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Japanese Diet member, Kenta Izumi, left, and Buddhist monk, Matsumoto Genkun, pay respects at a makeshift memorial site in front of burned Kyoto Animation Studio building, background left, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Kyoto, Japan.
Jae C. Hong/AP Photo
July 19, 2019 - 8:04 am
By Haruka Nuga and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press KYOTO, Japan (AP) — Investigators on Friday returned to the skeletonized building where a man raging about theft set a fire that gutted an animation production studio, killed 33 people and crushed the hearts of comic fans in Japan and beyond...
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Firefighters respond to a building fire of Kyoto Animation in Kyoto, western Japan, Thursday, July 18, 2019.
Kyodo News via AP
July 18, 2019 - 8:30 am
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto, Japan, and set it on fire Thursday, authorities said, shocking anime fans in and outside Japan. A fire official says the death toll is 33. Most of the dead and the 36...
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Cole Herring
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
May 30, 2019 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man accused of stabbing a teen girl 77 times has rejected a plea deal offered by the city's district attorney. Now, his trial date has been set. Prosecutors say Cole Herring met 15-year-old Sabriya McLean on social media. During a sexual encounter, he...
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Ray Mullen has third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body
Ray Mullen
Mike Dougherty
May 03, 2019 - 1:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey man is recovering from third-degree burns after being set on fire. Ray Mullen went to his friend's house after work March 15 and fell asleep on the couch. "And the next thing I know, I woke up and I was on fire," Mullen said. The 27-year-old Brigantine...
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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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