is ongoing, according to the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Date: 04/07/2015 | Local News

Arson-damaged dugouts replaced, ready for use

SNOHOMISH — Work was being completed here Tuesday after two dugouts were destroyed by arson at Glacier Peak High School in February.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Local News

Fire apparently set at Shelton to cover up burglary

SHELTON — The Mason County sheriff’s office says a fire was apparently set at a Shelton property early Tuesday in an attempt to cover up a burglary.

Date: 02/17/2015 | Northwest

Arsons destroy softball dugouts at Glacier Peak High

SNOHOMISH — Two intentionally set fires destroyed both dugouts along with equipment used by the Glacier Peak High School girls’ fast pitch softball team.

Date: 02/17/2015 | Local News

2 sentenced for Franklin County haystack fires

PASCO — Two people were sentenced to three months in jail Tuesday for burning haystacks in Franklin County.Eli J. Johnson, 25, and Nicole Monk, 31, both of Eltopia, pleaded guilty to arson.

Date: 01/14/2015 | Northwest

Arsonists attack German paper that published French cartoons

BERLIN — Police in Germany have detained two men suspected of an arson attack early Sunday against a newspaper that republished the cartoons of French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Date: 01/11/2015 | Nation & World

Vancouver teen gets 60 days for fire that destroyed home

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver teen who set off fireworks that destroyed a home was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay $256,000 in restitution.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Northwest

Idaho man accused of setting fire to ex-wife’s attorney’s house

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho Falls man police say set fire to the home of an attorney who represented his former wife in a divorce case has been charged with first-degree arson.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Northwest

Molotov cocktail tossed at Greenwood grocery store in Seattle

SEATTLE — A Seattle Fire Department spokesman says a Molotov cocktail hurled at a grocery store in the Greenwood neighborhood on Monday night hit a brick wall and set a nearby bush on fire. Fire spokesman Kyle Moore says there was no other damage.

Date: 01/06/2015 | Northwest

Man charged with beating his ex-wife and then setting her on fire

LYNNWOOD — David Morgan's car was packed. There were clothes, family photographs, a wedding album and last year's income tax return. It appeared as if someone was moving.Investigators found his car the same night firefighters found his ex-wife in his garage. She was...

Date: 12/06/2014 | Local News

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