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In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, St. Patrick's Cathedral is seen in New York.
Richard Drew/AP Photo, File
April 18, 2019 - 1:52 pm
By David Porter and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A man arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this week and had booked a Thursday flight to Rome, the New...
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Holden Matthews
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 15, 2019 - 12:42 pm
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The white man charged in the burnings of three Louisiana black churches faces a mountain of evidence tying him to the crimes, documenting the fires on his cellphone and an interest in arson on Facebook, the state fire marshal said Monday...
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Holden Matthews
Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP
April 11, 2019 - 5:17 pm
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in a string of fires that destroyed three black churches in rural Louisiana is the white son of a sheriff's deputy whose father helped arrange for his arrest, authorities said Thursday. Holden Matthews, 21, was jailed without bail on arson charges in connection...
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Daniel Dougherty
File
Steve Tawa
April 08, 2019 - 2:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After about seven hours of deliberations, the jury found 59-year-old Daniel Dougherty guilty of all charges, including two counts of second-degree murder and arson. In his third trial over the last 20 years, Dougherty was found guilty of setting a fire in his Oxford...
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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio, file
Steve Tawa
April 08, 2019 - 12:21 pm
UPDATE: Daniel Dougherty has been found guilty of second-degree murder and arson Monday afternoon. Stay with KYW Newsradio for updates. ___ ORIGINAL STORY: PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors of the arson murder trial of Daniel Dougherty, accused of setting a fire that killed his two sons in 1985...
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Daniel Dougherty
File
Steve Tawa
April 03, 2019 - 1:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A second fire science expert hired by the defense in the Daniel Dougherty arson murder trial has contradicted the official fire department finding. Prosecutors allege an intentionally set fire killed his two young boys in 1985. Fire scientist Craig Beyler walked...
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Criminal Justice Center
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio, file
Kristen Johanson
March 28, 2019 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Theatrics filled the courtroom Thursday after a full day of testimony in the third trial against the Philadelphia man accused of killing his two toddler sons in 1985. The convictions in two pervious trials were overturned by a higher court. Acting as the defendant and...
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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio, file
Steve Tawa
March 27, 2019 - 4:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors are hearing the third trial of a man who is accused of intentionally setting a fire in his Oxford Circle row house in 1985, which killed his 3- and 4-year-old sons. Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned both of Daniel Dougherty’s previous convictions...
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Old City Condo Fire
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
February 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Monday marks the one-year anniversary of a 4-alarm fire that ripped through a condo in Old City. The fire forced road and business closures for months. Just ahead of that one year mark, the ATF has now ruled the fire arson. "You just feel sick," said Xenos Gifts owner...
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Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
February 15, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The four-alarm fire that ripped through an Old City condo last year has been officially ruled arson. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released a statement saying the conclusion was reached after an extensive investigation. That included...
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